The annual Pitchfork music festival is this weekend and we got you covered on the food selection.
For booze … Goose Island: On draft are 312, IPA and Green Line from Goose Island, the festival’s exclusive beer provider. More Goose Island options will be available at the on-site bar including two beers brewed in honor of Pitchfork: “Forcone Pale Ale,” developed with Pitchfork staffers and “Run The Jewels,” a collaboration with Killer Mike and El-P.
For a cup of Joe … Star Lounge / Dark Matter Coffee: See for yourself why artisan roaster Dark Matter Coffee was recently named by Chicago Magazine as Chicago’s best overall microroaster. Dark Matter is the sister brand that blossomed from the Star Lounge coffee shop (2521 W. Chicago Ave.) located in the Ukrainian Village.
For your sweet tooth … Bang Bang Pie Co.: The Logan Square pie shop (2051 N California Ave.) was named the neighborhood’s best dessert destination by Chicago Magazine.
To snack on … Puffs of Doom: Artisanal cream puffs served sweet, or savory:
Sweet: Honey Apple Goat Cheese, Chocolate Bacon, Raspberry Vodka Lemonade, Bourbon Caramel, Vanilla w/Chocolate and Blueberry Pie (Vegan).
Savory: Sausage ‘N Gravy, Potato Curry (Vegetarian), Bacon Ranch Mac & Cheese and Jalapeno Chicken Popper.
To cool down … Black Dog Gelato: I had a cup of their gourmet gelato at last year’s festival and it made for a very refreshing snack on a hot summer day.
For the vegetarians … Chicago Diner: This popular vegetarian hangout has been serving comfort food and vegan cakes to the vegetarian community since 1983.
To get stuffed … Wishbone: This restaurant serves Southern-style comfort food and Chicago Tribune restaurant critic Phil Vettel said Wishbone’s pulled pork sandwich was his favorite dish at this year’s Taste of Chicago.
- The Chicago Diner
- Star Lounge
- Chicago Vegan Foods
- HomeMade Pizza Co.
- The Rice Table (Indonesian)
- O’Briens Restaurant
- Robinson’s No. 1 Ribs
- Black Dog Gelato
- Dark Matter Coffee w/ Bang Bang Pie Shop
- Temptation Desserts
- Big Star
- Goose Island
- Puffs of Doom
- Chubby Wieners