Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

calaveras, esqueletos y vampiros

TONIGHT. Tricks and Street Treats

Gal Like Me by Lexie Lee

Tune: Gal Yuh Good by Shabba Ranks

Tune: Gal Wine by Chaka Demus & Pliers

Tune: Shine Eye Gal {heatwave remix} by Shabba Ranks & Mykal Rose

Tune: Soul Jerk {part 1} by Bobby Bennett and the Dynamics

Evil Jerk Cart's One-Year Anniversary
When: Sat., Oct. 30, 6 p.m.
Where: 19th and Linda Streets
Cost: Free; bring cash for food

I will be serving Chiles en Nogada

Roger Mas {KALX, Superritmo} & DJ Rajah {Soul Cocina} take over DJ Suresh's NAGA BEATZ at El Rio on Thursdays in November.

Afro Peruvian Classics
Moog Fuzz
South Asian Soul
Caribbean Funk
Doo Wop & Low Rider Oldies
Salsa Dura

November 4th 9pm till the fat lady sings
November 11th 9pm till the cows come home
November 18th 9pm till someone pokes their eye out

Halloween @ El Superritmo

This Saturday {TONIGHT!} we are hosting our Halloween bash Mission style.
10pm @ The Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street SF.

Free admission for Esqueletos (Skeletons) as we will be shooting for the new DJ Roger Más video for the single "Esqueletos" on Unicornio Records

Then on Tuesday don't forget OUTSIDE IN 8 Dia De Los Muertos

Tune: Calavera by Mike Laure

Tune: Naga Pedale by Cumbia Siglo XX

Tune: Communicate by Los Vampiros

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mission Treat

La Victoria will be playing the Giants on the big screen while Dirty Needles DJ spins soul records.

Soul Cocina Feast will be served from 6pm-10pm

~Huarache de Buddha
This week the huarache will be a blue corn tortilla filled with roasted organic pumpkin and topped with chantrelle mushrooms & baby squash in a green mole pipian.
Thursday October 28
La Victoria
2937 24th st
San Francisco

Soul Records by Dirty Needles DJ

Green Garbanzos • Chile • Lime • Garlic ~4

Slow Cooked Black Beans • Fried Platano Maduro • Queso Fresco • Pickled Vegetables ~8.5

Wild Arugula Salad • Backyard Lemon - Cactus Pear Vinaigrette • Pomegranate • Grilled Chayote~8

Moqueca ~ Halibut and Early Girl Tomatoes slowly simmered in Fresh Coconut Milk and Red Palm Oil • Steamed Rice ~13

Cactus Sopes • Cumin Roasted Purple Potatoes • House Chorizo • Queso Fresco • Smoked Salsa de Chile Cascabel ~12

Huarache De Buddha - Handmade Tortilla filled w/ Roasted Pumpkin Puree topped w/ Chantrelle Mushrooms & Baby Squash in Green Mole ~14

~Dirty Girl Early Girl tomatoes smoking in the Gastronomer garden for smoked chile de cscabel salsa.

Tune: Jagger the Dagger by Eugene McDaniels from Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse

Tune: Just Havin a Ball by De La Soul

Tune: Interlude after push it along from Tribe's People's Instinctive Travels Album

Tune: Nowhere to Run Nowhere to Hide by Gravediggaz

Tune: Nowhere to Run Nowhere to Hide {instrumental} by Gravediggaz {Prince Paul}

This is the season to get another Mission Treat - Sweet Pumpkin Tamales from Papalote

Tune: Viene El Tamalero by Ibrahim Ferrer

Mr E & Los Rakas on Galang Radio

Tune: Space by Galt Macdermot

Outside In #8

Next Tuesday Dia de los Muertos OUTSIDE IN #8
with food by:
Urban BBQ aka Good Foods Caterers
Pizza Hacker
Kitchen Side Car
Traveling Takoyaki
Soul Cocina

music by:
J Boogie

both of these videos have been featured before on Soul Cocina blog but just case ya don't know... ya know.

art fashion by:
Danny Chimowitz
you need to check out his dia de los muertos stencil work

Pisco Punch by:
Pisco SF
Sign up for the San Francisco Pisco Foundation to try some of this elixer of los santos.

Cumbia Bass Mix by DJ Santero

Tune: Hungry Ghosts by Filastine

Remember to donate to the Dia de los Muertos non-profit because the procession and altar funding is at risk of dying because of higher permit fees this year.
~Dia De Los Muertos vs Star Wars via JacobChills via Mission Mission

R.I.P. Gregory Isaac, Marzieh & all the fallen soldiers

Tune: Khoda Koneh Ke Khabam Nabareh by Marzieh

Saturday, October 16, 2010

El Buho

Afterhour party with bugulu beats by Los Reyes de Los Exitos:

Kool Kyle
Roger Mas
Selector Ben {Gumbo Cart}

Food by:
Soul Cocina
Traveling Takoyaki
Evil Jerk Cart
& the Street Food Gang.

Midnight til....

Saturday Night/Sunday Morning Oct 16/17

for location follow

RSVP Facebook

Tune: Enyere Cumbara by Julian y su Combo from Julian y su Combo

Tune: Noche De Cumbia by Andres Landero

Tune: San Franciscan Nights by Gabor Szabo & The California Dreamers

Tune: San Francisco Knights by People Under the Stairs

Tune: Midnight Hour by The Silvertones

Monday, September 27, 2010

Call To Flavor

When: Sunday October 3rd Noon - 3pm
Where: follow Soul Cocina Twitter for location
What: Street food party benefit for St Anthony Foundation
Who: SF Delicious, Evil Jerk, Lumpia Cart, Good Foods, Mad for Madeleines, Mali Num Num, Sataysfied, Sweet Constructions, Sour Flour, Mr Arroz Caldo, Adobo Hobo, Chile Lindo, Dezys Drinks and more...

Tune: Calling All Cows {1955} by Blues Rockers

Tune: Di Flavour {2008} by Buju Banton

Tune: Let The Good Times Roll {1974} by Little Beaver from Party Down

Tune: Whatcha See is Whatcha Get by The Dramatics

Tune: Kentucky Fried Chicken by Ronnie Foster from Two Headed Freap

Tune: Take Yo Praise by Camille Yarbrough

Tune: Fourty Days by Billy Brooks from Windows of the Mind

Please don't miss out on the Camille Yarbrough song if you are not already familiar. Some of the songs I post are not for everybody and for certain moods occasions, "Take Yo Praise" is for Everybody, All The Time.

Tune: Pico Pico by Los Pico Pico

Tune: Te Pico La Abeja by Alberto Pedraza

I'm sure there will be a few different types of tacos at Call To Flavor. I'll bring the hot sauce.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Outside In #7 the Caravan is coming to Casa Sanchez!

Celebrate the last day of [dunkelbunt] in the US this year on Bagel Monday September 2Oth with food from the greatest rogue mobile food vendors in the Bay. Musical Journey conducted by [dunkelbunt] & friends.

At Casa Sanchez on 24th street in San Francisco.

with sounds by [dunkelbunt] and Soul Cocina friends.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

vamos A Probar La Salsa

Tune: La Salsa Con Monte by Michi Sarmiento Y Su Combo from The Afrosound of Colombia Volume 1

Soul Cocina will be competing in the SF Food Wars this Sunday at the Ferry Plaza in San Francisco. We will be serving our Smoked Chile de Cascabel Salsa. Check it out.

Don't miss Soul Cocina Saturday at the Underground Farmers Market.

Here is the menu for Thursday Night Soul Supper. TONIGHT w/ music by Gaucho

Spicy Carolina Style Boiled Peanuts ~4

Heirloom Tomato • Summer Squash • Green Zebra Gazpacho Vinaigrette ~9
Wild Arugula • Peach • Local Olive Oil • Fig Wood Smoked Almonds ~8

Potato English Pea Samosas • Mint Chutney • Tamarind Chutney ~10

Bay Scallop Squash Blossom Tempura • Figs • Fra Mani Pancetta ~12

Line Caught Pacific Rockfish Ceviche • Avocado • Plantain Chips ~13

Shakshuka of Lamb Merguez Sausage & Pasture Raised Eggs w/ Roasted Garlic & Zatar Lavash over Maftoul ~14

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Musakhan by the Camel Cart. Come try some at Outside In #7

Soul Cocina records from Outside In #6 [photo by Juan Data]

Goat Curry from Soul Cocina and Sisig Taco from HapaSF at SF Street Food Festival

Tune: Sacrifice by Mandingo from Primeval Rhythm Of Life
Tune: Bird of Prey also by Mandingo from Sacrifice

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hunters and Scavengers

Search for Soul Cocina this Saturday in Napa at Scavenge di Rosa

Tune: Searching For Soul Pt. One by Jake Wade And The Soul Searchers

Tune: hunters harp by dirtwire

DJ Zeph's Sunset Scavenger LP from 2004 had to be renamed to Sunset Salvage after the SF garbage with the same name complained. The album cover had to be changed too. I'm glad I copped the OG LP before it was changed. But I did sleep on the OG Coup LP Party Music with the twin tyowers blowing up with a release date that predates 9/11.

Here is Boots Riley from the Coup on the second track from DJ Zeph's Sunset Scavenger
Tune: Shake it on Down by DJ Zeph feat. Boots Riley

Boots has a new project with the guitarist from Rage Aginst the Machine called the Street Sweeper Social Club and they have a new EP that is out today called The Ghetto Blaster.

DJ Zeph has a recently released project called Batidas Latinas check the tracks here. cop the mix here.

Check Azeem above as he rolls past La Victoria Bakery!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Indian {and Succatash} Soul Supper

Soul Supper Wednesday Aug 28 and Thursday Aug 29 at La Victoria 6pm-9pm
~vegan items in green

Green Tomato Pakora with Early Girl Tomato Chutney ~7

Unda Kari - Soft boiled pasture raised eggs in mustard yogurt w/ coconut fried curry leaves ~8

Baigan Bhartha w/ Saffron Basmati Rice, Hand Rolled Chapati & Cucumber Mint Raita ~12

Sweet Potato Tortellini in Succatash Corn Broth ~14

Goat Curry w/ Rumali Roti, Soul Cocina Lemon Pickle, Saffron Basmati Rice & Tamarind Chutney ~18

Green Indian Garbanzos in Garam Masala Mustard Greens w/ Cumin Papadam and Saffron Basmati Rice ~13

Panch Phoran Daal w/ Bottle Gourd and Saffron Basmati Rice ~9

La Victoria

2937 24th St @ Alabama St
San Francisco, CA

Tune: Kitchen Man Blues by Sara Martin

Tune: Phoolon Se Hai Meri Dosti composed by Sonik-Omi {uncle-nephew composer duo}& vocals- Muhammad Rafi from Heeron Ka Choor

Also from the Sonik-Omi duo, these videos show the kind of fun we have at the Soul Suppers at La Victoria.

I will be eating ramen w/ these
tonight at Ken Ken Ramen

Help us kickoff the debut of The Original Afterhour Street Party "Medianoche" for Outside In #6

this lemonade stand got busted last weekend {via Mission Mission}

Monday, July 19, 2010

Seeing Double

Tune: Colegiala Pon De Floor (Copyflex Mixup) by Copia Doble Systema vs Major Lazer

Mandeep's new video
about to drop this week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Still July

Enter The Won Ton Clan
Tune: The Optimist by Gza Vs Tom Waits: Round 3

Tune: Arbol de Julio by Eunice Kathleen Waymon

Tune: Can You Keep A Secret by Big Youth

Tune: The Secret Version by Deeproots & Bean

Tune: Hype Bike by Mad Anju
but turns out Mad Anju was talking about these kinda bikes.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Cooking Class July 7th at Sur La Table

There is still time to sign up for this fast approaching cooking class at Sur La Table, Union Square in San Francisco.

~Join us for this very special class led by Roger Feely of Soul Cocina. A local chef who is part of the street food scene, Feely’s Mexican menu isn't your run of the mill fare. You’ll learn how to prepare authentic and easy to make dishes that will give you and your guests a new appreciation of the wonderful flavors found throughout real Mexican kitchens.

Homemade Green Chorizo Sopes with Homemade Queso Fresco -
Hot and Spicy Chile de Arbol Totopos
Cactus-Black Bean Huaraches - Roasted Mexican Squash in Mole Pipian & Purple Potatoes
Mexican Meatball Soup
Mini Tres Leches Cakes and Fresh Strawberries

Cactus-Black Bean Huaraches topped w/ Roasted Mexican Squash in Mole - Pipian and Purple Potatoes

3# masa de nopal {fresh corn masa mixed with cactus juice}

refried black beans

1 ¼ cup black beans soaked over night

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic

2 pieces epazote

2 pieces avocado leaf

1 guajillo chile

2 T rice oil


-Slowly simmer beans with herbs, chile and ½ the onion and ½ the garlic. When cooked add salt to taste. Fry the remaining garlic and onion in oil. Add to cooked beans and process with stick blender until smooth.

-Fill 3 oz balls of masa with 1 Tablespoon each of refried beans and form into huaraches.

Mole Pipian

1 bunch cilantro

½ bunch epazote

½ bunch hoja santa

½ bunch quelite

½ bunch papalo

4 tomatillos

4 serrano chillies

5 cloves garlic

1 ¼ cup lime juice

1 Tablespoon coriander, toasted, ground

1 Tablespoon cumin, toasted, ground

3 Tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted, ground

½ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted, ground

-Grind the herbs, garlic, chillies and Tomatillos with lime juice in a blender. -Mix in the toasted spices and seeds.

3# Mexican Squash

“roll cut” and roast the squash at 35O degrees with salt and pepper for 12 minutes.

-Toss the roasted squash in the mole pipian.

3# purple potatoes, cubed and boiled

1 T minced garlic

1 T whole cumin seeds

1 T rice oil

-sautee the potatoes with cumin and garlic in oil until cumin and garlic are toasted and not burnt

Grill the huarache on a comal and top with the roasted Mexican squash in mole pipian and the sauteed garlic-cumin potatoes, then finish with sliced radish, pumpkin seeds, pickled red onions and epazote.

learn this recipe and the rest of the menu at Sur La table Wednesday night.

Tune: Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Slim Smith

So no Soul Supper at La Victoria on Wednesday this week. But thursday's menu is killer. And as it is the second Thursday of the month, we will be joined with music by GAUCHO!

Menu for Thursday night Soul Supper.

Low Country Boiled Peanuts

Fried Okra & Hot Sauce!

Collard Green, Tasso, Chicked Egg Roll with Hot Mustard Sauce and Hot Red Pepper Relish

Nettle Ricotta Ravioli in Corn Broth with Bacon Sucatash

Braised Shortribs ~ Pickled Watermelon ~ Candied Jalapeño - Hoppin' John

Corn Bread Panade, Caramelized Onions, Roasted Garlic, Wild Mushrooms

Thursday, July 01, 2010

summer is time for ice cream, ra ra & the s'more bike

The S'more Bike rolled through Sunday streets in the Mission last weekend. Summer fun.
There's always someone selling something on 24th Street near Alabama.

Just got the inside scoop from the gal behind the wizardry of Kelvin from Smitten Ice Cream. Well now it's no longer just the gal and the machine on the streets... Smitten IC has a whole team and they plan to bring a whole new artisan ice cream experience to the Bay Area... starting with Hayes Valley... specifically the Hayes Valley "Proxy" Project on Octavia at Linden. I wonder if the "bike kitchen" will be a new home or an exstension of the Bike Kitchen in the Mission on Florida Street, the cooperative, do-it-yourself bike repair shop or will it be a kitchen powered by bikes ala Rock The Bike?

Could this be a good spot for a future Outside In event? lol

Outside In this time of year is more about reinventing outdoor street food festivals and less about street food culture indoors. It's just too nice outside to take the party indoors.
Outside In #5 photos taken by local bloggers and twitterers @TMoney, @RoamingHunger, @marezone, @iHeartGoodEats and more.

last summer was the summer of Gaga and Rara. I searched high and low for new and old Dominican Gaga and Haitian Rara tunes until I could find no more. Well I found a great Ra Ra tune on a record I picked up at Grooves yesterday.

Tune: Ra Ra #2 by from Bomba!

it's a beautiful track that rolls along nicely. It would be a glorious track to be reworked by Uproot Andy or Cheif Boima w/ vocals added by Los Rakas. But the OG track is beautiful as it is too. You can picture the session once you understand what's going on.. from the liner notes of Bomba!

~The VACCINE is another recent invention of the inventive Caribbean music makers. Each instrument is a tube of bamboo several inches in diameter and up to three feet long. It is blown like a trumpet, through a hole in one end, and each instrument has just one low hooting note. Each player must therefore blow at the correct instant to help create the complex rhythm. He also taps the barrel of the instrument with a stick, and a regular drummer may be on hand to help out. The rhythm played by vaccines on the record is called the Ra Ra.

"recent invention"!? seems like the record is from the early 70's/ late 60's, but it is hard to tell for sure.

Kelvin was invented in the 21st century.

When I was in Triana, it seemed like summer all year long.

Tune: Promesa Del Camino by Isabel Pantoja from ¡Viva Triana! -Por Sevillanas

Should I tackle a Virgen del Rocio post next

Monday, June 28, 2010


I will be serving a special tropical menu this Wednesday and Thursday at La Victoria featuring panuchos, arepas, yucca, plantains... and vegan too! Followed by a tropical set across town at Madrone featuring cumbia, salsa, merengue and reggae en español.

Vegan moqueca anyone?

La Victoria Vegan tropical Feast Wednesday and Thursday June 30th & July 1st

Steamed Green Garbanzos in House "Sazon Criollo" ~$4

Guacamole de Molcajete w/ Plantain Chips ~$7

Bhel Puri w/ Mango ~$6

Arepas filled w/ Roasted Red Palm Platano Maduro, Black Beans, Pickled Onion ~$13

Vegan Moqueca over basmati rice w/ garlic farofa ~$12

Huarache de Buddha ~$14

El Combo de Plata-DJ Don Bustamante by DJ Don Bustamante