I didn't realize the extent to which people love their Mission District burrito of choice until a few years ago, when a former girlfriend's sister (who was visiting from Cleveland, but grew up in the Bay Area) asked if we could drive to Taqueria La Cumbre for her and pick up a half-dozen varieties so she could freeze them and take them back to Ohio. It was a terrible day -- frigid July winds, traffic that felt like simmering murder, high clouds that hadn't broken for weeks and seemed to smother all hope and desire. The city was angry, we couldn't find parking, and after our third trip around the block I lost it: This was insane, I told my girlfriend. I could think of seven places in the Mission that make better burritos than Taqueria La Pinche... More >>>