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Off the Grid Returns to Fort Mason Tomorrow, But Not Like Before

And the Stud is saved, again

Grace Sager

Off the Grid is back on

Food truck organizers Off the Grid are all over town, but they might be best known for their popular Friday night festivals at Fort Mason Center: Those return tomorrow night for their ninth season. But the new stars aren’t just food trucks — they’re Cubert kiosks, modular hubs (that can be transported by forklift) whose numbers Off the Grid has rapidly increased this season. Newcomers like Horn Barbecue are housed in those kiosks, and one new star is also a classic one: Mission Street Food, Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz’s influential food group, the force behind Mission Chinese and more. Off the Grid runs Every Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. — admission is free, and to keep warm, there are cocktails from Rye on the Road and fire pits, too.

Mid-Market is now truckin’

Speaking of food trucks, they’re now allowed on mid-Market. The city has just approved permitting for them, and they’re now off to the races outside 1028 Market Street, the former home of the temporary food hall the Hall, the Chronicle reports.

The Stud is saved, again

The Stud will keep on kickin’ at 399 Ninth Street for another two years at least, where it’s stood since 1987. The 1966-founded gay bar has been a fixture of San Francisco’s scene and SoMa nightlife was in serious danger a few years back, until a group of locals banded together to form the Stud Collective. “We’re still actively searching for a permanent home, where the Stud can continue to serve the Bay Area’s queer community,” Stud Collective president Rachel Ryan said in a statement shared with SF Weekly.

MoMo’s not up to the challenge in Walnut Creek

An offshoot of San Francisco’s Giants-inspired restaurant and bar, MoMo’s, has closed in Walnut Creek. The business, named for Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey, lasted about two years: Diablo magazine writes that the space has been sold to another business.

Jay’n Bee Club building hits the market

After closing last month, dive bar and pizza parlor Jay’n Bee Club is up for sale along with its building at 725 York Street. The whole package (two upstairs units included) is going for just shy of $2 million.

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