San Francisco’s mobile food movement pleases palates with curbside delicacies such as Naughty Naan and Kalua pork sliders. But the craze frustrates the owners of stationary restaurants who are forced to watch their customers wooed away by businesses that don’t pay rent.
Pressure has been mounting for The City to intervene. Read More
Off the Grid could be coming to North Beach’s Joe DiMaggio Playground as part of a plan to increase the food truck event’s presence at public parks. Read More
Students would have more lunch choices and mobile vendors more space to operate under a new proposal to ease food restrictions near public schools, but parent groups say the plan will just make it easier for kids to snack on unhealthy meals. Read More
Off the Grid’s first food-truck event on the Peninsula is going gangbusters after only a month.
The San Mateo Transit Center is transformed into a community feast of mobile vendors and foodies every Monday night, with eight gourmet trucks gathering in the parking lot near the San Mateo Caltrain station on First Avenue to serve more than 2,000 people, said Off the Grid founder Matt Cohen, who first popularized food truck events in San Francisco. Read More
After many requests from readers, I finally dove into the food truck phenomenon in San Francisco. As a longtime street-food eater, particularly in Asia and India, where specialization is the rule, and stalls and carts are right on the pavement and completely open to view, the rolling kitchens in San Francisco feel removed and a bit soulless. Read More
Faves and raves by Pamela Day (Click the picture to see Pamela’s faves)PERSONAL STATS AGE: Six in dog years, so do the mathYEARS IN THE CITY: NativeNEIGHBORHOOD: Potrero HillOCCUPATION: Entrepreneur/creativeSELF-DESCRIPTION: Curiouser and curiouser; always trying, seeing, doing new things Read More