Unexpected fucking awesome blast from the past: Mission Street Food’s game-changing PB&J reappears for one night only

There it is.

Before Mission Chinese Food Paris, before Mission Chinese Food NYC, before MISSION CHINESE FOOD for goodness’ sake (!), before Mission Bowling Club, before the Mission Street Food book, before Mission Street Food moved into Lung Shan — there was Mission Street Food in a little taco trailer parked at 21st and Mission. And this sandwich, the PB&J — pork belly and jicama — was the first thing any of us ever ate at their very first night in business way back in 2008. It was fucking awesome.

MSF’s menu changed every week, but this gem reappeared every now and then. And everybody was elated when it did. We had it for the last time back in June of 2010, on MSF’s last night in business. A sad day.

Fast forward to this past Friday night, in a different corner of the neighborhood, at The Galley’s gala anniversary party: There’s a pork belly sandwich on the specials menu and Chef Justin says to me, he says, “Imma make you the pork belly.” I was like, “I’m a little stuffed after [guest chef Rocky's] frybread and [guest chef Guillermo's] pretzel sandwich.” And Justin says, “Imma make you the pork belly.” A few minutes later, it came out, I took one look at it, and I nearly wept. “Is that–” “Yep.” And it was. And I ate the whole thing and felt like a kid again.

8 Responses to “Unexpected fucking awesome blast from the past: Mission Street Food’s game-changing PB&J reappears for one night only”

  1. Taliban Schoolgirl says:

    Nurga please.

  2. scum says:

    2008 is so five years ago.

  3. anonymoose says:

    Frybread, pretzel sando, pork belly…not to mention booze. It’s going to be pretty funny when hipsters start getting gout. Oh but i stayed away from transfats by only eating lardo!

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