Brian Kimball

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Soul Cocina and Magic Curry Kart Host a Back Alley Affair

    Brian Kimball of Magic Curry Kart and Roger Feely of Soul Cocina are bonded by more than the love of good street food; they were also born on the same day. The two have pushed the boundaries of what chefs without restaurants can do. Kimball teaches cooking classes and has his own line of curry paste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Magic Curry Kart Introduces Yellow Curry Paste

    It's been three and a half years since Brian Kimball first took to the Mission streets with his Magic Curry Kart. In the years since, Kimball has formalized his business and expanded into retail with a line of fiery chili sauces and curry pastes. His latest product is a turmeric-heavy spicy Thai yel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    HayaHon Begins Izakaya Popup at Former Mercury Lounge, Now Called SPACE 1582

    ​Mark Hayashida has covered a lot of culinary territory since graduating from college: cooking Classic French-inspired cuisine at the LA Ritz-Carlton, working on the sushi bar at the San Jose branch of Blowfish, cooking at Google, helping open Skool in Potrero Hill. Three weeks ago, he and partner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Eating Off the Sidewalk

    Sophia HernandezNightlife munchies-slayer Rocky Yazzie of Rocky's Frybread.​Sound Bites: Eat to the Beat of the Street Where: Public Works, 161 Erie (at Mission), 701-9500 When: Sun., Feb. 27, 3-4 p.m. Cost: Free The rundown: On the last day of indie-culture vortex Noise Pop, SFoodie cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Street-Food Cooking Classes at La Cocina

    jeffreymcmanus/FlickrLearn how to make the Magic happen.​Brian Kimball's Magic Curry Kart recently debuted a weekly lunch service with fellow carts Adobo Hobo and Sweet Constructions, and now Kimball has conceived of yet another way to continue the cooperation among small businesses while prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    The Amazing Adventures of Magic Curry Man

    To a soundtrack of Cake and Led Zeppelin, Brian Kimball provides a window into the reconstruction of his Magic Curry Kart after its dust-saturated trip to Burning Man. It's the first official episode of a new Web series Kimball hopes will illuminate more of his personal story as an unconventional ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    S.F. Street Food the Focus of Andrew Zimmern's Appetite for Life

    MSNAndrew Zimmern interning for the Crème Brûlée Cart.​Food personality Andrew Zimmern's take as intern for the Crème Brûlée Cart one afternoon back in August at Precita Park has now surfaced as part of the first episode of the new season of Appetite for Life, his Web series on street fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Whole Foods Unveils S.F. Street-Food Line: Sauces from Magic Curry Kart

    Tamara PalmerJars of red Magic Curry Paste on Whole Foods' shelves.​Fifteen months after mobile vendor Magic Curry Kart took to the streets, proprietor Brian Kimball has landed Magic Curry branded products in all four San Francisco Whole Foods locations. In June, Whole Foods' Northern Califo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    The Great Potato Sack Race, a Benefit for the Beacon Culinary Project

    Tamara PalmerPotatoes from Soul Cocina.​Street-food vendors will focus on potatoes this weekend in a fundraiser for the after-school Beacon Culinary Project in the Western Addition, where Roger Feely (Soul Cocina) and Brian Kimball (Magic Curry Kart) are instructors. For the First Annual Great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Magic Curry Kart's Latest Special: Panties

    Magic Curry Kart​Even though we know the guy and his sense of humor, we still thought Magic Curry Kart proprietor Brian Kimball was joking all week when he tweeted about the new Magic Curry panties that will be modeled tonight on Linda Street at the one-year-anniversary party for Sexy Soup Car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    This Weekend: Magic Curry Kart and Banh Mai Debut Magik Chao

    Tatyana BalteMagic Curry Man​In a move we hinted at back in October, Brian Kimball of Magic Curry Kart and Mai Le of Banh Mai have joined forces to create Magik Chao. Kimball told SFoodie that they'll sell homemade Vietnamese rice porridge ― or chao ― topped with chicken, fried shallots, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Commonwealth Club Panel on S.F. Street Food Now on Video

    In October, SFoodie's Tamara Palmer moderated a panel at the Commonwealth Club of diverse cooks with something to say about street food, pop-ups, and the new cart scene that helped define life in the Mission during the summer of '09. Last week, the Commonwealth Club released video of the discussion, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Audio from Last Month's Commonwealth Club Street-Food Panel Discussion Now Available

    Meredith BrodyAnthony Myint (left) and Brian Kimball​Missed last month's panel discussion on street food at the Commonwealth Club? No worries -- audio is now available. To refresh: On Oct. 29, SFoodie contributor Tamara Palmer moderated The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart, a discussio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    At the Commonwealth Club Last Night, a Diverse Panel Chews on Street Food's Challenges

    m. BrodyMission Street Food's Anthony Myint (left) with Magic Curry Kart's Brian Kimball.​A full house celebrated San Francisco's street-food scene at last night's panel discussion at the Commonwealth Club, The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart, moderated by SFoodie blogger Tamara Palme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Don't Forget: Commonwealth Club's Look at S.F. Street Food is This Thursday

    markevnic72/FlickrIt was the summer of love for S.F.'s food carts.​A reminder: SFoodie's Tamara Palmer is moderating a panel of high- and low-end contributors to S.F.'s street food scene this Thursday at the Commonwealth Club's The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart. Speakers range from ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Magic Curry Kart Rumor Too Good to Be True, Real Deal Even More Interesting

    Tatyana BalteMagic Curry Kart: New logo, new food on the way.​Last night, in a bit of self-confessed "rumormongering," Mission Mission speculated that street food vendor Magic Curry Kart would soon be serving Vietnamese noodles from his impressive new bicycle cart. But, as the Magic Curry Man hims ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    The Commonwealth Club Goes All Street-y Later This Month with Panel Talk

    ​Not too long ago, the city's street food offerings caught the attention of late-night borrachos fixing for bacon-wrapped hot dogs, hammered Zeitgeist hipsters heeding the arrival of the Tamale Lady, and hopeful day laborers with an appetite. Later this month, street food becomes the subject o ... More >>

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