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Friday, January 7, 2011

Semipermanent Popups and Peruvian Sandwiches: This Week in Food Bloggery

Posted By on Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 6:07 PM

This is a sanguchon, coming to a food truck near you. - FICSONLINEPERU/FLICKR
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  • This is a sanguchon, coming to a food truck near you.

Highlights from the blog this week:

1. John Birdsall gets an update on the coming Hayes Valley Proxy project, a shipping-container food complex. It may be a few months behind schedule but has added a few interesting twists ― notably, a semipermanent space for temporary restaurants, à la Mission Street Food and L.A'.s Test Kitchen.

2. There are neighborhoods I used to refuse to go to for fear of being caught exhausted with no source for a proper macchiato. No more: I downloaded Blue Crow Media's independent coffee shop locator app and learned about three new San Francisco cafes in the FiDi and Cow Hollow.

3. Birdsall also tracks down a sign advertising a new Peruvian sandwich truck, and finds that it's owned by the guy behind Piqueo's and Mochica. The pitch? The truck specializes in sanguchones, giant Peruvian sandwiches filled with steak, pulled pork, and chicken chicharrones.

4. Next Saturday you'll have two opportunities to buy jams from backyard fruit trees, homebrewed ginger beer, and pickles! pickles! pickles! The SF Underground Market, recognizing that it's a social scene as well as a site for small-scale capitalism, will stay open late into the night. And New Taste Marketplace, which raises money for St. Gregory of Nyssa church and food pantry, proved so successful during its holiday run that the organizers are doing it again.

5. Alex Hochman could spend his Sunday mornings at McDonald's with the family, ruing the days when he would stumble out of bed reeking of whiskey and vomit, but no! He finds contentment in his lot as a father of two by bringing the kids to Maverick for brunch.

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