S.F. Rising: Rocky's Frybread Settles in at El Rio

Rocky Yazzie.

A weekly survey of bread in San Francisco ― the baked and the fried, the artisan and the novelty.

Rocky's Frybread

Source: Check @rockysfrybread for schedule
Price: Whatever you'd care to pay
Toast-appropriateness: not that kind of bread

Rocky Yazzie and his frybread stand materialized on the cart scene last fall, rocking a cooking stove and a skillet of oil, passing out frybread and Navajo tacos, luring people in with his brash charm. He joined the Fabric8 Friday-night rotation and appeared on the sidewalk outside El Rio. Then he was invited inside.

As of the new year, Rocky's Frybread is now setting up his stand in El Rio's courtyard Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On the off days, he'll show up at private events or other bars. “It's turned into a job,” he says. “I'm almost going to have to start hiring people.” He's also scouting out a bigger commercial kitchen space to prep in.

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