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Feb 19, 2009 05:41 PM

Mission Street Food

Any 'hounds check this out yet? Thinking about going Sat. night.

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  1. I haven't been but I have heard that the food is good and the lines are long (like 1 1/2 hours long). It sounds like a great idea but I am just not into waiting that much.

      1. Ditto SFDude's remark. I'm salivating to check it out, but don't know if I have the patience for that kind of a wait. Will definitely keep it on my radar screen to check out future menus.

        1. Lines are very long and service is slow. Try to go early, because the wait gets longer into the night. Mileage may vary depending on the menu of the day. I went on a Southern themed night and the food was kind of meh. Another nite I went was much better. It is a fun experience though.

          Oh, and give some love while you are waiting to the Mexican bakery on the next block. They set up a taco stand at night with cabeza, and they are very friendly. Some tacos and tamarindo soda made the wait much more bearable.

          1. I went once when they served at the Chinese restaurant on Mission between 18th and 19th. I won't attempt again. Everything we ordered was served at room temperature to cold, including the soup. The PB&J was good but a very small portion and cold. The Duck Smoked Fried Rice was my favorite.
            The service started off well but that didn't last long at all. We were pretty much ignored for a long while while champagne was being uncorked and enjoyed in the kitchen among the staff. Then there was a lot of confusion with serving our order. No utensils for a while then giant serving spoons given to us to eat from small paper concession containers.

            It was not an experience for the hungry or anyone looking for a bargain. You also need a lot of patience and the ability to play along.