Some new restaurants arrive in this world fully formed, teeth bared and growling. Others scuttle into a crevice the moment they hatch, hiding from predators while they grow stronger on the prey that wanders into their grasp. And then there are places like Local: Mission Eatery, at 24th and Folsom streets, which emerge from their plywood wombs eager and coltish, gangly joints pointing in all directions, bleating their existence to the treetops. If starvation or confusion doesn't kill the place while it's still finding its feet, it may grow into... More >>>
The open-faced asparagus sandwich is rich, crisp, and sweet.