[UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 4.]
There's nothing surprising about seeing a pop-up restaurant around these parts, but there is something completely special about learning that the women behind one of the hottest endeavors in town are as stylish as their meals are scrumptious. And that's precisely the case with Valerie Luu and Katie Kwan, owners of banh mi-focused foodie favorite, Rice Paper Scissors.
The twenty-something gals, who met while working at S.F.'s storied Underground Market, have made quite the name for themselves by peddling grub inspired by Vietnamese street food. Even Anthony Bourdain has fallen for their charms, and after dining with them and playing dress up for a few hours, we can totally understand why. Keep clicking to meet the dynamic duo and see the go-to spring ensembles that work both in the kitchen (clogs! aprons!) and for after-work chillin' (Muumuu Wednesday coffee parties, anyone?). Yeah, smitten. We know.