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2010
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What’s an @stfood?

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They do not have a prep area. They do have storage
Bay Area Commisaries
2010-11-24 14:53:30
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Yes, by California Law you need to park your truck
Bay Area Commisaries
2010-11-24 14:52:31
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Very helpful information! Thank you! !

Off the Grid: Saint Mary’s Square

20
Jul
2011
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Off the Grid: San Francisco, in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Dept launches Off the Grid: Saint Mary’s Square in San Francisco’s Financial District. Key Details- Off the Grid: St. Mary’s Square Soft Launch Date: Monday July 25, 2011 Official Opening: Monday August 1, 2011 Times: 11am-2pm Weekly Number of Trucks: 4 Weekly Location: Parking available immediately below the park in the Saint Mary’s Square Parking Garage off California Street. Participating Vendors Include: Hapa SF 3 Sum Eats The Rib Whip Senor Sisig Toasty Melts Fins on the Hoof … and more. Up to Date Event Information Available At: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OffTheGridSF Twitter: @sfcarts (San Francisco—Tuesday July 19, 2011) Off the Grid: San Francisco is proud to announce the launch of “Off the Grid: Saint Mary’s Square,” located in San Francisco’s Financial District in the beautiful Saint Mary’s Square Park. Off the Grid: Saint Mary’s Square will feature vendors from all over the Bay Area (4 each week) serving Mondays from 11am-2pm. Off the Grid: Saint Mary’s Square is a project created in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. The market continues Off the Grid’s commitment to bring value priced, local, artisanal food experiences to people-oriented public spaces where locals and visitors love to live, work, and play. Off the

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OFF THE GRID LAUNCHES Off the Grid: UN Plaza

05
Oct
2010
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OFF THE GRID LAUNCHES Off the Grid: UN Plaza Off the Grid: San Francisco, in partnership with the City of San Francisco and San Francisco Arts Market, launches Off the Grid: UN Plaza on Thursdays from 1130am-230pm. Key Details- Off the Grid: UN Plaza Soft Launch Date: Thursday October 7th, 2010 Times: Lunch Service: 1130am-230pm Location: UN Plaza at Market between 7th and 8th Streets. Participating Vendors Include: Senor Sisig, Little Green Cyclo, Iz It Fresh Grill, El Tonayense, Le Truc and more. Up to Date Event Information Available At: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OffTheGridSF Twitter: @sfcarts (SAN FRANCISCO—October 5, 2010) Off the Grid: San Francisco is proud to announce the launch of “Off the Grid: UN Plaza” in conjunction with the San Francisco Arts Market on Thursdays at UN Plaza. Off the Grid: UN Plaza will feature 10 vendors (5 each week) serving Thursdays from 1130am-230pm. Off the Grid: UN Plaza is a project created in partnership with the San Francisco Arts Market to provide enhanced area food amenities around UN Plaza, as well as support amazing locally produced artwork. Off the Grid: UN Plaza will feature some of San Francisco’s newest and most delicious mobile food vendors including: Senor Sisig, Little Green Cyclo, Iz It Fresh Grill, Le Truc Gastrobus and more.

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OFF THE GRID: SAN FRANCISCO LAUNCHES Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub on Saturdays

21
Sep
2010
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Off the Grid: San Francisco, in partnership with the City of San Francisco and the McCoppin neighborhood, launches Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub; San Francisco’s first full-time gourmet mobile food pod. Key Details- Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub Soft Launch Date: Saturday September 25th, 2010 Times: Lunch Service: 11am-4pm, Dinner Service 5pm-10pm Location: Corner of McCoppin and Valencia Streets. Participating Vendors Include: Lunch: CupKate’s, El Norteno Taco Truck, Liba Falafel, Le Truc Gastrobus Dinner: Senor Sisig, Curry Up Now, 51st State, El Tonayense Up to Date Event Information Available At: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OffTheGridSF Twitter: @sfcarts (SAN FRANCISCO—September 21th, 2010) Off the Grid: San Francisco is proud to announce the launch of “Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub,” San Francisco’s first gourmet mobile food pod located just between San Francisco’s Mission and Hayes Valley districts on Valencia Street. Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub features up to 12 rotating mobile food vendors (6 per shift), serving Saturdays from 11am-10pm daily. Off the Grid: McCoppin Hub is a project created in partnership with the City of San Francisco, and the McCoppin neighborhood, to provide enhanced area food amenities around McCoppin Stub until greening improvements to the space can be initiated. Off the Gird: McCoppin Hub’s plan is to expand hours and service days, after its initial

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OFF THE GRID: SAN FRANCISCO LAUNCHES “Off the Grid: Civic Center” and “Off the Grid: Upper Haight”

07
Sep
2010
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OFF THE GRID: SAN FRANCISCO LAUNCHES OFF THE GRID: Civic Center and Off the Grid: Upper Haight Off the Grid: San Francisco, in partnership with the Recreation and Parks Department of San Francisco, is set to launch two Street Food markets in San Francisco’s Civic Center and Upper Haight neighborhoods (this week) on September 9th and 10th. Key Details- Off the Grid: Upper Haight Soft Launch Date: Thursday September 9th Times: Thursdays from 4pm- Dusk (Approximately 9pm) Location: Closed street west of the intersection at Stanyan and Waller Streets. Participating Vendors Include: 51st State, Chairman Bao, Senor Sisig, Seoul on Wheels, Le Truc, Hapa SF, Curry Up Now Flowers For Sale By: Lilybelle Flower Cart Off the Grid: Civic Center Soft Launch Date: Friday September 10, 2010 Initial Hours: Fridays from 11am-3pm Vendor Information: Every other week the same group of 5 vendors will return to the Civic Center Plaza location. September 10th Rotation: Liba SF, The Southern Sandwich Company, Hapa SF, Ebbets Good To Go. September 17th Rotation: CupKates Truck, Chairman Bao, Curry Up Now, Seoul on Wheels. Music By Terrance Brewer: Playing Wes Montgomery's classic album, "Boss Guitar" in full. Up to Date Event Information Available At: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OffTheGridSF Twitter: @sfcarts (SAN FRANCISCO—September 6th, 2010) Off the Grid: San Francisco is proud

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What’s an @stfood?

29
Jun
2010
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Lots of people really like our map for tracking down Street Food in the bay area. The thing about the process is that it has always been pretty labor intensive; it is populated from a google calendar that both street vendors and myself use to schedule their stops. It wasn't flexible. It wasn't elegant. Frankly, it was a pain in the neck to maintain. Thats the reason why we came up with @stfood. @stfood is a super simple way for street food vendors to update their location on the SF Cart Project street food map. When any vendor mentions @stood in their tweet, it will automatically populate on the map. Well (you say) what happens if want to send something for tomorrow? No problem. Just do this:

"At 54th and Hollis in Emeryville tomorrow from 3-5 pm."
Want to use a date? No problem:
"At 54th and Hollis in Emeryville from 3-5pm on 6/29."
On your way to a gig and want to update on the fly? No problem:
"Going to be at the Ferry Building from 10-2 Thursday for lunch."
The more specific you are, the more easily the system will be able to find you. So if you are serving in Emeryville,

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OFF THE GRID: SAN FRANCISCO LAUNCHES OFF THE GRID: FORT MASON CENTER

17
Jun
2010
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Press Release: Off the Grid: San Francisco launches Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center in partnership with Fort Mason Center, La Cocina and the SF Cart Project to create an Asian and Latin evening Street Food market, Friday nights at Fort Mason Center. Key Details- Soft Launch Date: Friday June 25, 2010 Initial Hours: 5-8 (Expanding to later throughout the summer) Weekly Date: Fridays from 5pm Number of Food Vendors: 8-15 Website: OffTheGridSF.com Event Updates: Off the Grid Facebook Page Twitter: @sfcarts Location: Fort Mason Center, Lower Parking Lot Entrance. (SAN FRANCISCO—June 17, 2010) Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center was established to create a unique San Francisco night market experience that highlights the vibrancy and culture of Asian and Latin Street Food markets, and provides legal opportunities for food entrepreneurs to showcase their products. Located in the parking lot directly behind the entrance to Fort Mason Center, Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center will feature a rotating list of local artisanal Asian and Latin Street Food vendors selling outstanding food, from a variety of cultural backgrounds, in a uniquely San Francisco setting. Live music will accompany the food, and beer and wine will be

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Street Food Legislation: Make it Happen

06
Jun
2010
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I get asked almost daily by would be Mobile Caters about the current status of expanded Street Food regulation in San Francisco. My answer? I have no idea. Its beginning to be a problem; Its a fact that possibly the only thing worse than overly burdensome regulation is the threat of unknown changes to regulation. Why would anyone make a significant capital investment when you don't know the rules of the game? Entrepreneurs ask, "Is it going to be better? Worse?" I'm afraid to say, but I have no idea. And, because this is the middle of the peak earning season for mobile vendors, this uncertainty is fundamentally affecting whether new vendors will legally choose to start their businesses in SF this season at all. In short: San Francisco City Government, you're making a decision about Street Food, by not making your decision about Street Food. But, based purely on guesses, here's what I feel pretty safe saying won't change (and should) in the new legislation: 1) Grandfathered in hot dog carts will continue to serve from carts that aren't anywhere close to the current standards for mobile vending of any other type of food. In fairness, this is a CA health

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March 8 City Hall Meeting Review

08
Mar
2010
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The hearing on Street Food in San Francisco, I think, went as well as could be expected.  There was lots of public comment and Supervisor Dufty, the hearing sponsor, seems open to getting feedback from the vendor community regarding the best ways for the city to manage Street Food. Some relevant comments from the meeting: "None of these people out selling street food are getting rich. They are just getting by." -Chile Lindo "Why do new vendors need these new expensive carts when there are older (mostly hot dog) carts serving perfectly safe food every day in SF who don't need to upgrade?" -Smitten Ice Cream "Is the 1500 foot minimum distance from schools really relevant to the food that modern street food vendors are selling?" -Bevan Dufty "We should begin looking at a process that allows for vending  at time outside of normal daytime hours." Regina Dick-Endrizzi Here's my key take aways for how best to move this process forward: 1. Don't kill Street Food with Kindness. The fact is that most street food businesses are not getting their owners rich (even the most popular ones).  By adding increased regulation and oversight to Street Food, SF risks making the financial burden to start a cart even more

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An Open Letter to Sup. Bevan Dufty (Street Food Hearing Sponsor)

06
Mar
2010
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On March 8th a sub committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will begin public discussion on the future of Street Food vending in San Francisco.  The sponsoring Supervisor of this issue is Sup. Bevan Dufty of District 8.  Below is an open letter to Supervisor Dufty's office regarding my hopes for San Francisco's upcoming Street Food legislation. Please feel free to use this letter yourself to contact Sup. Dufty's office (or any City Supervisor) to let them know that you support San Francisco Street Food. _____________________________ Dear Supervisor Dufty: I am a resident of San Francisco District 8 and a committed supporter of San Francisco's innovative Street Food culture. I appreciate your offices' initiative in beginning this public discussion of Street Food on March 8th, and I hope that you'll work to support the many small businesses and local artisans who are seeking to participate in this industry in a legal and fair way. Primarily, I hope that you will support the following changes to current San Francisco Street Food regulations: 1. Allow for mobile push cart vending, rather than limiting mobility to Mobile Catering Trucks. 2. Encourage the SF Health Department to review their code requirements to allow for more inexpensive

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Why Now Matters for San Francisco Street Food

05
Mar
2010
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On March 8th, the City Operations and Neighborhood Services Committee (which is a sub committee of the Board of Supervisors) has scheduled the first public hearing on how to deal with Street Food from a San Francisco policy angle. While this is the first public meeting on this matter, this is a continuation of a fairly extensive internal city conversation that has been going on for the last 8-10 months on an inter-department level within the city.  Here's the information that you need to know about why now is the time for you to act on behalf of Street Food in San Francisco: 1) This subcommittee is intended to be the first public sounding board for the variety of feelings on how street food should be regulated within San Francisco. Now is the time to be vocal in support of easing the barriers to entry and mobility of Street Food in SF, and letting the board know that this is more than an issue of small entrepreneurs vs. established brick and mortar restaurants. Many of the Supervisors may not be involved in the online community that has allowed Street Food culture to flourish in the city, but by making our voices heard

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