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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Who Said S.F. Street Food's Gone Mobile? Meet The Wonton Clan

Posted By on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:57 PM

click to enlarge The Wonton Clan: From left, Roland Bautista, Diwata Bacani, and Prince Aries. - SUCKAFREEZE
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  • The Wonton Clan: From left, Roland Bautista, Diwata Bacani, and Prince Aries.
The city's grassroots food scene has sprouted tires and gotten a slick new wrap. The rise of food trucks this summer has all but eclipsed startup food carts. But a new table-bound vendor ― Wonton Clan ― is on the verge of breaking out.

Wonton Clan made its formal debut last weekend at Som. Makes sense, since it's an outgrowth of event promoters Aries Nuñez ― DJ Prince Aries ― of Distortion 2 Static, Roland Bautista of GetLive.SF, and Diwata Bacani of Reignforest Collective. "We were booking other food carts for our own events, and just fascinated by everything to do with nightlife culture," says Nuñez, who along with his twin brother Ariel produce the weekly hip-hop TV show Distortion 2 Static, which airs on WB 20. "Wonton Clan is our contribution to the scene."

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The crew's contribution: three fillings (beef taco, spinach dip, and crab and cream cheese), twisted them up in wonton wrappers, and fried them up on site on a portable stove, 10 for $5, or 5 for $3. They'll be contributing again tonight at Som, part of Good Foot with The Formula, 10 p.m.-2 a.m., along with Señor Sisig (food goes on sale around 11 p.m.). Or, for more detailed information, consult the Twitter oracle.

Wonton Clan at Som, 2925 16th St. (at S. Van Ness), 558-8521.

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