4/30/2013 12:00:00 PM

Three New Food Options Coming to 24th and Mission

Photo by Curtis Kimball
One of the first views available after stepping out of the 24th Street BART station in the Mission is of golden arches, but there will soon be a bit more variety than McDonald's in the vicinity. Paprika (3324 24th Street), a new sausage and beer specialist, is set to open this week in the space formerly occupied by Nicaraguan restaurant El Trebol. Meanwhile, The Creme Brulee Cart has signed a lease a few doors down at 3338 24th Street and owner Curtis Kimball says he expects to open in June. Kimball already operates a to-go window in SoMa, a cart in the Financial District, and a truck in the Castro, but this Mission location is especially close to his heart because this business was born out of a whimsical idea first tested out in the middle of nearby Dolores Park in 2009. But that's not all: Kimball shares a tip that a third eatery appears to be coming in across the street, with papers and a permit in the window announcing a business called Triumvirate Pizza.


  1. Your lede is not only misleading, but insulting in its dismissiveness of Latino food culture in the 24th and Mission area. Saying that the new ventures here will offer "a bit more variety than McDonald's in the vicinity" implies a culinary wasteland, which the area is emphatically not. There are many (though decreasing in number) worthy Mexican, Salvadorean, Nicaraguan and other Latin American eateries in the immediate vicinity. As your article points out, a Nicaraguan restaurant with more than a quarter century's history is being replaced by a beer and sausage joint, even though there is another one just around the corner.

  2. I'm not trying to insult Latino food culture and am sorry you have taken it that way -- I was just excited to see some new business on that block.