The Perfect Gathering: Off the Grid

Having recently moved to San Francisco, I have learned there is SO much to do here: Farmer's markets, hiking just fifteen minutes from my apartment, hunting for that perfect view you "have to Instagram", wine tastings, and even parties such as "Goat Festival" aka Goatchella. But the one event, or should I say three events, I look forward to each week is the food truck festival put on by Off The Grid every Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. I recently attended their Thursday event, Twilight at the Presidio

On Thursdays, they set up cabanas and fire pits you can reserve for a fee or it's first come, first serve (but believe me you'll want to reserve because they are hot, hot, hot). I was able to snag a fire pit with eight friends where you can text a number and a waiter will come over to get your drink orders, um, yes please. This is the tech hub of the country after all, we should expect perks such as cocktail delivery by now. Right? 

Next dilemma: which food truck shall I pick? There are up to 22 different choices including Vietnamese, seafood, Indian, South American, Asian fusion, Italian and even more. My favorite trucks so far have been Lobsta Truck (gotta get the roll), Cheese Gone Wild, and The Taco Guys. While you take in the sunset overlooking the water, listen to the live music, and hang out with your friends, this is truly a must-attend event to scare off the work days. I will definitely be going back with entourage, dog and all, and a fire pit of course. 

Check out Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio (Thursdays, 5-9 pm), Fridays at Fort Mason (5-9pm) & Picnic at the Presidio (Sundays, 11 am- 4pm). More importantly, don't forget to track the food trucks everyday throughout the Bay Area on



International Wings Factory - UES

Garlic Parmesan Wing | International Wing Factory

Wings. Aren't we always on the hunt for the perfect wing? For the wing that will make your sunday that much less scary? For the wing that will make watching your team win THAT much better? Theres a lot that goes into finding your perfect wing and satisfying the wing needs of all your friends as well. What if there was a place where you could choose a mild buffalo wing versus a hot buffalo wing, or a garlic parmesan wing with a basil pesto dipping sauce? OR the biggest debate, ranch versus blue cheese?! What if I told you there was a place that combines both blue cheese & ranch. Well look no more!!! International Wing Factory on the Upper East Side is our new wing heaven! Their wings vary from every heat level of buffalo to vietnamese chile mango! And wait till you try their panko encrusted brownie for dessert...TO DIE FOR! Not only does this spot have a plethora of wings to choose from, they also have 14 DIPPING SAUCES...let me repeat that again, FOURTEEN!!! They also have sandwiches, fries, burgers, vegan soy nuggets, the list goes on and on! And to top it all off, the owners could not be friendlier and more welcoming.

So the short of it is, if you like a variety when it comes to your wings and your desired dipping sauce...look no more. This place KNOWS how to do wings, just the way you like it.