More Than Anything SF’s Street Food Festival Celebrates Entrepreneurship

SF Weekly August 20, 2010 — Yes, last year’s SF Street Food Festival was equal parts thrilling and #Fail: More expectant humanity thronged a single block of Folsom, even, than rushes the Sunday beer bust at the Eagle, or the Saturday afternoon checkout at Bi-Rite, in lines as depressing as the gray summer sky. After grabbing the festival equivalent of low-hanging fruit (packaged snacks from Delicias Salvadorenas and Onigilly), we wandered the blocks to grab a table at Schmidt’s. But here’s the thrilling part: Precisely that the festival was overmobbed in the first place. Despite mainstream skepticism that hounded the city’s nascent cart-foods movement earlier last summer, San Francisco showed up. Hugely. Read more

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