Food Porn From San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival

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Jane Bruce

Straw served sweet potato tots with blackberry BBQ sauce this weekend at Outside Lands.

This weekend in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, more than 80 bands performed to a sold-out crowd at Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival. In addition to great music, festival-goers were able to enjoy food from many local restaurants and food trucks, washed down with California beer and wine.

This year brought the return of places like 4505 Meats, Straw, Del Popolo, and Rosamunde Sausage Grill, along with newcomers like Blue Bottle Coffee Co, Wise Sons Deli, and Nopalito. Throughout the festival grounds food vendors were sectioned off into areas such as Outside Lambs, where they were whipping up a mean lamb and calamari paella, Choco Lands, where you could eat a s'more the size of your head, and Taste of the Bay Area, where multiple vendors served up iconic San Francisco dishes (Gilroy Garlic Mac and Cheese, anyone?). 

A new addition this year was Cheese Lands, which was conveniently located adjacent to Wine Lands. At Cheese Lands, plates of three or five cheeses were sold, hand-selected by Thalassa Skinner of Culture magazine. Inside Wine Lands, you could get a taste or a glass of wine from more than 30 different wineries, including Kermit Lynch, Hobo Wine Company, and Long Meadow Ranch, on tap. And for the first time ever, sake was served on draft by Portland, Ore., sake-ist Momokawa.

If you weren’t in the mood for wine, Beer Lands was where to go. Beers from 16 breweries were on tap, almost half of which were San Francisco’s own. Newcomers Ale Industries, Social Kitchen & Brewery, and Almanac Brewing Co joined Beer Lands' two-year veterans such as Strongbow Hard Cider, Linden Street, and Sierra Nevada (who returned with their Outside Lands Saison for the occasion).

While we can all agree Paul McCartney's set was the highlight of the weekend, the barbecue shrimp and grits from 1300 on Fillmore were a close second.

Click here to check out our photos from Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

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