Mission Street Food Restaurant Hits Goal

With 22 days left, Mission Street Food hit their $10,000 investment goal. Looks like their full-time charitable restaurant is going to become a reality! Congrats to Anthony Myint.

The $10,00 goes to their initial equipment purchases, but they could still use more support and you can still donate through kickstarter. Your donation goes towards a gift certificate at the restaurant when it opens.

Previously:

Mission Street Food: ‘Oh Okay, We’ll Take Donations’

Mission Street Food Going Full Time, Seeking Investors

Streetfood Not Bombs

 

You guys remember Food Not Bombs, right?  They were those folks who were always getting kicked out of People’s Park or arrested for feeding homeless people.  You know, domestic terrorism or some shit like that.

Well, now you can experience all that edgy activism yourself without having to listen to a Fifteen album because Mission Street Food is hosting Vegan Night for Food Not Bombs at the usual spot, Lung Shan Restaurant at 2234 Mission.  Everything is between $5-9.  Leave your cynicism at the door for an evening!  PS.  I think they are still taking donations . . .

Some Highlights:

cassava fritters and panisse cakes with guacamole – $8
roasted kale, king trumpet, fried nagaimo, braised cashews, shallot soubise – $9
black garlic stuffed tofu, beluga lentils, wild arugula, preserved lemon – $8.5

Oh, and for a little extra credit, be sure to check out the Cometbus art exhibit at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in Oakland.  Nobody does art with a Xerox machine that was kicked down three flights of stairs better!

Mission Street Food: 'Oh Okay, We'll Take Donations'

As you heard last week, Mission Street Food is working on moving out of their oh-so-classy classy Lung Shan digs and becoming a full-time non-profit restaurant. Their initial $500 investment option was a bit steep for most folks, so they moved over to the kickstarter.com model which allows you to donate arbitrary amounts of money anywhere from $1 and up.

If you donate $50 and up you get a gift certificate to the restaurant for that amount, so it practically pays for itself if you were planning on going there anyway. More details on their blog or just hop over to kickstarter page here. They have to reach their $10,000 goal before May 5th for the funding to happen.

If you aren’t aware of what Mission Street Food is all about, this documentary covers it pretty well.

Kat & Allan Discuss Mission Street Food

Here’s the gchat Allan and I just had regarding tonight’s Mission Street Food menu.  We type in all caps like your Internet-savvy granny:

Kat: ALLAN HERE IS THE MENU FOR TONIGHT’S SHOW

http://blog.missionstreetfood.com/2009/12/vegan-night-for-western-addition-senior.html

PEAR SALAD IS OPENING

I DONT THINK CACAO AND BANANA HANDPIE WILL GO ON UNTIL 10 OR SO

Allan: I WAS REALLY INTO VEGAN BURGER FLATBREAD BACK WHEN I LIVED AT CLOYNE

Kat: I LIKE THEIR EARLY WORK BUT THEY SORT OF LOST ME LATER ON

GUESS YOU COULD SAY THEY FELL FLAT

Allan: BUT SERIOUSLY ANTHONY’S SESAME AVOCADO BROWN RICE IS LIKE MY FAVORITE THING ON EARTH

Kat: YOU HAD ME AT MUSHROOM DUMPLINGS IN MISO

P.S. We have no idea whether MSF is still cool, so please let us know.  Will tonight be a shit show?

The Quotidian Documents Mission Street Food

Mission Mission received an email  this morning from Kai Hsing, founder/writer/producer/editor of The Quotidian, an ongoing documentary project that aims to capture how people are finding new ways to create change in their communities.  From Kai:

I thought you should know about our latest story that goes behind the scenes of Mission Street Food, which I know you are familiar with by now. In the video, we not only try to capture what the MSF events are all about, but also visit a couple charitable organizations to see how money donated from the event is being used to benefit the community. Finally, we take a look at how MSF’s charitable model might be replicated in a neighborhood near you, or even elsewhere in the country.

Nice.  Now on with the show:

You can read more here, if so inclined.

San Francisco is awesome because things like Mission Street Food work.  I’m curious to hear about more of these springing up across the country, so if you know a thing, don’t forget to holler.

Mission Street Food Called Out

In celebration of and in donation to Food Not Bomb’s commitment to vegetarian food for the masses, Mission Street Food is serving a homage to pork!

Vegansaurus! savages them and their charitable givings in the commentary.

Katharine & Ryan Still Got the Goods

Forget all the hoopla about Quince opening up last night.  Who gives a fig when the real phoenix rising is none other than our beloved Katharine and Ryan formerly of Broken Record fame? The two wonder-chefies made their triumphant return to the SF food scene last night as guest chefs at Mission Street Food.  After a short sabbatical and BBQ recon mission, the duo are back kicking ass and taking names.  Everything we had was super delish and we were lucky enough to get some unbelievable bacon palmiers for the road. Score! Look for Kat and Ry’s new restaurant which will be run out of Bruno’s kitchen in about a week or two.  We’re just dying for one of their pulled pork sandwiches! Mmmmmm.

Oh yeah, if you haven’t heard the news already, M.S.F. is now accepting reservations!

Some folks hadn't heard about the new reservation system.

These dudes didn't know that M.S.F. was taking reservations.

Katherine doin' her thang.

Katharine whippin' up the good stuff.

We demolished this fried mac & cheese, Japanese dirty rice, & Peanuts soaked in RC cola

Fried mac & cheese, Japanese dirty rice, & peanuts soaked in RC cola

Holy cow, these bacon palmiers were amazing!

Holy cow, these bacon palmiers were amazing!

More Burger Talk

Kevin and Allen Scarfing Vegan Burgers

I know Kevin already posted about this, but I had to chime in for the meat eaters. My environmentally unsound beef burger was also amazingly delicious. The salty, greasy juiciness of the thing was astounding. I kind of think if I ate more than one a week my health would go south pretty fast. But for a Sunday at noon, it was great.

My burger is the one at the bottom of the frame. Kevin and Allan’s are vegan.