Two weeks ago, Danny Bowien officially started serving Mission Cantina burritos as take-away menu items, and the burrito-lovers of this city immediately joined together to sing a song of praise for the chef and his newest creations. These crispy tubes of queso and meat are already so popular that Bowien is considering opening a standalone burrito shop. The chef tells Grub Street:
Eventually, we want to open a Mission Burrito. That's been a plan of ours since the beginning, but first, we wanted to do our version of real, weird Mexican food. Tacos don't travel very well — it's not like Chinese food, which is the most forgiving of all the delivery food. I thought a to-go burrito would be a good segue.And to all the haters out there complaining about the $10 price tag, Bowien points out that a burrito with everything at SF's storied La Taqueria costs $9.71. The burritos are currently only available for delivery and take-out, but there's a chance that Misssion Cantina will start offering them late at night. For more on what goes into a Mission Cantina burrito, check out Robert Sietsema's highly scientific examination of this rare specimen.
· Danny Bowien on Going Full Burrito at Mission Cantina [GS]
· All Coverage of Mission Cantina [~ENY~]