San Francisco Street Food Festival
Where: Mission District (map is here)
When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Cost: Free admission; food as it costs
San Francisco is so full of food fests that we can't even begin to count them. But Saturday's third annual San Francisco Street Food Festival is the most important.
It's a credit to the hard-working folks at La Cocina that in only two years, they have turned what sounded like a collection of food carts into the one day no food lover in the city should miss.
What makes this fest so vital are three things: