It was another weekend of checking out a food festival, but this time it was closer to home as I explored and ate my way through Oakland’s Eat Real Festival 2017 at Jack London Square.
The annual food celebration that highlights food trucks often luck out with warm weather, and it hit […]Read the full post →
I live in Oakland but I admit I haven’t spent much time in the Fruitvale neighborhood, a vibrant and historical area in central Oakland that’s known for its Mexican food trucks and Latin American restaurants.
In recent years, the neighborhood has been marred by a reputation for crime and police brutality. But like many places […]Read the full post →
Since Off The Grid launched it’s first food truck event on Friday nights at Fort Mason, it’s grown into a massive operation of traveling food truck pop-ups in neighborhoods all across the city. But one of its more unique events comes during the summer months and occurs every Sunday on the lawn of […]Read the full post →
It was another weekend of food truck dining for me when I went to the Battledish: Beta Tasting event in San Mateo yesterday.
“Battledish” is a new event from the people behind Dishcrawl, a foodie night out dining at mystery restaurants in one neighborhood. Battledish, as far as I can determine, is a battle […]Read the full post →
It was perfect weather this weekend for the annual Eat Real Fest in Oakland, providing sunny and warm (but not hot) days for the crowds mingling around Jack London Square eating from food booths and trucks.
This three-day event is always a bit more manageable than the San Francisco version, which happens on just […]Read the full post →
The food truck, the brainchild of Douglas Quint and Bryan Petroff, was in town for the Chipotle Cultivate Festival. And […]Read the full post →
With the weather warming up as spring approaches, dining in the streets is a popular option on Friday nights, especially in Oakland ever since the arrival of Off The Grid.
First made popular in San Francisco, OTG is the festive food truck gathering connecting innovative vendors with hungry pop-up-crazed food lovers in the bay. […]Read the full post →
Oakland’s Jack London Square was ground zero this weekend for a gathering of food trucks and grass-roots food businesses showcasing the great tastes of the area, with crowds enjoying the warm weather and unique food.
In its fourth year, the Eat Real Festival hasn’t slowed down at all, although this year for some odd reason […]Read the full post →
The original food trucks were sometimes nicknamed “roach coaches” because they would often scatter from one spot to another, probably because they were evading parking restrictions or traffic enforcers.
But as food trucks have gained in popularity and legitimacy, they’re beginning to stake their claim on territory. In San Francisco, you don’t have to follow […]Read the full post →
I’ve been in Arizona this week to watch spring training baseball, and in between innings I plotted my food adventures for after the game.
On Wednesday after sitting through nine innings of the Oakland A’s and Dodgers game that ended in a tie (such is spring training where nothing counts), I went to […]Read the full post →
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