Gallery: Snapshots from the Sweetlife Food and Music Festival

The Serious Eats Muffuletta
The Serious Eats Muffuletta

Now that's a beautiful sandwich.

Olive Salad
Olive Salad

Olives, capers, parsley, pickled cauliflower, carrots and other veggies all chopped up into little bits and swimming in a pool of olive oil and vinegar.

Bread halves
Bread halves

First the round rolls get sliced at the belly and each half gets covered in olive salad.

Letting them rest
Letting them rest

Once the meats and provolone are layered in between, it's really important to let the assembled sandwich sit for some time to let all of those salty, meaty, cheese, olivey flavors sink into each other.

Muffuletta production
Muffuletta production

Kenji and Leandra making the first batches.

Oh hello muffuletta
Oh hello muffuletta

A close-up of all those glorious layers of capicola, sopressata, mortadella, provolone, and bread starting to soak up the oily olivey juices.

Welcome to the Food Forest
Welcome to the Food Forest

During and in between shows, festivalgoers meandered around the Food Forest.

Busy
Busy

We're behind all those people.

Leandra, Kenji, Ed
Leandra, Kenji, Ed

Meeting Serious Eats fans and muffuletta customers.

Kenji and Ed
Kenji and Ed
Happy customers
Happy customers

Our muffulettas were a hit!

More Eaters
More Eaters

Of all the muffuletta eaters, these ladies won the best hair award, no question.

Chocolate Bouchons
Chocolate Bouchons

We've expressed our love for Bouchon Bakery's chocolate bouchons several times before. We love them so much, we wanted to share them with the D.C. area, so we drove down 300 fresh ones. "This is the most intense chocolate experience you'll have at the festival," Ed was telling people. (Honorable mention to the Honey Badger brownie from Baked and Wired, which was also pretty intense.)

Erin with Bouchons
Erin with Bouchons

This is Erin's best bouchon face.

Shake Shack delivery
Shake Shack delivery

In the middle of muffuletta production, we got a special delivery from Shake Shack—this tray of their new Smoke Shacks, made with cherry pepper relish and Niman Ranch applewood smoked bacon.

Smoke Shacks
Smoke Shacks
Taim Mobile
Taim Mobile

The line for Taim Mobile's falafel, fries, and smoothies was busy all day, and how could it not be. Taim was, as always, awesome.

Falafel
Falafel

Freshly fried falafel in a pita with hummus, Israeli salad, pickled cabbage and tahini. Tastes just as good in Maryland as it does in NYC.