Check out the gorgeous view of the Golden Gate while enjoying a nouveau San Francisco treat: the food truck. Local truck consortia Off The Grid is bringing their summertime Picnic at the Presidio back after a winter hiatus. The picnic, which focuses on offerings from established restaurants, takes place every Sunday from 11am–4pm on the Main Post lawn. You’ll find local-approved vendors like Nopalito, Wexler’s, Del Popolo, and Namu, plus “blanket-side” cocktail service. This year they’ll also have a retail market set up, hawking picnic-friendly wares ranging from flowers by Thomas Flowers to pastries from Marla Bakery. You can also rent or purchase outdoor game supplies, like frisbees, bocce ball, and, of course, extra sweaters in the event of fog (which, sadly, is likely). The picnic started back up Sunday April 21st and continues until October.

Main Post Lawn, The Presidio.


Looking for a good spot for Sunday Supper? Head to Marlowe to try out their new Sunday dinner service. In addition to the regular dinner menu, they’ll also be trying out some new dishes on Sundays. Chef Jennifer Puccio and owner Anna Weinberg are working on some projects, the S+R Lounge and Cavalier, and are using Sunday nights as a chance to test some new dishes and menus, which is a pretty sweet opportunity to try something brand new during your visit.

30 Townsend St. at 3rd St., 415-974-5599.


Marcia Gagliardi writes a popular insider weekly e-column about the SF dining scene, “the tablehopper.” Subscribe for free at www.tablehopper.com. Out now is her first book, The Tablehopper’s Guide to Dining and Drinking in San Francisco: Find the Right Spot for Every Occasion, a groundbreaking new style of guidebook. And check out her new app, Tablehopper’s Top Late-Night Eats, which highlights 95 SF spots serving food past 11pm!