Kanye, Imma let you finish, but have you seen the Outside Lands food lineup this year? Not only are there over 60 local establishments participating, there is a Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Chocolands, CHEESE Lands, and an entirely new stage focused solely on food and drink called GastroMagic. Kanye may have all of the lights, but I want all of the food.
In lieu of this 3-day music festival that is about to sweep the city of San Francisco like Karl the Fog on a good day, I present to you my list of the top 10 things to try (in no particular order) while you search for Kim Kardashian in the crowds:
(1) Beignets at GastroMagic:
On Saturday, the bounce rap legend Big Freedia will be performing. Audience members who “answer her call to twerk will be awarded with beignets.” Y’all know where to find me.
(2 ) Gordita from El Huarache Loco:
I had this last year and found it a great way to get in some quality Mexican food without eating a pound of cheese – not that there’s anything wrong with that, but save it for Cheese Lands.
(3) Gilroy Mac and Cheese from Homeroom:
I’ve been going to this Oakland restaurant since college and am convinced that a better bowl of mac doesn’t exist anywhere else.
(4) Cotton Candy from Sugar and Spun:
The guys behind Frozen Kuhsterd spin the goods live in front of you for a tasty treat.
(5) Ice Cream from Humphry Slocombe:
These ice cream masters have created a special flavor just for Outside Lands, so this is a must-have.
(6) Cheeseburger from 4505 Meats:
I’ve been a slave to their veggie grits sandwich, so you can only imagine what kinds of meats they’re slinging.
(7) New Orleans Style Coffee from Blue Bottle:
Because caffeination is delicious.
(8) Deconstructed Samosa from Curry Up Now:
The truck makes its OSL debut this year, which is surprising given how popular their Indian fusion food is (or maybe that’s just me because I eat there once a week).
(9) Pastrami Sandwich from Wise Sons Deli:
A sandwich is the ultimate portable food, so grab one as you run from Lands End to Twin Peaks to get a good spot for Macklemore.
(10) Waffles from Suite Foods:
There are savory waffles as well so you don’t feel bad about eating breakfast for dinner.
I’ve created my musician schedule here – if your interests overlap, reach out and let’s touch the sky.
Yeezus take the wheel.