Almost a month after Off the Grid launched at the Civic Center (right in front of City Hall) on Fridays, it is now also happening at the UN Plaza (next to fountain often used as a public shower) on Thursdays. Both during lunch time, by the way. This one featured food from Iz It Fresh Grill, El Tonayense, Senor Sisig and Le Truc (who serves food out of a yellow school bus). I hope they get more trucks next time, although as long as they keep Senor Sisig’s heavenly pork belly tacos I’ll be happy.
In case you didn’t know, since August 19th every Thursday there’s an Arts Market at the UN Plaza organized by Independent Arts & Media and the Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. At first this sounded promising, with some independent local artists as they intended, but is now full of cheap hippy trinkets, incense and souvenir products probably made in China, ironically not bought by Chinese.
Anyways, with the existing food trucks at the UN Plaza during the Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and Sundays (such as the delicious Roli Roti chickens pictured above), the Off the Grid at Civic Center on Fridays, plus the Liba Falafel truck on Tuesdays, the area is now enjoying delicious street food almost every day. Now we only need something for Mondays and Saturdays.