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Paddy Wagon Sliders sentences you to excellent street food

Paddy Wagon Sliders sentences you to excellent street food

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

At Off The Grid at the Belmont Caltrain station, I saw Paddy Wagon Sliders, a dedicated food truck serving sliders. It has a whimsical theme of prison food, with the truck decked out to look sort of like a paddy wagon the police may use. It even has a stereotypical jailbird prisoner on it. The menu is chock-...

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

The Field Club serves up classic sports bar fare

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
February 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Being one of the only real sports bars in San Mateo, I decided to head over to The Field Club. Since it was one of the newer restaurants in San Mateo, it intrigued me. Its decor makes it appear as though it was some furnished hunting lodge adorned with sports memorabilia. It was a refreshing feel compare...

Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

Mancora Cebicheria is a medley of spice and flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Going farther than I typically do, I went to San Mateo to explore the wonders of Latin cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria. Because it has such good reviews on Yelp, I decided to check it out. The first time driving past it, I almost missed it. It is a nondescript restaurant, blending in with the buildings ...

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

Fresh delicacies are served like Monets

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
January 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

After the tragic loss of The Crepe Stop (repose en paix) it has been difficult to find another creperie. After being starved of the French delicacies for far too long, I did some hunting and eventually stumbled upon Lily’s Creperie. The creperie is situated on De Anza Boulevard in San Mateo, only a ...

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

Asian fusion and ice cream tacos served on the street

Jackson Monge, Staff writer
October 26, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Food trucks offer quite a variety of dishes as well as some unique takes on traditional ones. At Off the Grid's weekly Belmont lineup of food trucks, I tried dishes from The Chairman and Rocko's Ice Cream Tacos. The Chairman food truck serves Chinese-style buns with a hint of American style fused in. For exa...

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

Santorini serves up Mediterranean food packed with flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
September 24, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Here in the Belmont-San Carlos area, there is a plethora of pizza, burger, and the ever-growing number of sandwich places. Sometimes it's hard to find anything that isn't American, but when you do happen to stumble upon one, it's typically a great find. This was the case with Santorini, a Mediterranean...

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

Say ‘Aloha’ to flavor

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
August 25, 2016
Filed under A&E, Opinion

Out of all the cuisine in America, from Californian to Creole, Pacific Islander cuisine seems oddly void from our memory. Pacific Islander food, from my perspective, blends the sweetness of St. Louis-style barbecue with the added spiciness of dishes like Mexican adobo. Off the Grid, a collection...

Doughnut cheeseburgers take on the Bay Area

Doughnut cheeseburgers take on the Bay Area

Alexandra Stein, Staff Writer
April 17, 2016
Filed under A&E

A burger with doughnuts replacing the buns is a sinful and gluttonous meal that is sweeping the Bay Area. Apple Fritter is a burger place, coffee shop, doughnut shop, and home to the best milkshake I have ever had. What drew me into this restaurant was that I had heard a lot of people talking abo...

Bacon, it’s what’s for dinner

Bacon, it’s what’s for dinner

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
October 14, 2015
Filed under A&E

If you are a vegetarian, stop reading this now. Every Monday at 5 p.m. food trucks come and park in the Belmont Cal Train parking lot. There is a weekly rotation between them so there is even more diversity between the many choices offered there: Vietnamese food, barbecue, sushi, and Korean food (to...

Fast food done right

Fast food done right

Jackson Monge, Staff Writer
September 29, 2015
Filed under A&E

You all know Five Guys, In-N-Out Burger, The Counter and Godfather's, but what about Fare PDQ? Fare PDQ or Fare Pretty Darn Quick is one of a new class of burger joints serving what I call chic fast food. Ironic, isn't it? Fare resides right across the street from one of its main competitors, Godfather's. Fare stands out as special because of the variety it provides. Not ...

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