Good music; delicious food. That’s all any festival attendee would ever want, right?
This weekend, you’ll find bites that are popping up exclusively for the two-day music fest.
In the Chef’s Corner, attendees will find Chef Erik Bruner-Yang cooking up Big Mac, Buffalo Chicken and Pizza Baos. Diners get a taste of both America’s finest dishes with a hint of Asian flavor. Recently heading Maketto’s kitchen, the Toki Underground culinary master was one of two DC chefs who received a James Beard Foundation nomination. (Don’t worry, we know he’ll take the gold next year)
Think Food Group, founded by Chef José Andrés, will serve Beet Gazpacho, a Veggie Bowl and freshly squeezed juice. Well established in the greater Washington D.C. area, Andrés recently opened Beefsteak, an eatery celebrating cooked-to-order vegetables, hearty grains and bold sauces, as well as the more upscale China Chilcano, a restaurant featuring Peruvian, Chinese and Japanese fusion dishes.
Nick Wiseman, Chef of DGS Delicatessen, made his establishment a “must-have” when foodies visit the nation’s capital. Pop into the restaurant for the finest pastrami, duck fat matzo balls and chopped liver. He won’t stray too far from his roots at the festival as he prepares Falafel with Tzatziki, Cucumbers, Pickled Red Onion and Parsley, as well as French Fries complemented by a Za’atar and Garlic Yogurt.
As we head into summer, DC foodies await the long arrival of D.C. native David Chang to finally bring his momofuku franchise closer to the White House. Not only will locals receive a restaurant, but also the famed Momofuku Milk Bar. Desserts at the festival include assorted cookies (be sure to cop a salty and sweet Compost Cookie), cake truffles, and a special made-for-SweetLife birthday and strawberry lemon crack pie slices.
If you’re looking for a quick bite, wander towards the food trucks including TaKorean (serving Korean-styled tacos) and Home Frite (Because gourmet french fries are the only way to go). Concession stands will also serve favorites such as Shake Shack burgers and Luke’s Lobster Rolls.
Finally, all the clean eaters wave your hands in the air because Sweetgreen will have the healthiest (and tastiest) eats. From a “Beets Don’t Kale My Vibe” salad featuring organic quinoa and roasted beets, to a Berry Chia Pudding based from coconut milk.
Pack your wallet with bills on bills because once you get a whiff of these delicious bites, there won’t be any turning back.
SweetLife Festival is a two-day music festival taking place on May 30 & 31. Headliners include Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris and The Weeknd. Hosted at Merriweather Post Pavilion; tickets are still available.