Flickr photo by jessefriedman.
Cool news in the Mission: Jason Fox (the former executive chef of Bar Tartine) and Anthony Myint (Mission Street Food, Mission Burger) and partners announced their new upcoming restaurant, ~COMMONWEALTH~. The full-time charitable restaurant will open in the former El Herradero space on Mission, and will be a “progressive American restaurant, building on California’s tradition of showcasing local, seasonal foods while incorporating diverse culinary approaches from around the world. Additionally, a set portion of proceeds from Fox’s inventive tasting menus will be donated to local non-profits.”
They are hoping to open early this summer, and only have a couple thousand dollars to go before reaching their minimum Kickstarter goal of $10,000, which will be used for kitchen equipment. Commonwealth will be open for dinner Tue-Sun, with most dishes between $6-$16, and a tasting menu. 2224 Mission St. at 18th St.
And a heads up on ~MISSION STREET FOOD~: this Saturday April 3rd, chef Chad Newton of ~FISH & FARM~ will be a guest chef, cooking with Grace Nguyen of ~OUT THE DOOR~. The menu includes: composition of cooked/raw/marinated/pickled vegetables, wheat berries, Meyer lemon aioli, dark rye crumbs; torchon of foie gras, rice “krispies”, o.j. gel, powdered yogurt, strawberries, toast; olive oil-poached cod, choke purée, espresso-steamed wild mushrooms, green garlic emulsion; and roasted lamb loin, slow braised cheeks, tasting of celery and chocolate.
Another thing: have you noticed the amazing menus on Thursdays at ~MISSION STREET FOOD~? Chefs Danny Bowien and Anthony Myint have been doing “homage dinners” to international chefs they admire, from Michel Bras to Inaki Aizpitarte of Paris—this Thursday April 1st is Pascal Barbot (check out the menu). The series will total about eight dinners in all.