TASTE OF THE BAY AREA at Outside Lands 2017 vs CHOW TOWN at Lollapalooza 2017…
Ever attended a summer music festival and had so much fun that you became famished, went to eat, but had difficulty deciding what you were hungry for because you were faced with so many choices; all delicious of course?! Chicago offers music lovers many popular and prominent summer music festivals and the choice of eats and treats is varied and mostly locally sourced! But, ever wonder what other summer music festivals in far off locales offer fan foodies?! Outside Lands 2017 Summer Music Festival held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park takes place one weekend after Chicago’s Lollapalooza 2017. Take a look at the listings of the food offerings at both Music Festivals. Is there a real winner here…yes, believe it, the REAL WINNERS are the lucky fans in attendance, participating in great music and great food no matter which Music Festival they may find themselves at!
TASTE OF THE BAY AREA at OUTSIDE LANDS 2017 – San Francisco Golden Gate Park
Where else can you watch your favorite band perform while reveling in Ramenburgers and sipping a Hong Kong-Style Boba Milk Tea? This year’s culinary offerings have been specially curated to amplify your Outside Lands experience, indulging festival-goers in a feast for all the senses. Enjoy an exclusive taste of the Bay Area’s best restaurants and food vendors without ever leaving Golden Gate Park!
4505 Meats was founded in 2009 by chef/butcher Ryan Farr with immeasurable help from friends and family. This whole animal meat company began with a singular product of meaty deliciousness: the chicharron. Today we partner with local ranchers and farmers to bring you high quality meats at our flagship restaurant, 4505 Burgers & BBQ and a line of wholesale chicharrones available at retailers nationwide.
Alba Ray’s brings the spirit of New Orleans. Delicious Cajun fare with a dash of California love.
ALICIA’S TAMALES LOS MAYAS
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas (ATLM) knows that the best tamales are stuffed with love, and that the best people are stuffed with Alicia’s tamales! Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas offers the best in tamales and Mexican cuisine: handcrafted with authentic Mexican sazón using the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. And, of course, there is the most important touch of all—love.
Azalina Eusope, a fifth-generation street food vendor, moved to San Francisco a decade ago. The only thing that could comfort her in the early days settling in and learning English was the food she grew up eating, so the pasty-trained chef cooked for herself, family and friends often. Over time, word got out about her home-cooked meals, and her hobby eventually turned into a business in 2010. Eusope, whose grandmother sold coconut rice out of a basket she carried between villages, had always wanted to become a lawyer, but found herself in the family business after all. “This is the kind of food that reminds me of my culture, my family, my memories,” says Eusope. “You can’t turn it away. It’s in your family and in your soul. Somehow it’s going to come and find you.” And it’s a good thing she got into the family business. In 2009, Bon Apetit magazine named Eusope one of “10 Top Upcoming Chefs” for 2010. She was also honored by Women’s Initiative for Self Improvement for being an “Enterprising Woman on the Rise” in 2012. She’s even catered food for President Obama!
BIG CHEF TOM’S BELLY BURGERS
Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers serves up a 100% ground pork-belly patty, grilled and delivered on a toasted, buttered bun and done up in a true American style: with inspiration and gourmet ingredients from around the world.
Bini Pradhan of Bini’s Kitchen…Momo, Dearest: Bini’s turkey and veggie momos (Nepalese dumplings) are favorites at Off the Grid Fort Mason, Ferry Building ( CUESA) where Bini sells out of her 2500 momos weekly. Bini has been selling at OTG Fort Mason and building a steady following since 2013. Festival Favorite: The last 3 years, Bini’s Kitchen was one of the highest sellers at the San Francisco Street Food Festival, making an average of 15,000 momos each year. 2017, 30,000 Momo were sold. Mo’ Money, Mo’ Momos: In 2014, hundreds of Bay Area foodies voted for Bini’s Kitchen to receive the Whole Foods Market Local Foodmaker Grant, a $4000+ grant to invest in growing Bini’s business. For the last 2 years, the demand for Bini’s food has grown at the 5 Whole Foods hot bars where she’s featured. Nepalese Food in the Media: Bini’s food and hand-ground spices have been featured on the local and national stage including Tasting Table (2013), 7×7 (2013), National Public Radio (NPR) (2014), Zagat (2014), The Atlantic Monthly (2014), The San Francisco Chronicle (2015 ,), and Saveur Magazine (2015). Mom’s Momos: According to Bini, cooking is in her blood. Her mother, Saradha, cooked for the Nepalese royal family in the 1960s. She went to culinary school in Mumbai to carry on the family legacy and managed the Radisson kitchen before moving to the US. She started her business informally before joining La Cocina 3 and ½ years ago.
Black Cat is a supper club, bar, and live music venue in the heart of San Francisco’s historic arts & entertainment district.
Boba Guys started out in 2011 making milk tea that our moms would be proud of, with a mission to bridge cultures. To us that means sourcing next-level quality ingredients and using house-made recipes. From our organic milks and premium loose leaf teas, down to our Grade A Boba, everything in our drinks will change the way you think about Boba and milk tea. It’s the Boba revolution!
As a result of our dedication to product first, Charles Chocolates is one of the most acclaimed and award-winning lines of small batch artisan chocolates in the country.
CHEESE STEAK SHOP
The Cheese Steak Shop makes premium cheese steak sandwiches with original Philly ingredients. Made fresh to order, any way you want it: “wit or witout” onions, with white American or Provolone cheese, hot and/or sweet peppers.
Dabba serves ethnic confusions – wraps, tacos and bowls that are a mashup of far-away flavors made with the freshest local ingredients. We believe that food should be both delicious and nourishing to people, inside and out.
Earthly Delights started out 40 plus years ago making banana bread and carrot cake in our local bakery in Half Moon Bay. We Grew our business from those humble beginnings to serving a variety of delicious festival food. After working almost 42 years we have passed our tongs to our long time employee and her husband Jason and Dee Chapman, who continue to grow the company serving the Best Festival Food EVER!! Escape the Typical With Earthly Delights.
EL HUARACHE LOCO
What began as a search for the tastes of home quickly transformed into success when Chef Salazar launched El Huarache Loco, bringing the colors and flavors of the street food of Mexico City to the San Francisco – Bay area.
ENDLESS SUMMER SWEETS
Endless Summer Sweets exists to revive the kid in you: bringing back memories of the neighborhood fairs with family and friends. We’re committed to using local ingredients, whenever possible and offer fun fair food at its finest.
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK PIZZA
Escape from New York Pizza is owner operated, serving up New York pizza by the slice. Celebrating 30 years in San Francisco!
Fearless is an organic cafe with locally-roasted coffee and healthy, home-made breakfast and lunch. Fearless opened in the heart of San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood in 2014 by Chef Lauren Kiino featuring ingredients sourced from local organic farmers and ranchers and small-batch roasted beans from an esteemed local roaster.
FINE & RARE
Fine & Rare has been open in San Francisco for 4 years and has built a reputation of sourcing sustainable ingredients with a focus on seafood. Crab Rolls are the foundation of our tasty offerings.
FK FROZEN CUSTARD BARS
Frozen Kuhsterd created the world’s first frozen custard bar. Choose your bar, choose your dip and choose your topping.
FOB Kitchen is a Filipino pop-up serving classic Filipino dishes with a twist. We strive to use organic produce and sustainable meats. Chef Janice Dulce was never classically trained, but has always had passion for food and cooking. She recognized, at the time, that there was a lack of Filipino restaurants in the SF Bay area that shared her passion for using sustainable meats and organic ingredients and from that, FOB Kitchen was born. FOB Kitchen is a queer woman owned permanent pop-up with Janice creating the menu and her wife Brandi running front of house operations. They began in May of 2015 as a once a week pop-up and have since grown to operating 5 days a week in San Francisco’s Mission District with dinners Wednesday-Saturday and brunch on the weekends. They’ve been recognized in articles by The SF Chronicle, Eater SF, Bon Apetit, Compound Butter, and Afar magazines. They serve up dishes such as pork adobo, house-made spam and tocino, hand rolled lumpia, and vegan pancit, all of which are made from scratch right in house. They have since expanded to participate in local festivals, and are super excited to participate in Outside Lands, a world renowned festival in their own backyard. It’s their vision to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant of their own.
FOUR BARREL COFFEE
Four Barrel Coffee is a well-lit Mission District coffee roastery with a respectable record collection. Serving ethically sourced, meticulously roasted coffee since 2008.
Freshroll is San Francisco’s exclusive, create-your-own Vietnamese Freshroll and Bowl eatery.
Glaze Teriyaki serves house-made Seattle-style teriyaki plates grilled to order combining the best flavors and ingredients of Korean- and Japanese-style teriyaki. Here at Glaze, we believe everyone has the right to eat seriously delicious and nutritious food, even on a budget. That’s why we pride ourselves on serving freshly made, healthy-to-indulge-in Seattle-style teriyaki at prices that won’t break the bank. That means serving fresh, never frozen ingredients. Our chef-driven menu ensures you’re eating only the best local produce and ingredients.
Global Gourmet Catering creates incomparable event experiences with sustainable practices. It’s the magic of the memorable event.
Homestead Cookies is known for their scrumptious, home-refined chocolate chip cookies. Created with premium contents including local bittersweet chocolate and a secret ingredient then topped with finishing salt, the unique recipe creates a perfect combination of savory and sweet. We are committed to delivering top notch products and having a great time while doing it! Reward yourself with a cookie as exceptional as you are. Go for it. You’re doin’ great!
HOOK’T ON SUGAR & SPUN
This year Sugar & Spun is teaming up with Hook’t Mini Doughnuts to bring only the best gourmet desserts! We will be serving fresh mini doughnuts alongside made to order cotton candy bouquets.
Located across from The Fox Theater in Uptown Oakland, Itani Ramen is the top spot for soul-satisfying ramen, housemade gyoza, and other delicious Japanese eats.
The name KoJa, short for Korean-Japanese, was born from our founders’ desire to reinvent the way Korean and Japanese cuisine is traditionally prepared.
Little Skillet follows a simple formula of quality ingredients, friendly service and good value where work crowds happily gather over craft beer, cocktails and crispy chicken well into the night. The addition of brunch on the weekends was a natural evolution, completing the daily offerings to the community, 7 days a week. Established in 2008 Little Skillet took the tiny kitchen in the fabled SOMA alley and turned it into a factory of homespun Southern classics and comfort dishes.
LITTLE STAR PIZZA
Little Star Pizza is San Francisco’s original, award winning, deep dish pizza with sister locations in Albany, Oakland and soon Alameda. You can feel good about dining with us: our ingredients are ethically sourced and we are active contributors to our communities. We serve our pizza in attractive settings that are equal parts kid friendly and grown up getaway. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Loving Cup is the new, old fashioned creamery serving up hand crafted frozen yogurt, made-to-order from the freshest ingredients. We are proud to serve New Orleans style cold brew and Equator organic hot coffee.
Lucca Foods is the spot for organic food, vegetarian sandwiches, vegan and gluten-free options. We are a proud member of the San Francisco green business network.
Marlowe is a neighborhood bistro owned and operated by Anna Weinberg and James Nicholas, along with chef/partner Jennifer Puccio, since 2010. Chef Puccio created a meat-centric menu of New American bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists. The interior, designed by Ken Fulk, riffs on the butcher shop theme with white hexagonal floor tile, quilted stainless steel walls and drawings of animals marked for cuts.
Nombe has been providing unique Japanese & California inspired cuisine throughout the Bay Area for over 13 years. From street food to cooking classes and team building to event planning, Nombe Catering & Events makes fun, creative food and experiences.
Pacific Catch is a modern, comfortable, West Coast fish house that combines a fine dining culinary experience with a casual California lifestyle. Fresh Fish. Pacific Flavors. West Coast Style.
PICA PICA AREPA KITCHEN
Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen serves Venezuelan arepas and grilled corn pockets that are stuffed with: slow cooked fillings (shredded beef, pulled pork, blackened beef asado, black beans and plantains.) We compliment the arepas with sweet plantains or yuca fries and refreshing fresh juices. Our menu is 100% gluten free, naturally so.
PRECITA PARK CAFE
Precita Park Cafe is a cafe by day /full service restaurant by night. Most items on our seasonal menu are made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients. Come in for breakfast lunch and dinner!
Proposition Chicken serves the highest quality homemade chicken, made to order, how you want it. You choose.
Rich Table is the culinary vision of Chefs Evan and Sarah Rich. With over three decades of combined experience at high-end restaurants in San Francisco and New York, the team brings with them a wealth of talent, knowledge of quality food and wine and connections with the best farms and purveyors. Rich Table is a place with no dress code, where the food speaks for itself. Evan and Sarah believe that eating out should be relaxed, fun and exciting. It should remind you of the good times you share with family while introducing you to new tastes in the company of friends. The staff at Rich Table use their years of experience to provide food that is expertly prepared and served, while set in a modern, convivial and comfortable surrounding.
ROSAMUNDE SAUSAGE GRILL
It’s very simple. At Rosamunde Sausage Grill we use all natural ingredients. Our meat is raised without the use of hormones or antibiotics, ever. We don’t use sodium nitrite or preservatives in any of our sausages. Our beef is grass fed. The lamb is free range. None of our animals have been raised in cages. We source our meats from reputable farms, so we know how they’ve been raised. We use pork from Coleman Farms and our boar is truly wild.
Rove Kitchen is a casual dining setting, using seasonal local ingredients to create quality familiar dishes. Best known for the burger and fried chicken, the kitchen offers specials all made in-house.
SABORES DEL SUR
Sabores del Sur is Walnut Creek’s first SOUTH AMERICAN RESTAURANT and home of “The Best Cookie on Earth”! The best and freshest ingredients combined with Chef Guisell’s home-spun recipes result in an AUTHENTIC South American experience. Sit in our covered patio and enjoy a South American wine or beer with your meal.
Sataysfied started from working on the streets of the Mission in San Francisco. At the time founder, Feldo Nartapura had been recently laid-off in the economic downturn of 2008. Unemployed and struggling, he decided to make ends meet by selling food on the streets. The delicious, authentic Indonesian satay recipes were a hit and well received by the San Francisco community. Feldo decided to apply for the Off the Grid market at Fort Mason, and with some luck, he got in! Another break came when he was invited to participate in San Francisco’s world famous music festival, Outside Lands. Sataysfied has now transitioned to catering amazing start-ups throughout the Bay Area. They have served over 100,000 meals throughout the years and are happy to feed and fuel the coders, admins, founders and innovators of Silicon Valley. Not to mention all the private parties they cater for the citizens of the Bay Area!
SMITTEN ICE CREAM
Smitten Ice Cream crafts decadent, churned-to–order ice cream using only the freshest, purest, locally sourced and organic ingredients (no artificial anything – zero, zilch, nada). Smitten makes everything by hand right down to their proprietary Brrr ™ machine, which churns the perfect scoop right before your eyes using liquid nitrogen (at -321˚!).
At Sorrel, we offer local-Californian inspired cuisine with authentic & vibrant Italian influences. We believe in only working with the most superior, freshest, organic & local ingredients that the Bay Area farmers markets have to offer. While changing our menu completely every week, we work with the seasonal harvest in an effort to showcase each distinguishable and perfectly in-season ingredient. Our menu highlights what we can buy and forage from our local farmers markets and our friends gardens. Our dishes are simply elegant, refreshingly unique and beautifully delivered, lending itself for an unforgettable meal with loved ones, friends or acquaintances. Our service atmosphere and staff is accommodating, knowledgeable and professional. Whatever the guest desires, we will gladly accommodate – our goal is to ensure that each experience is a memorable one. We pop weekly at currently at 945 Valencia Street, San Francisco.
Southpaw BBQ is a relaxed and inviting restaurant. Customers can feel at home while indulging in Southern BBQ and regional food, specialty house brewed beers, and hand crafted cocktails.
SPLIT PEA SEDUCTION
Split Pea Seduction specializes in organic, local and sustainable ingredients handled with care to create exceptionally delicious food!
Stones Throw is a California/American restaurant and bar situated in the heart of San Francisco’s renowned Russian Hill neighborhood. Stones Throw goes back to the basics, highlighting the simple things in life: great food, undying hospitality and a fun, carefree environment where everyone is welcome. Our food, inspired from past experiences at a slew of four-star restaurants, is fun, approachable, everyday dining with a seasonal menu, including an extensive beer list with a balance between large format, hard to find beers and familiar namesakes with a wine menu driven by the ideas of value, balance and a hint of adventure which complements the experience making the bar a fun spot to stop by and say hi. A carefully formed team of some of the most talented restaurant staff in San Francisco are here to help create a fun and unforgettable experience every time you visit Stones Throw! We hope to see you soon….and often. Cheers!
Straw is your Hayes Valley neighborhood spot serving carnival-inspired comfort food.
SUITE FOODS WAFFLES
Suite Foods: home of the stuffed waffle! Delicious and authentic waffles stuffed with your favorite sweet or savory options, such as fried chicken or whipped cream.
Tacolicious is by no means a traditional taqueria—you won’t find burritos here. What started out in the summer of 2009 as a little taco stand at the Thursday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market with a fittingly frivolous name and have since become a sit-down, cocktail-driven restaurant, 120 tequilas strong.
Tartine is a San Francisco based company with two locations in the Mission, a new coffee roasting operation called Manufactory and locations in LA on the horizon. Tartine’s growth plans are tied to the belief that through partnerships, food quality can be vastly improved and direct sourcing of high quality, fresh, products is not only in demand but is incredibly important to society.
THE AMERICAN GRILLED CHEESE KITCHEN
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen is the first restaurant in San Francisco focused on serving award winning gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, classic American comfort foods and fresh house-baked treats from scratch.
THE FARMER’S WIFE
The Farmer’s Wife has been called “The epitome of sandwich perfection” by the Sonoma Valley Sun. We make our food with something extra special…love. The Farmer’s Wife uses the freshest, locally sourced, organic ingredients to craft our delicious menu.
THE JAPANESE PANTRY
The Japanese Pantry brings spicy tater tots to hungry Outside Landers!
THE LITTLE CHIHUAHUA
The Little Chihuahua is a unique taqueria focusing on sustainability and good, wholesome Mexican food. Locations in the Mission, Lower Haight, and Noe Valley.
THE MONK’S KETTLE
Celebrating its 10th year in business, The Monk’s Kettle is a neighborhood tavern in San Francisco’s Mission district, focusing on craft beer and upscale pub fare.
THE UP & UNDER PUB and GRILL
The Up & Under Pub and Grill is Point Richmond’s cozy, Rugby inspired pub. We feature everything from salads for the light ruggers, belly-filling large plates for the hungry ruggers and mini-morsels for the little ruggers at our friendly neighborhood pub.
Three Babes is an all organic pie shop based in San Francisco committed to local farming, hand-made goods, and sustainable, procured ingredients. We like each other, American classics, and we probably like you too!
THREE TWINS ICE CREAM
Three Twins Ice Cream is the Bay Area’s, California based pioneer of inconceivably delicious organic ice cream! Three Twins is the first and only organic ice cream to offer Fair Trade Certification. By combining USDA-stamped, organic ingredients, the company is reinventing ice cream with creative flavors without the gummy stabilizers, artificial flavors and colors typically found in the leading brands.
TRES TEQUILA LOUNGE & MEXICAN KITCHEN
Tres’ Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen’s mission is to help you discover the wonders of Jalisco, Mexico. From the food to the music, to the extraordinary products that derive from the amazing agave plant – we are so passionate about the gifts that this region of the world has given us. We want you to experience them as well, which is why we try to bring a bit of Jalisco to you.
WISE SONS DELI
Wise Sons is San Francisco’s Jewish Deli. Wise Sons is dedicated to building community through traditional Jewish comfort food. Founded in San Francisco’s Mission District, Wise Sons pairs classic Jewish recipes with the best Californian ingredients to make delicious deli fare that would make your bubbie proud.
CHOW TOWN at LOLLAPALOOZA 2017 – Chicago Grant Park
Curated by Chicago’s own celebrity chef Graham Elliot, Chow Town offers the most delicious festival food, drinks and sweets from the Windy City’s favorite restaurants. Lollapalooza aims to offer its patrons much more than the typical “carnival” type fare.
Bella Bacinos is the home of Chicago’s favorite stuffed and thin crust pizzas! Pizza Cups Milano, Bacino’s creation introduced to considerable acclaim at the 2015 World’s Fair in Milan. Italy. Bacinos was honored to be one of two Chicago restaurants chosen to represent Chicago at this international event.
BILLY GOAT TAVERN
Home of the Original Chicago Burger, The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern has been serving up its “Cheezborgers!” to Chicagoans and patrons worldwide since 1934. From the famous Billy Goat Curse to the inspiration behind the SNL “Cheezborger!” skit, the Billy Goat has become a Chicago icon and a popular destination for people worldwide to visit.
BJ’S MARKET & BAKERY
In a quest to provide quality foodservice establishments in his community, Chef John Meyer opened BJ’s Market & Bakery in 1997. He combines comfort food, reasonable prices, great customer service in an upscale atmosphere in three locations. Since opening, BJ’s Market & Bakery has been acclaimed by Chicago’s most notable food critics.
BROKEN ENGLISH TACO PUB
Broken English is a taco pub located in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Broken English Taco Pub brings traditional flavors in a vibrant atmosphere.
CHEESIE’S PUB & GRUB
Cheesie’s Pub & Grub is Chicago’s first Grilled Cheese Restaurant! We offer a wide variety of delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade sides, soups and drinks. Cheesie’s also offers a full service bar and a late night menu. Stop by our locations in Lakeview, Evanston, Wicker Park, Gurne and the food truck!
Like today could get any better. We’re at the North end of the park, located right by the beer garden. What a happy coincidence.
In 2005 the Fourkas brothers got the BIG idea to open a hot dog stand, but not just any hot dog stand, they decided to open, THE GREATEST HOTDOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! Chubby Wieners is re-defining what Chicago-Style food is all about. Try Chubby Wieners yourself, and let it be known, IT IS, THE GREATEST HOTDOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN!
My father, Jim Stolfe traded his 1962 Oldsmobile Starfire for a small pizza joint on Chicago’s Southside. Humbled beginnings evolved into a strong family business and one of the most beloved pizzas in Chicago, Connie’s Pizza. Over the years, our classic family recipes have brought joy to the hearts and homes of many.
Located in the heart of the Little Italy neighborhood, County is an authentic BBQ joint that pays homage to the best BBQ across the country. Chosen as a Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient 3 years in a row! (2014, 2015, 2016)
Dance your way over to Cupcake Vineyards’ Uncorked Wine Lounge for a refreshing wine poptail that’s sure to leave you smiling throughout the entire weekend. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Cupcake Rosé, the newest addition to the Cupcake family, or Cupcake Frosé for a delightful treat. Cupcake’s classic lineup of varietals will be available by the glass or carafe to share. For the ultimate share-worthy photo op, check out Cupcake’s jumbo wine bottle surrounded by bubbles. Open to guests 21+ all festival long.
DARK MATTER COFFEE
In a world driven by technology and science, we are the gravitational resistance rooted in skill and philosophy. An innovative culinary family fueled by community and passion to deliver the most intellectually honest coffee you will experience.
DIA DE LOS TAMALES
Dia De Los Tamales has become your festival hub for all things corn! We are thrilled to be back at Lollapalooza this year, don’t forget we have vegetarian and vegan options, and ALL our tamales are gluten free!
EDZO’S BURGER SHOP
What do you get when you take a fine-dining chef with experience working in Barcelona and Italy and put him to work at a classic old-school burger-and-fries joint? Edzo’s! The perfect mash-up of high-minded and lowbrow, easygoing and gourmet, serious yet fun. Freshly-ground burgers, hand-cut fries, and great shakes, always with a funky twist!
Stay refreshed with GODIVA’s #OMGODIVA truck, serving refreshing soft serve, Chocolixirs, chocolate-covered berries, and more. Plus, play some cornhole, win prizes on our giant plinko board, and get your photo taken in our gif photo booth! Psst – we also have a charging station, to make your day extra sweet.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to cooking. You go to the market, grab whatever ingredients look like they’re at their peak, head to your kitchen, and cook whatever you’re feeling at that very moment!
Harold’s Chicken is a Chicago staple, and often referred to as, “The Chicken King”. Founded in 1950 in Chicago. Harold’s Chicken has become a staple in many communities across the state of Illinois, and throughout the country. Our food is known for its freshness, and often topped off with our flavorful mild sauce. “One Bite and We Gotcha”!!!
Harris Ice is the only minority owned and operated manufacturing and distribution company in the United States of ice. As a maker of block, cube, and snow cone ice, it’s flavors and freshness is what tops the rest. We look forward to serving and meeting your cooling off needs as we invite you to try our famous snow cones.
Kamehachi is Chicago’s Original Sushi Bar, serving the finest sushi and Japanese food since 1967. Family-owned for three generations, Kamehachi has locations in Chicago’s Old Town, suburban Northbrook, a Sushi Cafe in the downtown Loop, and a Sushi Bar at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel.
KILWINS CHOCOLATES, FUDGE & ICE CREAM
Kilwins Chicago is the most amazing ice cream and confection shop in Chicago. We were voted best fudge in Chicago by Chicago Magazine. We make our product right before your eyes with the best ingredients ever. We are known for our ice cream and tourists love us.
Kuma’s Corner is excited to return to Lollapalooza after a 5 year hiatus! We will be harshing your mellow and serving the best burgers on the planet! Kuma’s Corner now has 5 locations with the original at 2900 W Belmont and additional locations in Lakeview, Schaumburg, Indianapolis and now open in the West Loop at 852 W. Fulton Market.
We make mouthwatering delicious chicken and listen to hardcore rap! We proudly and enthusiastically champion gay rights, 2% of or revenue is donated to organizations that support gay rights. We are emphatically uninterested in your organized religion, secular religion, Agnosticism, Atheism or Non-theism (whatever tickles your pickle).
LOU MALNATI’S PIZZERIA
Lou Malnati’s is famous for its authentic pizza in the pan. For more than 40 years, this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving legendary Chicago style pizza, with ingredients that can’t be matched, to pizza lovers near and far. When you take a bite of Lou’s deep dish masterpiece, you are taking a bite of history. Enjoy!
MAD Social opened in the City’s trendy West Loop neighborhood and is the newest restaurant to fall under the Stefani Restaurants umbrella. Staying close to the family values cherished, the restaurant is welcoming and cheerful with delicious dishes. MAD Social has a modern American menu with globally inspired twists that is meant for sharing.
MBurger has been serving Chicago for 7 years! This handmade burger joint offers fresh, high quality ingredients, such as 100% Angus Beef burgers in a fun atmosphere. Our Chicago Double was voted Top 10 Burgers by Time Out. We have been making customers happy at Lollapalooza for the past four years, an event that we look forward to every year.
MRS. MURPHY & SONS IRISH BISTRO
Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro was the dream of Jim Murphy, owner of the legendary Wrigleyville bar, Murphy’s Bleachers. His dream was to bring the food, drink and experience of the pubs that he had visited in Ireland to Chicago. Opening in 2005, Mrs. Murphy & Sons Irish Bistro has served up gastro-pub fare with traditional Irish pub favorites.
ORIGINAL RAINBOW CONE
A Chicago favorite, Original Rainbow Cone opened in 1926 when Joseph Sapp sliced five flavors of ice cream – chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio, and orange sherbet – onto a cone. Today, Rainbow Cone is still made with the top-secret recipe and housed in its original location at 92nd Western Ave.
PIZANO’S PIZZA & PASTA
My father, Rudy Malnati Sr. opened his first restaurant, Pizzeria Uno, in 1943. I opened Pizano’s in 1991 and this legacy is our foundation. I learned about pizza from my father and with that knowledge developed our now famous thin crust pizza that Oprah has called “her favorite” and the USA Today listed as Top 10 in the Nation.
PORK & MINDY’S
We believe that the best way to bring people together is by connecting them through food, music and art. So that’s what we do. Led by our Executive Chef Jeff Mauro all of our food is meticulously crafted to create complex, one-of-a-kind flavor profiles using natural and simple ingredients. We’re not just your average BBQ joint, we are creative BBQ.
ROBINSON NO. 1 RIBS
Robinson No.1 Ribs was opened after Charlie Robinson won the first Mike Royko Ribfest in Grant Park in 1982, beating over 400 contestants. Which led Robinson to opening his first restaurant in 1983 and the bottling of his BBQ Sauce. Now 34 years later Robinsons is still going strong with 2 locations and various satellite locations across the city.
Inspired Catering & Events, formerly Phil Stefani Signature Events, has been creating extraordinary events for over 25 years. Our experienced team is committed to delivering creative solutions for your event planning needs.
Tallboy Taco opened 3 years ago, in the bar area of Nacional 27. Our Chef came back from a journey to Mexico and started making tortillas, al pastor off the spit, fried fish, and other favorites from his visit. He is tall and acts like a boy, simple and to the point, just like our tacos!
Cultured around Vietnam, Tank Noodle thrives on providing the best traditional dish in Chicago. LOVE IS OUR SECRET INGREDIENT! FAMILY KEEPS US GOING! We believe that the best way to run a restaurant is when you are supported by family. We have a great system that allows trust, growth, and honesty to help our business continue to succeed.
THE GODDESS AND GROCER
The Goddess And Grocer is a one-stop gourmet deli, innovative with an edge, serving up the freshest prepared foods, mouth-watering sandwiches (the Egg Salad is one of Chicago Magazine’s “Best Of”), carefully curated retail products and a selection of wines and craft beers.
THE LIFEWAY KEFIR SHOP
At Lifeway Foods, we are on a mission. Like all good missions, ours is simply expressed: We’re here to provide the best in probiotic and nutritious foods. We’re here to improve the health of our customers. We’re here to change the meaning of the word delicious, and to have a little fun along the way.
THE SMOKE DADDY
The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago’s hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. We smoke all of our meats in house each day in the “Lil Red Smoker.” We take great pride in offering live music seven nights a week at no cost to you. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some of our amazing BBQ and we’ll be waitin’ for ya!
WINDSOR ICE CREAM SHOPPE
Ice Cream HEAVEN is Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe. At it’s 11th year in Gilberts, IL we offer a different twist when it comes to ice cream. We are “Home of the BIG Scoop” and our gourmet ice cream unique creations offer the crowd at outdoor events something very special. For 8 years, we have had the pleasure of offering our treats at Lollapalooza.
WOW BAO – HOT ASIAN BUNS
As the first shop of its kind in America, Wow Bao redefines breakfast, lunch and dinner with their signature steamed buns, known as “bao.” Our pan-Asian menu features eight flavors of bao, in addition to pan-seared potstickers, fresh soups and salads, rice, noodle and quinoa bowls, and homemade ginger ale.