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The Mission / San Francisco

On our 10 year anniversary trip to San Francisco, there was one area that had us coming back again and again. The Mission District, also known as “The Mission”, is chock full of delicious cheap eats, truly quirky shops, and historical sites. If you’re out there, take the time to visit Mission Dolores – founded in 1776, then called Mission San Francisco de Asís, it still stands today as the oldest intact building in San Francisco.

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores interior

Mission Dolores interior

Mission Dolores ceiling

Mission Dolores ceiling

Mission Dolores altar

Mission Dolores altar

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores cemetary

Mission Dolores cemetery

Burritos, Pie and More

Fishing for suggestions before leaving for San Francisco, everyone I asked said, “You HAVE to have a mission burrito”, always suggested as if there was no other option – and there really isn’t. Finding a mission burrito is easy, but deciding which one to eat is a much tougher decision. If you’re heading to The Mission to see the sites and experience the burritos, we can definitely suggest La Taqueria at 2889 Mission St., where the wait to get a burrito is directly proportional to its actual weight – they’re huge and delicious. We had another tasty mission burrito at Taqueria Cancun – 2288 Mission St. They offer a great burrito for $4.99, but why not upsize to the “Burrito Mojado (Big One)” for $5.99 for your choice of meat, rice, beans, onions, cilantro, salsa, topped with enchilada sauce, green salsa, melted cheese, sour cream, and mexican salsa. Boom!

Taqueria Cancun for our first "mission burrito"

Taqueria Cancun for our first “mission burrito”

Taqueria Cancun "mission burrito"

Taqueria Cancun “mission burrito”

Fantastic PIE!!

Fantastic PIE!!

Fantastic PIE!!

Fantastic PIE!!

another very popular

another very popular “mission burrito” joint

another very popular

another very popular “mission burrito” joint

another very popular

another very popular “mission burrito” joint

Cellar Maker Brewing Co.

Cellar Maker Brewing Co.

Having a flight at Cellar Maker Brewing Co. - best beer we had all week was the Mo' Motueka IPA.

Having a flight at Cellar Maker Brewing Co. – best beer we had all week was the Mo’ Motueka IPA.

Korean Fried Chicken

Korean Fried Chicken

guy in the blue shirt left this sign

guy in the blue shirt left this sign

art

art

crazy audiophile stuff

crazy audiophile stuff

crazy audiophile stuff

crazy audiophile stuff

shopping

shopping

We Be Sushi ?

We Be Sushi ?

Took this on the night of game 1 - 2014 World Series. Giants beat the Royals by six that night and would take the series in 7 games.

Took this on the night of game 1 – 2014 World Series. Giants beat the Royals by six that night and would take the series in 7 games.

color pops in The Mission

color pops in The Mission

 

Clarion Alley Mural Project

Clarion Alley Mural Project is a long continuous stretch of street art in The Mission bounded by 17th, Sycamore,  Mission, and Valencia streets. Many of the pieces are in progress, and I get the feeling that this public gallery is constantly in flux. We walked the length and shot some of the best murals.

About Taylor Lasseigne

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Taylor Lasseigne – Slices of America Webmaster / I was born and raised in the south Louisiana coastal parish of Lafourche. There, I was exposed to the good Cajun people, a bounty of amazing foods, an easygoing way of life, and a lush “sportsman’s paradise” where I first learned to appreciate nature. From a young age, I always showed interest in music. In my college years, after percolating through several state schools, I took a position as a high school music teacher in New Orleans. While music education is my calling, photography has always been a fun escape for me. I enjoy peering through a lens to document our world, and I hope that I can continue to share this pastime with others through Slices of America. / e-mail: taylor at slicesofamerica.com