Archive for March, 2009

Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by by Jesse

MSF Beer & Nosh Night

One of my favorite things about Mission Street Food is the level of creativity it breeds.  I’ll give you an example: while planning this meal I sent Anthony home with a collection of home brew ingredients, instructing him to play around with them, and find a bit of inspiration. One of the dishes he came back with […]

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Posted on March 20th, 2009 by by Jesse

MSF Final Menu

The final menu is out at Mission Street Food Blog for Saturday night! You’re really, really going to want to stay for dessert.  Anthony (and his crack kitchen crew) will be cooking up: Fresh Lucques and Castelvetrano Olives – $4  Scallop Crudo with Beer-Carbonated Pomelo, Fennel, and Upland Cress – $8 Caramelized Maitake Mushrooms with […]

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Posted on March 19th, 2009 by by Jesse

The Brewmaster’s Beard

I’ve noticed a common thread amongst brewmasters – a deep and abiding love of facial hair.  Although it’s not universal (there are some notable female brewmasters, and some very talented clean shaven male ones) it seems to be a common thread with malt and hop wranglers.  The more time they spend bend over a mash tun, the more likely it is […]

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Posted on March 18th, 2009 by by Jesse

Beer Carbonated Citrus

    All of the last minute pieces are coming together rather nicely for the Mission Street Food and Beer & Nosh collaboration. Anthony has the brisket dry-curing for the Messiah Bold braised brisket dish, all of the beer has been ordered, Jake at Humphry Slocombe is churning away his contribution to the night as well.  For my part, I’ll be prepping the beer […]

Posted on March 14th, 2009 by by Jesse


I while ago, while taking pictures in the kitchen at MSF, I ran into a reporter from NPR.  Her story finally aired on NPR.  In the interview, he discusses one of my favorite dishes, the Butter fried cornbread with buttermilk panacotta.    

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Posted on March 13th, 2009 by by Jesse

Mission Street Food: Beer & Nosh Night

I’m very excited that next Saturday, March 21st, Beer & Nosh is going to get to be a part of something very special going on in the Mission. We’ll be spending the evening with Mission Street Food, and serving up some stellar food and big flavorful beers.  Anthony, Karen, Eli and I have worked to […]

Posted on March 11th, 2009 by by Jesse

Messiah Bold Braised Brisket

It’s the brisket you’ve been waiting for!        My love of braising has been well documented on this site, but brisket holds special sentimental spot in my heart.  There is something magical about taking a tough, unfriendly cut of meat and through hours of slow cooking, transforming it into a rich, indulgent meal.  In this case, I […]

Posted on March 9th, 2009 by by Jesse

Homebrew Hamentashen

  Happy Purim! Is there anything better than a holiday that demands both drinking until you can’t tell the difference between the main characters in the Purim story AND requires cookies?  No – of course not. So to get into the Purim spirit, Elianna and I set about making Hamentashen, filled with with some special homebrew-inspired […]

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Posted on March 7th, 2009 by by Jesse

Beer Ice Cream!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 21st, and get some cash at the ATM: Mission Street Food and Beer & Nosh are throwing down, and getting our beer and food pairings on.  With a little craft brewing help from our friends at Shamltz Brewing – founded blocks from Mission Street Food’s current location – we’re going to have good time. More details, […]

Posted on March 6th, 2009 by by Jesse

MSF’s Gleaned Dinner

  Last week, I suggested that Mission Street Food’s experiment was bound to have some valleys, especially involving guest chefs, in order to equal out the highs.  Tonight, MSF got right back in the saddle (again) with the guest chef program by hosting Paul Fromberg & Sara Miles, who knocked out a soulful menu that was gleaned […]