I recently flew to San Francisco – one of my very favorite domestic cities – to attend the 2nd Annual Foodbuzz Fest (here’s last year’s write-up). Follow along for the next two weeks as I recap my weekend trip!
After I’d landed around 11am, Marc of No Recipes and I tried to connect via Twitter and text messaging to meet up for lunch. Unfortunately, we wound up crossing wires somewhere, and instead I waited for Blondie of Blondie & Brownie, my roomie for the weekend, who quickly suggested hitting up Off the Grid, which was parked behind City Hall that day. Thankfully, I know people who are in the know, so I don’t have to be! 😉
Off the Grid is a food truck project that gathers food trucks in one place on a rotating basis. You don’t care. You want to see what I ate.
I’m still uncertain what I was taking pictures of here.
We decided to order from the Hapa SF truck – Filipino food.
An order of sisig tacos, which cost $6.
From the menu: lime and soy braised pork, avocado salsa verde, easter egg radishes and cabbage salad.
These were actually really good. The pork chunks were very soft and flavorful, while the other components did nothing to overwhelm and instead complemented the pork nicely. The price is a little steep for tacos in the Bay Area, but I’d totally nom on these happily were they in NYC. In fact, they should come to NYC… yum.
While Blondie went over to ogle the ice cream, I went to check out the falafel truck.
Initially, I thought, so what, big deal, I can get amazing falafel in NYC for super cheap, but then I decided that $2 for hand-cut sweet potato fries with cilantro, garlic and lime sounded too good to pass up.
And they were. I’m not a huge fan of sweet potatoes, but fried properly with a good dose of salt, garlic, cilantro and lime, of course, they were really, really good. Crisp and just a slight sweetness shining against the salty, crispy exterior, I could see myself snacking on these all the time.
For Blondie’s perspective, click here.
Off the Grid info here. We need one of these in New York – make it happen please! 🙂