The legend of the burro (little donkey)
The word Burrito stems from the Spanish word for donkey, ‘burro’. Legend has it, that in the early 1900’s, a man named Juan Mendez used his donkey to haul his food cart around the Bella Vista neighborhood in Chihuahua, Mexico. In an effort to keep his food warm, he wrapped the food up in homemade flour tortillas. These bundles of goodness turned out to be a huge hit, and so the burrito was born!
Mission District, San Francisco
The Mission District, originally known as ‘the Mission Lands’, was invaded by Spanish missionaries and other inhabitants during the 18th century. The ‘Mission Burrito’ came about in the 1960’s, when Mexican immigrants combined traditional flavours and recipes with that of their new and diverse surroundings. What makes the Mission Burrito so special is its large size, and its unique blend of meat, rice, cheese and other ingredients. And just so you know, it’s custom to forgo utensils when eating a Burrito – seriously, we don’t give a fork if you use your hands. In fact, we prefer it!
Damn Vandal aka. Shaun Oakley
We commissioned local Graffiti Artist, Shaun Oakley, to spray the mural in our restaurant. Shaun may work as a full time Graphic Designer, but there is no doubt that he is graffiti artist at heart, and a talented one at that.
It didn’t take long before Jason’s hobby just about became his full time job!
Local craftsman and entrepreneur, Jason Gessner, began Re-seat as smaller side business, to fulfill his passion for carpentry. What makes Re-seat unique, is their ability to create custom furniture and decor, using reclaimed wood and other recycled materials. Re-seat are responsible for crafting the Tables and signage inside Four15.