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Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Six: Mission Chinese Has a New Menu, GMO Salmon Approved

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Plus Rice Paper Scissors leaves Brick & Mortar, FiveThirtyEight breaks down what America eats for Thanksgiving, and Doomsday buckets!

New Menu at Mission Chinese
Via Eater's Stefanie Tuder, we learn that Danny Bowien swung back through town. Along with a new chef de cuisine, Frank Mitchell, Mission Chinese Food has a new menu. You'll find cumin lamb larb and beef tartare lettuce cups, among other things. Don't forget that they have burritos now, too!
Mission Chinese Food, 2234 Mission, 415-863-2800 or

Rice Paper Scissors Leaves Brick & Mortar
In pursuit of its own brick-and-mortar (yes!), Rice Paper Scissors has left its home of two years, as of today. Hoodline reports that Katie Kwan and Valerie Luu are looking for a forever home, but starting Dec. 1 they'll be working out of the commissary kitchen at Fine & Rare (555 Golden Gate Ave.) which opened over the summer and has quickly come into its own. We're going to follow this one closely, but in the meantime, Luu and photographer Andria Lo have a cool art project at Ross Gallery called Chinatown Pretty that you should totally check out.

Genetically Modified Salmon is Here
According to the New York Times, for the first time, the FDA approved genetically modified salmon, which won't hit supermarkets for at least two years, and will not be labeled. GMO products are one issue I'm genuinely torn about, but whatever your opinion, surely we can agree that calling it "AquAdvantage" is pretty barfy. 

What the Country Eats for Thanksgiving
The nerds at FiveThirtyEight examined which regions of the country eat what on Turkey Day. The entire West, including California, goes for salad. How fucking depressing. (It makes the Midwest's "green beans/casserole" look appealing.) The South, home to most of the people with lingering resentments that they're still part of the USA and not the CSA, eats the best: mac 'n' cheese, and cornbread.

Cocktails and Film
Here's a cool book review, in The New York Times, of two new books about cocktails and the movie industry, from "shaken, not stirred" to the Dude's White Russians. There's even a bit on Ryan Gosling's variation on the Old Fashioned in Crazy, Stupid Love.

Doomsday Buckets!
In one of David Sedaris' stories, his wacky younger brother consoles their bereaved father with a "Fuck-It Bucket" full of bad-for-you food. It's touching. Now disgraved televangelist Jim Bakker (ex-husband of the late Tammy Faye Bakker) is hawking "Doomsday Buckets" full of food for the coming apocalypse. Better than inveighing against Syrians, I guess.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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