Tonight, Off the Grid San Mateo is making Monday night dinner as easy as putting in an order.
What: A unique weekly event that brings some of the Bay Area's best gourmet food trucks to First and Baldwin streets, San Mateo. Expect a swell of commuters and hungry locals to dine and dash - aside from a few clusters of foldable chairs this is standing-room-only territory.
When: Today, Monday August 22 from 5p.m. to 9p.m.
Where: San Mateo Caltrain Station
Who's going to be feeding the masses?
Kara's Cupcakes @KarasCupcakes A spin-off from a brick and mortar cupcake shop, this food truck is also called the "Karavan." The seasonal flavor of August is an Organic Strawberry Cream.
Curry Up Now @CurryUpNow serving contemporary Indian cuisine, including specialties like tikka masala burritos and pani puri, a fried potato dumpling. If today's lunch menu says anything about whats on order for dinner, look forward to Tikka Masala Burritos, Deconstructed Samosas and Sexy Fries.
3-Sum Eats @3sumeats This truck's specialties include American classics with a twist (Mac N' Cheese Spring Rolls) and hot sandwiches like a tender, juicy pulled-pork. Order the deviled eggs from the sides menu - they taste just like grandma's. Let's hope they will serve-up a special from the Off the Grid Fort Mason menu this past Friday, the Rice Krispies Crusted Fried Chicken Sandwich. Yum!
Señor Sisig @senorsisig This truck serves up contemporary Filipino fare, fusing it with Mexican American flavors. What is sisig? A filipino-style barbecue of diced meats which often incorporates onion, jalapeño, soy sauce, vinegar and other spices. Specialties: sisig tacos, burritos and nachos.
Mama's Empanadas @mamaempanadassf serving empanadas, Mediterranean pocket pie-like tapas. Grab one filled with Niman Ranch beef.
Hiyaaa @HiyaaaRoll Specialties include Banh Mi inspired fusion sandwiches complete with do chua slaw: pickled daikon and carrots, romaine lettuce, and cucumber. Rice plates like Korean marinated beef, Bulkogi over Rice, are equally as inventive. Tonight's menu is set to include a limited number of pork belly rolls.
The WOW Truck @theWOWtruck Specializing in "silog," a Filipino breakfast plate that typically includes garlic fried rice, choice of meat, and an egg (called "itlog"). Try the Tasty Silog Taco: Sriracha Garlic Rice, Corned Beef, topped with an egg overeasy and Pico de Gallo.
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