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INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts The Cart

Anthony Myint, Mission Street Food
Brian Kimball, Magic Curry Kart
Steven Gdula, Gobba Gobba Hey
Charles Phan, Executive Chef, Slanted Door
Tamara Palmer, Contributor, Pavement Cuisine, SF Weekly-Moderator

These street eats aren't just wallet-friendly - they're downright epicurean

These days you can barely walk down some streets without bumping into a taco truck, a sausage stand or the tamale lady. San Francisco just held its first-ever Street Food Festival, and the local Creme Brulee Man was recently written up in The New York Times, signifying that Bay Area street food has moved beyond pretzels and hot dogs and into the Twittersphere and beyond. We'll ask some of the local cart chefs about their food, their big plans, their permit status and how the new street-eats scene is changing ideas about dining out.

After the discussion, we'll head over to 111 Minna, where some of your favorite street food carts will be offering limited samples and hawking their eats, including: Bacon Potato Chips, Bike Basket Pies, Creme Brulee Cart, Gobba Gobba Hey, Magic Curry Kart, Mission Street Food and Smitten Ice Cream.

Location: Blue Room, The Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street (at Second), 2nd floor, San Francisco Directly outside of the Montgomery Bart Station (Program), 111 Minna (Post-panel street food tasting)

6:00 p.m. Check-in, 6:30 p.m. Program, 7:30 p.m. Street Eats Party at 111 Minna
$12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
To make a reservation please call 415-597-6705 or register online at

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