Korean tacos are the ultimate in East-meets-West, street-food fusion. Here HeyKristen shares her experience of Namu's version. I heard a ton about these tacos (most recently in a New York Times article) but I had yet to try them. I got a chance this weekend during San Francisco's Outside Lands music festival, and was not disappointed! The tacos come with a seaweed "shell" and are filled with beef, rice, onion, and a delicious spicy sauce. They ended up being the perfect festival food . . . I ate six of them over the course of the weekend!
Last night I headed over to the Fairmont Hotel for the San Francisco stop of the traveling pig competition, Cochon 555. The 10-city tour features five chefs, five pigs, and five winemakers with one chef's pork creations taking home a prize. The 10 winning chefs will compete at the upcoming Food & Wine Classic to see who is named the Grand Cochon. With his delectable crispy fried pig trotters and slow-cooked pork ragu on housemade pasta, Perbacco's Stefan Terje was the clear winner of the night.
To take a look at the other competitors and their dishes, check out all my photos from the event after the break.
I'm completely serious when I tell people that the Ferry Plaza farmers market is a major reason why I live in San Francisco — it would not be an overstatement to say that the first time I went there, it changed my view of eating. So I could barely contain my excitement when the market's organizer, the Center For Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture, or CUESA, announced it would be instituting a Thursday farmers market with an emphasis on artisanal street food. I took a trip over during my lunch break to see what the hype was all about. Learn more about the street food market — only in its second week of existence! — when you read on.