PREVIEW If you believe all the hype, street food is the best thing that's happened to the Bay Area since Alice Waters opened Chez Panisse. And who's going to dispute it? It's hard to argue when your mouth's full of crème brûlée, fried frog legs, bacon-wrapped hot dogs, or any of a number of cuisines acquired from non-staraunts. In celebration of this fun, funky, recession-busting trend, La Cocina, the nonprofit dedicated to helping female food-preneurs formalize and grow their busineeses, is hosting a one-day feeding frenzy. They'll fill a full block with microentrepreneurs, informal food vendors, and renowned chefs, all peddling edibles and drinkables for $8 or less. Proceeds benefit the fabulous nonprofit's programs, but we're equally excited about the way it's going to satisfy our appetite.
SAN FRANCISCO STREET FOOD FESTIVAL 2009 Sat/22, 11 a.m.7p.m. Folsom, between 25th and 26th streets, SF. Sfstreetfoodfest.com