El Rio, the Mission’s celebrated LGBTQ dive bar, is nearing its 41st birthday — and on Wednesday,...Read More
The sight of freshly cooked Pupusas warms my soul. I’m the child of Salvadoran parents, so pupusas were served for every occasion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner—pupusas are an all-day kind of food. Mexicans and Hondurans make pupusas too, but El Salvador is credited with creating the beloved disk-like treat.Read More
Two family-owned businesses owned by first-generation immigrants opened this summer in the Mission District – District Tea, a Boba tea shop on Mission Street and Eterna Primavera, a Guatemalan bakery in the spot on 24th Street that was once occupied by Dominguez Bakery.Read More
Efram has been in the industry 17 years, and Troje is his first restaurant. But unfortunately, it’s not in a great location, as Nayarit learned. However, along with his wife, who hails from Cuba, and who served us, and their adorable daughter Maya, this is definitely a family affair.Read More
Staring down a potential 10-year hitch in federal prison for obtaining his citizenship through a sham marriage, Marco Senghor, the owner of the restaurant and dance club Bissap Baobab, was instead today handed one year’s probation and a $1,000 fine.
“I’m very happy with the verdict,” said a misty-eyed Senghor outside the courtroom at the U.S. District Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate, surrounded by friends and family.Read More
Goodbye Germany. Hello Nepal. In the former place of Schmidt’s German restaurant on 20th and Folsom, which closed last year amid rent hikes, a new Nepali tapas restaurant, Base Camp, will open in November.Read More