What To Eat And Drink At This Weekend's Arroyo Seco Music Festival
It's been over a year in the making, but this weekend's Arroyo Seco music festival is almost here. And while the music line-up looks pretty stellar (Tom Petty! Alabama Shakes!! Andrew Bird!!!) we thought we'd also give you the breakdown of the food and drink options that will be available (because everything is better with a nice cocktail or ice cream cone in hand).
The two-day festival (held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena) is co-organized by GoldenVoice, the mega-producers behind Coachella, so expect some carry-overs from the Indio event as well as some of the city's heaviest culinary hitters.
According to Time Out, there will be 50-plus vendors at the festival, but no need to be overwhelmed. Here are five picks for can't-miss options.
First, we'll note that we're very excited to see Steve Samson's Sotto here, as his pizzas are a real next-level experience.
Pizzas from Steve Samson's Sotto (Courtesy of Arroyo Seco Weekend)
We're fans of everything Wexler's Deli serves up, be it deli sandwiches or any other creation.
Wexler's Deli's Uncle Leo breakfast sandwich (Photo via Wexler's Deli/Instagram)
As well, since it'll be the tail-end of this week's heatwave (i.e. really hot), we're also looking forward to Ridges Churro Bar, which combines churros and ice cream with a host of irresistibly sweet toppings.
Churro and ice cream creation from Ridges Churro Bar (Courtesy of Arroyo Seco Weekend)
The bright flavors of a TikiFish seafood dish is another excellent way to feel refreshed in the mid-day sun.
Poke from TikiFish (Courtesy of Arroyo Seco Weekend)
And the NoMad truck's Humm Dog (named for NoMad's chef Daniel Humm) is one of our favorite (re: most decadent) non-dessert treats around town. The hot dog is wrapped in bacon, topped with black truffle mayonnaise and crunchy celery relish, and served between a golden-brown brioche bun. (Just kill us, now).
The Humm Dog by NoMad (Courtesy of Arroyo Seco Weekend)
Here's the weekend's full food and drink line-up:
(Courtesy of Arroyo Seco Weekend)
Ilan Hall/Ramen Hood
Jason Neroni/Rose Café
Phillip Frankland Lee/Frankland’s Crab & Co.
Ray Garcia/Broken Spanish
Rory Herrmann/Barrel & Ashes
Afters Ice Cream
Baby Love Sweetery
Bling Bling Dumplings
101 Cider House
Bi Fri Pet'nat
Cha Cha Kombucha
First Water Brewing
Juice Served Here
La Perra Gorda
Vin de Frantz
Arroyo Seco will take place June 24 and 25 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. $125 single day and $225 weekend general admission tickets are still on sale here.