Monday, March 23, 2009

Mission Street Food Take 2

The last time I went to MSF, they ran out of food and by the time we got a table, I was drunk. This time I was determined to do differently. We got there at 6:30 to put our names on the list. We didn't get a table until 9PM. Crazy. At least they didn't run out of food. We had meant to only order three things and a dessert but ended up with more. Lager-Braised Sausage with cannelini beans, scallions and garlic confit - $8.5 pictured left. I loved the beans here.

PB&J: Berkshire Kurobuta Pork Belly and marinated Jicama with pickled jalapeno and cilantro aioli - $6.5. This was one of the dishes that we didn't need but added as our tablemates' looked so good. One of MSF's signature dishes for a good reason. Porky goodness all around.

Scallop Crudo with Beer-Carbonated Pomelo, Fennel, and Upland Cress - $8. We also didn't order this one but was given to our table. I didn't love this dish and usually I love raw-ish scallops. The beer infused pomelo slices were just weird and the strong raw beer taste on the scallops wasn't good either. A miss.

Caramelized Maitake Mushrooms with Farro, Grape, Walnut, and Malt-Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette - $8. Sherri liked it. It's mushroom and she liked it. 'Nuff said.

Brown Ale Brisket, with potato pancake and caramelized onion compote - $10. This was divine. And that onion compote- tasted like a sour cream and onion chip!

Buttermilk Pannacotta with Coney Island Lager Funnel Cake and Malt powdered sugar - $7. This was delicious and too bad we were too full to really enjoy. The pannacotta was melt-in-your-mouth. And how can you go wrong with fried batter?

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