What to Eat at Lollapalooza

Snack on the pork buns from Sunda.
Snack on the pork buns from Sunda. Photo: Nick Kindelsperger

It’s finally here folks. Ever since Graham Elliot made the jump to Culinary Director of Chow Town, we’ve been anticipating who he’d bring in and what they’d serve. We got a look at some of the samples a few weeks ago, and then covered some of the controversy that unintentionally came up out of it. But now the only thing that can stop you from digging into Big Star’s pork belly tostada is just the oppressive heat and Lady Gaga. We’ll have an update next week about how the food actually turned out, but for now check out the menu for some of the vendors we are most excited about.

Check out the Lollapalooza site for the full list of vendors. We decided to skip over some of the more regular offerings, and just show you what we are most excited to chow down on.


Graham Elliot
Lobster Corn Dog | $9
Truffle/Parmesan Popcorn | $5
Watermelon Gazpacho (GF)(V) | $6

The Southern
Hush Puppies w/ Buttermilk Ranch | $6
Sweet Potato Fries w/ Sale Gravy | $6
Shrimp Cocktail w/ Peach Sauce | $7

Hoosier Mama Pie Company
Strawberry Pie Shake | $6
Pech Pie Shake | $6
Chocolate Cream Pie Shake | $6

Blue 13
Asian Pork Belly Sliders w/ Kimchi-Cilantro Scallion Salad, Asian BBQ & Wasabi Cream Sauce | 3 for $7
Cactus Tacos (V) - Napoles (Cactus Salad), Chipotle Lime Sauce & Cilantro | 2 for $5
Greek-style Chicken Kabob w/ Housemade Tzatziki | 2 for $6

Big Star
Elote - Mexican-style Corn on the Cob | $5
Tostada de Panza - Pork Belly | $7
Limeade | $4

The Smoke Daddy Rhythm and Bar B Que
Pulled Pork Sandwich | $7
Pulled Chicken Sandwich | $7
Smoke Daddy BBQ Potato Chips (GF) | $3
Combo: Chips & Sandwich | $9


Kuma’s Corner
Kuma Burger | $10
Judas Priest Burger | $11
Iron Maiden Burger | $11

Goose Island Brewpub
“Beer-fed” BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich | $5
AmyLu’s Chipotle Chicken Burger | $5
Falafel Pita | $5
Kim & scott’s Grilled Cheese Pretzel | $4

Rockit Bar and Grill
White Bean Hummus, Pita & Vegetables | $4
Rockit Truffle Fries | $5
Bourbon BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich | $7

Shrimp Tempura & Cucumber Roll w/ Avocado-Soy Aioli | $8
Asian Chicken Salad w/ Peanut Jalapeno Vinaigrette | $7
Braised Pork Belly Bao Buns, Pickled Vegetables & Hoison | $9

More Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcake | $4
More Cupcake | $4
Salted Caramel Cupcake | $4
Black & White Cupcake | $4

Franks ‘N’ Dawgs
Grilled Cheese & Tomato (V) | $6
Chili ‘N’ Cheese Hot Dog | $7
Dirty Dog w/ Andouille Sausage, Dirty Rice & Gumbo Ketchup | $8
Smokin’ Brat | $8

What to Eat at Lollapalooza