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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Five: Off the Grid: Uptown Becomes Off the Grid: Temescal

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

click to enlarge Look at this rib plate from 4505 Burgers & BBQ. It almost looks like a brisket! - PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane
  • Look at this rib plate from 4505 Burgers & BBQ. It almost looks like a brisket!
Plus you should really strongly consider The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off This Saturday in Mission Bay, and also Umami Mart's fourth annual Matsuri on Aug. 13.

Off the Grid Uptown Moves to Temescal
Starting Thursday, Aug. 18, the Uptown Oakland chapter of Off the Grid will become Off the Grid: Temescal, which will include seven food trucks plus an additional vendor, a "Merchant of the Market" who will rotate every two weeks. And in September, the space at 4521 Telegraph will partner with Rosamunde to screen a movie night in the parking lot — with sausages! (Through Aug. 11, however, the Uptown market will remain in place, Thursdays from 5-9 p.m.)

The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off Is Saturday at Spark Social
When I hear the words "melt off" I invariably think of the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but this sounds pretty rad. The Great Mac and Cheese Melt-Off, this Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Spark Social SF (601 Mission Bay Blvd. North) will bring together 10 food trucks — think Bacon Bacon's Deep Fried Mac & Cheese, El Calamar's Peruvian Mac 'N' Cheese, and eight more — for a day of comfort food, cornhole, and free beer (for event passport holders, anyway). Tickets are cheap, too: only $5 for general admission and $20-$25 for the passport, plus there's music in a double-decker bus, Jenga, and a chance to vote for the best vendor and for the Mac and Cheese Monarch.

The Oakland Beer Festival Coincides With Umami Mart's Fourth Matsuri 
Japanese for "festival," the fourth annual Matsuri on Saturday, Aug. 13 from noon - 5 p.m. at Umami Mart (815 Broadway, Oakland) promises lots of music, ramen, Filipino spicy chicken wings from Fob Kitchen, Coedo beer, and ample shopping opportunities in a well-curated shop. But it's also part of of the Oakland Beer Festival, happening directly behind Umami Mart on Washington Street between Eighth and Ninth in Old Oakland.

Nob Hill Grille Has Closed
Hoodline reports that Nob Hill Grille (969 Hyde), home to bone marrow, truffle fries, and big mimosas, shut its doors this month.

Monsanto's Going to Trial (Sorta)

The International Monsanto Tribunal, an "an international civil society initiative to hold Monsanto accountable for human rights violations, for crimes against humanity, and for ecocide" has formally requested the global agribusiness giant to participate in a citizens' tribunal at The Hague in October. (The company, unsurprisingly, declined a letter sent via registered mail.)
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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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