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Dining, SFoodie Monday 13: Legacy Businesses Struggling, Wing Wings Wants Photo Equipment

Monday 13: Legacy Businesses Struggling, Wing Wings Wants Photo Equipment

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Dining, Eat Food Trucks vs. Restaurants: Will New Legislation Cause Peace?

Food Trucks vs. Restaurants: Will New Legislation Cause Peace?

New food truck zoning regulations passed on June 17 by the Board of Supervisors, but the question remains: Will they ease tension between trucks and restaurants? If the groans coming from both the brick-and-mortar and mobile restaurants sides indicate anything,…
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Dining, SFoodie Will the New Food Truck Regulations Finally Forge Peace?

Will the New Food Truck Regulations Finally Forge Peace?

The new food truck zoning regulations passed Tuesday night by the Board of Supervisors, but the question now remains: Will it ease tension between trucks and restaurants? What do these changes really mean? If the groans coming from both the…
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Dining, Eat SF FoodLab: Pop-Ups Find a Home

SF FoodLab: Pop-Ups Find a Home

Most pop-up chefs are quick to praise the flexibility and low-risk nature of the pop-up game. Then they inevitably complain about sporadic turnouts and ill-equipped kitchens, and gaze into the middle distance as they describe their brick-and-mortar dreams. Here to…
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Dining, Eat Bill Banning Food Trucks from Parking Near Schools Is Withdrawn

Bill Banning Food Trucks from Parking Near Schools Is Withdrawn

Assemblyman Bill Monning (D-Monterey), who recently introduced a bill requiring food trucks to park at least 1,500 feet from any school during school hours, has just withdrawn the bill from the state Legislature. A.B. 1678 raised a statewide outcry because…
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Dining, SFoodie California Bill Banning Food Trucks From Parking Near Schools Is Quashed

California Bill Banning Food Trucks From Parking Near Schools Is Quashed

Assemblymember Bill Monning (D.-Monterey), who recently introduced a bill requiring food trucks to park no closer than 1,500 feet from any school during school hours, has just withdrawn the bill from the state legislature. AB-1678 raised an outcry around the state…
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Dining, SFoodie New Food Truck Bill Could Kill S.F.'s Street Food Scene

New Food Truck Bill Could Kill S.F.'s Street Food Scene

ast Tuesday, Assemblymember Bill Monning (D-Carmel) introduced AB 1678, a bill intended to prevent students from eating their lunch at food trucks instead of the school cafeteria. As it's currently written, AB 1678 would ban food trucks from parking within 1,500…
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Dining, SFoodie Off The Grid Ends Fort Mason Season on November 18

Off The Grid Ends Fort Mason Season on November 18

Off The Grid will send its weekly Fort Mason gathering to hibernate away from the cold and wind for a few months after November 18. Organizer Matt Cohen tells SFoodie to expect the event's return to happen in mid-March. While…
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Dining, SFoodie Fried Chicken at Rebel and Off the Grid Goes North

Fried Chicken at Rebel and Off the Grid Goes North

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. Chef pop-up: We've been following where Evan and Sarah Rich have appeared around the city, and now Inside Scoop shares their Rebel pop-up…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Cart Project Publishes a How-To Guide for Food Trucks

SF Cart Project Publishes a How-To Guide for Food Trucks

Before there was Off the Grid, there was SF Cart Project, the consulting business that Matt Cohen started in 2009 to usher San Francisco food trucks through a permitting process so convoluted it brings out the Tea Party in lifelong…
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Dining, SFoodie SOMA's New Addition, To the Races, and Daniel Patterson Updates

SOMA's New Addition, To the Races, and Daniel Patterson Updates

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. New neighbors: LiveSOMA shares that the spaceLittle Joe's left in late June at 85 Fifth St. (at Mission) will become SOMA Restaurant and…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid Celebrates Its First Birthday: An Interview with Organizer Matt Cohen

Off the Grid Celebrates Its First Birthday: An Interview with Organizer Matt Cohen

Today marks the official birthday of Off the Grid, the roving series of food-truck gatherings that started at Fort Mason and now has six locations, with a seventh on the way -- a weekly San Mateo Off the Grid…
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Dining, SFoodie Pollo Campero Coming to S.F., Berkeley to Gain Artisan Butcher Shop, and Off the Grid

Pollo Campero Coming to S.F., Berkeley to Gain Artisan Butcher Shop, and Off the Grid

The past 24 hours in gossip, innuendo, and cold hard facts about the San Francisco food scene. As SFoodie first reported in 2010, there was a rumor going around about the popular Guatemalan fried chicken chain, Pollo Campero, coming to…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid Expanding to North Berkeley

Off the Grid Expanding to North Berkeley

Well, well, well: The East Bay Express reports this morning that Off the Grid is expanding outside of San Francisco. Nearly a year after the first Off the Grid event pulled up to Fort Mason Center, the megapopular street food…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid Expands in Civic Center, U.N. Plaza

Off the Grid Expands in Civic Center, U.N. Plaza

Like oil companies and pot clubs, the food-truck biz is thriving. With a steady influx of new vendors and the growing appetite for food handed out through Plexi flaps, it was inevitable that Off the Grid would expand. The latest:…
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Dining, SFoodie This Space for Rent: Off the Grid Rolls Out Pop-Up Food Truck

This Space for Rent: Off the Grid Rolls Out Pop-Up Food Truck

You know that truck pod Off the Grid pops up at regular weekly sites around the city. Now, organizer Matt Cohen tells SFoodie, Off the Grid is rolling out a sort of pop-up within a pop-up, in the form of…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Off the Grid Selling T-Shirts for Japan Quake Relief

Tonight: Off the Grid Selling T-Shirts for Japan Quake Relief

Not the best weather for an outdoor food-truck fest, maybe, but Off the Grid Fort Mason Center is dangling another incentive* for the waterproof who show up at tonight's season opener: T-shirts for Japan. OtG's Matt Cohen tells SFoodie he'll…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid Ft. Mason Center Returns with the Alembic, Tim Luym, JapaCurry

Off the Grid Ft. Mason Center Returns with the Alembic, Tim Luym, JapaCurry

Last December, street-food promoter Matt Cohen told SFoodie readers that 2010 had been a great year for mobile food in the Bay Area, and he vowed to keep it interesting in 2011. Next Friday marks the first delivery on that…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid: 5M Launching at Minna and Fifth St.

Off the Grid: 5M Launching at Minna and Fifth St.

Organizer Matt Cohen got the green light yesterday from the city's street gods, aka the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation (ISCOTT), to roll out yet another weekly food-truck pod. Off the Grid: 5M will operate Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2:30…
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Dining, SFoodie The People's Favorite Street Food: Tacos or Buns?

The People's Favorite Street Food: Tacos or Buns?

Last night's street food panel hosted by Commonwealth Club's Inforum was a lively musing on the diverse and still-growing local mobile food scene. Is it a trend? "While it's trendy," said Off the Grid promoter Matt Cohen, "it's hopefully becoming…
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