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Thursday, May 21, 2009

CUESA Announces Vendor List for Thursday Street-Food Market at the Ferry Building

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Starting in July, the fanciest street food in town will happen right here - JC ANTHONY DEE 42 VIA FLICKR
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  • Starting in July, the fanciest street food in town will happen right here
Come July 2, street food takes to the waterfront -- haute street food, that is. Riding the wave of mobile food fervor sweeping the city, the Ferry Plaza folks are launching a Thursday farmers' market devoted largely to street food carts, open from 10 a.m. to noon. Don't expect a $1.25 taco á la Oakland's International Boulevard. These carts will serve the most pristine food on the street, with an emphasis on local and sustainable, based on ingredients largely sourced from the market's farm stands.

Christine Farren, spokesperson for CUESA, which runs the market, confirmed the current vendor list with SFoodie.

Roli Roti will be debuting a roast beef sandwich, as yet unsampled, and Capn' Mike's SF Style Sandwiches (already at the Saturday market) will offer its ever-popular smoked fish on thin slices of Acme bread with various condiments. (Try the black cod if it's available.) Pizza Politana will be there, too, with toppings scored from the market.

Ryan Farr's 4505 Meats won't arrive until July 9, when he'll bring smoked hot dogs, his wildly popular chicharrones, limeade, and -- dig it -- peanut butter bacon brownies. Laiola is planning on salads and sandwiches, but the concept hasn't been finalized yet.

Dessert will consist of sorbet from Scream, whose flavors taste even better than they sound. We were wowed by both kabocha-coconut and saffron-almond one day at the Temescal farmers' market. How do these people make humble sorbet taste like decadent gelato?

Doing a lap around this market probably won't be as thrilling as trolling the Mission in search of the latest mobile hot spot, but no doubt the food will taste really, really good.

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