Sweetlife Festival 2013's Whole Pigs, Salads, and 'Stoner Party Food' Slideshow
Pesto Basil Arancini Balls at Rogue 24
In the VIP area of Sweetlife, Rogue 24's R.J. Cooper served four varieties of arancini balls, including this pesto, basil, garlic, tomato, and Parmesan version.
Mac and Cave-Aged Cheddar and Goat Cheese at Rogue 24
"Festival food is all carbs," Cooper told us. "That’s what you need, especially at festivals when you’re drinking all day and the humidity is all high." Sounds about right.
Picnic Area at Sweetlife
Festival-goers claimed prime spots at these picnic tables near the main stage.
Baltimore Shaved Ice and Marshmallow Fluff at Toki Underground
Erik Bruner-Yang's Toki Underground served shaved ice with egg custard syrup (with caramel) and marshmallow fluff for $4 in the VIP area.
Skewers at Toki Underground
Bruner-Yang also sold a variety of skewers, like a short rib curry skewer on the right, as a preview of items at his upcoming restaurant Maketto.
Patatas Bravas From José Andrés' Pepe
Andrés' Washington, D.C. food truck Pepe served Patats Bravas with fingerling potatoes, brava sauce, aioli, and pimentón for $6, alongside fried chicken and pork shoulder sandwiches.
Food Trucks at Sweetlife
Twenty One Pilots
Ohio band Twenty One Pilots performed at the Treehouse stage.
DGS Delicatessen's Hot Dog
Washington D.C.'s DGS Delicatessen served all-beef hot dogs with pastrami and chili.
'Wichcraft's Blackened Chicken
Tom Colicchio's 'wichcraft grilled chicken in the back for sandwiches and later pulled out a whole suckling pig.
Fresh Farm Market Strawberries
'Wichcraft's Suckling Pig
Colicchio's team surprised festival-goers (and grossed many out) with their whole suckling pig on display.
Sweetgreen's Strawberry Lemonade
Salad purveyor and festival founder Sweetgreen (opening a New York location soon) had various stands across the festival grounds, serving fresh strawberry lemonade, plus salads, of course.
D.C.'s Korean taco truck TaKorean served a variety of tacos, including a tofu version for vegetarians.
Toki Underground's Pho Dog
Bruner-Yang teamed up with 13th Street Meats for their legendary Pho Dog once again, a combination of a banh mi and a hot dog.
The band performed "Take a Walk" and other favorites to crazy crowds.
Rappahannock Oysters' Crabcakes
Rappahannock Oysters' Raw Oysters
Festival-goers shelled out $5 for four oysters from seafood purveyor Rappahannock.
EcoFriendly Foods' Porchetta
Bev Eggleston of EcoFriendly Foods grilled porchetta on site, along with suckling pigs.
Headliner Phoenix took the main stage as the last act of the night.