Closed Saturday October 31st

Closed in observance of Halloween, but also because of a family emergency.

Open again on Thursday November 5th with Nick Balla of O Izakaya, one of my favorite places in the city.


We are now serving Fried Chicken Sandwiches at Mission Burger. Be careful.


Thursday October 29th: Halloween Dinner for at the Crossroads

WooOooooohh!! WEeeeeEEEEeeeeEEEE OOOoooOOOoohhhh!! [Waving hands slowly, ghoulishly in the air] (Are you scared yet? No?)

This week’s theme: CANDY CORN!! All dishes will be pressed from white-and-orange corn syrup solids, individually packaged, ground-shipped from Schenectady, NY, then served by guest waiter Michael Pollan, who will remain tableside and do his best to remain stoic and non-disapproving but may on occasion weep quietly as you finish your dinner.

(How about now? Still not scared?)

Well then, bold diner, your brave soul has “passed mustard.” Come join us for a halloween inspired menu presented by guest chef Carlo Espinas. It will be a meal worthy of only the pickiest and pluckiest of gastronauts.

MSF profits will go to At the Crossroads. ATC works on the streets with 1,000 homeless youth and young adults every year, and develops close counseling relationships with 250 of them. All of these young people get food from us and many rely on ATC to meet the majority of their food needs. ATC gives out more than 60,000 pounds of food every year including 15,000 snacks and 2,500 sandwiches in the Mission and Tenderloin, 5,000 food boxes (mostly delivered to client apartments after transitioning off the streets), and 2,000 restaurant meals during 1-1 counseling sessions.

Reminder that reservations are now accepted on the hour. Email MSFreservations@gmail.com


fennel, orange and black olive salad with crushed black licorice candy - $5.5

roasted pumpkin pot pie with braised pork belly and shoulder, and sage - $9

angels and devils: bacon-wrapped shrimp and goat cheese-filled jalapeno poppers - $6

bobbing for apples: apple/potato dumplings in chicken broth with braised cabbage and smoked brisket - $8

orange and black: mac and cheese with carrots and cavolo nero - $5

chicken with 40 cloves: shredded chicken, garlic confit, shishito peppers and gremolata on a homemade flatbread - $6.5

lung shan's vegan delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

pumpkin sopapillas with molasses, candied popcorn and pepitas - $6

rosemary's baby ice cream with blood orange caramel - $3.5

world trick or treat! - on the house


-Anthony will be part of a panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club and subsequent afterparty at 111 Minna. Details here.

-MSF will be closed on Saturday in observance of Halloween.


Saturday October 24th: Closed for Private Event

Congrats to our manager Brendon who is getting married that day!

In case anyone wants Chinese food on Saturday, the Lung Shan dining room should reopen at 8 or 9pm.


Thursday October 22nd: Free Farm Stand Night

This Thursday we are excited to have Nicole LoBue and Leif Hedendal as co-guest chefs. Nicole is a caterer, private chef and dietary consultant who teaches classes on fermentation, canning, cheese-making, and bread-making. Leif is a farm-to-table chef, cooking for many dining projects, including The Secret Cafe, The Secret Eating Society, Noise In my Kitchen, and Dinner Discussion.

A portion of proceeds will go to Free Farm Stand, which gives away free food every Sunday from 1-3pm at the Parque Niños Unidos at 23rd and Treat Streets in the Mission. So far this year, they've given away over 4400 lbs of produce.


Dirty Girl early girl tomatoes with roasted piquillo peppers, Henry's olives, piccolo fino basil, and Pug's Leap goat cheese crostini - $8

Annabelle's heirloom pumpkin soup with brown butter, chanterelle Tartine toast, garden herbs, St. George Chardonnay brandy crème, and pumpkin seed oil - $9

smoked black cod with shell beans, stinging nettle, Bloomsdale spinach, preserved lemon, wild fennel, and pistachio - $14

slow-braised Marin Sun Farms lamb shoulder with Moroccan spices, lamb-porcini reduction, Tierra chile harissa, baby greens, and fine herbs - $13

cambazola nachos with fig, brussels sprouts, Benton's bacon, marjoram - $8

king trumpet mushroom with tripled fried potato, garlic confit and charred scallion sour cream on a homemade flatbread - $6

Lung Shan's vegan delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

almond torte with poached quince, moscato jelly, and coriander crème - $7

butter fried cornbread with buttermilk panna cotta and bourbon-sage honey - $5.5


Saturday October 17th: Breakfast for Dinner International Edition Part II

This Saturday our menu will feature updated breakfast foods from around the world. David Barzeley of Lazy Bear underground restaurant and eatfoo.com will be lending a hand serving a couple dishes (his will be the composed ones involving advanced techniques). We'll also be hosting a Meatpaper reading by Marissa Guggiana, Heather Smith and Chris Ying as part of Litcrawl. As a result of the litcrawl event, we will start reservations for Saturday at 7pm.

MSF profits will go to Groceries for Seniors which provides food for almost 1,200 seniors a week. The entire program is run by one employee--the founder, John Meehan--and relies heavily on volunteer support.


Grapefruit Salad with mache, fennel, fresh mozzarella, toasted pepita, balsamic vinaigrette - $6

Pho Vit: Pho with Duck broth, duck rillette, traditional garnishes - $8

Pork Belly and a Coffee Donut with Powdered Lemon Sugar, Whipped Maple, Banana and Brown Butter Puree, Lemon Zest, Cinnamon Basil - $10

Aged USDA Prime Ribeye with griddled slow egg and hashbrown - $12

Black Cod Congee with soy-cured egg and scallion toasts - $9

Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

Bendable Chocolate Milk with Orange Juice Sorbet, Orange and Cocoa Krispies Streusel, Fresh Orange, and Chocolate Oil - $6

Cinammon Toast Crunch: Bruleed Firebrand pan de mie with sweet milk - $5


Mission Burger will be closed this Saturday and Sunday due to family emergency. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Thursday October 15th: Fungus Among Us for Martin De Porres

This Thursday we are pleased to present a menu highlighting various forms and preparations of (delicious!) fungus--dreamed up by Ian Marks, executive chef of the Hog Island Oyster Co. (formerly of The Liberty Cafe and The Fatted Calf).

MSF profits will go to Martin de Porres House of Hospitality, a free restaurant at 225 Potrero Avenue near 16th Street that has been serving their community since 1971. Their program is especially uplifting because of the altruistic spirit of their volunteers--some of whom are full-time, live on site and earn no money.


Maitake and snow fungus tempura with shoyu and tarragon aioli - $6.5

Huitlacoche and sweet corn soup with crispy tortilla, avocado, seared pasilla peppers, cilantro - $5.5

Porcini, goat cheese and cotija cheese empenadas with porcini salt and salsa verde dipping sauce - $7

Terrine of duck confit and Black Trumpet mushroom with kiwiberry jam, wild arugula and buttery toasts - $9

Truffled pork sausages, white polenta, mache and Black winter truffle jus - $12

King Trumpet: mushroom with triple-fried potato, garlic confit, charred scallion sour cream on a homemade flatbread - $6

Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

Mascarpone phyllo dumplings with honey and smoky portobella powder - $6

Humphrey Slocombe's Candy Cap mushroom ice cream - $3


Closed Saturday October 10th

Open again on Thursday October 15th with Ian Marks, chef of Hog Island Oyster Co. presenting a special menu, "Fungus Among Us."


Thursday October 8th: "Black or White" Night for St. Anthony's Foundation

Our friend Sang (who MSF patrons may remember as the cashier with the impressive hair or the busboy with a yellow lace apron) is a big Michael Jackson fan. He was telling us about his fond memory of gathering around the TV with his family to see the world premiere of Michael's "Black or White" video. After Sang walked us through the excited build-up and subsequent controversy, we revisited this cultural touchstone, and could hardly believe that this was what we'd seen on prime time television almost 20 years ago. Now that the MJ tributes have calmed down, we want to commemorate this classic moment in pop-culture history with a menu of "Black or White"-inspired dishes. While we encourage growling, shrieking, and heavy-handed symbolism, we discourage any crotch-grabbing and car smashing in the dining room.

MSF profits will go to the St. Anthony Foundation, which serves over 2,600 meals per day--365 days a year--and provides medical services, clothing, and housewares to those in need.

Reminder that we are taking reservations for the whole night. Send an email to MSFreservations@gmail.com with name, party size and preferred time.


olive "soil" with fresh mozzarella, cherry tomato, tatsoi, basil oil - $7

boudin blanc, roasted cavalo nero kale, slow cooked sauerkraut, benton's bacon, mustard, - $9

fermented black bean short rib with parsley root puree, mustard greens, marinated beech mushroom, fresh horseradish - $10

seared scallop with black pudding, hashbrown, smoky white bean puree and tarragon - $10

"blackened" pork belly, spicy goat cheese, cucumber and cilantro on homemade flatbread - $7

Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

mascarpone pavlova, with grass jelly and caramelized lychee & banana - $6

blackout cake with coffee caramel and whiskey semifreddo - $6

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Notes: We will be closed on Saturday October 10th, due to travel


Saturday October 3rd: Big Trouble in Little China Night for the CCDC Food Pantry

After the commercial and critical failure of the film Big Trouble in Little China, John Carpenter became very disillusioned with Hollywood and became an independent filmmaker. He said in an interview, “The experience [of Big Trouble] was the reason I stopped making movies for the Hollywood studios. I won’t work for them again. I think Big Trouble is a wonderful film, and I’m very proud of it. But the reception it received, and the reasons for that reception, were too much for me to deal with. I’m too old for that sort of bullshit” [wikipedia]. I'm not so old, but recent reviews of some exciting restaurants--make me feel like the traditional system doesn't recognize talent the way it should.

This Saturday we are serving dishes that are San Franciscan on the surface with a fantastical undercurrent of ancient Chinese mysticism.

MSF profits will go to the Chinatown Community Development Center's Food Pantry, which provides groceries for 190 Single Room Occupancy Tenants each week: "The food distribution is special to Chinatown CDC because many tenants are willing to volunteer. The elderly and teenagers work side-by-side and get acquainted at the same time."

Also, in order to provide better service and avoid running out of food, we are now taking reservations for the entire night, starting at 6:00pm. Email MSFreservations@gmail.com with your name, party size and time.


Hama Hama Oyster with oyster sauce and dill-tomatillo granita - $5

*Asian Pear Salad with watercress, chinese celery, chili oil, roasted peanut - $6

*Crispy Tofu with slow egg, sauteed greens, garlic-sesame glaze - $6

Salt & Pepper Cod with guacamole, sweet corn, bacon, mustard greens, - $11

*Aged Angus NY Strip Steak with goat cheese, seared cherry tomato and shishito peppers, and black bean demiglace - $13

Peking Duck Flatbread: duck confit, duck cracklins, cucumber, cilantro, scallion and spicy hoisin - $8

*Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

Strawberry cake with lychee, buttermilk pannacotta, pop rocks - $6

* = vegetarian or vegetarian option available


$190 to Jewish Family and Children's Services