This weekend, we jammed out at the Newport Folk Festival. And in between soaking up Alabama Shakes and Jackson Browne (er, plus 25 gallons of rainwater), we searched for some serious food. Choosing lunch was almost as stressful as realizing we couldn't be at three stages at once (The Head and the Heart! vs Of Monsters and Men! vs Tune-Yards!)—but such challenges are ones we'll gladly take on.
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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.
Oh, how three years can change things. Outside Lands has evolved from a music festival with a slight identity crisis ('90s rock tribute? Jam band base? Indie mecca?) in the foggy outer lands of the city to a full blown celebration of San Francisco: the best bands, new and old come together; comedy acts and art installations are spread throughout the grounds; and food has taken its rightful place as a main act.