Governors Ball: Tacos, Hot Dogs, and a Lot of Water (Slideshow)

By
The annual New York City music festival hosted another successful weekend of music and food
Jane Bruce

Arancini Bros served four varieties of their delicious rice balls, including the buffalo chicken seen here.


Arancini Bros

Jane Bruce

Arancini Bros served four varieties of their delicious rice balls, including the buffalo chicken seen here.


Asia Dog

Jane Bruce

Attendees could choose from beef, chicken, or veggie dogs from Asia Dog.

Bareburger

Jane Bruce

The Bareburger truck served their burgers to a consistently long line of burger-lovers.

Candy Rox

Jane Bruce

Candy Rox, a candy shop based in Rye, New York, had a stand at Governors Ball.

Hunter Hunted

Jane Bruce

Dan Chang and Michael Garner make up L.A.-based group Hunter Hunted, which opened the day on Saturday.

Handsome Hank's

Jane Bruce

Handsome Hank's offered their fish sandwiches, shrimp, and fish and chips combo.

Brindle Room

Jane Bruce

Brindle Room's burger was a popular item, along with their BBQ chicken sandwich and grilled portobello sandwich.

Cafe Habana

Jane Bruce

Cafe Habana's Cuban sandwich was their most popular item, a sandwich topped with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, chipotle mayo, and pickles.

Carl's Steaks

Jane Bruce

The Philly cheesesteak truck is a favorite of New Yorkers and New York Yankees alike.


The Glitch Mob

Jane Bruce

The food-loving group performed for an energetic crowd on Saturday. The guys have been touring all over the world, and say the best food they've had was in Europe, varying from a seven course meal in Paris to a truck stop in Switzerland. "The truck stops in Switzerland are out of this world. It's kind of like Whole Foods but 100 times better," Ooah (Josh Mayer) says. When they're in the states, they like to hunt down the best restaurant in the town where they're playing. The morning of Governors Ball the guys chowed down on Ess-a-Bagel.

Cocktails

Jane Bruce

Local Brooklyn bar Fort Defiance served up a variety of cocktails in the Shade Oasis, including the Paloma (tequila and grapefruit soda) and Barbados Buck (rum, ginger beer, and lime).

Coolhaus

Jane Bruce

Coolhaus trucks are a staple at festivals, as well as on the streets of New York, L.A., Austin, and Dallas. Their sandwiches are all made to order so festivalgoers can choose their cookie and ice cream individually.

Pie for the People

Jane Bruce

Festival regulars Pie for the People made this pizza with roasted potatoes, caramelized onions, spinach, roasted garlic, and feta cheese.

Coffee and Soda

Jane Bruce

Ports Coffee served cold brew and cold brew lattes. In the next stand over, Brooklyn Soda Works poured their tasty homemade sodas, including the hibiscus mint seen here.


Childish Gambino

Jane Bruce

The rapper and star of Community performed late Saturday afternoon.

Momofuku Milk Bar

Jane Bruce

Attendees with a sweet tooth could stop by the Milk Bar stand for a slice of crack pie or a cookie.

Morris Grilled Cheese

Jane Bruce

The Morris truck served a few varieties — a classic with cheddar, gouda with bacon, fontina with kale, cheddar with jerk sauce, and one with truffle cheese, truffle butter, and caramelized shallots.

Crif Dogs

Jane Bruce

Crif Dogs brought their truck in and served a few different hot dogs, including the Tsunami Dog seen here — a bacon-wrapped dog topped with pineapple, teriyaki sauce, and scallions.

Khe-Yo

Jane Bruce

The TriBeCa restaurant served this crunchy coconut rice in addition to a papaya salad.

Luke's Lobster

Jane Bruce

We want to be friends with the guy that ordered four lobster rolls.

Melt

Jane Bruce

Melt ice cream sandwiches were also on hand serving their desserts, perfect for a hot day.

Mile End Deli

Jane Bruce

Mile End Deli served a variety of hot dogs (meat or veggie) plus four sandwiches. Seen here is the Spicy Slaw Dog — topped with pickled cauliflower, harissa slaw, and honey mayo.

Water Station

Jane Bruce

When temperatures were hanging out in the 80s all day Saturday and Sunday, attendees stayed hydrated by visiting one of the four water stations to fill up Nalgenes, empty bottles, or even empty beer cans.

Mister Softee

Jane Bruce

There's nothing better on a hot day than a towering ice cream cone from a Mister Softee truck.

The Nugget Spot

Jane Bruce

Those not looking to eat healthy at Governors Ball could hit up The Nugget Spot for a variety of chicken nugget options.

Phil's Steaks

Jane Bruce

Phil's Steaks kept a consistently long line throughout the weekend.

Tyler, the Creator

Jane Bruce

The 23-year-old rapper performed on Sunday afternoon, along with his fellow member of Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt.

Pizza Vita

Jane Bruce

Pizza Vita brought their portable wood-fired oven to make pizzas for attendees.

Pomme Frites

Jane Bruce

East Village fry specialists brought their goods to Governors Ball.

Porchetta

Jane Bruce

Sandwiches at Porchetta were sliced to order.

Porchetta Sandwich

Jane Bruce

At the Porchetta stand, incredients that go into their pork were displayed.

Jack's Sliders and Sushi

Jane Bruce

Jack's Sliders and Sushi offered a variety of sushi rolls for festivals-goers looking for something quick and filling.

The Taco Truck

Jane Bruce

One of the many taco options at Governors Ball were these chicken tacos from The Taco Truck, topped with lime-pickled onion and roasted red salsa.


J. Cole

Jane Bruce

J. Cole performed in the heat of late afternoon on Sunday.

Mayhem & Stout

Jane Bruce

Our favorite dish at the festival this weekend – the peach and tomato salad from Mayhem & Stout. It was light and refreshing on the hot afternoons.

Toum

Jane Bruce

The Lebanese food truck offered sandwiches and platters.

Watermelon

Jane Bruce

The geniuses at Beekman's Burgers were serving sliced watermelon, the ideal festival food.