The Clog loves food trucks, and we try to frequent Off the Grid and keep up with the dizzying world of on-the-go gourmet. So we decided to sit down and make a list of just five food trucks that we want to try.

    bacon1.  Bacon Bacon. Let’s begin with bacon, after all, bacon = breakfast, the first meal of the day. And it’s exactly what it sounds like, bacon everything, bacon all the time. Plus, if there’s one thing we love about the gourmet scene, it’s the comeback of bacon. While reading their menu, we proceeded feel a pang in our stomachs that only a lack of bacon brings. The Grilled Cheese, a simple take with something extra (you guessed it – bacon! As well as tomato, and “bacon jam”…what is that?). The LGBT (love the name), featuring little gem lettuce, goat cheese, bacon and tomato – essentially, all of our favorite things. read more »

dia de los muertosIf you’ve ever so much as taken a Spanish class, you are well-aware of Dia de los Muertos, also known as the Day of the Dead. The Mexican holiday celebrates those who have passed on, every year, on Nov. 1 and 2. That means those of you suffering from post-Halloween blues have an excuse to celebrate for a couple of extra days.

Festivities for Dia de los Muertos will be held at the Gourmet Ghetto Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. on Shattuck Avenue. Among other things the event will have: face painting, a beer and wine stand, a community altar and craft stalls. Specifically, there will be read more »


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It took us a couple weeks, but we finally made our way to “Off the Grid” — the latest in fantastic foodie attractions to enter the city limits. Though Wednesday night’s weather had turned somewhat sour by the time we arrived at the crossroads of Shattuck and Rose, that certainly didn’t stop the Clog from waiting in line for the cornucopia of noms that the various vendors had to offer.

Other than the unexpected cold front, our greatest misfortune was having too few stomachs to sample everything. That being said, we can absolutely vouch for Liba Falafel; $8 per regular-sized sandwich might sound like a lot until you start piling your pita with ridiculous amounts of free toppings — and did we mention read more »


cupcakeThe Gourmet Ghetto will once again be host to what promises to be a devastatingly effective campaign against our bank accounts. Today and every Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the space that normally accommodates the farmer’s market on Shattuck and Rose will take in another occupant: Off the Grid.

A bunch of street vendors gathered into one place, Off the Grid was founded about a year ago and has vendors at six different places in San Francisco. The Berkeley location will feature about eight to ten trucks, with sellers switching every few weeks and regular newcomers.

There will be a wide spectrum of vendors, ranging from Cupkates to the Taco Guys. This Kate is most welcome, as Berkeley clearly doesn’t have enough cupcakeries (if there is such a thing).

More local food trucks join Berkeley’s first Off The Grid [Berkeleyside]
Off The Grid to launch street food event in Berkeley [Berkeleyside]
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