Festivals, Music
May 24, 2018

Outside Lands Festival Announces Food and Drink Line Up!

Outside Lands announces a food and drink lineup of epic proportions for its eleventh edition. As the first music festival to create a true food and drink experience for its attendees, Outside Lands continues to pioneer festival food offerings. With an unmatched passion for celebrating Northern Californian cuisine, wine and beer, Outside Lands will once again offer over 200 menu options, found within seven unique experiences, including A Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer Lands, Cheese Lands, Outside Clams, GastroMagic, and Cocktail Magic. Outside Lands will take place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 10-12, 2018. A limited number of 3-Day tickets are on sale via www.sfoutsidelands.com.
A Taste of the Bay Area
83 Bay Area Restaurants
An 83-part lineup of culinary heavy-hitters, nightly go-tos and insider favorites comprise this year’s A Taste of the Bay Area, curated for a second year by celebrated San Francisco restaurateur Anna Weinberg (Big Night Restaurant Group). From neighborhood gems to restaurants that landed on 2018’s esteemed San Francisco Chronicle “Top 100,” to eateries that were deemed Michelin Bib Gourmand winners, this year’s roster is as much a part of the Outside Lands experience as the festival’s world class music lineup.
Between A Taste of the Bay Area and VIP, there are 16 exciting new additions in total. In A Taste of the Bay Area, look for Hawker Fare, the Mission District’s Lao/Thai Isan hot spot, which will be serving its Khao Soi Spicy Tamarind & Pork Egg Drop Soup, the award-winning Trestle, a San Francisco favorite applauded for its pop-up at Outside Lands’ Forest Feast in 2016, The Bird with its Spicy Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches, Dumpling Time & Live Sushi Bar and their famous Shrimp and Pork Siu Mai Dumplings and Live Sushi Handrolls, Powder and their playful Taiwanese Shaved Snows, Juice Shop, Cassava, Son’s Addition, Firepie and Dinosaurs to name a few.
Returning Outside Lands attendees no doubt have their check list of veteran restaurants to visit, all of which have become part of the rich history of the festival. These might include The Monk’s Kettle, which just celebrated ten years of business in San Francisco and is back for its fourth year at Outside Lands, serving Grilled Bratwursts and Pretzel Knots with Beer Cheese; The Little Chihuahua, which will return for its eighth Outside Lands to serve Short Rib Flautas, Tartine Manufactory and its spectacular baked goods,Itani Ramen, FOB Kitchen, 4505 Meats, FK Frozen Custard, and Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen.
The Outside Lands menu also offers ample opportunity to try both new and familiar flavors, no matter the time of day. There are Porcini Doughnuts with Raclette Cheese from Rich Table, Malaysian Lamb Curry Sandwiches and Peanut Tofu Nachos from Azalina’s, Crab Rolls and Blackened Fish Sandwiches from Fine & Rare and Wood-fired Margherita Pizzas from Del Popolo. Healthy indulgences like farm fresh produce, freshly crackedWhole Coconuts and Watermelon Juice will abound. Although Choco Lands will not return this year, sweet treats are plentiful with menu items like Liquid Chocolate Bars andBourbon Coke Floats.
Within VIP, ticketholders find a host of restaurants owned by talented female chefs and restaurateurs: Petit Marlowe with executive chef Jenn Puccio-Guyer and co-owner Anna Weinberg at the helm, International Smoke from chef Ayesha Curry, and A16, led by executive chef Nicolette Manescalchi and owner/wine director Shelley Lindgren. Global Gourmet will also return to VIP.
Beer Lands
30 Northern California Breweries
With Dave McLean, founder of San Francisco’s Magnolia Brewing Company and a partner in Admiral Maltings, leading the charge, Beer Lands brings together some of Northern California’s most talked about breweries. This year, a total of 30 breweries will showcase California’s highly respected beer culture. Newcomers Old Kan, Holy Craft, Seismic and Sufferfest will join returning favorites like 21st Amendment, Faction Brewing, Local Brewing Company, Bare Bottle, Calicraft and Fort Point.
Returning long-standing partners Heineken and Strongbow will be featured throughout the entire festival grounds with the new addition of Strongbow Rosé Apple Cider served alongside Heineken and Heineken Light. A local favorite, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., will be back at Outside Lands as the Official Craft Beer partner, serving their legendary Pale Ale, their new addition – Hazy Little Thing IPA, and Outside Lands Saison, in addition to other Sierra Nevada specialty beers.
Wine Lands
41 Northern California Wineries
Where else but Wine Lands can one find some of the best California winemakers uncorking 120 wines? Wine Lands celebrates 41 top regional winemakers thanks to Wine Lands curator Peter Eastlake who works year-round to craft this lineup. Among the 2018 newcomers are the iconic Marin County based French wine importer, Martine’s Wines, Dave Phinney’s massive Orin Swift blends, superlative Napa Valley Cabernet with Andy Erickson’s Favia, Comedian-vintner Eric Wareheim’s Las Jaras pouring its eagerly anticipated Sweet Berry Wine, Forty Ounce Wines from acclaimed wine guru and chef sommelier Patrick Cappiello, downtown Napa tasting collective Outland, rosé specialist Lorenza Wine Co., and emerging Napa star Ashes & Diamonds.
Joining these exciting additions are returning favorites Turley, Bonny Doon Vineyard, Banshee, Scribe, UNTI, Copain Wines, Paul Hobbs’ CrossBarn, Vine Connections Sake, and Scharffenberger’s always perfect Anderson Valley bubbles.
Complementing Outside Lands’ wine experience, guests will find The Back Wine, a sip and putt mini golf area.
Cheese Lands
Playing the perfect neighbor to Wine Lands is Cheese Lands. This year, Cheese Lands will be curated by Cypress Grove. One of the country’s leading makers of cheese, Cypress Grove will be serving its popular Humboldt Fog, named for the Bay Area’s iconic ocean fog, among other classic selections.
GastroMagic, the festival’s culinary stage, will return in an even bigger and better format this year, serving up fantastical and delicious entertainment. Stay tuned for its lineup and programming.
Cocktail Magic
Outside Lands’ smash hit mixology experience, Cocktail Magic, also returns, completing the trifecta of drink-centric destinations. The menu of shaken and stirred concoctions from the city’s best bars will be revealed in the weeks to come.
The 2018 Outside Lands Menu is below
(lineup and menu items are subject to change)
All new vendors are marked by (new)
83 Bay Area Restaurants
4505 Meats
Best Damn Cheeseburgers and Chicharrones
A16 (new; VIP)
Vesuvio Pizzas, Summer Melon Salads
Alba Ray’s
Chicken & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya, Gumbo
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
Tamales, Mexican Corn on the Cob
Malaysian Lamb Curry Sandwiches, Peanut Tofu Nachos
Big Chef Tom’s Belly Burgers
Pork Belly Burgers, Crinkle Fries
Bini’s Kitchen
Momos (Nepalese Dumplings)
Boba Guys
Classic Boba Milk Teas, Jasmine Boba Milk Teas
Cassava (new)
Glazed BBQ Pork Ribs, Sweet Potato Cornbread
Charles Chocolates
Brownie Hot Fudge Sundaes, Thai Iced Tea
Cheese Steak Shop
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Loaded Cheesesteak Curly Fries
Curry Up Now
Paneer Tikka Masala Bowls, Samosas, Sexy Fries
Ethnic Confusion Tacos, Nitro Chai
Dinosaurs (new)
Banh Mi Tea Sandwiches
Dumpling Time & Live Sushi Bar (new)
Shrimp and Pork Siu Mai Dumplings, Sushi Handrolls
Earthly Delights
Fried Chicken Strips, Italian Chicken Sandwiches
El Huarache Loco
Huaraches, Chilaquiles
Endless Summer Sweets
Loaded Funnel Cakes, Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
Escape From New York Pizza
Pesto Potato Pizza Slices, Combination Pizza Slices
Fine & Rare
Crab Rolls, Blackened Fish Sandwiches
Fiorella (new)
Hand-Held Fennel Sausage Calzones, Crispy Italian Rice Balls
Firepie (new)
Wood-Fired Pizzas, Edible Cookie Dough
FK Frozen Custard Bars
Customized Frozen Custard Bars, Customized Cheesecake Bars
FOB Kitchen
Stir-Fried Veggie Glass Noodles
Foxsister (new)
Sweet & Spicy Korean Fried Chicken Wings
Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches, Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Glaze Teriyaki
Salmon Teriyaki Bowls, Shishito Peppers
Global Gourmet Catering (VIP)
Argentinian Chorizo Hoagies, NOLA Seafood Boils
Guittard Chocolate
Liquid Chocolate Bars
Hawker Fare (new)
Spicy Tamarind & Pork Egg Drop Noodle Soup
Homestead Cookies
Signature Sweet & Savory Cookies, Cold Brew Coffee
Hook’t on Sugar & Spun
Fresh Mini Doughnut Sundaes, Cotton Candy Bouquets
International Smoke (new; VIP)
Dungeness Crab Tom Kha Soup, Korean Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Itani Ramen
Shoyu Chicken Ramen, Furikake Waffle Fries
Juice Shop (new)
Watermelon Juice, Whole Cracked Coconuts
Kara’s Cupcakes
Whimsical Cupcakes, Karamel Corn
Koja Kitchen
Beef Kamikaze Fries, Vegan Zen Kamikaze Fries
Little Skillet
Chicken & Waffles, Mac & Cheese
Little Star Pizza
Sausage Deep Dish Pizza Slices, Pepperoni Thin Crust Pizza Slices
Lucca Foods
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Fudge Brownies
Ramenburgers, Sushi Burritos
Pacific Catch
Hawaiian Ahi Poke, Fish & Chips
Petit Marlowe (new; VIP)
Truffled Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Pickled Snap Peas
Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen
Sweet Corn Arepas, Yuca Fries, Sweet Plantains
Powder (new)
Taiwanese-Style Shaved Snows
Precita Park Cafe
Pancetta Breakfast Sandwiches, Hot & Iced Coffee
Proposition Chicken
Crispy Fried Chicken Sandwiches, Curly Fries
Rich Table
Porcini Doughnuts with Raclette Cheese
Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Grilled Sausages, Sausage Poutine
Sabores Del Sur
Empanadas, Award-Winning Alfajores
Mie Tek Tek Noodles, Chicken Satays, Egg Rolls
Sharona’s Chocolate Shop
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolate-Covered S’mores
Son’s Addition (new)
Chorizo and Manchego Croquettes, Coconut-Ginger Chicken Rice Bowls
Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Jalapeño Slaw, Crispy Rosemary Potatoes
Southpaw BBQ
Smoked Brisket Sandwiches, Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches
Philly Cheesesteakadillas, Nachos
Suite Foods Waffles
Liége Waffles Stuffed with Whipped Cream, Hand-Cut Belgian Fries
Baja-Style Fish Tacos, Achiote Chicken Tacos
Tartine Manufactory
Pressed Melts, Legendary Baked Goods
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Tomato Soup
The Bird (new)
Spicy Fried Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches
The Farmer’s Wife
Lamb Merguez & Chimichurri Melts, Albacore Tuna Melts
The Japanese Pantry
Spicy Tater Tots
The Little Chihuahua
Short Rib Flautas, Spinach & Goat Cheese Flautas
The Monk’s Kettle
Grilled Bratwursts, Pretzel Knots with Beer Cheese
The Up & Under Pub and Grill
Waffle Fries with Crazy Toppings
Three Twins Ice Cream
Ice Cream Wafer Sandwiches, Ice Cream Scoops
Tres Tequila Lounge & Mexican Kitchen
Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, Elotes
Trestle (new)
Baked Garganelli Bolognese Pasta with Burrata
Wise Sons
Pastrami Reubens, Pastrami Cheese Fries
Chairman Truck
Spicy Chicken Steamed Baos, Miso Tofu Baked Baos
Del Popolo
Wood-Fired Margherita Pizzas
Event Specialists
Churros, Jalapeño Cheese Filled Pretzels
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
Elvis (The Fat Years) Sundaes, Bourbon Coke Floats
House-Made Veggie Burger Sliders, Lamb Burger Sliders
Johnny Doughnuts
Old Fashioned Doughnuts, Wheat-Free Doughnuts
Kabob Trolley
Falafel Gyrös, Chicken Cheesesteaks
Lady Falcon Coffee Club
Small-Batch Drip Coffees, Cascara Hibiscus Pink Crushes
Margherita Pizza Slices, Salumi Pizza Slices
Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos
Ice Cream Tacos, Custom Dipped Frozen Bananas
Senor Sisig
Senor Sisig Burritos, Sisig Tacos
Cypress Grove (new)
Artisan Cheese Plates
Lobster Rolls, Raw & BBQ Oysters, Clam Chowder Bread Bowls
30 Northern California Breweries
21st Amendment
Ace Cider
Anderson Valley
Bare Bottle
Bear Republic
Fort Point
Hard Frescos (new)
High Water
Holy Craft (new)
Laughing Monk
Lost Coast
Mad River
North Coast
Oakland United
Old Kan (new)
Seismic (new)
Seven Stills (new)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Sonoma Springs (new)
Strongbow Hard Ciders
Sufferfest (new)
41 Northern California Wineries
Alma Fria (new)
Anthill Farms
Ashes & Diamonds (new)
Atlas Wine Co. (new)
Blackbird Vineyards (new)
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Charles & Charles (new)
Copain Wines
Davis Bynum
Dry Creek Vineyard
Favia (new)
Field Recordings
Forty Ounce Wines (new)
Ghost Pines
Hoxie Spritzer
Las Jaras (new)
Long Meadow Ranch
Lorenza Wine Company (new)
Maison Noir Wines
Martine’s Wines (new)
Ménage à Trois
Orin Swift (new)
Outland (POE, Forlorn Hope, Farella) (new)
Preston Farm & Winery
Red Car
Scharffenberger Cellars
SLO Down Wines
The Withers
Tropical Moscato
True Myth
Unti Vineyards
Viña Cobos Felino (new)
Vine Connections Sake