Fuel for Gov Ball Fun
Festivals this season are all about the food and, like The Great GoogaMooga and a Taste of the Bay Area at Outside Lands, Governors Ball is no exception. Festival organizers have pulled out all the stops to provide festivalgoers with some of the best NYC restaurants, food trucks, and culinary experts on Randall's Island. Here's a little preview of what you can expect this weekend at Gov Ball.
DISCLAIMER: your mouth will be watering and your stomach will be grumbling by the time you finish this article.
Ports: Stop here to start your day or to recharge mid-afternoon. Ports serves Stumptown brand coffee and a variety of teas, hot and cold, to perk you up and quench your thirst.
Luke's Lobster: Luke's takes fresh seafood to a whole new level. The lobster in your roll can be traced back to the very Maine harbor where it was caught. Truly the area's best catch.
Asia Dog: Far from your average street-style hotdog, asiadogs are topped with Asian-inspired toppings from Asian slaw, mango, and kimchi to BBQ pork and seaweed flakes.
The Taco Truck: This truck brings Mexican street vendor culture to the East Coast. You're guaranteed a taco that's unique, fast, casual, and authentic - oh, and they're organic too.
Pie For The People: With the belief that festivals should be deeply tied to food, you can be sure their large signature pizzas were designed with you, the music festivalgoer, in mind.
Food Freaks: Everyone loves grilled cheese, and most everyone can make one. But Food Freaks won't settle for 'good,' so they offer a wide array of cheeses as well as delicious compliments to make sure theirs are the best.
Phil's Steaks: The first authentic Philly Cheesesteak truck in NYC, Phil's puts a delicious and fresh spin on this American sandwich staple. They promise you won't be longing for Philadelphia once you get a taste of their customizable sandwiches.
Hill Country Barbecue: All Hill Country barbecue is cooked fresh daily in the distinctive, dry-rub style of Central Texas. Pair your meat with new takes on classic sides like Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes and Longhorn Cheddar Mac & Cheese.
Mexicue: What do you get when you combine Mexican cuisine and barbecue-style cooking? Mexicue. Their tacos, sliders, quesadillas, and tamales perfectly combine the spicy Mexican flavors with the smoky taste of barbecue.
Wafels & Dinges: I can always tell when this food truck is around the corner by the delicious smell of their traditional Belgian wafels wafting through the air. Usually stationed by Astor Place, Gov Ball is bringing the truck to Randall's Island.
Cool Haus: Not your ordinary ice cream sandwich. These ice cream architects emphasize seasonal flavors and local ingredients that you can pick and choose to make your own customized creation.
Phin & Phebes: Cool off with some ice cream made with all-natural New York state dairy. Their five unique flavors are based on homemade recipes and are sure to be both refreshing and delicious.
Your mouth is watering, isn't it?