Off The Grid – Fort Mason

21 May

My first Off the Grid experience!!! I’ve been looking forward to this for months! I come from Wisconsin, and the only “street food” we have are hot dogs and bratwurst on the corners of Water Street at bar close. Since moving to San Francisco I have had the opportunity to try out some of the food trucks around town and they tend to be pretty damn good. For those of you who don’t know what Off the Grid is, it’s a food truck extravaganza that’s held at different locations all over the city. On Friday nights, the party parks at Fort Mason, which happens to be just a few blocks from my apartment. 

Street food in SF is growing rapidly and has evolved a lot in the past couple of years. These trucks offer affordable food and a lot of time have interesting fusion dishes like korean-mexican, etc. My friend Leah did her research ahead of time and heard that Curry Up Now was a good truck to check out. While we were waiting in line, I originally was determined to get the burrito, but after further reviewing the menu, I ended up ordering the Paneer deconstructed samosa. I love samosas, but this was absolutely delicious. It was easy to eat and had great flavors with the right amount of spice. Leah opted for the Tiki Masala burrito, which was really great too. I would highly recommend either dish.

After our Curry Up Now bites, we decided it was time for a beer. They had brews from Magnolia Pub on tap, a brewery located in the Haight. I opted for their IPA and decided to make my way through the crowds for one more small dish before ending our OTG evening. We heard that the empanadas at El Porteno were good, so I opted for the chicken empanada. The dough was more pastry-like than you would imagine for an empanada, but made it seem healthier than the deep-fried varietal. I would say that the empanada was really good, but I was far more impressed with the Curry Up Now offerings. I will definitely head back to check out some of the other great and interesting food these trucks have to offer.


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