Off The Grid, Off The Hook

Mobile eateries rev up the weekend!

A cocktail of foodies mingled over the Labor Day Holiday. The scene was Fort Mason. The event was Off The Grid: an evening of Gourmet Street Carts. I plea I was there. And you know what? I enjoyed every minute of it. Oh yes, every bite, every cart and it felt oh so good.

Off The Grid is an extravaganza to say the least. The event roams from varied locations throughout San Francisco on Fridays. For their most recent affair, over 25 carts congregated in the parking lot. Live music from Terrance Brewer, Lulu and the Gypsy Lovers serenaded the mobile eateries and their avid followers. With music, crafts, and delicacies at their fingertips, Bay Area foodies basked in pleasurable moments for their souls.

Some of my highlights were Kara’s Cupcakes serving coconut, sweet vanilla, and passion fruit treats. Adjacent to the pink sweet truck was returning champ, Seoul on Wheels, serving Korean BBQ with spiced kimchee fried rice and rib eye so tender I cut it with a spoon. Other popular trucks like Chairman Bao and Venga Paella satisfied the hunger of the majority of foodies after sipping on spirits and listening to the fine jazzy tunes.

Off The Grid marks another culinary occasion to write about in this dazzling city of cultural arts and crafts. So go, indulge yourself in a little grease truck bonanza and enjoy the day filled with food, music and love.

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