Outside Lands is a three-day festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park causing a mass invasion of festival-goers, policemen, music-lovers, and food trucks and stalls.
As my friend GP pointed out, Outside Lands is not just a festival of music but a festival of music and art – and the art of food most definitely plays a significant part. Apparently there were more than 2000 “food items” at the festival, though we couldn’t quite decide what counts as a separate food item.
The three-day weekend was a great way to get in all of my SF/American food fixes after China and before I leave for school again.
Suite Foods Waffle Shop. We searched everywhere for these waffles which were featured on The Bold Italic’s Must Eats at Outside Lands. We finally found their small cart. Waffles were great.
The one major problem with this waffle was that a good poached egg to waffle distribution was quite difficult, maybe impossible, given the differences in their sizes and shapes.
I have had hundreds (okay, maybe not hundreds but up there) of Chairman Bao’s buns and loved them every single time. It is my favorite food truck in San Francisco. I had to get one for my visiting friend Alicia so that she would also love San Francisco.
Nombe’s Ramenburger. The line was incredibly long for these ramenburgers every single day of the festival. Our ramenburger was sub-par. The actual burger was dry, and, well, I have very strong feelings about overcooked meat.
Best French Toast I’ve Ever Had. That’s saying a lot. It was really more like a huge chunk of rich bread pudding with maple syrup and whip cream. To. die. for. But actually, I might consider an earlier death by morbid obesity because of this dish.
Sataysfied’s mik tek tek fried noodles and dumplings. The noodles tasted like Cup Noodles. Not worth it.
By the way – we did listen to music, too.
Until next year, Outside Lands.