The Return of Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center with New and Compelling Features on Friday, March 14, 2014

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Images by Gamma Nine Photography

On Friday, March 14, 2014Off the Grid will return to Fort Mason Center (FMC) for the fifth season of the largest evening street food market in California. Set against the backdrop of the San Francisco Bay, and complete with live music and a total of 35 vendors, Friday night is a great time to celebrate street food.

This year, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center returns with a new theme, pulling on the excitement and pure Americana of a carnival. In 2014 the market will be outfitted with retro signage, a heated area, and an arcade of classic carnival games like Skee-Ball and Whack-a-Mole, making Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center a hub for foodies and gamers alike. Partnering with Joey the Cat and O’Brien Shuffleboards, Friday night at FMC is now also a destination for Skee-Ball and Shuffleboard league play with the best snacks in town. In order to never cut a game short, the return of Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center also means extended evening hours with the market staying open until 11:00pm.

As always, delicious and innovative street food will be the cornerstone of the Friday night market – this year bringing 14 new vendors in addition to 21 established favorites, plus cocktails from Alembic in an enhanced space, and limited release brews from Magnolia, that will have a continuous presence for the entire season.

Off the Grid began in June 2010 with the simple idea that grouping Street Food vendors together would create an experience that would allow neighbors to connect with friends and families to reconnect with each other. Since then Off the Grid has worked hard to develop markets that are both located in urban cores of cities, and that utilize spaces that are not easily activated throughout the day. Currently Off the Grid operates 24 weekly markets in the greater Bay Area and works with more than 150 vendors weekly. At its core, Off the Grid believes in the power of a shared food experience to connect communities.

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Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center vendors will include:

  • Alicia’s Tamales
  • An the Go
  • Azalina
  • Bacon Bacon
  • Bini’s Kitchen
  • Bok Ssam
  • Bombzies BBQ
  • Burr-Eatery
  • Casey’s Pizza
  • CupKates
  • Curry Up Now
  • Drewskys
  • El Pipila
  • El Sur
  • Fat Face
  • FiveTen Burger
  • France Delices
  • Happy Dumplings
  • Jeepney Guy
  • Johnny Doughnuts
  • Koja Kitchen
  • Little Green Cyclo
  • Lobsta Truck
  • Nora Cocina Espanola
  • Raj and Singh
  • Red Sauce Meatballs
  • Roast Co.
  • Rocko’s Tacos
  • Sanguchon
  • Senor Sisig
  • Sugar and Spun
  • The Chairman
  • The Crème Brulee Cart
  • The Taco Guys

Where:  Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center

Date: Friday, March 14, 2014

(Every Friday, Rain or Shine)

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Information:  For a list of upcoming markets as well as more information on Off the Grid, visit www.OffTheGridSF.com or become a fan on Facebook.