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Outside Lands Announces Food, Beer, and Wine Lineups


One of the best music festivals for food has just announced its food, wine, and beer lineups, and we're crazy jealous of anyone headed to San Francisco come August.

Outside Lands, this year from Aug. 9 to 11 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, announced today that 75 vendors will be serving food to hungry music lovers, while 36 winemakers and 16 breweries will be providing the booze.

New to the lineup? Nopalito, serving Totopos Con Chile, and Rich Table, serving sardine chips and porcini donuts. In Beer Lands, the Outside Lands Saison is returning along with 32 beers to highlight Northern California's breweries, plus 120 wines total.

Only a portion of the food, wine, and drink lineups have been announced today (we're still waiting on three wineries and 14 food vendors), but here's the list of food to expect so far. Head on over to Outside Lands' official site for more updates and the beer and wine list.

Restaurants:
1300 On Fillmore – BBQ Shrimp & Creamy Grits
4505 Meats – 4505 Cheeseburgers; Chimichurri Fries
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen – Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Andalu – Crispy Mac-n-Cheese; Corn with Smoked Pimenton
Azalina's – Malaysian Nachos
Best In Show – Evergood Hotlinks and Dogs
Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers – Pork Belly Burgers, Almond Cumin Slaw
Blue Bottle Coffee Co. – Single Origin and Drip Coffee; New Orleans Iced Coffee
Charles Chocolates – S'mores; Hot Chocolate; Frozen Hot Chocolate
Earthly Delights – Philadelphia Cheesesteaks; Parmesan Fries
El Huarache Loco – Quesadillas; Huaraches; Gorditas
Endless Summer Sweets – Gourmet Funnel Cakes
Escape From New York – New York Style Pizza
Event Specialists – Soft Pretzels; Churros
Farmerbrown's Little Skillet – Fried Chicken & Waffles
Freshroll Vietnamese Rolls & Bowls – Banh Mi Sandwiches
Full Belly Farm – Organic Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables; Apple Juice
Homeroom – Gilroy Garlic Mac and Cheese
il Cane Rosso – Griddled French Toast; Fried Egg Sandwiches; Crispy Hashbrowns
Kara's Cupcakes – Artisan Cupcakes
Leslie's Dessert Werks – Killer Ice Creams, Marvelous Milkshakes
Let's Be Frank – 100 Percent Grass-fed Hot Dogs
Little Village Produce – Smoothies, Coconut Chai, Gluten-Free Coconut Waffles
Living Greens Juice – Fresh Pressed Juices; Thai Young Coconuts; Hot Detox Tea
Loving Cup – Rice Pudding; Hot and Iced Coffee
Luella – Ricotta and Artichoke Sandwiches; Pork Bacon Chili with Cheddar
Namu Street Food – Short Rib Tacos; Chicken Thigh Tacos
Nojo - Spicy Nojo Fries with Katsu Sauce, Sapporo Chili Mayo
Nopalito - Totopos Con Chile
Nombe – Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken nuggets); Odango (Fried Rice Balls)
Pacific Catch – Hawaiian Poke; Fish-N-Chips
Pica Pica – Arepas; Yuca Fries; Plantain Chips; Sweet Plantains
Preet Palace - Assorted Indian Dishes; Samosas
Q Restaurant and Wine Bar- Tater Tots with Chili Lime Aioli
Rich Table - Sardine Chips; Porcini Donuts
Rosamunde Sausage Grill – Beer Sausage; Nuernberger Bratwurst
Sabores Del Sur – Empanadas and Award-Winning Alfajores
Sataysfied - Chicken Satays; Fried Noodles; Asian Chicken Wings
Southpaw BBQ & Southern Cooking – Smoked Beef Brisket; Collard Greens
Spicy Pie – Gourmet Pizza Slices; Cookie Pie
Split Pea Seduction – Farm to Fork Soups, Salads and Sandwiches
Straw – Falafel and Shawarma Snowcones; Sweet Potato Tots
Tacolicious - Carnitas Tacos; Beer-and-a-Shot Chicken Tacos; Veggie Tacos
The Little Chihuahua – Fried Plantain and Fajita Burritos
The Pizza Place – Personal Pizzas; Meatball Grinders
Three Twins Ice Cream – Ice Cream Sandwiches; Ice Cream Scoops
Trouble Coffee Company – Coffee; Espresso Drinks; Coconuts; Toast
Up & Under Pub and Grill – Smoked Steak Sandwiches; Fried Artichoke Hearts
Wise Sons Deli – Pastrami Sandwiches; Pastrami Cheese Fries
Woodhouse Fish Co. – Shucked and BBQ Oysters; Chowder

Food Trucks:
Bacon Bacon – Bacon Burgers; Spicy Pork Fries; Ice Cream Sandwiches
Brass Knuckle – Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog, Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca
Del Popolo – Margherita, White, and Pepperoni Pizzas
Hapa SF – Lumpia "Shanghai" Spring Rolls
Kung Fu Tacos – Asian Asada Steak Burritos and Tacos
Seoul on Wheels – Korrito; Pot Stickers; Kimchee
Señor Sisig – Sisig Tacos; Sisig Lumpia; Sisig Nachos
The Chairman Truck – Pork Belly Bao; Tofu Bao
The Rib Whip – Kansas City Spareribs; Smoked Chicken Legs
Those Fabulous Frickle Brothers – Fried Pickles; Fried Green Tomatoes


How To Survive Outside Lands

(credit: Getty Images)

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, commonly referred to simply as Outside Lands, is the weekend-long musical event at Golden Gate Park that began in 2008. From its start with more than 60 musical artists and groups from around the world, the festival has totally changed the definition of outdoor music events.

The focus at Outside Lands is its eco-friendly mindset, as event organizers channel its mission to educate the public about eco-friendly movements. Respect for the environment and the local community are evident in the festival&rsquos solar powered stages, water diversion and refillable water programs, and recycling program, all which work together to reduce waste.

Metallica (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Outside Lands Festival
Music | Food | Wine | Beer | Art | Comedy
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94117
www.sfoutsidelands.com

Dates: Friday, Aug. 11 &ndash Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017

Lorde (credit: Steve Jennings/Live 105)

  • Metallica
  • The Who
  • Gorillaz
  • alt-J
  • Empire of the Sun
  • Lorde
  • Tove Lo
  • Cage the Elephant
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • and many, many more…

The Who (credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Everything about Outside Lands points to reasons for its overwhelming popularity. In addition to this year&rsquos vast roster of talent, including Metallica, Lorde, The Who and many more musical artists, there are the must-see supporting characters. That includes a delicious food lineup reflecting the Bay Area&rsquos amazing restaurants, food truck and cart offerings, exceptional wine and beer selections, art and theater shows and installations, comedy lineups, night shows, and much more.

With so much to see, hear, dance to, indulge in, eat, drink and simply enjoy at Outside Lands, it can be more than a little overwhelming. So how exactly do you make the right decisions before and during the three-day event? Read on for survival advice based on Outside Lands Festival veterans.

Do NOT Drive! If you have any desire to park within walking distance of Outside Lands, just throw that silly notion out now. It&rsquos not going to happen. Parking within Golden Gate Park is limited and overnight parking is not allowed, plus parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is extremely difficult as well. Be smart and take public or alternative transportation. One solution is to purchase an Outside Lands pre-paid three-day shuttle pass ($48) for a comfortable, round-trip coach-style bus ride each day.

Shuttle Service: The shuttle service departs from Bill Graham Auditorium in Civic Center and goes straight to the south entrance of Outside Lands in Golden Gate Park. Your best bet is to take public transportation to Bill Graham Auditorium, accessible to MUNI, BART and Caltrain stops.

Bike To The Show: A more affordable option is to ride your bike to the festival. To help make that worry free, Outside Lands has partnered with Levis Commuter to provide a secure bicycle valet. In addition, bicycle self-parking is available along JFK Drive from Transverse to Stow Lake, near the box office on Marx Meadow and near the south gate entrance. Be sure to bring a bicycle lock to park and lock your bike on the way into the festival. Visit the website for complete details on the shuttle pass and bike park options.

If it&rsquos your first summer in San Francisco, then here&rsquos the rule: ignore what the calendar says. Summer in the city often means foggy, cool days and cooler nights, and it’s pretty breezy too. Bring layers to comfortably get through the days. Now is not the time to be a fashionista unless it just happens naturally for you. Dress basic and warm, with layers as needed, and break out those old comfy sneakers &ndash don&rsquot forget you&rsquoll get dusty walking between stages, navigating dirt grounds and sitting wherever. Wear a hat and don&rsquot forget the sunscreen. Comfort is your first priority.

Nombe Ramenburger&trade (credit: Foodie Chap/Liam Mayclem)

Yes, there is terrific food at Outside Lands, from laid back to gourmet eats thanks to Bay Area restaurants that partner with the festival serving up everything you would want to eat, from bagels and cream cheese to oysters and lobster tails, and everything in between. Food trucks and carts offer favorites like pizzas, burritos and all types of fries, curries, fried rice and more … and of course all the yummy sweet stuff too. Sure, all that food is amazing but it don&rsquot come cheap, so if you are going to indulge be sure to bring lots of cash. But don&rsquot forget you can also bring in your own food pack sandwiches, fruit and veggies and water in a backpack, or commit to a combo of the two and bring enough cash to enjoy the banh mi, wood fired pizzas and pour over coffees.

Outside Lands Main Stage (credit: KBCW-TV)

And no, water is not free. Either bring a reusable water bottle and pay for refills, or buy a commemorative water bottle and receive free refills. There&rsquos lots of fine wine and craft beer to buy, and since you cannot bring alcohol into Outside Lands, accept the inevitable.

Come with an open mind, since discovery is a big part of enjoying music festivals. Mundane glitches to best laid plans gone awry, like losing the people you came in with, running out of money, eating all the food you brought in and missing musical acts you planned to see for weeks because you are stuck in the middle of a food truck line, just might happen to you. Have a game plan, but be flexible to get the most out of what&rsquos going on now.

Tove Lo (credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Check out the schedule and plan in advance as best as possible to see your act when it comes on. Remember, the festival grounds are large and spread out, and you don&rsquot want to get caught at the opposite end of the festival with a 15-minute walk to the group you came here to see as they go on. Bummer. Music festivals offer the best chances to catch an alternative band or see a group you&rsquove never heard of. In the end, you will remember the overall fun time you had.

Take A Music Break. That&rsquos right, the festival is not just about music. Sometimes you have to sit down for a while, laugh at a few jokes and wander through some other art forms. Outside Lands is in partnership with a list of talented visual artists and storytellers who will bring a wildly diverse range of musical theater, live painting, art installations and more to the festival, in addition to comedy acts, an incredible stage show and a full lineup. Check the website for full details and schedule on all the above.


Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Includes Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The 2014 lineup for the seventh annual Outside Lands Festival has been announced, revealing headliners Kanye West, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Killers and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The world's only gourmet festival takes place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park from Aug. 8 through Aug. 10, with a significant portion of the tickets sold benefitting the city's Recreation and Parks Department.

Besides a slew of artist performances, the festival also offers more than 200 spectacular food and drink experiences from Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Choco Lands and Cheese Lands.

Outside Lands Festival artists confirmed so far:

Kanye West
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
The Killers
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Arctic Monkeys
Tiësto
Death Cab For Cutie
Disclosure
The Flaming Lips
Ray LaMontagne
Spoon
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Atmosphere
Cut Copy
Tegan & Sara
Duck Sauce
Haim
Chromeo
Ben Howard
Lykke Li
Chvrches
Paolo Nutini
Capital Cities
Kacey Musgraves
Local Natives
Jenny Lewis
Grouplove
John Butler Trio
Tycho
The Kooks
SBTRKT
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers
Boys Noize
Phosphorescent
Run the Jewels (El-P & Killer Mike)
Deer Tick
Holy Ghost!
Warpaint
Flume
Lucius
Typhoon
Dum Dum Girls
The Soul Rebels
Gold Panda
Christopher Owens
Bleachers
Big Freedia
Jagwar Ma
Greensky Bluegrass
Imelda May
Watsky
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Valerie June
Mikal Cronin
Woods
Vance Joy
The Brothers Comatose
Gardens & Villa
Jonathan Wilson
Tumbleweed Wanderers
Givers
Aer
Courtney Barnett
Bear Hands
Finish Ticket
The Districts
RayLand Baxter
Night Terrors of 1927
Trails and Ways
Nocona


The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary but it wasn’t easy getting here! We look back on the triumphs, growing pains and other highlights from the festival’s first decade.

No crickets here. The sounds of summer in the Bay Area consist of plenty of guitar buzz, bass and cheering fans. We’ve got festival survival tips and event lineups. Are you ready to rock?


Outside Lands Culinary Stage Stars SQIRL, Anderson .Paak, and Bon Appétit Test Kitchen

Outside Lands, San Francisco’s massive food festival (with a side of music from the likes of Childish Gambino and Paul Simon this year) is back from August 9 to 11 in Golden Gate Park. Food, beer, and wine offerings are once again impressive across the festival, and now the lineup for the Gastromagic Culinary Stage has been released, with stars including Anderson .Paak and Jessica Koslow of LA’s SQIRL fame taking the spotlight.

In past years, this culinary stage has literalized the idea that chefs are today’s rock stars — although, to update that adage for the 2019 Gastromagic lineup, it’s culinary Youtubers that make today’s real idols. This time, food magazine and media brand Bon Appétit is a programming partner with Outside Lands on Gastromagic: Editor-in-chief Adam Rappaport and personalities Andy Baraghani and Molly Baz will perform at the event, emceeing segments and competing in live culinary challenges. The full lineup is below.

Here’s The Food and Drink Lineup for Outside Lands 2019

Friday August 9

Susan Feniger and Adam Duritz
Counting Crows frontman joins LA’s Border Grill chef, pairing wines from his Napa winery, Elyse Winery, with Feniger’s Mexican specialties

Alyssa Edwards and Melissa King’s Secret Recipes
Drag Race All-Star Alyssa Edwards dances to the beat of culinary creations based on moments of her Drag Race and dance career, as created live by SF celebrity chef Melissa King

Dillagence and Rich Table Present: Donuts
DJ Dillagence samples J-Dilla’s famed album Donuts while SF’s Rich Table team (Sarah and Evan Rich) creates their beloved porcini doughnuts

Snack Cabaret by Boyfriend and Chris Cosentino
Rapper Boyfriend performs her Rap Cabaret with a side of bites from SF’s Chris Cosentino, the offal enthusiast behind Cockscomb, Acacia House, and more

Saturday, August 10

Back-to-Back Chef with Bon Appétit’s Molly Baz and Ella Mai
Bon Appétit’s YouTube show “Back-to-Back Chef” performed IRL, as editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport emcees

Slurpers with Bon Appétit’s Andy Baraghani and CupcakKe
Rapper CupcakKe, whose fans are known affectionately as Slurpers, presents them with all things slurpable, with recipes from Andy Baraghani

Jessica Koslow and Big Wild with Bon Appétit’s Adam Rapoport
LA jam and sorrel pesto bowl queen Jessica Koslow dishes up some of her favorites, with a performance from Big Wild and audience tastings to cap it off

The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Live with Jimmy O. Yang
Adam Rapoport, Andy Baraghani, and Molly Baz join Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley on HBO) to make some kind of giant dish

Sunday, August 11

Beignets and Bounce Brunch with Brenda’s and Katey Red
It’s back: Pioneering bounce rapper Katey Redd takes the baton from her former dancer, Big Freedia, who inaugurated this Outside Lands tradition of bounce music and beignets from Brenda’s French Soul Food mastermind Brenda Buenviaje

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Special Guest
Join Anderson. Paak plus a “soon-to-be-announced special guest” for food and a musical performance

Michael Solomonov and Cherry Glazerr
Michael Solomonov of Zahav fame — Philadelphia’s recent recipient of Outstanding restaurant at the 2019 James Beard Award — joins rocker Cherry Glazerr for a “special vegan creation”

Puddles Pity Party & Souvla Throw a Pita Party
The “sad clown with the golden voice” and Souvla’s culinary whiz Tony Cervone host a Pita Party, and everyone’s invited — ideally, Tony will bust a move or two, while he’s up there


Outside Lands 2020 canceled, lineup announced for 2021

2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Atmosphere – Day 1 Signage is seen during the 2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic via Getty Images, File)

June 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm EDT By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SAN FRANCISCO &mdash Organizers announced Wednesday that San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival won’t go on as planned in Golden Gate Park, making it the latest big event forced to adjust amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The festival had been scheduled to run from Aug. 7-9.

“After lengthy discussions with local and state health authorities about the impact of COVID-19 both in our community and throughout the world, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety that Outside Lands not be held in 2020,” organizers said in a letter posted on Instagram.

"We all miss the much-needed community and positivity that comes with our annual celebration in San Francisco and we look forward to bringing the music back in 2021."


Outside Lands 2020 canceled, lineup announced for 2021

2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Atmosphere – Day 1 Signage is seen during the 2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic via Getty Images, File)

June 24, 2020 at 2:42 pm CDT By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SAN FRANCISCO &mdash Organizers announced Wednesday that San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival won’t go on as planned in Golden Gate Park, making it the latest big event forced to adjust amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The festival had been scheduled to run from Aug. 7-9.

“After lengthy discussions with local and state health authorities about the impact of COVID-19 both in our community and throughout the world, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety that Outside Lands not be held in 2020,” organizers said in a letter posted on Instagram.

"We all miss the much-needed community and positivity that comes with our annual celebration in San Francisco and we look forward to bringing the music back in 2021."


Outside Lands 2020 canceled, lineup announced for 2021

2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival - Atmosphere – Day 1 Signage is seen during the 2019 Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (FilmMagic/FilmMagic via Getty Images, File)

June 24, 2020 at 3:42 pm EDT By Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

SAN FRANCISCO &mdash Organizers announced Wednesday that San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival won’t go on as planned in Golden Gate Park, making it the latest big event forced to adjust amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The festival had been scheduled to run from Aug. 7-9.

“After lengthy discussions with local and state health authorities about the impact of COVID-19 both in our community and throughout the world, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone’s health and safety that Outside Lands not be held in 2020,” organizers said in a letter posted on Instagram.

"We all miss the much-needed community and positivity that comes with our annual celebration in San Francisco and we look forward to bringing the music back in 2021."


Lobster Rolls and Doughnut Cheeseburgers: Outside Lands Releases Absurd Food Lineup

Outside Lands continues to earn a reputation as a food festival with a helping of music, or so it would seem based on the newly released and once again over-the-top list of restaurants, breweries, and food trucks on the bill this year.

The offerings are a complement to the lineup of acts from Elton John to Kendrick Lamar, performers who are best enjoyed over crème brulée or Tacolicious tacos. Sure, there's carnival fare to be found, from fried pickles to burgers, but this is a bourgeois affair, so per usual a large segment will be getting wine drunk in the Wine Lands tent.

This year's fest, as was true last year, is broken into several sections, reflected in the list below. We've got enough chocolate to field its own section, enough beer for a mini-beer week, and a full spread of wine and cheese.

Also, there's GastroMagic, the food demo-slash-entertainment stage. The lineup for that is here, and includes fun stuff like chefs reading their bad reviews, but it's a little out-of-date as there have been some chef shuffles that it doesn't note.

Anyway, if the only thing you were planning to eat whilst enjoying the music was magic mushrooms or a few tabs, you should read the list and perhaps reconsider.


The best and the worst dishes at Outside Lands 2018

There&rsquos a right way to eat at Outside Lands, and there&rsquos a wrong way to eat at Outside Lands.

For every porcini doughnut-type option (right way) at Outside Lands, there&rsquos also a doughnut cheeseburger (wrong way). Lines at the festival&rsquos food booths can be long, and nothing here comes cheap. Which makes it all too easy to spend your time and money unwisely (I&rsquom looking at you, Ramenburger).

Each year the festival introduces us to a whole new set of bizarre and delicious foods. Here are the best and the worst of Outside Lands 2018:

The Best: International Smoke and Hawker Fare

Spicy Tamarind & Pork Egg Drop Noodle Soup from Hawker Fare at Outside Lands 2018 Esther Mobley

International Smoke, the Ayesha Curry-Michael Mina collaboration in downtown S.F., has a smoked shrimp tom kha soup that&rsquos quite good. Its sweet and sour components are in balance, though the shrimp are a bit limp &mdash I wish they were firmer. At $10, it&rsquos a fine dish, though Hawker Fare&rsquos take on khao soi might be Outside Lands&rsquo best-value dish this year. For $13, Hawker Fare gives you an enormous bowl full of thick rice noodles in a glimmering, pork-speckled broth. Don&rsquot be shy when garnishing it with hot sauce.

The Worst: Japanese poutine from Nombe ($10)

Japanese poutine from Ramenburger at Outside Lands 2018 Esther Mobley / The Chronicle

We didn&rsquot need to subject our tastebuds to another Ramenburger this year. I decided instead to brave an even more questionable-sounding option from Nombe: Japanese poutine, a mound of French fries with aioli, blue cheese and ground pork. I found it inedible &mdash loaded with way too much pork and cloyingly sweet. The blue cheese, which was not in curd form, did not help anything.

The Almost-Worst: Short rib pastrami tacos from Global Gourmet ($12)

Short rib pastrami tacos from Global Gourmet at Outside Lands 2018 Esther Mobley / The Chronicle

The Global Gourmet stand, in the VIP area, is serving up one of the biggest menus of any of Outside Lands&rsquo food purveyors this year, including items like yucca fries and fried chicken. Whatever you do, stay away from the short rib pastrami tacos. They&rsquore on bland, thick, stale-tasting flour tortillas, packed with meat that&rsquos bland and dry, large quantities of crumbled potato chips and a thick nacho-like cheese sauce that&rsquos vaguely nauseating.

The &ldquoI Know This Could Be Better&rdquo Dish: Glazed BBQ pork ribs from Cassava ($17)

Short ribs and sweet potato cornbread from Cassava at Outside Lands 2018 Esther Mobley / The Chronicle

The Outer Richmond&rsquos Cassava is a great restaurant whose food I would happily eat any day. That&rsquos why their Outside Lands offering, a set of slow-cooked ribs, was disappointing. The meat is falling off the bone yet somehow still dry, its coffee-like rub a little too bitter. The sweet potato cornbread on the side, however, is flavorful and perfectly, lightly crumbly.

The Showoff: Merguez melt from the Farmer&rsquos Wife ($16)


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