Valencia Street

Curry Up Now is one of 38 restaurants to open on a nine-block stretch of Valencia since 2008.

Does the Mission Have Too Many Restaurants?

It’s 2:30 on a Monday afternoon and only two diners are enjoying the Indian-fusion street food at Curry Up Now, which opened on Valencia between 17th and 18th in February. “Business has been okay,” says...
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Dig in at Pica Pica: Venezuelan Cuisine in the Mission

Adriana Lopez moved to the Mission District from Venezuela nine years ago. In 2010, she opened Pica Pica Maize Kitchen, a Venezuelan arepas restaurant at Valencia and 15th streets. Lopez told Mission Local about the history of...
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Mixing Printing and Musical Notes at Ibarra Brothers

Most know the Ibarra brothers as the owners of a printing shop with the same name on Valencia Street, but the native Nicaraguans have a secret identity: they’re famous musicians. They have a record label...