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Weekend Guide: Super Duper Day + Off The Grid Serves Lunch in San Mateo

Feel like heading down to the Presidio for cider tasting, lining up for free burgers, or checking out a show in Berkeley? Here's what's happening this weekend around the Bay Area. 

Drivers Ed: Bay Area Food Truck Chefs Get a School of Their Own

The cultification of the food truck has given rise to a whole new category of culinary entrepreneur. Instrucktional, the food truck industry's first-ever dedicated vocational program, aims to give chefs all the tools they need to get their mobile restaurants rolling.

Foodie Agenda: Off the Grid Returns to Fort Mason This Friday

Your guide to the tastiest foodie happenings going down this week. Bon appetit! 

Off the Grid Opens New Location in Mission Bay

Tired of your same old lunch routine? Add some spice to your day at the new Off the Grid location coming to Mission Bay. 

The Courtyard, Off the Grid's First Permanent Home, Opens in Mission Rock

Off the Grid, the Bay Area's roaming mobile food court, opened their first-ever permanent market today—the Courtyard. Located within The Yard at Mission Rock, billed as a "pop-up shipping container village" for the gastronic set, the Courtyard joins Anchor Brewery, which opened in the same spot last week

What to Wear to Off the Grid

You may think of San Francisco's Off The Grid as just a place to get moderately priced gourmet eats, but it can be much more. If you are keen on seeing and being seen, make sure not to ditch the fashion at this City event. Here are some pieces for every man and woman looking to make an impression while waiting in line for crème brulee.

Sit-Down Prix Fixe Dining Comes to Off the Grid

One of the downsides of Off the Grid Fort Mason Center has always been the lines, and the crowds jockeying for picnic tables in that often windswept parking lot.

Tamale Cart Launches Today in Justin Herman Plaza

The tamale lady may need to up her game; she’s got some competition.  

San Francisco’s first tamale cart launches today with an opening reception in Justin Herman Plaza (One Market St) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas joins the food truck scene serving up organic maize dough tamales and other traditional dishes inspired by the Sinaloa region of Mexico (think Mazatlan area, across the Gulf of California from Cabo). 

Off The Grid Brings Its Biggest Food Truck Gathering Ever to Golden Gate Fields This Saturday

We've just stumbled upon an awesome new power couple: Off The Grid's food truck army and horse racing at Golden Gate Fields this Saturday, September 3. Time to dust off your Kentucky Derby hat and get ready for a day of throwing down bets with a cocktail in hand! They've partnered up for four entire Saturdays, so you can hustle over to the race tracks (if you've never been to GG Fields, you're seriously missing out) to get your fill of 30 of the Bay Area's finest food trucks–Hapa SF, Curry Up Now, 3-Sum Eats and more–while celebrating a classic American tradition.

SF Street Style: Local Jewelry Designers Spotted in Simple Pieces + Great Shoes at New Berkeley Boutique, Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall

Jewelry designers, Vivian Wang and Ingrid Chen, of Viv&Ingrid, were rocking some killer flats at a launch party last week for their new Berkeley gift shop, Viv&Ingrid at Oxford Hall. The darling boutique is full of dreamy, whimsical decor and full of pretty, witty little things -- just as every great gift shop should be.

Now, designer are typically known for dressing very casually and Viv&Ingrid were no exception. They did however, step up their shoe game -- love! I really like the detailing on both pairs of flats -- the rhinestone cut-outs on the Vivian's yellow flats, and the asymmetrical line and d'Orsay cut on Ingrid's black pointies. 

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