Festival fare aplenty

illustration by jonathan buck

Elton John. Kendrick Lamar. St. Vincent. There are plenty of reasons to be stoked for Outside Lands, taking place Friday, August 7, through Sunday, August 9, in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, but the edible spread just might take the lead. Once again, more than 75 Bay Area restaurants, food trucks and culinary purveyors will stud the festival grounds with delicious, decently priced and diverse offerings. Favorite hubs Cheese Lands and Choco Lands return, along with staples like 4505 Meats' cheeseburgers, Nombe's ramenburgers and Señor Sisig's Filipino-Mexican fusion fare. Outside Lands regulars can look forward to 11 new options, including pretzel knots from the Monk's Kettle, individually prepared drinks from Sightglass Coffee and desserts from the Creme Brulee Cart. And your dose of celebrity chefdom: Michael Mina's Tailgate, the chef's concept at the 49ers' Levi's Stadium, will make its Outside Lands debut. Tickets are sold out, but there's always Craigslist. More at www.sfoutsidelands.com.