San Francisco's restaurant industry has dived into fundraising for Haiti earthquake relief with a fervor that is alternately heartwarming and suspect (Eater SF is maintaining a long list of promotions
). Bar crawls, bake sales
, wine tastings ... seems that everything food-obsessed San Franciscans normally do can now support the cause.
Many of us, however, don't have $80 for a prix-fixe benefit dinner (well, or we'd rather donate that money directly
to worthy organizations). After spotting this banner above the door at La Taqueria Menudo
in the Excelsior this afternoon, I walked inside to ask about it. The counterperson said that the owner's donating a certain percentage of the taqueria's daily sales to relief organizations. In truth, she wasn't sure what the exact percentage is, and the owner wasn't around to ask (if you're the owner of La Taqueria Menudo, let us know in the comments section).
love La Taqueria Menudo for its menudo (cure your hangover and help Haiti!). The woman who helped translate my questions for the counterperson always gets the carnitas burrito (crispy pork for Haiti!). My personal contribution to the cause, an undisclosed percentage of $6, involved the special of the day, barbacoa ― a baseball-sized hunk of braised beef that the cook teased apart into thick strands with a few dainty shakes of his hand, then covered in finely minced onions and cilantro. La Taqueria Menudo 4591 Mission St. (at Brazil), 333-0604