The recently-closed MishMash should reopen next month in Barrio Logan, the neighborhood where the former mobile food tent launched its first sit-down eatery. Founded by chef Doug Cook and his wife Malane, MishMash debuted in the Mercado del Barrio in early 2016 and quickly became a favorite in the neighborhood for its eclectic, globally-inspired menu that ranged from decadently-topped burgers to coconut curry mussels, fish ceviche, teriyaki pork belly and Cuban sandwiches. Eater's travel series, Open Road, made a pit stop there this past March.
Readers who were concerned when the restaurant abruptly shuttered earlier this summer can breathe easy. MishMash will return to Barrio Logan in September at a new address, 1805 Newton Avenue. Malane Cook told Eater that the menu will be simplified, with a larger focus on its popular burgers and a shift to counter-style service. MishMash will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and plans to start serving craft beer and sangria later this fall. A reopening fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, September 16.