Spotlight: Outside Lands Food and Drink Preview
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At this weekend’s Outside Lands festival in San Francisco, music fans will undoubtedly need refueling in between shows such as headliner performances at the Lands End stage, and indie tunes at the Panhandle tent. Luckily, Golden Gate Park will be lined with plenty of options with food trucks (think ramenburgers, Korean barbecue, and stuffed waffles), and the festival’s food lands aptly named “Taste of the Bay Area,” “Cheeselands,” “Chocolands.” There’s also a huge selection of wine and beer from 36 wineries and 30 breweries.
So whether you prefer sweet or savory, the three-day concert has you covered. Here’s our rundown of the festival’s best fare:
Tacolicious is taking San Francisco by storm with locations in the Marina, North Beach, the Mission District, and a new outpost in Palo Alto. Menu items include chips and salsa, tacos with carnitas, “shot-and-a-beer-braised” chicken, and fried pacific cod, and drinks such as watermelon agua fresca. The Mexican restaurant’s sister eatery, Chino, will cook up Chinese dishes such as Lumpia paired with cold sesame noodles and pork fried rice.
The San Francisco–based creamery will scoop a variety of organic, handmade ice creams in flavors including caramel truffle swirl, lemon cookie, mint confetti, and bittersweet chocolate, all topped with an optional cookie or wafer sandwiches.
For authentic New England-inspired clam chowder, this seafood stop is the place. Here, expect to find the fish company’s infamous lobster rolls paired with fries, and shucked and raw Drakes Bay oysters.
The Civic Center–based soul-food joint will offer items such as chicken and waffles drizzled with maple syrup, hearty macaroni and cheese, watermelon salad, and homemade lemonade.
The Northern California staple is bringing back the Guittard Chocolands Mud Pie Cupcake, (made exclusively for Outside Lands) with ingredients procured from a local chocolatier.
The Los Angeles–based brewery will serve a signature Golden Road Hefeweizen featuring tart notes and a dry finish. But, be sure to try the 329 lager, named in honor of the number of sunny days in the Golden State.
The Davenport-based vineyard (located just north of Santa Cruz), will pour a 2013 Vin Gris and 2013 Albarino, along with a 2012 red blend, A Proper Claret.
By Megan Meyer
Pictured: A preview of Farmerbrown’s Little Skillet’s menu for Outside Lands.
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