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Friday, April 30, 2010

Dogpatch Ice Cream Shop Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous Nearing Opening

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 2:17 PM

click to enlarge All that's holding up the launch? A custom sneeze guard. - JOHN BIRDSALL
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  • All that's holding up the launch? A custom sneeze guard.
An update on Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, the ice cream and sweets shop nearing completion in Dogpatch. Pastry chef/owner Ian Flores told us he's expecting to open in just about two weeks. The permitting process is done. The only holdup is a custom sneeze guard. "We're getting close," Flores said. "We got product, we have electrical, we've been testing." A peek into the papered windows at 699 22nd St. (at Third St.) revealed tables, chairs, and a counter fronting an open kitchen. Flores said he's still mulling over the idea of mounting a soft opening, or maybe a friends and family kickoff.

Pastry chef and baker Annabelle Topacio, Flores' partner in business and, well, every other way, has been testing cookies, shortbread, and what the Brits call flapjacks, the kind that aren't slather targets for butter and syrup. "They're like a granola bar, but not as clunky and bulky," Topacio explained.

Oh, and the shop's unusual name, Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous? "We didn't want a one-word name," Topacio said, laughing. "Ian and I aren't married, and we have a daughter ― it's a whole family event thing for us, it just seemed kind of perfect. Plus what were' doing isn't just ice cream, but pastries, candies. We wanted people to know that." Glad she cleared that up.

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