Popular Filipino-Mexican fusion truck Señor Sisig is opening its first brick-and-mortar outpost in the Mission in just over two weeks, nine years after the business began.
The truck operation was founded by partners Evan Kidera and Gil Payumo in 2010 and it has since grown to include five trucks which make daily appearances around SF and Oakland. Now, as Eater reports, the partners' first ever brick-and-mortar location will be opening on November 7 at 990 Valencia (at 21st), in the former Blue Fig cafe space. The new spot will have counter service and 40 seats for dining in, and line are to be expected for those delicious pork sisig and adobo chicken burritos.
Sisig is a traditional Filipino dish usually made with diced pork, onion, and chicken liver — the traditional version, from the province of Pampanga, is made with pig head and snout, but Payumo's more accessible family recipe is made with just pork shoulder and without the chicken liver.
In addition to sisig burritos and tacos, Señor Sisig has always served sisig nachos, sisig fries, and offered tofu and chicken options as well. At the new location, per Eater, there will be a couple of additional menu items added to the mix: "nacho-rrones," which are chicharrones-based "nachos"; and a "Sisig crunchwrap," which is a clearly Taco Bell-inspired pork, chicken, or tofu tostada with Monterey jack cheese, pico de gallo, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole, wrapped in a griddled tortilla.
As for drinks, the Valencia location will offer local beers from Fort Point and Woods Beer Co., as well as fresh limeade made from calamansis, or Filipino limes, which can also be had as an Arnold Palmer with green tea.
Kidera and Payumo are quick to assure fans that the food trucks aren't going anywhere, and "we'll always be a food truck."
But now Señor Sisig won't just be for lunch anymore.