Banh mi sandwiches at Duc Loi – Burgers go to the new Mission Bowl

MissionMission reports that Duc Loi (Mission at 18th) is serving their own Banh Mi sandwiches. And survey says they are quite special, prepared in their own kitchen, with house-made charcuterie, with fresh asian veggies on La Brea bread! They look great – I’ll try to get there this week and report back. I like to go produce browsing at Duc Loi anyway, for all those vegetables and fruits that look great and I have no idea what they’re called.

In the meantime, the burgers that were “popping up” at Duc Loi on weekday afternoon have found a home at the new Mission Bowl, and the evening price tag of $15 for a burger has raised some Mission eyebrows, but the owner has some decent reasoning – the test will be whether they last.


More Mission Mural madness

MissionMission blog has some photos of an update to a Banksy work from a few months ago. Looks like it’s going to become an interactive piece. Yea!

Banksy mural - pre-audience participation

And with the chunky robin added by anonymous Mission contributor

broke-ass Stuart reveals: Carne Asada Fries on 16th!

We are “101” – they are “The Hollywood”
We are 48 f$%^ing degrees with fog – they are 75 with smog
We are tofu kebabs – they are Carne Asada Fries

Well, until now. Christy Jovanelly for Mission-famous broke-Ass Stuart locates formerly only in LA specialty Carne Asada french fries at Tacqueria Los Coyotes on 16th Street (near Mission).

Much like the California burrito, carne asada fries are a very Southern California thing and involve disgusting (amazing) amounts of french fries, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and BEEF. They’re like nachos, but better because the trans fat from the fries makes everything taste extra delicious.

Wow – I didn’t know that about the California Burrito, either! So…check it out – if you dare. Not for the faint-of-heart. I mean that literally.