Previewing the Food at Lollapalooza 2012
Here’s a picture of the delicious bacon cheeseburger I ate at Edzo’s last week:
Fresh-Squeezed Best Lemonade — How big of an outrage would there be if this was anything other than exactly what it sounds like? Like, what if it was actually a nefarious orange juice stand seeking to capitalize on fresh-squeezed lemonade’s good reputation? Anyways, feel free to go back to scrolling through the pictures and skipping over my bad jokes.
Gibson’s — Serving pulled pork, pulled chicken, and steak sandwiches.
Goose Island Brew Pub — Grilled chicken sandwich topped with bacon jam (reducing bacon, onions, brown sugar, coffee, and a little bit of beer until it’s smoky and sweet), Cheddar cheese, and sautéed beer onions; falafel pita topped with cucumber/tzatziki slaw and sambal chile (Vietnamese chili sauce); grilled-cheese-stuffed pretzel, whose base is locally sourced from Kim & Scott’s Pretzels.
Kamehachi — Serving edamame, teriyaki chicken rice rolls, and pot stickers. (They were going to do sushi but were not permitted to.)
Kuma’s Corner — In my humble opinion, this is the best way to food coma yourself. Home to the best burger in Chicago (although it’s my third favorite to eat at behind Bad Apple and DMK Burger Bar), Kuma’s usually sells three burgers at Lollapalooza. Their menu wasn’t fully set yet when I called but they will at least be serving the Black Sabbath, a 10-ounce burger topped with blackening spice, chile, Pepper Jack, and red onion.
Lagniappe — The Cajun-style restaurant will be serving barbecue pulled pork, Cajun hot wings, catfish po'boys, and a crawfish boil.
Lou Malnati’s — Serving the quintessential Chicago deep-dish slices.
MBurger — The Lettuce Entertain You burger joint is serving single cheeseburgers, double cheeseburgers, and french fries.
Timothy O’Toole’s Pub — Serving pulled pork sandwiches with Carolina BBQ sauce, Buffalo wings with with Stone Arrogant Bastard Chipotle BBQ sauce, gourmet fries (sea salt or garlic Parmesan), and bee- battered fish tacos with Baja slaw and chipotle aioli.
Wow Bao – Hot Asian Buns — Serving spicy Mongolian beef, BBQ pork, teriyaki chicken, and whole-wheat edamame buns.
Lollapalooza also features a farmers market with booths from Brunkow Cheese, Puffs of Doom, River Valley Kitchens, Rock ‘N Roll Noodle Company, Seedling, and Tiny Greens Organic Farm.
Can’t wait! And, again, if for some reason you have an extra ticket for Saturday, drop me a line at @SportsRapport or SportsRapport@gmail.com!