Today’s Mission: 04.28.09

Yesterday we mentioned that Mission Street will soon be home to a groovy new co-working space. But a better option for independent entrepreneur-types just might be this ridiculous – ridiculously awesome! – job in Sonoma County. All you have to do is taste a lot of wine, live rent-free in a Healdsburg cottage, rake in $10,000 a month – and tweet frequently. Love Twitter or hate it, this gig is pretty hard to resist.

If you can’t pull in that kind of dough, though, maybe think about going non-profit. That’s what New College graduate Alan Holt did with the Roxie, our favorite neighborhood movie house (Where else can you see The Wizard of Oz on the big screen? And for a mere five bucks?!). The Examiner offers a short and sweet explanation for how Holt is managing to squeeze the red ink out of the Roxie’s ledgers while simultaneously upgrading its Dolby sound system.

At Mission Loc@l we’ve been hearing that folks spent more than 40 precious minutes this past weekend waiting for free cookies at Anthony’s. Some of us, in fact, were in standing in that line with you, but we didn’t take pictures. Luckily, Johnny0 over at Burrito Justice did. Speaking of inspiring images, check out the BART swing at MissionMission, where if you stick around a minute you’ll also find a photo of the fire that lent a certain smokiness to Mission Street yesterday afternoon, and a rundown of the La Mission film premiere.

And while we’re talking about photographs — mark your calendars! Next Thursday May 7, from 6 to 9 pm, Mission Loc@l reporters and their photographs will be hanging at L’s Caffe, on 24th near Bryant. We’d love to meet you in person. Plus, libations!

Lastly, there’s nothing like getting some work done while sampling some tasty small plates, and that’s exactly what we did last night at Medjool. With the help of free wi-fi, we typed away at our laptops and snacked on the Medjool sampler: hummus, tabbouleh with a lot of mint, just like we like it, and silky baba ganouj. The bruschetta — slow-roasted eggplant puree spread over crunchy slices of toasted bread — was also yummy and spicy, but we would have liked a stronger feta on top. Our top pick: thin and crispy pommes frites, lightly sprinkled with salt and parsley with a homemade mayonnaise so light and tangy that most of us forgot that there was no ketchup handy.

pommes-frites

Pommes frites = Yum.

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