Off the Grid: Picnic in the Presidio Kicks Off October 7th


Off the Grid: Fort Mason (the early years). Photo from Facebook.

Every Sunday in October, catch ~OFF THE GRID~ in the Presidio from 11am-4pm. This gathering of vendors will be called Picnic at the Presidio, and aims to bring back the old-school tradition of outdoor lawn eating, so bring a blanket and a basket! They’ll be debuting on Sunday October 7th, just in time for Fleet Week and the America’s Cup. Rather than focusing on brand-new food purveyors as they have in the past, this series will feature restaurants with established brick-and-mortar locations, like Bar Crudo, Nopalito, and Wexler’s.

Along with food, there will also be “blanket service,” meaning you can order drinks like mimosas and Bloody Marys along with your picnic goods. And keep your eyes peeled for retail condiment-style offerings available for purchase, like hot sauces, pickles, and fresh fruit, to round out your picnic experience. If you want a little post-picnic game, you can also rent bocce ball kits, horseshoes, or croquet equipment, or buy a kite from one of the wandering vendors.

They are still looking for some additional vendors, too, so go here to apply if you are a food truck operator. The Picnic in the Presidio will be every Sunday in October starting October 7th, from 11am-4pm, on the lawn at the Main Post in the Presidio.