The tenth annual Pitchfork Music Festival is hitting Chicago's Union Park this weekend and, in addition to the musical talent on display, there will also be plenty of standout food options. Whether it's hot dogs, ribs, pizza, vegan/vegetarian fare, you'll be covered.
One of the more interesting items this year is West Loop Salumi's sausage pizza, where the meat is a mix of pork, culatello (considered the prized cold cut of Parma, Italy), Iberico lardo, bresaola (from Wagyu beef) and salami. Chubby Wieners features a hot dog loaded with potato salad and bacon. The Goddess and Grocer will lighten things up with its tandoori chicken wrap (they'll also serve a vegetable curry and rice wrap). Robinson's Ribs will have plenty of barbecue and jambalaya. Big Delicious Planet will have a variety of taco options (Thai beef, chipotle chicken, fish). Goose Island made a new beer, "No Collar," for Chance the Rapper who is headlining on Sunday. The Chicago Diner will serve up a vegan country fried "bacon," along with other non-meat versions of meat classics (gyros, Philly cheese steak).
Other options include Black Dog Gelato (blood orange sorbet cone, whiskey bacon bars), Dia De Los Tamales, Porkchop, Firecakes and more. Café Bustelo will be holding a pop-up on-site over the weekend featuring free hot or iced coffee as well as phone charging stations and a chance to meet Pitchfork festival artists like Steve Gunn, Single Mothers and more.
Nellcote, ever the popular destination for musicians passing through Chicago, has a special "Pitchfork" pizza for $10, $20 buckets of Baderbrau beer, $7 cocktail specials and pitchers of Brugal run for $20, all of which begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday.
Enjoy the music and food. Stay hydrated and dry, it's expected to be on the warmer side and storms are forecasted for Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Friday are still on sale, but the rest of the weekend is sold out.