Food Is the New Rock

Outside Lands 2012 Will Once Again Be Pretty Food-Saturated

Haven’t you heard? Food is the new rock. SF Weekly may be a little bummed about it, but music festivals increasingly have to cater to the tastes of an ever more sophisticated and hungry concert-going public. No music festival in the country, really, is as food-and-wine heavy as Outside Lands, with its big Wine Lands tasting tent and 47 different food vendors culled from the Bay Area’s finer restaurants and food trucks, including Maverick, Tacolicious, Brass Knuckle, and American Grilled Cheese Kitchen. Basically, it won’t be just a pizza-and-beer affair, though you can get those things there too. See the full lineup below.

S.F. was ahead of the curve with this festival, catering to both young and slightly less young and providing a draw beyond just the performers themselves. And why not take a break between sets to sample some wine, chat with a winemaker, and have some oysters from Woodhouse Fish Co. in the open air.

Hopefully it won’t be freezing this year, but we digress.

On the Menu at Outside Lands 2012:

4505 Meats -4505 Classic Cheeseburger, Fried Chicken YumYum; Sausages; Chicharrones
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen- Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches; Smoky Tomato Soup Shooters
Andalu- Crispy Mac-n-Cheese
Asqew Grill- Fresh Grilled Skewers; House-made Salad; Sides
Azalina’s - Malaysian Nachos
Beach Ventures - Ice Cream Novelties
Best In Show -Evergood Hot Links; Evergood Hot Dogs
Brass Knuckle - Fryin’ Maiden-Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich
Bun Mee Vietnamese Sandwich Eatery - Pork and Chicken Banh Mi; Crispy Egg Rolls; Sweet Potato Fries
Earthly Delights- Specialty Sandwiches; Philadelphia Cheese Steaks
Eat Le Truc- Burgers; Bleu Cheesesteak Sandwich; Butt King Sandwich (pulled pork butt, corn tortilla, green chili thai curry, cilantro)
Endless Summer Sweets - A variety of gourmet Funnel Cakes in flavors like Crispy Bacon and Syrup
El Huarache Loco- Authentic Mexico City Food
Farmerbrown’s Little Skillet- Fried Chicken; Mac n’ Cheese
Full Belly Farms -Organic, Seasonal Fruits, Dried Fruits, Apple Juice
Homeroom - Gilroy Mac with Gouda, Pecorino, and Roasted Garlic
Kara’s Cupcakes- Gourmet Cupcakes
Let’s Be Frank- 100% Grass-Fed Beef Hot Dogs
Little Village Produce- Assorted Smoothies; Shaved Ice; Coconut Chais; Gluten-free Coconut Cornmeal Waffles
Loving Cup - Frozen Yogurt Sandwiches in Chewy Chocolate Sea Salt or Snickerdoodle
Maverick- Cincinnati BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Milk Shake Werks- Scoops, Smoothies, Ice Cream Sandwiches
Mission Minis- Chocolate Hazelnut Crunch, Mint Chocolate Chip, Raspberry and Chocolate Ganache cupcakes
Namu Gaji- Korean Tacos
New Ganges- Samosas; Chicken Curry Plate; Vegetarian Plate
Nojo- Tonkatsu Sandwiches; Cucumber Salad
Nombe - Chicken Wings; Odango (Fried Rice Balls) and Fried Tofu
Pacific Catch- Hawaiian Poke; Baja Shrimp Ceviche; Sweet Potato Fries; Dulce de Leche; Fish and Chips
Philz Coffee- Customized Blends like the Mint Mojito Iced Coffee
Pica Pica Maize Kitchen- Arepas; Maize’wich; Cachapas; Sweet Plantains sprinkled with Queso Fresco
Q Restaurant and Wine Bar- Tater Tots with Smilin’ Andy’s Mojo Mix
Rosamunde’s Sausage Grill - Beer Sausages; Chicken Cherry Sausages; Vegan Apple Sage Sausages; German and Vegetarian Potato Salad
Sabores del Sur - Empanadas; Alfajores
Sataysfied - Chicken Satays, Shrimp Satays, Mi Tek Tek (Indonesian Fried Noodles)
Señor Sisig - Sisig Tacos, Rice Plates, Burritos, Nachos; Fries
Spicy Pie - Gourmet Pizzas
Split Pea Seduction- Farm-to-Fork Soups, Salads and Sandwiches
Straw- Falafel; Shawarma Snow Cones; Sweet Potato Tots; Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie with candied bacon
Tacolicious- Traditional Carnitas; Guajillo Braised Beer Short Ribs; Beer Braised Petaluma Chicken
The Little Chihuahua - Fried Plantain and Black Bean Burritos
The Pizza Place on Noriega- Wood-fired Pizzas; Meatball Grinders
The Southern Sandwich Co. - Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches; Texas Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwiches; Hush Puppies; Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese Aka: Pepper Jack Mac
Those Fabulous Frickle Brothers - Frickles (deep fried kosher dill pickle chips), Pickle Sticks; Organic Fried Green Tomatoes with Cukaracha Sriracha, Outside Lands Ranch, Tasty Curry Mustard, or High Sierra Sauce
Three Twins - Inconceivably Delicious Organic Ice Cream
Up & Under Pub and Grill - Steak Sandwiches; Stuffed Portabellas; Frito Bag of Vegetarian Chili
Whisk on Wheels - Angus Burgers; Empanadas; Choripan; Panna Cotta; Salad
Woodhouse Fish Co. - Oysters; BBQ Oysters; Clam Chowder

On the Wine List at Outside Lands 2012:

August West
Big Basin Vineyards
Bonny Doon Vineyard
Claypool Cellars
Free Flow Wines
Gamling & McDuck
Hess Collection
Hobo Wine Company
House Band Wines
Idell Family Vineyards
J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines
Kermit Lynch with a selection of his famous European imports
Long Meadow Ranch
Medlock Ames
Orin Swift Cellars
Ridge Vineyards
Robert Sinskey
Santa Rita Winery
Summer of Riesling
The Scholium Project
Tres Sabores
Villa Creek
Wind Gap
Wines of Portugal

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Outside Lands 2012 Will Once Again Be Pretty Food-Saturated