Thursday December 3rd: Food Not Bombs Night

This Thursday we are excited to have Thomas Martinez, former executive chef of Mission Beach Cafe as our guest chef. Thomas has also worked at Aziza, Greens and Roots. He'll be presenting a menu using farmers market produce and Becker Lane organic pork, highlighting a seasonal progressive cuisine.

A portion of Thomas' proceeds as well as MSF profits will go to Food Not Bombs. San Francisco Food Not Bombs is entirely volunteer driven and serves food to the needy five days a week. Contact them to get involved, or just prepare some food and bring it to their next scheduled distribution.


**Shaved Persimmons and Pears with fennel, celery root, meyer lemon, pistachio, chervil, and bacon vinaigrette - $7

*Monterey Calimari with pickled Kale, brussel sprouts, peppercress, spiced cashews, citrus vinaigrette - $9

Becker Lane Pork Ribs with stewed nettles, cauliflower, mushrooms, cornbread - $8

**Root Vegetable Rissotto with winter herbs, organic parmesan regiano - $6

PB & J: Crispy Berkshire Kurobuta Pork Belly with marinated jicama, cilantro aioli and pickled jalapenos - $6.5

Beef and Maitake Soup with daikon confit, charred scallion, dill sour cream - $7

**Sesame-Avocado Brown Rice with beech mushroom, grilled treviso - $7

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

*Hachiya Persimmon Gooey Cake with vanilla, pomegranate, almonds, cardamom creme fraiche - $6

*Green Tea Semifreddo with valrhona chocolate sauce, shaved apple - $4.5

* = vegetarian/vegetarian option
** = vegan/vegan option


-$230 to Tenderloin Tessies, $220 to Free Farm Stand, $240 to the Women's Community Clinic, $450 to St. Anthony Foundation

-Special Thanks again to Elyse Winery for their generous wine donation. It resulted in us being able to serve really first rate wine for a couple nights and $408 to The Food Pantry--about enough for an entire weeks supply of food.

-If you would like to donate something we can use as a fundraiser, we'd be happy to give you publicity and a receipt for the donation. Just email us at missionstreetfood@gmail.com


Closed for the week. Open Again Thursday December 3rd

MSF will be closed for the week and will return on Thursday December 3rd.

Mission Burger will close Thursday and Friday, but resume its normal schedule on Saturday. If you work with people in need, please let them know that there will be a free Thanksgiving meal at Duc Loi starting at noon on Thursday.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Saturday November 21st: Foreign Invasion of Thanksgiving for Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners

A Polish guy walks into a bar and says to the bartender, "gulgotac gulgotac!" Bartender says to the guy, "I don't speak Polish buddy." Guy says "gobble gobble!" Bartender says, "Oh I should have known you were a turkey from your disgusting red face and inordinately large breastal region." Then the bartender eats the guy. Get it? These days even the Polish have a word for gobble like a turkey.

In recognition of the recognition of Thanksgiving around the world, we'll just go ahead and do what every American would consider sacrilegious: f*ck with Thanksgiving Dinner.

Profits to Tenderloin Tessie Holiday Dinners, an all volunteer organization, which has been offering free Easter and Thanksgiving meals to a thousand people for over 30 years.

Once again, thanks to a gracious donation by Elyse Winery, profits from all wine purchases will go directly to The Food Pantry.


French Onion French Dip: turkey confit, duck fat-onions and gruyere fondue on acme roll, served with turkey jus - $8

Turkish Turkey: smoked, fried and za'atar dusted wings, served with tzatziki and salad of pear, celery, feta, and cranberry - $8

Dirty South Stuffing: cornbread, collards, ham hocks, giblets - $6

Mashed Potato with Beef Mole - $6

Sake-Mirin Creamed Corn - $4.5

Szechuan Green Bean Casserole - $6

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

Ras El Hanout Pumpkin Pie with coriander condensed milk - $6


Thursday November 19th: Booze Night for Ladies Night

As the holiday season approaches we are getting into the spirit by celebrating booze in many forms. We are excited to offer wine graciously donated by Elyse Winery, which has received numerous accolades in Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast. Proceeds from wine sales will go directly to The Food Pantry. In line with our traditionally low corkage, bottles will be sold for half retail price.

We'll also have guest pastry chef Steven Gdula of Gobba Gobba Hey and author of The Warmest Room in the House: How the Kitchen Became the Heart of the Twentieth-Century American Home. MSF will be presenting a special alcohol themed menu to precipitate the eating, drinking and being merry.

Profits will go to Ladies Night – a collaborative program of the Women’s Community Clinic, the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, and the Haight Youth Alliance. Ladies night is a weekly drop-in night for women only, from 6-8pm, which serves up to 70 women a hot meal, and provides hygiene supplies, a needle exchange, case management and mental health services. In it's 5th year, Ladies Night is often the only full, sit down meal that many of it's clients eat in a given week.

Email us at MSFreservations@gmail.com with your name, time and party size if you'd like to make a reservation. Or, if you're feeling lucky and you speak Chinese, you can call the land line.


*Goat cheese, olive crumble, salad of satsuma mandarin, fennel and treviso, with gin-lemon vinaigrette - $7

Drunken squid: squid sashimi in aged sake, served with chorizo spring rolls - $9

*Apple and Celery Root-Beer Bread with roasted kale and brie - $8

*Thai Chili-Cointreau chicken wings with golden chive chow mein - $8

Mesquite Grilled, whiskey glazed ribs with bacon-y mustard greens - $11

Vodka Battered Oyster Flatbread with avocado, cucumber and pickled jalapeno - $7

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

Gob Tasting Flight: 1) Chocolate Raspberry Fennel with Absinthe 2) Buttered Rum with Spiced Pumpkin 3)Irish Coffee - $6

Humphry Slocombe Secret Breakfast Ice Cream - $3.25 per scoop

*vegetarian or vegetarian option available


Saturday November 14th: Egg Tasting Menu for the St. Anthony Foundation

This Saturday we are putting all of our eggs in one basket with a menu highlighting eggs in various forms. Some egg dishes are classic preparations with delicious accompaniments. Others are experimental preparations, but still with delicious accompaniments. Still others are delicious preparations with accompanying dishes. Joining us in the kitchen will be our first guest Asian flavor consultant Danny "World Champion" Bowien.

Seriously though, we are not laying an egg with this menu...not unless we're geese and it's the golden egg. Naw'meen?

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.


Grilled mackerel with egg salad, pickled beet, horseradish, dill - $9

Bacon cheeseburger scotch eggs - yolks wrapped in aged ground beef, benton's bacon and drizzled with cheddar beer sauce - $7

Griddled English muffin, cripsy berkshire pork belly, fried egg, caramelized brussels sprouts, bearnaise sauce - $8

Warm egg custard with pulled pork, granny smith, ham broth and wilted greens - $7

Stout braised creekstone farm short rib with coffee-cured slow egg, housemade gnocchi, shaved button mushroom, pea shoots, brown butter tuile - $12

Vegetarian fried rice omelet: with bacos, roasted kale, smoky cauliflower, edamame, maitake, scallion, garlic confit, topped with nori soil - $8

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

Egg Nog Milkshake with Lipitor biscotti - $5

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Thursday November 12th: Mini Meals Community Dinner Night

This Thursday we're pleased to have Nick Castellanos as guest chef. Nick has worked at Farallon, Bocadillos, Corso and Zax Tavern and is currently sous chef at Sidebar in Oakland. Nick was born in Napa and his menu showcases Mediterranean, Asian and NorCal influences.

MSF profits will go to sponsor a Mini Meals Community Dinner. Mini Meals is a free program for youth (ages 7-12) promoting sustainable and healthy eating habits. The class will be having it's first annual community dinner, open and free to the public, at the West Sunset Rec Center. The idea is for the kids to wait tables, bus and cook (with guidance) for anyone in the city (but targeting low-income families in the Sunset). The community dinner will be held from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on November 18th at 3223 Ortega (at 39th Ave). More information is available by calling 415.753.7047, or on-line here.


Seared ahi poke with jalapeño, grilled pineapple, shallot, cucumber-lemongrass "water", leek & cilantro salad - $11

"ratatouille" with eggplant purée, roasted bell pepper, grilled zuchini, slow-roasted tomatoes, pickled cherry tomatoes & parsley pesto - $8

Braised ox tail with horseradish brown butter roasted spaghetti squash, huckleberry Demi, "gremolata" - $10

Chanterelle & goat cheese dumplings in bacon broth with confit pistachios - $8

Vegetarian cassoulet, with roasted kale and leek, garlic confit, pearl onion, maitake mushroom and cannelini beans - $7

Aged Angus NY Strip and blue cheese nachos with, granny smith, caramelized brussels sprouts, marjoram - $9

Peking flatbread - Duck Confit, Duck cracklins, cucumber, scallion, cilantro and thai chili hoisin - $7.5

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

Apple sopapilla with lemon cream - $6

Humphry Slocombe Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream - $3.25 per scoop


$180 to Project Open Hand; $140 to CCDC Food Pantry; $150 to the Glide Memorial Church Free Daily Meals program; $340 to Groceries for Seniors; $240 to At the Crossroads.


Saturday November 7th: Remix Night

A good remix can transcend even a classic. This Saturday we're reinterpreting a bunch of classic foods by adding some new flavors, amplifying existing flavors, and changing textures. Okay, transcend is a little ambitious, but we expect it to be worthwhile, and not that lame crap where someone puts out a cover and it's just pointlessly similar to the original, or worse yet, nauseatingly uninspired.

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.


*Melon and Prosciutto: with fresh mozzarella, midori vinaigrette, basil oil, toasted hazelnut - $7

Deconstructed Meatloaf: braised ground beef, beef jus, griddled slow egg, ketchup crouton - $10

*Halibut Fish n Chips - Battered with tartar gratin - $13

Pork n' Beans - Smoky pulled pork, Benton's bacon-baked beans - $8

*Caesar Sandwich: Crispy oil-cured chicken, garlic-anchoiade, sieved egg, romaine - $6.5

*Veggie Fried Rice: Seared cauliflower, roasted kale, maitake, shitake, edamame, fennel, scallion, burssels sprouts, truffled soy - $7

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

Milk & Cookies: Malted Milk Cookies with Cookie Milkshake - $5.5

Apple Pie with cheddar and chantilly cream - $6

* = vegetarian or vegetarian option available


Thursday November 5th: Nombe Sneak Preview Night for Martin de Porres

This Thursday we're extremely excited to have Nick Balla of O Izakaya as guest chef. His menu will be a sneak preview of Nombe, opening in late November in the former Tacos Santana space at 21st & Mission. Nombe will feature traditional and contemporary Izakaya fare, with a large sake and wine selection. Nick will be Nombe's executive chef, partnering with Mari Takahashi and Gil Payne of Sozai restaurant. Joining Nick in the kitchen on Thursday will be Mari as well as Eric Lowe of Bix.

A portion of Nick's and MSF's proceeds will go to Martin de Porres, 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.


Fuyu persimmon with bitter greens, grated wasabi - $6

Dayboat scallop crudo with fennel, grape and shiso - $9

Fried BBQ pork rice balls with karashi mustard - $5

Spicy tuna deviled eggs with avocado and nori –- $6

Mission Motzu:– tripe, heart, liver, short rib in a soy based broth with chili peppers, cabbage, garlic chives, avocado - $8

Ribeye with nagaimo, spinach and whole grain mustard - $9

Crab fritters, edamame puree, pickled hon shimeji mushroom and nori "soil" on homemade flatbread - $10

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

Mochi with kabocha cream and azuki - $6

Soymilk Shake with Whisky-Hazelnut Financier - $6