In a time when brick-and-mortar stores must compete with trucks in an industry that's less predictable than North Korea, restaurateur/sommelier/chef Patrick Mangold-White has managed to thrive with fresh and affordable fare on South Pearl Street. He started with sit-down breakfast at Gaia
, which he and Jon Edwards opened in 2006; then added high-end pizza at Kaos
and street tacos at Uno Mas
. Pretty soon, he'll be bringing doughnuts, ice cream and waffles to the area -- and also taking his brand to Berkeley. Here's what Mangold-White has to say about his growing business, surviving tough times and the neighborhood that grounds him.
See also: Uno Mas Taqueria y Cantina opens on South Pearl Street