In a twist, Mission Street Food will be the guest chefs for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts this Saturday night. The YBCA is throwing what promises to be a fantastic party, and we have been asked to provide food to hungry party-goers for the night. The YBCA Big Idea Night Party is scheduled to run from 9pm to 3am, and features art, bands, booze, DJs, and free tattoos, among other things. Check it out for yourself here - it looks like it might be the kind of night that you could regret missing--when your children ask "where were you on the night of June 6, 2009?" and the documentary films about the party's generational impact just don't provide enough convincing detail to satisfy them.
As for Mission Street Food, we will be back in a taco truck for the first time since those early innocent Thursday nights last fall. This time, the truck will be parked further along Mission Street, at the corner of Third (in front of 130 Third St), and we'll open at 7:30 - a little bit earlier than the rest of the party. Once the Big Idea Night starts, we'll open up the "night market" we've built in the Yerba Buena Center's sculpture courtyard (also at Mission and Third). Our night market will be both art installation and fully functional (hopefully fully crowded) street food bazaar featuring a distinct menu from that of the truck. Like the rest of the YBCA party, the night market will be open 9pm-3am.
Profits (if there are any) will be spread around to the SF Food Bank and Meals on Wheels.
PB & J: Berkshire Kurobuta Pork Belly, Marinated Jicama, Pickled Jalapeno and Cilantro Aioli on a Homemade Flatbread - $7
King Trumpet Mushroom, Hashbrown, Garlic Confit, Charred Scallion Sour Cream on a Homemade Flatbread - $7
Duck Taco Dorado: Duck Confit, Queso Fresco, Hoisin Salsa, Crispy Tortilla - $7
Szechuan Eggplant with Chinese Celery, Cashew - $4
Garlic Glass Noodles with Seared Cauliflower and Shitake - $4
NIGHT MARKET MENU:
Braised and Batter-Fried Sausage with Caramelized Onions and Wasabi Aioli - $7
Blasian Chicken: Charred and Spiced with Baguette, Young Coconut Juice, Mint and Cilantro - $7
Sesame Avocado Brown Rice Hand Roll with Shitake - $4
Benton's Bacon BLT with Cherry Tomato, Romaine, Aioli on Ciabatta - $6
Brillat Savarin with Blossom Bluff Nectarine and Tarragon - $4
Sweet Corn Soup with Honey-Roasted Corn and Serrano - $4
Notes: While you can no longer RSVP for the party, you can still attend for free (although you might have to wait in line), and will have unhindered access to the taco truck even if the party is at capacity.