The U.S. Department of Justice is making moves to seize the building at 2441 Mission Street that currently houses the Shambhala Healing Center marijuana dispensary. Read here for the San Francisco Examiner’s report.
Mission-based La Cocina will hold an Inaugural Gala tonight to showcase women chefs and the role women and mothers take in the culture of food. James Beard Award winner Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of Prune restaurant in New York, will be featured. The event will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at 301 Battery Street. Look here for more information.
San Francisco Chronicle food critic wrote yesterday that Mexican cuisine in the Bay Area has seen a vast improvement in recent years. Previously, he said, it wasn’t much good, outside the taquerias:
However in the last couple of years, the situation has gotten decidedly better, with the opening of Mamacita, Nopalito, Comal in Berkley, Mateo’s in Healdsburg and Nido (which I will review in a couple of weeks). All these have one element in common: They practice the local and sustainable model used in most of Northern California top restaurants. You can taste the difference, and they have given proper props to a cuisine that for years languished here.
International Data Group news service created an interactive map of all the tablet and cell phone thefts in San Francisco from November 2012 to April 2013, using data from the District Attorney’s Office. Read previous Mission Local coverage here.