Food Is the New Rock

Outside Lands Was Foodier Than Ever This Year, and Here’s Why
4505 Meats’ most excellent garlic-chimichurri fries.

In its fifth year, and despite a music lineup that wasn’t as stellar as previous years, Outside Lands really outdid itself with the food and drink. Outside Lambs, with the help of The Whole Beast’s John Fink, served up some delicious lamb poutine, mulligitawny soup, and lamb kofte. The new Beer Lands concession was wildly popular, with organizer and beer curator Dave McLean (Magnolia Pub & Brewery) estimating that they were killing a keg an hour at most of the taps on Saturday. The Wine Lands tent was busier than we’d ever seen it, especially on Saturday evening when it might as well have been the New York Stock Exchange — but we have to give a special shout-out to those few pourers who recognized the inherent stinginess of the prescribed, barely two-ounce tasting pour, and tipped their elbow that one or more extra times for us (you know who you are).

Check out our food and drink highlights below. And never forget: Food is the new rock.

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Outside Lands Was Foodier Than Ever This Year, and Here’s Why