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Dining, SFoodie Important Taco Announcement: New Street Vendor Rides Onto Mission Street

Important Taco Announcement: New Street Vendor Rides Onto Mission Street

As I was rushing to the bank yesterday to deposit rent money, my food radar nearly exploded after passing this: It took me two seconds and two steps before what my eyes saw had registered in my brain.…
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Dining, SFoodie Pop-Up Planner, Oct. 16-22: Massive Sandwiches, Fall Rice Plates and Mexican Street Food

Pop-Up Planner, Oct. 16-22: Massive Sandwiches, Fall Rice Plates and Mexican Street Food

Your weekly guide to S.F.'s best pop-ups and temporary restaurants. The Lunch Pad When: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Where: Noir Lounge Cost: $6-$12 The Rundown: Artisan sandwiches are available during the day at Hayes Valley wine bar Noir Lounge,…
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Dining, SFoodie Evil Jerk Cart Relaunches as Formal Catering Business

Evil Jerk Cart Relaunches as Formal Catering Business

Lisette Titre began Evil Jerk Cart in October 2009 amidst a wave of local street food carts and folding tables. Almost exactly three years later, Titre is relaunching the business as a formalized (read: legal) catering service and pop-up food…
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Dining, SFoodie Off the Grid Returns to Front & Vallejo

Off the Grid Returns to Front & Vallejo

In its continuing quest to take over the world (not that we mind), Off the Grid has re-opened its lunchtime market near Levi's Plaza after a five-month hiatus. We stopped by the food truck gathering at Vallejo and Front to…
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Dining, SFoodie Our Street Food Scene Might Be Too Twee For Its Own Good

Our Street Food Scene Might Be Too Twee For Its Own Good

In an interview with Food Republic, Petey Dammit, the bassist for San Francisco garage rockers Thee Oh Sees hits the nail on the head when it comes to the downside of having such an ethnically diverse and inventive street food…
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Dining, SFoodie Magic Curry Kart Introduces Yellow Curry Paste

Magic Curry Kart Introduces Yellow Curry Paste

It's been three and a half years since Brian Kimball first took to the Mission streets with his Magic Curry Kart. In the years since, Kimball has formalized his business and expanded into retail with a line of fiery chili…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F. Street Food Fest: 5 Strategies for Winning This Weekend

S.F. Street Food Fest: 5 Strategies for Winning This Weekend

A little bit of thinking ahead is useful to plan your experience at tomorrow's (Aug. 18) fourth annual San Francisco Street Food Festival, which takes place in the Mission District on Folsom Street from 20th to 26th Streets, 21st and…
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Dining, SFoodie Is SOMA StrEat Food Park a New Type of Restaurant?

Is SOMA StrEat Food Park a New Type of Restaurant?

In this week's full review, I wonder if SOMA StrEat Food Park and other permanent homes for food trucks and pop-ups like SF FoodLab and The Guest Chef could become a new model of eatery -- a place with many…
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Dining, SFoodie LickPops Heads to Soma StrEat Food Park

LickPops Heads to Soma StrEat Food Park

LickPops has been peddling organic ice pops around the city (mainly around the Mission and at Sunday Streets events) for almost a year and will soon settle into a semi-permanent spot. And while the temps are rarely blazing here, LickPops…
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Dining, SFoodie Bespoke Cupcake Truck Wants to Roll by September

Bespoke Cupcake Truck Wants to Roll by September

Krystyl Baldwin has left the Silicon Valley startup world in order to launch a new dream of serving street food. Her idea is My Cupcake Truck, which would sell cupcakes with the icing amount controlled by the customer. "Not just…
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Dining, SFoodie Lexie's Frozen Custard Truck Is Coming Soon

Lexie's Frozen Custard Truck Is Coming Soon

An East Coast treat that's rare on the streets of San Francisco should be rolling into town soon, thanks to a caterer with food truck dreams. Alexis LeCount started Lexie's Frozen Custard while still the pastry chef at the Palace…
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Dining, SFoodie Number 13: Gobi Aloo Kati Rolls from the Kasa Indian Truck

Number 13: Gobi Aloo Kati Rolls from the Kasa Indian Truck

Kolkota's version of a New York slice, kati rolls were  designed to eat on the street. Originally a meat skewer wrapped in a paratha (flaky flatbread), the…
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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 Oakland's Taco Trucks Have Become Robbery Targets

Oakland's Taco Trucks Have Become Robbery Targets

The Bay Citizen has an alarming piece today about how the taco trucks in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhoods are trying to figure out how to protect themselves from predation. Cash businesses, the taco trucks have been seen as easy targets for robbers,…
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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's Auditioning Aspiring Street-Food Vendors

Off the Grid's Auditioning Aspiring Street-Food Vendors

It's sort of -- well, vaguely -- like an episode of San Francisco's Next Top Food Truck. Matt Cohen, founder of the Off the Grid street-food gatherings, is in the process of putting together the lineup for Off the Grid's…
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Dining, SFoodie Will the Bay Area's Street Food Scene Ever Rival Portland's? No.

Will the Bay Area's Street Food Scene Ever Rival Portland's? No.

As I wrote several weeks ago, despite San Francisco city officials' attempts to help the city's food truck scene grow, the conflicts between brick-and-mortar restaurants downtown and food trucks applying for street-parking permits are intensifying. Trucks attempting to park in…
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Dining, SFoodie Oakland, Epicenter of the Taco Truck Scene, Finally Lets Food Trucks Move Downtown

Oakland, Epicenter of the Taco Truck Scene, Finally Lets Food Trucks Move Downtown

Oakland's International Boulevard has been the heart of the Bay Area's food truck scene for decades -- thanks to the benevolent (even relaxed) oversight from the city, the Fruitvale neighborhood has become the densest strip of taco trucks in the…
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Dining, SFoodie The <em>Chronicle</em> and the GGRA Go After Food Trucks

The Chronicle and the GGRA Go After Food Trucks

Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle published a flawed story about the negative impact that food trucks are having on surrounding restaurants. The Chron story, which makes the owner of Chronicle-reporter watering hole Tempest Bar its primary character, reports that the spread…
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Dining, SFoodie Pacific Puffs Expands From Union Street Storefront to Puff Truck

Pacific Puffs Expands From Union Street Storefront to Puff Truck

San Francisco's premiere cream puffery Pacific Puffs entered the food truck fray this summer, almost two years to the month after launching its Union Street storefront in 2009. Thankfully, one of Cow Hollow's most compelling sweet offerings isn't limited to…
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