We walked over to Chow Town North to pick up something quick before heading to the next performance. We stopped at BJ’s Market & Bakery.
We ordered the Fish Tacos ($5) and Turkey burger ($5) to share. The food was quick indeed, but not very tasty. The fish tacos were cold and the tortilla, quite stale. They tasted like they were assembled hours ago. The turkey burger was just about lukewarm, but still tasted dry and uninteresting. We were kind of disappointed, but it fueled us well before the next band’s performance.
It’s quite a challenge to ensure consistent, hot and tasty foods and quick service at such a busy event – especially in the intense heat and all these sweaty and hungry patrons rushing around. Their homemade potato chips were definitely the more popular item among the crowd. We came across quite a handful of people munching on those chips.
Fish Tacos and Turkey burger
BJ’s Market and Bakery is known for their Soul Food/Southern cuisine. Their mustard fried catfish was a big hit in this year’s Taste of Chicago, back in July. Too bad it wasn’t on the menu this time. My guess is that the restaurant food is probably significantly better than their Lollapalooza food, although I do see some mixed reviews on Yelp.
BJ’s Market and Bakery has two locations – one at 8734 S. Stony Island Ave, between 87th St & 88th St and the other at 1156 West 79th St, between May St & Racine Ave.
Check out their breakfast and lunch/dinner menus! They have a buffet at the Stony Island location on Sundays. They also offer catering for special events.