Mission Street Food pops up in Kakaako

Aug. 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

HONOLULU PULSE STAFF / honolulupulse@staradvertiser.com

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.

In addition, enjoy a pop-up dinner by Mission Street Food in collaboration with Prima Kailua and the Whole Ox Butcher and Deli on Monday, Sept. 10 at 327 Keawe St.

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.

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