The Food of Lollapalooza

Aug 15, 2012

In all our days of attending festivals, we have rarely come across food as good as we had this year at Lollapalooza.

(Now, we were skeptical after the great Punk Rock Shrimp Incident of Lolla 2010, which led to nonstop projectile vomiting. See below)

This year, thank goodness, we were blessed with many many many incredible options.
One being this truffle mac-n-cheese, appropriately called Crack and Cheese.
As Ellie and I ordered it, we were approached by a reporter for the Chicago Tribune who interviewed us and awkwardly took our photo while eating.
I don't think they ever made it to the paper, and I'm not surprised one bit.

Picnics in the shade were one of my favorite parts about that weekend.

Josh read somewhere that the Lobster corndog was the food most highly recommended, and it turned out to be well worth the mile long lines and the $10 pricetag.

Awkward corndog face.

Some other faves from the weekend were samosas (which was a new one for me, I'd never heard of it)

Another weird, new food for us to try was a bao.
It was pretty much a bun stuffed with asian things.
The bun had such a strange texture, very spongy.
Cool box though.

I don't remember the significance of this sandwich, but the fries were incredible.
Fresh cut parmesan truffle fries.
You could cover fresh cut fries in boogers and I would probably still eat them, I have a terrible addiction.
. . . to fresh cut fries, not boogers.

Grilled cheese stuffed pretzel.
Not what I expected.
It had so much potential.

Another staple of the weekend was box water.
(Even though we brought our camelbacks for the camelback water filling station, the box water just was so much colder and fresher.)
My water isn't cold enough, first world problems.

Highlight of the weekend by far:

Grilled cheese on a stick

How the heck did I not think of this?
There are no words for how magical this was.

It's nearly 10am and I'm already ready for lunch.


Alex, Speaking Denglish said...

truffle mac n cheese is the best - my favorite thing at max's wine dive!

Nicole - Craft My Soul said...

Hola! Found ya on Harley and Jane. Love your blog. Now following. Oh and that lollapalooza food looks awesome! Ugh I'm so hungry now. lol


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