Jaime Maldonado understands that the Mission is changing. But unlike some residents who mourn for the past and fight the future, he's willing to change with it. His pioneering, open-minded, forge-ahead spirit has earned Maldonado this year's Latino Heritage Month Business Award, to be awarded Tuesda ... More >>
Carina OstYesterday at La Victoria: Chicken by Soul Cocina, waffle by Sour Flour, craving by Mildred Pierce.Let's talk good combinations: chicken waffles, Soul Cocina Sour Flour, Kate Winslet nude scenes every movie.
If you're anything like us, you' spent the last month religiously ... More >>
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joseybakerbread.blogspot.comWould you buy bread from this man? You should.Five highlights from the blog this week:1. We SFoodie staffers felt like we were running so many stories about local vendors launching their products at the Haight Street Whole Foods (examples: Azalina's kaya, Hapa SF's pin ... More >>
Kevin Y./YelpWith the help of pastry chef Luis Villavelazquez, the 60-year-old panaderia on 24th Street will soon begin modernizing its pan dulce.In a move that could remake San Francisco's notion of pan dulce ― Mexican sweet rolls ― pastry chef Luis Villavelazquez is working with Mission ... More >>
La VictoriaRosca de reyes: Score the baby Jesus and you have to host a tamale party.As a college student abroad (Scotland, near Glasgow) visiting an American friend in France (Bordeaux), I was totally charmed by the ritual of the galette des rois, the kings' cake. You ate it on or around Jan. ... More >>
Kimberly SandieWholesome Bakery's Mandy Harper with La Victoria's Jaime Maldonado (center) and Soul Cocina's Roger Feely.Soul Cocina chef Roger Feely brings his Soul Supper pop-up to La Victoria tonight and tomorrow night. This week's menu skews Spanish, or at least the language is bilingual ... More >>
Kimberly SandieWholesome Bakery's Mandy Harper, La Victoria's Jaime Maldonado, and Soul Cocina's Roger Feely.Wholesome Bakery proprietor Mandy Harper has organized a bakesale and street food party this Saturday to raise money to help her brother Nick defray medical costs in his fight against ... More >>
John BirdsallSinigang: The tamarind-spiked vegetable broth was unexpectedly flowery.Something extraordinary happened Saturday night on 24th Street. At La Victoria, Hapa SF's William Pilz took a dozen Filipino dishes and translated them into Northern California's culinary vernacular.
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Toro E./YelpNot bad for 60.Our favorite morsel from the blogs.
La Victoria, 24th Street's immovable presence, is 60 years old. Instead of things like Depends and mall walkers (customary gifts for any sexagenarian) owner Jaime Maldonado wants your reminiscences ― an essay in 300 words or le ... More >>
Chris MacArthur/SF WeeklyJake Des Voignes.Jake and Shauna Des Voignes grew up in California and took similar paths to careers in fine dining, before meeting during stints at Fifth Floor. Yesterday, we traced the chefs' bios, including Local Mission Eatery, which opened last March. The restaur ... More >>
Jeremy Brooks/FlickrKitchen tenants at La Victoria pay, in part, by how much energy they consume.Over at La Victoria in the Mission, owner-baker Jaime Maldonado has quietly been using a carbon footprint pricing model to rent to food businesses, including Venga Empanadas, Soul Cocina, Wholesom ... More >>
Kimberly SandieJaime Maldonado is the owner of La Victoria Bakery, a 60-year-old panaderia on 24th Street that is reinventing itself by renting out kitchen space to street-cart vendors and hosting weekly street-cart events. When I interviewed Maldonado for yesterday's food lead, I was intri ... More >>
Kimberly SandieRoger Feely, aka Soul Cocina, is one of the senior street cart vendors I interviewed for today's "Eat" column. Feely has cooked professionally for more than a decade, so he's far more familiar with the world of communal kitchens and restaurant inspections than many of people he wor ... More >>
La Victoria Bakery has been in business on 24th Street since 1951, back when the Mission was an Italian-Irish Neighborhood. The Maldonado family, who make some of San Francisco's best pan dulce, have seen their business expand into a restaurant, contract back into a bakery, and now expand again i ... More >>