The good weather is here, and so is the return of First Fridays, a nationwide small and local business support movement that caught on in San Francisco last summer, guess where: in el corazón of the Mission: lower 24th Street. According the the Mission Community Council “First Fridays festivities are hosted by multiple cities across the nation to showcase and bring new business to a specific area or neighborhood. Taking place the first Friday of every month, neighborhoods invite the general public to explore the local restaurants, watering holes, and enjoy art and music shows.”
The event includes a food crawl along 24th street between Mission and Potrero, and will include the following eateries (I’ve tried to list them in geographical order) and special offers. Check out the cool, interactive map on event sponsor Lower 24th Street Merchants and Neighbors Association website, which allows you to plan your munching. Plus there’s drinking (no fun to eat if you can’t drink, right), art exhibits, children’s activities, music and more.
Additional sponsors include the SF Office of Economic and Workforce Development in collaboration with Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Supervisor David Campos. Co-sponsors include El Mensajer, Guardian, SF Weekly and Asterisk Magazine
So get on your knees and FOOD CRAWL:
Riconcito Nicaraguense 3161 24th Street: $5 Green Plantains, Fried Cheese, Cabbage Salad
Neighborhood newcomer Wise Sons 3150 24th Street :Jewish Street Food: Knishes
Sunrise Cafe Restaurant (Salvadorian Food) 3126 24th Street: $3 for Two Pupusas
La Parilla Grill 3099 24th Street: Rotisserie Chicken ~ $5 Chicken Combo
Basa Sea Food Market (recently reviewed here) 3060 24th Street: $3.99 Fish Ceviche
Delfin (Mexican Seafood) 3066 24th Street: 10% Off All Food
Usulatan (Salvadorian Food) 2990 24th Street: Free Soda with purchase of Food
La Gallinita (Meat Market/ Mexican deli) 2995 24th Street: 3 Tacos $4.50 BTW, these are the BEST TACOS in the Mission!
La Victoria Bakery (Mexican Bakery/Restaurant recently reviewed here) 2937 24th Street: $3 Coffee with any Pastry ~ $5 Easy Creole for walk-ins
Dagwood and Scoop (Specialty Sandwiches and Mitchell’s Ice Cream) 2746 24th Street: $2 Ice Cream Scoop
Not clear is this if open yet, but, just in case- Pigs and Pie (Sausages, Pies, Beer, and Wine) 2964 24th Street