I used to remember shops in the past on the Mission. These shops, selling fresh meat, fish and produce, creating a sense of what is nostalgic and classic. With many of them being abandoned, boarded up and left fallow for years, it made the Mission look like a ghost town. In more recent decades though, many entrepreneurs have been reshaping the Mission and working with preserving it’s flavor and traditions.
One just has to walk up Mission and see the restaurants of nuevo cuisines that start on 17th and extend upwards. Many are hidden away, requiring you to dig in and find them, some are just on the corner. Literally.
Corner, at 2199 Mission on the corner of Mission and 18th street is serving up something special. According to Justin, the general manager, they are serving up New American style food. Open for dinner at 4, this establishment has been at this location for one year now.
Went to the table and had a few items. The food was quite nice. The 18th Street sangria was very fruity and mild, but not the way I prefer them. The place has a great amount of eye candy if you like to people watch. Food is palatable and tasty, unfortunate that the service wasn’t as attentive with forgetting to bring our aioli or advising us that they had no more bleu cheese for the duck wings.
In either case, bring some company for a drink and a nosh. Pieces of advice: skip the sangria unless if you like wine coolers; try the trio of pork, it is pretty damn good as well as slow cooked pork shank with cheesy hash browns, poached egg and maple sauce; order a beer.