Yesterday, 19-year-old Andrés Siordia was charged with the murder of Francisco Pena. Pena and Francisco Cornejo, 26, were gunned down on Sunday at the pizza parlor, Papa Potrero’s. An unnamed minor was also arrested and is being held in juvenile hall. He hasn’t been charged.

Bevan Dufty, the District 8 Supervisor, is running for mayor … the election isn’t for another two years. In his words, he will be “the grassroots candidate.” He plans to file his papers this morning with the city’s Election Department. Recently Dufty sided with District 9 Supervisor Campos on the city’s sanctuary law, opposing Mayor Newsom.

The daughter of famed Chez Panisse chef and White House garden advocate Alice Waters is writing for Gourmet these days. In her latest column she surveys her favorite Bay Area street vendors. But something is missing from her list: the Mission. There’s no curry, brulee or abodo on her list.  Hurmph!

Day three of the Hunger Challenge went down as easy as my mid-afternoon peanut butter and banana sandwich. Armed with my lunch and dinner in my purse, the day was pretty easy. Next up: red beans and rice. Anyone know how to cook ’em?

I already know where I am going once the Challenge is done. Pi Bar! They have a nightly happy hour where you can get a New York slice and a pint for $6.82. Seems like a pretty good deal.

No plans for Friday? You should go to the Cellspace benefit.  They promise “bikes, beers and bands.” Sounds enchanting. Again, if it’s a benefit for the space and a mural project, does it conflict with the Hunger Challenge? There won’t be any food there, so it’s not like I’m paying for food.

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Brooke Minters was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she developed a taste for culture and cuisine at an early age. A taquería connoisseur and documentary maker, she's eaten her way through most of L.A., Granada, Havana, and New York. It's only fitting that she finds herself on the food beat in the Mission.

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