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