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Mission Picnic, A Park Takeout Haven

[Photo: Tamara Palmer]

After the short-lived Corazon Juicebar was beaten to a pulp and squeezed out of business, a new shop called Mission Picnic has moved into the diminutive space. Though the official grand opening is set for March 30, it's been softly open for three days now. The brainchild of Sterling Tatsumi, who was previously involved with operations at nearby sushi restaurant Kiji, Mission Picnic offers soups, salads, sandwiches, desserts, and fresh fruit shakes. Tatsumi is hoping to keep prices as low as possible, and currently $8 will buy you a very large sandwich on Semifreddi's bread. Dolores Park picnic boxes can also be had by calling ahead.

Among the opening offerings at Mission Picnic are the Mozzapesto (fresh mozzarella, basil, tomato, pesto aioli, and red onion on a focaccia rosemary sheet), Devil's Egg (market-boiled egg, chopped bacon, provolone, chives, and spice blend on white), Picnic Club (chipotle chicken salad, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mustard on toasted ciabatta), and The King (peanut butter, banana, honey, chocolate, and Frosted Flakes on brioche). Curiously enough, these creations are described as "resting on" the bread, which might possibly be a new term for laid-back sandwichitude.

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Mission Picnic

3275 22nd St., San Francisco, CA