For many Lollapalooza goers, it’s important to have a good meal in your stomach before all of the um…dancing. Luckily Chow Town offers plenty of sweet, savory, and nutritious grub to keep you going throughout the weekend.
The problem is, with so many delicious options, how do you decide what to eat when? Don’t worry; we’re here with your official Lollaplooza Food and Tunes Match Up.
Burrito Beach with Beach House
Life’s a beach, so you might as well enjoy it! And there’s no better way then with burritos and dream pop. The spicy, bold, and fresh flavors of Burrito Beach combined with Victoria Legrand’s soft, dream-like vocals makes it easy to close you eyes and imagine sandy shores and salt water. Burrito Beach has five Chicagoland locations, but will conveniently be stationed in Chow Town this weekend. Get your guac’ on and head over to Beach House on Sunday night.
Nine Inch Nails with Puffs of Doom
Both members of this combination come off as ominous, yet inviting. Nine Inch Nails are welcomed back to the Lollapalooza stage after a five year hiatus with a new album, Hesitation Marks, under their belts. NIN’s music may be tough as nails (hah…) but Chicago’s love for them is as soft as Puffs of Doom. These locally made artesian cream puffs are a Chicago food truck favorite and the perfect snack to accompany Reznor’s sweet return.
Local Natives with Lou Malnati’s Pizzaria
What’s more local and native to Chicago than deep-dish pizza? This Chicago favorite will be parked in Chow Town all weekend, as well as it’s 36 locations around the Chicagoland area. So be sure to snag a slice and enjoy Local Natives on Saturday afternoon before they head across the pond for a stint in Europe before returning stateside in September. That’s not all! You could win a $50 gift card to Lou Malnati’s by Instagram-ing your slice. Click here for more information on how to win.
Big Fork with Knife Party
This chow and sound combination is all about fabulous fusion. Big Fork combines ‘two of the best meats in the world’ with their Chicago-made, handcrafted bacon sausage. Big Fork is locally raised, locally made, and locally sold. So grab some meat, fork it down, and head over to Knife Party. This Australian duo offers an energetic fusion of house music and electro. Neither of these meat or music combinations is for the weak at heart.
The Smoke Daddy with Mumford & Sons
Make it a family affair on Saturday night and settle into some hometown BBQ from The Smoke Daddy and the soul soothing sounds of Mumford & Sons. Located at 1804 W. Division, The Smoke Daddy is no stranger to rocking and smoking, as they dish up world-renowned BBQ and live music 7 days a week. So stop by their booth, grab some grub, and jam out. They expect nothing less.
Chance the Rapper with The Original Rainbow Cone
If you go up to The Original Rainbow Cone booth in Chow Town, you will be disappointed to find out that “Coco Butter Kisses” is not a flavor. However, you will find Orange Sherbet, Pistachio, Palmer House, Strawberry, and Chocolate all on one cone. Pair up this 87-year-old Chicago native with 19 –year-old Chi-town native, Chance the Rapper and you’re in for a sweet time on Friday night. Visit the Original Rainbow Cone after Lolla at 9233 S. Western Avenue in Chicago.