Chef Shuffles

Karen Leibowitz Leaving Mission Street Food

Photo: Bobby Rullo

After about a year, Mission Street Food co-founder Karen Leibowitz is leaving the operation to take a professorship in another state. The Berkeley English grad and wife of MSF chef Anthony Myint wrote on the blog yesterday, “Anthony will continue Mission Street Food with the help of our incredible staff, but this will be my last week at the restaurant. We’ll be taking a week off (Aug 13 and 15) while Anthony helps me settle in, and then it’s back to the regularly scheduled programming.” If you want to see Karen one more time before she moves away, she’ll be at Lung Shan this Thursday and Saturday. Thursday, by the way, will feature the cuisine of the Ottoman empire. Check out the menu below.


Mezza Plate: carrot-filo cigar, smoky eggplant puree, scallions, olives and pita - $8

Cucumber, cauliflower, chickpea, and arugula salad - $7

Mint Soup with chickpeas, and rice - $6

Crispy Dolmades: stuffed with anchovy, cured olive, orzo, and cheese - $7

Mussels with charmoula, fried polenta crumbs, and cilantro - $9

Almond-Chicken with saffron-currant cous cous - $9

Lamb Belly, roasted beet, chorizo, mache and goat cheese-tatziki - $8

Lung Shan’s Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5

House made Hazelnut Turkish Delight - $3

Ras El Hanout Toast Crunch: bruleed Firebrand pan de mie with young pistachio and sweet goat milk - $6

Thursday August 6th: Ottoman Cuisine for the Beat Within and St. Anthony’s Foundation [Mission Street Food]

MenuPages Interviews: Mission Street Food [Grub Street SF]

Karen Leibowitz Leaving Mission Street Food