Mission Street Food is a restaurant--occasionally, at least. It's also a charitable organization, a former taco truck, a burger stand inside a grocery store, a fine-dining restaurant, and a Szechuan Chinese restaurant inside another Chinese restaurant.
The point is, it's impossible to say what Mission Street Food is, exactly, without a story.
Two years after Anthony Myint sublet a Salvadoran taco truck for a night so he could serve his own brand of inspired street food, he and his wife Karen Leibowitz have turned Mission Street Food into four wildly different and exciting restaurant incarnations. The food has remained bold and innovative throughout, and the mission has always been the same: To provide good, affordable food, while giving back to the community. Each Mission Street Food project has donated a significant portion of its profits to charities around San Francisco.
This book--the first of the as-yet-unnamed McSweeney's food imprint--captures the story and the spirit of Mission Street Food. It'll feature not only the unconventional story of Mission Street Food, but also thoughtful and hilarious discussions of contemporary food issues, tongue-in-cheek manifestos, vibrant images, one (maybe two) comics, and a bevy of worthwhile and tasty recipes.