BLOGHER FOOD '10The chance to receive a $500 gift certificate from Chefs Catalog if I'd won the Blogher treasure hunt at the Ferry Building? Or the definite opportunity to have lunch with a bunch of gluten-free bloggers I've always wanted to get to know? The bloggers triumphed, and I'm glad they did. It was a great idea for all of us to hop on BART for a short ride to the Mission district for an inexpensive lunch at Pica Pica Maize Kitchen. I'd had a peek at the area a couple of days before (see Gracias Madre) and wanted more time there--another reason I was happy to join this group.
Even the BART stop with its ironwork mimicking Mexican cut paper designs was special. A glimpse of a palm tree over an evil-looking fence, a thrift shop where items were sold by the pound, I never would have seen any of these at the Ferry Building (and anyway, I've never won ANYTHING!!) I could spend days photographing the Mission District.
Pica Pica is a fine spot for a moneysaving lunch for the gluten-free and glutenous alike. Loved it!