Mark Kurlyandchik

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He once tried to sell homemade sauerkraut. Now, Mark Kurlyandchik, a lifelong foodie from a Russian family of small business owners, writes about the business of food. He’s excited to explore how immigrant entrepreneurs influence the experience of eating in the Mission.

Stories by Mark

Mapping the Mission’s Meat

For Sarah Agudo, “Where’s the beef?” isn’t nearly as important a question as “Where’s the beef from?” For the last year and a half, Agudo...

VIDEO: What the Frack?

Wondering what the frack fracking means? Mission Local explains. Correction: California sits on an estimated 14 billion — with a “b” — barrels of untapped...

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m., 54° and headed to 63° today, with some sunshine in the mix. The rain is gone, and this weekend is shaping up...

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m., 58° and headed to 62°. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain today, which, compared to yesterday, are odds I’ll take. Either...

4505 Meats Usa Todo el Puerco

Ryan Farr, experto en carnicería de uso completo de animales y chef, luchaba por pagar sus cuentas cuando trabajaba en una organización sin fines de...

Good Morning Mission!

It is 7 a.m., 56°F and will only warm up about five degrees more than that today. It’s set to be a gloomy couple of...

Good Morning Mission!

It is 7 a.m, 50° and will just barely break into the 60s today with a projected high of 61°. While there’s only a 10...

Good Morning Mission!

It’s 7 a.m, 51°F and headed to a high of 63°F. Today is the last sunny day before clouds roll in, bringing some showers with...