Pledge your San Francisco City Pride, Slurp Through Noodle Night, and Partake in a Kimchi + K-Pop Fest
SAN FRANCISCO(Aug 15, 2023) – Off the Grid (OTG) – the Bay Area’s biggest and best gathering of street food, small businesses, community, and culture – returns this fall to Fort Mason Center for a can’t-miss series of events. Expect an exciting slate of chefs, food makers, food products, cocktails, beer, and wine, as well as an entertainment stage with live music, DJs, and dance performances. The lineup of eight (8) themed Friday night food fests runs Sept 1 – Oct 27 from 5-10 p.m. at 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco.
Themes represent a broad range of foods and cultures, including a celebration of San Francisco, the Asian holiday Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, a taco takeover, a Filipino feast, a K-Pop + kimchi party, Klaycon (an ode to Golden State Warriors Klay Thompson), and a night dedicated to noodles. Fall season sponsors include hometown craft beer company Fort Point, Bay Area brand Sincere Cider, and Bacardi.
OTG is also introducing a new and exciting experience at Fort Mason: Gather, a VIP village consisting of 8 reservable booths where OTG patrons can access exclusive menus and dishes that encapsulate that night’s theme. From a collaborative tasting menu featuring food from four different restaurants to a smorgasbord of Korean specialty dishes, Gather is a special event within an event. Peruse and reserve Gather experiences here.
Find more information about the fall event series here.
Fri, Sept 1
Show your love for the City of San Francisco at this delicious pep rally, featuring classic dishes from hometown heroes and legacy San Francisco restaurants. Enjoy time-honored fare from Boudin, Scoma’s, Gold Mirror, and more accompanied by classic SF cocktails (Tommy’s margaritas and Irish Coffee!). Come out to celebrate and support SF’s dynamic food scene, an integral part of what makes SF a world-class city.
Noodle Night Fight
Fri, Sept 15
Join us for a night of noodles, featuring renditions from all over the Bay Area. From An the Go’s fragrant garlic noodles to Bini’s Nepalese momo dumplings, creators will compete for the title of Best Noodz.
Noodle Night Fight Contenders:
- Nombe (Ramen)
- Noodle Belly (Garlic Noodles)
- GIM Belly (Garlic Noodles)
- Gold Mirror Restaurant (Lasagna)
- Bini’s Kitchen (Momos)
- An the go (Garlic Noodles)
- Lilo’s Kitchen (Birria Ramen)
- MOMO Noodle (Spicy Noodle)
- Noodle Girl (Vietnamese Noodle Bowl)
- Torraku Ramen (Ramen)
- La More (Latin-inspired spaghetti plate)
- Sir Hands Street Food (Cajun garlic noodles with crab or lobster meat)
- The Chinita Baker (Meaty and cheesy baked macaroni)
Mabuhay – Filipino Food Feast
Fri, Sept 22
Immerse yourself in Filipino culture through pop-ups, food trucks, and special experiences that celebrate the rich flavors and traditions of the Philippines. As a major hub for the Filipino community, the Bay Area is home to some of the most innovative Filipino food in the country. Creators include Barya Kitchen with their fried adobo wings and lumpia as well as Street Stix with their cult-favorite shrimp balls.
Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Fri, Sept 29
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with lion dances, lantern displays, live music, and interactive cultural activities. We’re bringing traditional mooncakes and savory delights symbolizing unity and abundance for an unforgettable celebration! Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up a keepsake box of mooncakes from Lady M featuring lychee rose, matcha pandan, and yuzu milk mooncakes, nestled in a keepsake box that looks like a designer handbag.
Taco Takeover 🌮
Fri, Oct 6
OTG transforms Fort Mason into the city’s biggest taqueria featuring a wide range of the Bay Area’s best tacos, all of which will compete in a tasty prizefight for the title of the best taco in town! Take down your favorite tacos from perennial favorite Al Pastor Papi and other talented taco pros.
Fri, Oct 13
Dive into the fascinating world of Klay Thompson at our one-of-a-kind street food event where we unravel the lesser-known side of the Golden State Warriors’ enigmatic superstar. This event is a unique opportunity to delve into Klay’s off-court passions, interests, and fun facts that make him the charismatic personality we adore.
One Night Only
Fri, Oct 20
Experience innovative collaborations between established chefs and rising stars in the Bay Area. We’re bringing in chefs from Sacramento, LA, and more for one night only! This evening will be a tasty playground for chefs to flex and show off culinary skills and passions outside of their norms.
Kimchi + K-Pop
Fri, Oct 27
Explore the diverse and delicious world of Korean cuisine and music at this all-out celebration of K-Pop culture. From traditional kimchi and savory BBQ to street food and desserts, we’re curating a night of Korean fare and flair with the support of K-Pop Shop SarangHello. Partake in Korean fried chicken and tteokbokki while enjoying performances and activities that make you a part of the K-Pop phenomenon.
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About Off the Grid: Off the Grid (OTG) is a mobile food platform that connects people with a shared love of food and community. Throughout the past decade, OTG has encouraged and inspired the mobile food movement throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with curated food experiences, innovative events, and corporate dining. Utilizing its agile mobile events platform, OTG has supported more than 600 entrepreneurial food vendors and small businesses (known as Creators) with opportunities to connect with their local community. Amidst the current climate—including the COVID-19 pandemic—OTG has expanded its mission to serve the community by providing disaster and emergency food relief to the greater Bay Area and beyond. Efforts include feeding frontline workers, serving first responders during wildfire season, supporting BIPOC businesses, and providing food assistance to food-insecure neighbors. For more information please visit https://offthegrid.com/ and follow OTG on Twitter: @OTGSF, Instagram: @OffTheGridSF, and Facebook: @OffTheGridSF.
Lisa Nourse | LNPR
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