Foodies, start your engines -- the San Francisco Street Food Festival is coming to San Francisco's Mission District this Saturday, Aug. 18. Thanks to the uber-delicious media dinner a few weeks ago, we feel pretty confident in this preview of five AWESOME dishes you'll want to make sure you get your hot little hands on. Check out the photos above if you think you're in the mood to salivate.
1. Deep-Fried Caramel Shortbread Pops from Clairesquares
Whoa. Crispy on the outside and oh so hot and sweet and delicious and yummy and cavity-inducing-but-who-cares on the inside. We normally don't have much of a sweet-tooth (we know, we know), but these are not to be missed, especially as a dessert to close out the day.
2. Chicken Kaya Penang Chilaquiles from Azalina's
Ever had Malaysian curry? Neither had we, but this was our favorite entree-type item from the media dinner -- crunchy, savory, delicious and absolutely beautifully prepared, too.
3. Hummus from Love & Hummus
Love & Hummus's Donna takes pride in what she makes, and for good reason. We sampled two types of her hummus -- one on cucumber slices and one on her special pita chips -- and thoroughly enjoyed both. At the festival, look out for her falafel.
4. Hush Puppies from Zella's Soulful Kitchen
Zella called these "jacked up" hush puppies, and that sounded about right to us -- these things were dripping with saucy and cheesy goodness yet still light and fluffy. They'll be at the Food Festival as a side dish, so chow down.
5. Brazilian Cheese Bread from Kika's Treats
Served with delectably (and surprisingly) sweet tomato jam, Kika's Brazilian cheese bread is exactly as advertised -- awesomely cheesy (one of the best things food can be, duh). Just make sure you grab as much jam as you can, as it's delicious in its own right and will leave you wondering just where you can buy tomatoes that taste like that.
The Street Food Festival runs Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m until 7 p.m in San Francisco's Mission District on Folsom St. from 20th to 26th, 21st and 25th from Treat St. to Shotwell St. and in the Cesar Chavez Elementary School parking lot. Expect some more coverage from us after the festival with plenty of pictures and highlights.
Until then, bon appetite!
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