If it wasn't for Off the Grid, we wouldn't have nearly the same amount of food trucks in San Francisco, let alone such spin-offs like the Proxy Project in Hayes Valley and Off the Grid: Berkeley. Furthermore, we probably wouldn't even have the private-land imitations that were inspired by Off the Grid, such as the Lunch Box (located behind the Wikia office) and Truck Stop SF. It may be a sad reflection of the state of San Francisco that it took something as simple as Off the Grid to help budding food entrepreneurs circumvent the bureaucratic charade of obtaining city permits, but at the end of the day, we owe it all to Matt Cohen and his crew. Without them, every chef with wheels would still be waiting to hear back from City Hall and the Department of Recreation & Parks. Waiting and waiting and waiting, while we keep getting hungrier!
So, next time you're in the Bay Area, noshing on a delicious gourmet treat served from a truck or van, just remember that it might not have been possible without Off the Grid.