Outside Lands proved once again that it is as much about the food and drink as it is about the music. And, both were as diverse as you can imagine. Dance to the dulcet tones of Paul McCartney, with flowers in your hair and vegan Malaysian Nachos in your hands. Or maybe Nine Inch Nails and Lamb Poutine are more your speed? It’s cool, we can all get along. Maybe we can find common ground over a killer plate of Porcini Doughnuts (aka savory zeppole smothered in gruyere cheese sauce). That would bring anyone together. Grab your craft beer and lets head over the hill and through Outside Lambs, to Chocolands we go.

All Photos by Stephanie Hua

Massive amounts of Lamb Paella from Gerard's Paella
Gerard preparing his Lamb Chorizo PaellaEnjoying paella at Outside LambsZedd, Outside Lands 2013Corn on the Cob (Nopalito): organic corn with house made lime mayo, queso fresco, and chiliLunching at Outside LandsBig Chef Tom's Belly Burger with Cheese Fries

Gourmet Funnel Cakes (Endless Summer Sweets): topped with powdered sugar, whipped cream, crispy bacon, drizzled with agave syrup
Love BeerAzalina's Malaysian Nachos: vegan tofu peanut sauce, corn tortilla chips, pickled veggies, blueberry compote, cilantro, and green onionsA fan of Azalina's Malaysian NachosGarlic Chimichurri Fries (4505 Meats)Outsider Art: Eos Montana @eosmontana (right) and Chez @chezgrizzly (left)Samba Dancers

The Growlers
Growler FansThe Growlers, Outside Lands 2013Porcini Doughnuts with Gruyere Cheese Sauce (Rich Table)Sardine Chips (Rich Table)Jaclyn and DannyOutside Lands on Stilts

Kara's Cupcakes
Furry Hats, all the rage at Outside LandsBreakfast at Outside Lands: Blue Bottle Coffee & Griddled French Toast  from Il Cane Rosso, with whipped cream and salted maple caramel + crispy bacon and fried egg on the sideCoors Light Top Hat...also in mode at Outside LandsPastrami Cheese Fries (Wish Sons Deli): topped with russian dressing, relish, and scallionsOutside Lands 2013Lamb Banh Mi (One Market): roasted leg of lamb, pickled vegetables, cilantro, on an ACME bun

Outside Lands 2013
Farmers Market at Outside LandsBounty from Full Belly FarmsNice Melons (Full Belly Farms)Woodhouse Fish Co. serving Drakes Bay Oysters(Dis)Connect at Outside LandsFlower Power

Photos: Tasty Eats at Outside Lands 13 August,2013Stephanie Hua


Stephanie Hua

Stephanie Hua is the creator of Lick My Spoon, a place for all things delicious. So far she has learned that she very much enjoys salted caramel anything, a good soup dumpling is worth a scalded tongue, and there is no room in life for non-fat cheese and crappy chocolate. Also, a barrel of cheese balls never ends well.

Stephanie has been known to choose her company based on how much they can pack it down. Ability to endure cramped quarters, sketchy back alleys, and uncharted paths to seek out that special dish is also a plus in her book. If you fit the criteria, drop a note. You’ll probably get along just fine.

Stephanie’s writing and photography have been featured in Fodor’s Travel, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Serious Eats, and Sundance Channel. Follow her on Facebook and @lickmyspoon.

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