Why did I spend so much time checking out the food vendors at Lollapalooza, instead of, you know, checking out one of the hundred or so bands? This Chicago festival actually pulls in a collection of interesting local food options.
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Food on a stick is extraordinarily versatile—you have skewers, kababs, satay, Japanese grilled food, and lots more. And the best part about food on a stick? It's just plain fun!
No matter if you're more excited to see Mumford & Sons or a reunited Nine Inch Nails, this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park also continues the fine tradition of bringing food vendors worth your attention. Here are the ten places I'm most looking forward to trying.
I went to Lollapalooza to eat. Sure, I caught a few sets along the way, but a decent number of the food options at the massive Chicago festival are distinguished by the simple fact that they are surprisingly, consistently good. Here are some of my favorites.
If you blew all your available cash scrimping and saving to get tickets to Lollapalooza this weekend in Chicago, don't worry. The area surrounding Grant Park is loaded with great food finds. We picked out ten of our favorite cheap eats to help you out.
Earlier today we brought you a photo gallery of all the bites we had at Outside Lands in San Francisco over the weekend. But the weekend prior to that, we were actually jamming at Lollapalooza. Though people don't attend the festival for the food, the selections are getting better and better. Chicago chef Graham Elliot, who also just opened Grahamwich, was in charge of the festival's Chow Town for the second year in a row.
This week Chicago is gearing up for one of the most popular summer music festivals in the country. Lollapalooza will be held at Grant Park from Friday, August 5th through Sunday, the 7th. If you're in town for the weekend of rocking out and have some extra time to explore the downtown area of Chicago, check out our taco roundup as well as this map of affordable, unique, and delicious places. We've got everything from fried onion loaf to deep-dish pizza to tortas on this map.