San Francisco’s largest music pageant returns to Golden Gate Park for 3 days of musical performances, comedy skits, idea-provoking speakers, and some of the best food and drinks offerings the Bay Area has to provide! For those which are unusual with Outside Lands, this is a unique event that has competition-goers excited through now not simplest the musical performances, but additionally (and possibly simply as equally excited by way of) the number of engaging things to eat and drink while jamming out to their favored artists.
Anyone aware of approximate food is properly conscious that Northern California’s culinary scene is top-notch. To spotlight all of this sparkling goodness, Outside Lands is showcasing two hundred menu objects from eighty-five eating places, forty-six wineries, 30 breweries, and six cocktail bars—all of which hails from the Bay Area and NorCal.
Outside Lands has seven awesome foods and drinks experiences—A Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cheese Lands, Outside Clams, GastroMagic, and Cocktail Magic—each offering attendees infinite ways to indulge and immerse themselves on this notably-curated culinary hotbed of nearby talent.
Featuring 3 Michelin starred eating places, stand-out pop-u. S.A.And a variety of cuisines, A Taste of the Bay Area, specializes in showcasing growing stars, a range of eats, and developing trends. From Pinoy Heritage, Francis Ang’s Filipino assignment and Sam Choy’s Poke to the Max, serving popular items together with Spam Musubi, wherein a slice of grilled Spam meets rice, nori, and a sweet-savory unagi glaze; to Oakland’s great famous Chef Smelly’s Creole and Soul Food; and the East Bay’s Xolo with its creative Mexican eats, consisting of Impossible Burritos, the variety is in no way ending.
“We have an awesome kind of ethnic cuisine in The Bay Area, so ensuring that is represented is definite precedence. I don’t know some other music competition in which you can revel in Indonesian, Venezuelan, and Eastern Mediterranean delicacies even as you watch your favorite band carry out,” says Tanya Koller, curator of A Taste of the Bay Area.
“I am a huge fan of dad-up eating reviews, as those are in which a few of the maximum inspired and passionate culinary creators get to test. Being freed from the confines of a brick and mortar restaurant allows them to be as wild as they had like, however additionally forces them to be extremely thoughtful approximately every aspect of the meal.”
Indicative of the expectations and excessive-quality of food and drink at Outside Lands is the reality that three Michelin starred restaurants are debuting: Omakase, Sorrel, and Rich Table.
“When you are at a competition, occasionally, all you need is a great slice of pizza to go along with your beer. Other times you would possibly want to attempt a dish, you would generally have to make a reservation a month in advance to try,” says Koller.
“I suppose it’s vital that meals from every eating place on that spectrum are to be had to our lovers. I hold Michelin-starred eating places in very high regard and am so honored to have three of them on our lineup. However, I also accept as true with there’s so much special food for our enthusiasts to find out no matter accolades.”
Koller is specifically excited about Noosh. A new San Francisco restaurant began by exceptional cooks Laura and Sayat Ozyilmaz after their one-of-a-type pop-up eating place, Istanbul Modern.
“Their meals appear to be quite simple, but their flavors are excellent specific and complicated,” she says of Noosh. “ROOH, that’s a progressive Indian eating place within the SoMa location of SF, is another one. Their food is visually beautiful in addition to delicious with many sudden flavors, and it’s miles going to be a major deal with to enjoy it in a park.”
Then there is Omakase, which’s supplying their Michelin-starred sushi inside the VIP place. “Dining at their eating place is like being transported to Japan, and it is so special to have them translate that experience to a competition vending environment,” she continues.
Other excellent eating places encompass Trailblazer Tavern, serving Hawaiian bites at Outside Lands this 12 months, and Xolo Taqueria.
“I love that they’ve chosen to show off not just the hangover-slaying Mexican meals all of us know and love,” says Koller of Xolo Taqueria. “But additionally delicate flavors that may be hard to discover at a pageant.”
Festival-goers can look ahead to different menu gadgets, including Sisig Fried Rice, Sweet Corn Arepas, Chicken Katsu Sandos, Xi’an Dumplings, and Ethnic Confusion Rice Bowls.
And recall dessert! Those with a sweet tooth can look ahead to indulgent objects consisting of Humphry Slocombe’s Secret Breakfast Sundaes; Sharona’s Chocolate Shop’s Chocolate Covered S’mores; Sugar Daddy’s Cotton Candy Bouquets on a Churro Stick; and Hookt Mini Doughnuts whips up Fresh Mini Doughnut Sundaes.
Dave McLean of Admiral Maltings and Curator of Beer Lands has you blanketed when it comes to beer.
“The current craft beer movement started in Northern California, and it remains one of the maximum colorful and dynamic regional beer cultures inside the global,” says MacLean.
“The widespread majority of Beer Lands breweries are from Northern California, with the maximum coming from the instantaneous Bay Area and some of those from San Francisco itself. Beer Lands affords an image of a number of the developments that make the local beer community so special.”
Early pioneers of the craft beer motion can be represented at Beer Lands, including Anchor, Sierra, Anderson Valley, North Coast, Mad River, and Lost Coast. Newer breweries like Altamont, East Brother, Old Kan, Seismic, and Seven Stills could be featured nicely.
“The blend of patterns represents the various brewing methods that integrate for any such colorful neighborhood beer tradition.”
Wine Lands can be pouring one hundred twenty-five distinctive wines while highlighting the numerous, small manufacturing California wineries that make this location one of the nice. Another cool thing about Wine Lands? The wines can be supplied through people who lead them to.