“”It’s always at the events where you want to look and feel the healthiest that they litter the backstage with cupcakes and other high-carb delights. Seems like Nate’s emotionally coming to terms with it in this picture.”
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photo by Lindsey Byrnes
Outside Lands is as much about the food as the music. Seriously. Take a look at the dozens of food and beverage vendors who’ll be bringing some of highlights of Bay Area cooking to the festival, and start working up an appetite (and perhaps a chow fund) now. You may want to plan in advance which stands to hit. Will it be authentic Indian street food from Kasa, a fried plantain burrito from Little Chihuahua or bacon-studded hot dogs from 4505 Meats? (And no, we won’t blame you for grubbing on all three.) After you get your savory fix, expect to be seduced by the psychedelic flavors of Three Twins ice cream or the organic s’mores from Charles Chocolates. If you like things lighter, there’s local fruit from Full Belly Farms. Whatever you crave, come hungry — and don’t be surprised if the tastiest items sell out toward the end of each day.
You would think that bands would want to go to fancy, super expensive lunches when their record labels are picking up the tab. Not so for Das Racist. They like soup dumplings, according to this Rolling Stone interview.
Himanshu Suri: “We like having soup dumplings for all our music meetings, because they’re a humbling food.”
Ashok Kondabolu: “Soup dumplings: the Gushers of Asian cuisine. The secret ingredient is fear… There’s a spot where you can get four dumplings for a dollar – Vanessa’s Dumpling House [at 118 Eldridge St. on the Lower East Side].”
Suri: “I guess Joe’s Shanghai [at 136-21 37th Avenue in Flushing, 24 W 56 Street in Midtown or 9 Pell Street in Chinatown] is the place to say. But we also fuck with Shanghai Cafe [100 Mott St in hinatown], and M Shanghai in Brooklyn [292 Grand St] is not too bad.”
UPDATE: Confirmed via Eater… “When we don’t have to pay we like going to eat soup dumplings but when we do have to pay we also like going to eat soup dumplings.”