Tag Archives: Bi-Rite Market

The Thriftown rooftop two weeks ago.

HISTORY: 17 Reasons Remembered

“When I came to San Francisco, I saw that fantastic sign…with no explanation but it was enough for me,” wrote Glen Mehn in a 2002 letter to the city protesting the removal of the icon. “I knew where I wanted to live…in the Mission, close to that sign.” Read the Full Story HERE.
The small lunch of family and friends celebrating Bi-Rite's 75th anniversary. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

SF Mission’s Bi-Rite Celebrates 75 Years in Changing Neighborhood

Bi-Rite Market celebrated its 75th anniversary with an intimate lunch on Friday, in which its owner spoke of how the Mission has changed since his childhood and the pride he has for the market’s ethical stance. “[The neighborhood] is really important, it’s where I grew up,” said Sam Mogannam, whose family has owned the grocery store since 1964. “I started...
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Night Market Showcases Under the Radar Food Entrepreneurs

Some 200 foodies shuffled through the La Cocina Night Market on Saturday night at 18 Reasons tasting the signature dishes of four food entrepreneurs. The night market is a relatively new, last-Saturday-of-every-month event that brings together two of the Mission’s leading food non profits – 18 Reasons, a food education and empowerment non profit started by Bi-Rite, and La Cocina, an...
Scene from Dolores Park Action meeting. Photo by Elizabeth Creely.

Dolores Park Follies: Solving the “Culture Problem”

Roughly 30 concerned neighbors gathered at the event space 18 Reasons Tuesday for an event hosted by San Francisco’s Department of Recreation and Parks. Among the collection of local employees, neighbors and merchants, was an air of seriousness in the room, which suited the matter under discussion: Dolores Park, and its party problem. The park, which is nearing the end...
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The Food And Farm Festival Continues Today!

The Food and Farm Film Festival Begins Tonight. See you at the Search for General Tao’s. The Food and Farm Film Festival 2015 returns in its 3rd year. Friday April 17 – Sunday April 19 2015 at the radical and independent Roxie Theater in San Francisco, in partnership with Bi-Rite Market. All proceeds go to 18 Reasons program Cooking Matters. 18...
Lilian Martínez will save up her money and use it to pay rent.

Residents Displaced by Fire Receive Checks to Start Again

Zachary Crockett was riding his bike when he saw the flames coming from the building at Mission and 22nd street. He felt compelled to do something, and immediately set up a Gofundme campaign, hoping to raise $2,000. A few weeks later the fund had raised about $180,000, and Thursday evening, the residents displaced by the horrific fire were finally able...
Photo by Lydia Chávez

Upstart # 4 After the Fire

If there was a silver lining to the horrific fire at 22nd and Mission last month, it was how it brought out the best in our community– the way people rallied around the GoFundMe campaign; the generous effort of local restaurants, organized by Tartine and Bi-Rite, to feed displaced tenants; and the genuine concern of residents that those tenants had...
Photo by Meryl Sustarsic

Thank you Bi-Rite!

Thank you to Bi-Rite for joining Mission Local!  Readers may know Bi-Rite at 3639 18th St. because you’ve recently been into the grocery store to fill up your shelves or to the takeout counter to grab a sandwich before going to Dolores Park. Or maybe you know them because of the incredible orchestration by Bi-Rite’s Shakirah Simley and Tartine’s Vinny Eng to deliver meals to  the families displaced...
Photo by Daniel Mondragon

Help Meet the Goal for Families Displaced in the Fire

Updated daily so check back for new ways to get involved.  Some 65 residents including 17 children were displaced in the January 28th fire at Mission and 22nd and there has been an outpouring of support from the neighborhood and beyond.  Some have started to move to Treasure Island, and others are still looking for places nearer to the Mission. Last chance: Zachary Crockett’s   fund...
A displaced tenant samples some of the food available at the Salvation Army. Photo by Daniel Mondragón

Hottest Eating Spot in the Mission? Salvation Army

When displaced tenants from the fire on 22nd and Mission streets flooded into the Salvation Army for shelter or assistance, it became clear that the victims of the blaze would need to be fed. And when Vinny Eng, the Operations Director at Tartine, and Shakirah Simley at Bi-Rite grocery, caught wind of the need it didn’t take long for them...
Photo by Andrew Dowd Reilly

Good Morning Mission to the Greatest City on Earth!

It is 9:15 a.m. but these photos were taken earlier this morning. It is now 58˚ and expected to rise to 64˚. Details for the next ten days here. Today’s Block: 18th to Dorland, Dolores to Guerrero. “The block I covered this morning (18th St.) is certainly one of the busiest in the neighborhood and as the sun rose over Mission...
Still from "My Mission Playground" by Gordon Winiemko.

Artist Makes over Mission as Personal Playground

This fall you may have seen an incredibly oblivious jerk hogging the sidewalks of the Mission to play basketball. In sweatbands and baggy athletic shorts, he weaved through the line at Bi-Rite, dribbled on the bench at Samovar Tea Lounge, and generally took up an annoying amount of space. He was literally turning public space into his own, personal playground—and...
Dari, 3, digs in his candy bag. He says he is a golden tiger, NOT a lion. Photo by Mateo Hoke

Happy Halloween Mission!

Doom and gloom hover in the foggy air this grim day… no, it’s not the residual stench of Giant’s riot smoke, it’s the chilling specter of Halloween (also, the first rain we’ve had in many, many weeks, thank goodness). To celebrate, we offer this brief guide to enjoying the day. Where to get your candy on Don’t let the rain stop you...
Note the characteristic warts. They taste fine, maybe even add a little texture element.

Warty German Apples and Youth Literature

It’s such a beautiful day that it would be an outrage not to head outside and see what’s going on, and thus, here’s your Afternoon Report: Apple History Bi-Rite is loaded with colorful fruits, and, as produce buyer Stephany Gocobachi told me, “We’re just excited about fall.” They’ve got everything from persimmons to pomegranates, and have so many unique varieties of apple...