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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Outside In 5 Rode S.F.'s New Wave of Haute Street Food

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 3:21 PM

click to enlarge TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
The definition of street food in San Francisco continues to rapidly expand in ever more creative directions. Saturday's Outside In 5 event in Dogpatch seemed to accelerate that. Presented by Soul Cocina, SF Cart Project, and Hands On Gourmet, it was a food crawl comprised of over 20 vendors posted in front of and inside several businesses in the neighborhood.

Full from attending a four-hour private meal dubbed "Smorgasbord 5000" by its generous host, we enjoyed strolling, taking in the breadth of available food rather than indulging our usual strategy of eating it all.

click to enlarge Jaynelle St. Jean and her Pietisserie provincial pie window. - TAMARA PALMER
  • Tamara Palmer
  • Jaynelle St. Jean and her Pietisserie provincial pie window.
Ethiopian and Jamaican street food ruled at Retox, thanks to Radio Africa and Evil Jerk Cart, while Kitchenette's loading dock was the site of their English muffin sliders as well as the sophomore outing for

Pietisserie's portable "provincial pie window," where we enjoyed a lovely subtle grapefruit custard mini-pie. Banh mi burgers and shrimp chips with shaved chocolate were crossed off of Kitchen Sidecar's menu as soon as we arrived at Rickshaw Bagworks; we were sad to not be able to try that most strange sounding combination, though we walked away with some St. George absinthe madeleines from the Ninja Turtle-clad Mad 4 Madeleines to fill our curiosity quotient.

Yep, it's more than just hot dogs out here on the streets, and thank heaven for that.

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