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Monday, October 26, 2009

Don't Forget: Commonwealth Club's Look at S.F. Street Food is This Thursday

Posted By on Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 3:29 PM

click to enlarge It was the summer of love for S.F.'s food carts. - MARKEVNIC72/FLICKR
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  • It was the summer of love for S.F.'s food carts.
A reminder: SFoodie's Tamara Palmer is moderating a panel of high- and low-end contributors to S.F.'s street food scene this Thursday at the Commonwealth Club's The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart. Speakers range from Charles Phan of The Slanted Door and Anthony Myint of pop-up restaurant Mission Street Food to micro-moguls Brian Kimball, who operates the Magic Curry Kart, and Steve Gdula, baker of Gobba Gobba Hey. The panel will discuss what's coming up as well as what's going on, and will answer audience questions. "We'll discuss the very different paths and motivations that led our panelists into street food as well as the challenges of legitimacy, both in terms of licensing and technique," Palmer told us. "And then, we'll feast!"

Which means that after the discussion, everybody will take to the streets, walking over to 111 Minna Gallery (111 Minna at Second St.), where they can sample some freebies and purchase full-size treats from such heroes of the movement as Bacon Potato Chips, Bike Basket Pies, Crème Brûlée Cart, Gobba Gobba Hey, Magic Curry Kart, Mission Street Food, Soul Cocina, Sweet Constructions, and Smitten Ice Cream. "It should be a great snapshot of our local scene, especially for those who have yet to run around the streets looking for vendors," Palmer said.

The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart Commonwealth Club, 595 Market (at Second St.), 597-6700. Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 for club members, $20 for non-members, and $7 for students with a valid ID.

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