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Dining, SFoodie Mission Street Food Book Launches

Mission Street Food Book Launches

Mission Street Food's restaurant memoir-cookbook, which officially launches tomorrow with a party at the Make-Ot Room, is remarkably modest. The word shitshow appears quite a few times, the intro to the recipe section includes the disclaimer "What follows will not…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Chinese Food's Westlake Rice Porridge

Mission Chinese Food's Westlake Rice Porridge

Slurping our bowl of Mission Chinese Food's Westlake rice porridge ($9) ― one of several new items rolled out in recent weeks ― we caught ourselves humming the Cowboy Junkies version of "Sweet Jane." Like the song, the porridge was…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Chinese Food Wants To Buy a Dragon ― With Your Help

Mission Chinese Food Wants To Buy a Dragon ― With Your Help

Say what you want about Lung Shan, pretty it's not. Still, the home, first of Mission Street Food, now of Mission Chinese Food, has pretty much defined the scuffed-up urban Chinese café: acoustic ceiling panels, steel-frame chairs that don't look…
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Dining, SFoodie What the Hell Is Danny Bowien Thinking? A Snapshot

What the Hell Is Danny Bowien Thinking? A Snapshot

When I called Danny Bowien up last week, trying to find out what the hell he was doing at Mission Chinese Food, my few simple questions turned into an hour-long chat that spiraled from his obsession with Sichuan cuisine to…
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Dining, Eat Mission Chinese Food offers a Matrix mind-twister of a meal

Mission Chinese Food offers a Matrix mind-twister of a meal

The short answer to the question "What in the blazes is Mission Chinese Food?" is that it's a Chinese restaurant within a Chinese restaurant. I tried this Twitter-appropriate pitch on a few prospective dining guests last week, but it only…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Chinese Food's Thrice-Cooked Bacon

Mission Chinese Food's Thrice-Cooked Bacon

On the opening day of Mission Chinese Food earlier this month, we seared our tongues with a jolting ma po tofu that left us feeling like amateurs. We're on our way back to redeeming our personal notion of heat tolerance…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Chinese Food Launches Monday

Mission Chinese Food Launches Monday

Eater S.F. has a phantom guest editor today, and while she's a newbie, she's certainly no slouch. As evidence, the snagging of the opening menu for Mission Chinese Food, the Mission Street Food/Mission Burger successor that fires up the woks…
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Dining, Eat On a Mission

On a Mission

If, while passing through one of the bleaker stretches of Mission Street on a Thursday night, you spy a clutch of people clustered around the door of a neighborhood Chinese restaurant, you might want to follow the old Russian consumer…
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Dining, SFoodie Last Night: Mission Street Food Opens Indoors

Last Night: Mission Street Food Opens Indoors

By Tamara Palmer I've been kicking myself every Thursday for the past month for missing the Mission Street Food truck. Between covering the SF Weekly Music Awards and being out of town the following two weeks, I could only salivate…
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