Mission Street Food pops up in Kakaako
HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / firstname.lastname@example.org
Fans of Mission Street Food in San Francisco will get a taste of the underground side of dining when culinary entrepreneurs Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz come to Honolulu for a two-day event presented in partnership with Interisland Terminal on Sunday, Sept. 9, and Monday, Sept. 10.
Myint and Leibowitz, authors of “Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant” will offer an “Ex Libris Talk” followed by a book signing at Interisland Terminal’s art space, R&D, at 691 Auahi St. in Kakaako at 3 p.m. Sept. 9. Admission is $5, free with a copy or purchase of the book ($30).
The couple launched their Mission Street Food truck in San Francisco in the fall of 2008, which later became a pop-up in a neighborhood Chinese restaurant. The book describes Mission Street Food as “a restaurant, a charitable organization, a taco truck, burger stand and clubhouse for inventive cooks tucked inside an unassuming Chinese take-out place.”
They are considered creative thought leaders in the culinary, literary, non-profit and entrepreneurial fields. The book, published in 2011, tells the story of the restaurant and offers recipes with step-by-step illustrations and instructions.
The menu includes fish and chips two ways using yellowtail, a fried chicken salad with watermelon and chicories, pork and beans l’orange, marrow-braised beef cheek and sauterne shave ice with honeydew cream. There will be two seatings for the four-course dinner, which will be served family-style, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person, advance purchase required; visit www.honoluluboxoffice.com to buy online.