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A trip to Off the Grid — S.F.’s food truck convergence

Since food trucks were a hot topic here not too long ago, I was very interested to check out “Off the Grid,” the popular San Francisco gathering of food trucks. Last week, I went to its weekly Friday night “market” at Fort Mason.

As you can see, this no small event. If you think the Thursday night line for our very own Dusty Buns Bistro is too long, you wouldn’t want to see the line for the Chairman Bao truck. The crowd at “Off the Grid” was as diverse as it was large — parents with the kids, young professionals, folks with their dogs, etc. The day before, the SF Chronicle had written a piece about the best food truck eats, so I’m sure that helped bring the people.

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More than the food, I was curious to see how a food truck gathering worked logistically. This had a number of other booths, live entertainment and seating. It sure would be neat to have something like this in Fresno to complement our great farmers markets and fruit stands. Ya know, if we end up with more gourmet food trucks.

Here are more pics from my journey. If you’re hankering for some food truck grub afterward, you can catch Dusty Buns at 6 p.m. today outside Cafe Corazon on Wishon Row.

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One of my favorite things was just looking at the various trucks for their graphics and aesthetics. Here they are.

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Here’s a bonus photo: This is looking the other direction at Fort Mason, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. Tranquil, isn’t it?

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Responses to "A trip to Off the Grid — S.F.’s food truck convergence"

Kathy Mahan says:

Making me hungry!

Stephen says:

Wow wow and wow.

The logistics of parking those trucks is what makes this really special.

I agree, the truck art is awesome. Dusty Buns would fit right in.

Jason Cooksey says:

Looks like a lot of fun! I think something like this would be a big hit in Fresno.

GW70 says:

Yes, it would be nice to see this type of business growth in Fresno, but Fresno is NOT business friendly. So until the City Of Fresno makes it easier for any business to start and thrive, we will always be a little town with big dreams.