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La Cocina To Host Wrestling-Themed Taco Party This Saturday

Mezcal, tacos, and a side of pro-wrestling will be served at this Saturday’s La Lucha De La Cocina, where San Francisco food entrepreneurs are set to engage in a battle of taco flavors while renown Mexican “lucha Libre” fighters will brawl in the arena — all for a good cause. Proceeds of the wrestling match-turned-taco party will go to La Cocina, a Mission non-profit that incubates low-income and predominantly...

La Cocina Graduate Opens Mexican Creperie in SF Mission

Since mid-adolescence, food has been Gabriela Guerrero’s passion.  She watched cooking shows on television, scribbled down the recipes and then cooked for her family and asked, “Is it good or is it very good?” Then, she would keep working at the recipe until they told her it was delicious. In November of 2015, that passion became Delicioso Creperie, a brick-and-mortar...
The San Francisco Street Food Festival will be held on Folsom Street between 20th and 26th. Organizer La Cocina says it will be their last year in the Mission District.

Street Food Festival Sneak Peak

Gearing up for the San Francisco Street Food Festival on August 16? This year, it will be held on a mile-long stretch on Folsom Street between 20th and 26th. La Cocina, nonprofit restaurant incubator kitchen and the organizer behind the delectable festival, says this will be their last year in the Mission District and will be moving to a bigger venue to...
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Baking Pan de Muerto With Chaac-Mool

Chaac-Mool owners Luis Vazquez and Maria de la Luz Vazquez talk to Mission Local about the traditions of Día de los Muertos and share their recipe for pan de muerto: 1 lb. white flour 1 cup sugar Lemon and orange zest mixed with juice 1/8 stick of butter 2 eggs 1 tbs yeast (or two small packets) 2 cups milk Bake...
Michael Meadows, owner of La Movida, gives a tour of his wine bar and community kitchen. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

La Movida: Community One Pop-up at a Time?

Twenty Fourth Street will soon see the arrival of La Movida, a restaurant and wine bar, which is having a soft opening this weekend. La Movida’s owners hope it becomes more than just a restaurant, but an incubator for aspiring chefs as well—and they’ll be renting out the kitchen for pop-ups one night a week. As the new storefront sign...
Maria del Carmen shows off her Salvadoran dishes at the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Photo by Jamie Goldberg.

Street Food Festival: The Vendors

Maria del Carmen started her business with just $20. Now the owner of Estrellita’s Snacks sells her chips in over 500 stores throughout the Bay Area. “I’m so glad when they like my food. It makes me so proud,” del Carmen said through a translator. Estrellita’s Snacks sells Salvadoran food, specializing in pupusas. Del Carmen is one of 85 vendors...

Street Food Festival Goes Hella Vegan

In August 2011, Tiffany and Sylvee Skivel, founders of Hella Vegan Eats, were invited to join La Cocina’s incubator program. This year they’ll take part in the San Francisco Street Food Festival. They hope to keep growing their business and become mobile food vendors. Check out their Indiegogo campaign if you want to help them reach their dreams.  
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Good Morning Mission!

It’s 6:50 a.m., 55° and going to 60°. Details are here. A San Francisco gay couple facing a possible deportation may be able to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to consider same-sex marriage when deciding who should be deported. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: Bradford Wells, 55, a U.S. citizen, and Anthony John Makk, 48, a citizen of Australia, have resided in...