clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Here Are 2013's Outside Lands Food & Drink Vendors

Choco Lands at last year's festival. [Photo: Mary Polizzotti/Nile Guide]

As it enters its sixth year, Outside Lands has become nearly as renowned for its food and beverage offerings as it has for its musical stylings, even snagging a Food & Wine Sommelier of the Year nod for wine organizer Peter Eastlake back in March. Now, the organizers bring word of all the culinary delights that will be offered at the 2013 event (August 9-11), alongside tunes from Paul McCartney, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Phoenix, and Nine Inch Nails, among many others.

The biggest headlines come from the Best of the Bay Area food tents, where Rich Table, Il Cane Rosso, 1300 on Fillmore, Wise Sons Deli, Nopalito, and Escape from New York have all joined the fray. Though menu items aren't set in stone, Evan & Sarah Rich plan to serve their famed sardine potato chips and porcini doughnuts, Lauren Kiino and the Il Cane team will rock griddled French toast and fried-egg sandwiches, Wise Sons is bringing pastrami sandwiches and pastrami cheese fries, and 1300 will be offering shrimp and grits. They join a number of repeat vendors from last year, including Namu, 4505 Meats, Nojo, Tacolicious, El Huarache Loco, and Homeroom.

On the food-truck end of things, The Chairman, the Rib Whip, and Kung Fu Tacos will make their debut alongside veterans Del Popolo, Brass Knuckle, and Hapa SF, and Blue Bottle and Trouble Coffee will also have booths at the festival for the first time. Outside Lambs, the whole-animal food frenzy featuring John Fink of The Whole Beast, will return for year two, with One Market's Mark Dommen manning the guest-chef spot. And Choco Lands, the all-chocolate section of the food party, will be back as well; the restaurants for that have yet to be announced.

Wine and beer continue to be among the festival's strengths, with wineries like Scharffenberger, Broc Cellars, Forlorn Hope, and Mina Group sommelier Rajat Parr's In Pursuit of Balance joining existing favorites Scribe, Turley, Wind Gap, Scholium Project, and Long Meadow Ranch. As for beer, Magnolia impresario Dave McLean will again curate the selection, with newcomers Almanac, Social Kitchen & Brewery, and Ale Industries joining the likes of Pacific Brewing Laboratory, Linden Street, Drake's, Anchor, and Speakeasy. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be back with their special Outside Lands Saison, and a beer camp in Hellman Hollow. And if you're still hungry after all that food and drink, you can pick up some farmer's market produce from Full Belly Farm to bring home.

Here's the full list of vendors, with newbies indicated by an asterisk:

A Taste of the Bay Area 2013
(A sampling of menu items below, more dishes to be announced)

1300 On Fillmore* – BBQ Shrimp & Creamy Grits
4505 Meats – 4505 Cheeseburgers; Chimichurri Fries
American Grilled Cheese Kitchen – Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Andalu – Crispy Mac-n-Cheese; Corn with Smoked Pimenton
Azalina's – Malaysian Nachos
Best In Show – Evergood Hotlinks and Dogs
Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers – Pork Belly Burgers, Almond Cumin Slaw
Blue Bottle Coffee Co.* – Single Origin and Drip Coffee; New Orleans Iced Coffee
Charles Chocolates – S'mores; Hot Chocolate; Frozen Hot Chocolate
Earthly Delights – Philadelphia Cheesesteaks; Parmesan Fries
El Huarache Loco – Quesadillas; Huaraches; Gorditas
Endless Summer Sweets – Gourmet Funnel Cakes
Escape from New York* – New York Style Pizza
Event Specialists – Soft Pretzels; Churros
Farmerbrown's Little Skillet – Fried Chicken & Waffles
Freshroll Vietnamese Rolls & Bowls* – Banh Mi Sandwiches
Full Belly Farm – Organic Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables; Apple Juice
Homeroom – Gilroy Garlic Mac and Cheese
il Cane Rosso* – Griddled French Toast; Fried Egg Sandwiches; Crispy Hashbrowns
Kara's Cupcakes – Artisan Cupcakes
Leslie's Dessert Werks – Killer Ice Creams, Marvelous Milkshakes
Let's Be Frank – 100% Grass-fed Hot Dogs
Little Village Produce – Smoothies, Coconut Chai, Gluten-free Coconut Waffles
Living Greens Juice – Fresh Pressed Juices; Thai Young Coconuts; Hot Detox Tea
Loving Cup – Rice Pudding; Hot and Iced Coffee
Luella – Ricotta and Artichoke Sandwiches; Pork Bacon Chili with Cheddar
Namu Street Food – Short Rib Tacos; Chicken Thigh Tacos
Nojo - Spicy Nojo Fries with katsu sauce, sapporo chili mayo
Nopalito* - Totopos Con Chile
Nombe – Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken nuggets); Odango (Fried Rice Balls)
Pacific Catch – Hawaiian Poke; Fish-N-Chips
Pica Pica – Arepas; Yuca Fries; Plantain Chips; Sweet Plantains
Preet Palace - Assorted Indian Dishes; Samosas
Q Restaurant and Wine Bar- Tater Tots with Chili Lime Aioli
Rich Table* - Sardine Chips; Porcini Doughnuts
Rosamunde Sausage Grill – Beer Sausage; Nuernberger Bratwurst
Sabores Del Sur – Empanadas and Award-Winning Alfajores
Sataysfied - Chicken Satays; Fried Noodles; Asian Chicken Wings
Southpaw BBQ & Southern Cooking – Smoked Beef Brisket; Collard Greens
Spicy Pie – Gourmet Pizza Slices; Cookie Pie
Split Pea Seduction – Farm to fork Soups, Salads and Sandwiches
Straw – Falafel and Shawarma Snowcones; Sweet Potato Tots
Tacolicious - Carnitas Tacos; Beer-and-a-Shot Chicken Tacos; Veggie Tacos
The Little Chihuahua – Fried Plantain and Fajita Burritos
The Pizza Place – Personal Pizzas; Meatball Grinders
Three Twins Ice Cream – Ice Cream Sandwiches; Ice Cream Scoops
Trouble Coffee Company* – Coffee; Espresso Drinks; Coconuts; Toast
Up & Under Pub and Grill – Smoked Steak Sandwiches; Fried Artichoke Hearts
Wise Sons Deli* – Pastrami Sandwiches; Pastrami Cheese Fries
Woodhouse Fish Co. – Shucked and BBQ Oysters; Chowder

Food Trucks

Bacon Bacon – Bacon Burgers; Spicy Pork Fries; Ice Cream Sandwiches
Brass Knuckle – Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog, Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca
Del Popolo – Margherita, White, and Pepperoni Pizzas
Hapa SF – Lumpia "Shanghai" Spring Rolls
Kung Fu Tacos* – Asian Asada Steak Burritos and Tacos
Seoul on Wheels – Korrito; Pot Stickers; Kimchee
Señor Sisig – Sisig Tacos; Sisig Lumpia; Sisig Nachos
The Chairman Truck* – Pork Belly Bao; Tofu Bao
The Rib Whip* – Kansas City Spareribs; Smoked Chicken Legs
Those Fabulous Frickle Brothers – Fried Pickles; Fried Green Tomatoes

Outside Lambs

The Whole Beast featuring pop-ups from One Market*

Beer Lands 2013

21st Amendment Brewery
Ale Industries*
Almanac Brewing Co.*
Anchor Brewing Company
Bear Republic Brewing
Bulmers Cider Company*
Drakes Brewing
Linden Street Brewery
Lost Coast Brewery
Mad River Brewing
Magnolia Brewery
North Coast Brewing
Pacific Brewing Laboratory
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Social Kitchen & Brewery*
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Wine Lands 2013

AP Vin
August West
Bedrock Wine Co.
Broc Cellars
Caymus / Wagner Family
Charles Neal Selections*
Envolve Winery*
Field Recordings*
Forlorn Hope*
Ghost Pines*
Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post Wines*
Hess Collection
Hobo Wine Company
Idell Family Vineyards
In Pursuit of Balance* (Peay, Red Car , Sandhi)
J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Long Meadow Ranch Winery
Menage A Trois*
Preston of Dry Creek
Renwood Winery*
Robert Sinskey Vineyards
Scharffenberger Cellars*
Scholium Project
Summer of Riesling with Paul Grieco
Tres Sabores
Turley Wine Cellars
Wind Gap