In just some quick days, 1000’s of festivalgoers will flood Golden Gate Park for 3 days of music, meals, drink, and customarily good instances thanks to a different 12 months of San Francisco’s favourite music competition Exterior Lands. This 12 months the occasion runs from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13 with headliners together with Kenrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and Odesza.
In case you missed it, the present schedule dropped earlier this week and, as normal, attendees will doubtless have some powerful choices to make. Fortuitously, nevertheless, in relation to fueling up all through the weekend, the planning ought to be rather less difficult. To make issues even simpler, we’ve compiled this information to a few of the not-to-be-missed food and drinks choices.
Right here’s your information to the meals and drinks we’re most excited to strive at Exterior Lands 2023.
Style of the Bay Space
- Chef Smelly’s: Dungeness crab garlic noodles, steak and prawn garlic noodles
Chef Edward Wooley — you would possibly know him as Chef Smelly — has been wooing diners along with his soul meals pop-up for years and can ultimately open a everlasting restaurant in Oakland. However for now, catch him this weekend serving one of many Bay Space’s most iconic dishes.
- Daytrip: Spicy pork butt sandwiches, eggplant parm sandwiches, habanero fries
This Oakland pure wine bar and restaurant is well-known for serving a few of the East Bay’s most fun meals (to not point out its extremely well-dressed clientele). Head over in the course of the competition for handhelds and fries.
- El Storage: Quesabirria tacos, beef birria tacos, esquites
You could possibly argue that El Storage kickstarted the Bay Space’s quesabirria increase so if you happen to’re going to do tacos on the competition, this makes a logical choice.
- Horn Barbecue: Brisket chopped cheese, burnt finish sandwiches, soiled fries
Chef Matt Horn’s Michelin Information-worthy Oakland spot could be finest recognized for luscious smoked brisket, however completely don’t sleep on the sandwiches, which the chef has been R+D’ing within the trailer out again behind the restaurant. The chopped cheese is a messy, decadent delight.
- Moon: BBQ skewers and furikake rice, smashed cucumbers
Exterior Land attendees can get a sneak preview of Moon, the upcoming new restaurant from Michelin-starred Sorrel. It’s anticipated to open within the fall and is billed as a laidback spot serving coastal California-Asian-inspired meals cooked over an open flame.
This self-described “Chicano pop-up and supper membership” has been making the rounds at a few of the Bay Space’s coolest eating spots, however catching it on the competition makes it a handy choice for diners.
- Piglet & Co: Taiwan-style scorching canine, chashao roast pork rice bows
Chef Chris Yang’s menu of nostalgia-driven Asian consolation meals at this new Mission District restaurant has produced thrilling bites because it opened. Plus, he and accomplice Marcelle Gonzalez-Yang are competition execs, having appeared at each Exterior Lands and Coachella final 12 months.
- Reem’s: Za’atar veggie wraps, sumac hen wraps, falafels with tahini
Anybody searching for lighter, veggie-forward eating choices would do properly to hit up James Beard Award-nominated chef Reem Assil’s stand.
Whether or not you like or hate this scene-y restaurant’s vibrant design, it’s inconceivable to disclaim the pizzas are strong and include the additional benefit of being good for the planet — insofar because the restaurant makes use of upcycled components all through the menu.
The lacy-edged burgers from Smish Smash topped our record of the very best bites we ate finally 12 months’s competition, so you’ll be able to wager we’ll be again this 12 months for extra.
Although it’s accessible for VIP ticketholders solely, Ashes & Diamonds can be a preferred choice for followers of winemakers Steve Mathaisson and Diana Snowden Seysses, who supply a portfolio of stylish and balanced Napa wines.
If you happen to can pop as much as BloodRoot’s uber-cool Healdsburg tasting room, do. Within the meantime, you’ll be able to pattern this value-driven label from Noah and Kelly Dorrance of Reeve Wines at Exterior Lands.
Cult-favorite pure producer Jolie-Laide is engaged on a Sonoma vineyard, which makes this Exterior Lands look an opportunity to get a style for Bay Space residents unfamiliar with the tiny firm’s hard-to-find choices.
Dokkaebier is the AAPI-owned Bay Space brewery impressed by Korean tradition and folklore. It’s a great likelihood to strive the beers if you happen to haven’t but stepped foot into Dokkaebier’s new Oakland taproom.
These two distinguished Bay Space cocktail bars can be providing cocktails with meals pairings subsequent to the Cocktail Magic stage.