As the Festival’s Wild & Delicious Culinary Stage, GastroMagic
Will See Musicians, Comedians and Drag Queens Join
Forces with Award-Winning Chefs & Restaurants from SF and Far Beyond
GastroMagic 2018 — Shangela with Chef Tiffani Faison; Photo Credit Cal Bingham / Outside Lands
July 23, 2019 – San Francisco, CA – At Outside Lands, the music festival where foodie dreams manifest, it is only right that there is a stage devoted to outrageous and delicious mash-ups between food, drink, comedy, and music. Enter GastroMagic, which in its sixth year, continues to innovate not just the festival space, but also the food space. Outside Lands takes place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 9-11, 2019. A limited number of tickets are available via www.sfoutsidelands.com. A link to festival publicity photos is here; a link to GastroMagic photos is here.
In revealing the three-day GastroMagic lineup, Outside Lands is also excited to announce the country’s leading food brand, Bon Appétit, as a Curating Stage Partner. On Saturday, August 10th, Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, and Senior Editors and Test Kitchen Stars Molly Baz and Andy Baraghani will share their culinary talents and take the stage in their GastroMagic debut.
Also joining GastroMagic are two of L.A.’s most beloved female chefs: Jessica Koslow, Chef/Owner of Sqirl and James Beard Nominee for Best Chef: West, and Susan Feniger, chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and radio and TV personality. Feniger will generously donate her time and performance fee to The Los Angeles LGBT Center, of which she sits on the board.
Making festival history, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz will be a triple threat at Outside Lands – he will perform on one of the main stages with The Counting Crows, hop on the GastroMagic stage, and bring his Napa-Valley based winery Elyse to Wine Lands.
In keeping with Outside Lands’ celebration of the Bay Area, GastroMagic continues to spotlight a number of incredible local chefs and restaurants; these include Brenda’s French Soul Food, now a Sunday Outside Lands ritual for those in the know, Rich Table, a Michelin-starred restaurant which has delighted festival-goers with its Porcini Doughnuts year after year, and Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb.
While fans are highly encouraged to get carried away with GastroMagic’s revelry, absurdity, and culinary wonderment, the experience is that much richer if they appreciate that this stage never fails to give everyone from female chefs to transgender artists to sex-positive rappers to drag queen performers the chance to shine.
A selection of the GastroMagic 2019 lineup is as follows; additional details and set times will be shared closer to the festival.
Susan Feniger and Adam Duritz
The Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz and Susan Feniger of LA’s Border Grill and Too Hot Tamales come together to create one of Susan’s specialty dishes that draw from her Mexican cooking background to pair with wines from Duritz’s Elyse Winery.
Alyssa Edwards and Melissa King’s Secret Recipes
Drag Race All-Star Alyssa Edwards is going to dance her way through new culinary creations based on iconic phrases and moments from her Drag Race tenure and dance career, created live by SF’s own Melissa King.
Diligence and Rich Table Present – Donuts
Diligence creates magic using the production and samples of J-Dilla’s Donuts. Rich Table creates magical dishes, including donuts. Together they’ll create Rich Table’s beloved porcini doughnuts, soundtracked by perfect beats.
Snack Cabaret by Boyfriend and Chris Cosentino
Boyfriend, the mile-a-minute rhyme-spitter, a bawdy, brassy performance artist and a feminist provocateur presents a performance of her Rap Cabaret with SF’s Chris Cosentino providing equally brassy food accompaniments.
Back-to-Back Chef with Bon Appétit’s Molly Baz and Ella Mai
In a live rendition of Bon Appétit’s cult YouTube show “Back-to-Back Chef,” Test Kitchen star Molly Baz challenges singer/songwriter Ella Mai to keep up with her as they cook a dish in 15 minutes. Except there’s one little caveat: Ella can’t watch what Molly’s doing. Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport emcees the battle.
Slurpers with Bon Appétit’s Andy Baraghani and CupcakKe
Rapper CupcakKe calls her fans Slurpers, so we’re going to give her fans what they want: recipes for all things slurpable, from the mind of Bon Appétit Test Kitchen star Andy Baraghani. Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport will emcee.
Jessica Koslow and Big Wild with Bon Appétit’s Adam Rapoport
Is there anything more Sqirl than serving breakfast for dinner? L.A. phenomenon Jessica Koslow will lead Big Wild through a “jam” session (the kind you eat) of her famous Sqirl Jams and other creations from the LA staple. This set will close out with a performance from Big Wild and tastings for the audience. Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport will emcee.
The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Live with Jimmy O. Yang
Bon Appétit’s Editor-in-Chief, Adam Rapoport, and Test Kitchen stars Andy Baraghani and Molly Baz are joined by Silicon Valley’s Jimmy O. Yang to create a dish of epic proportions. This will be an Outside Lands–sized creation to share with the world—or at least the audience.
 Beignets and Bounce Brunch with Brenda’s and Katey Red
An Outside Lands tradition, the Sunday ritual of beignets and bounce is a celebration of all things New Orleans: Bounce music and fluffy beignets. Get ready to work and twerk in a flurry of powdered sugar and dough with Katy Redd and Brenda’s Soul Food.
Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals and Special Guest
Join Anderson. Paak and a soon-to-be-announced special guest as they walk through a culinary demo followed by a performance from The Free Nationals.
Michael Solomonov and Cherry Glazerr
Michael Solomonov of Zahav, which was named Outstanding Restaurant at the 2019 James Beard Awards, and other hit Philly restaurants will join forces with American rock band and noted grilled cheese enthusiasts, Cherry Glazerr for a special vegan creation.
Puddles Pity Party & Souvla Throw a Pita Party
The Sad Clown with the golden voice and Tony Cervone of SF’s Souvla are going to throw a Pita Party. We’ve been waiting for the right clown to grace the GastroMagic stage, and it will be hard to frown with Tony’s pitas and Puddles’ baritone.
About Outside Lands: Founded in 2008, San Francisco’s Outside Lands annually takes place in the historic Golden Gate Park. With an incomparable vision for marrying local food and drinks with music, art and comedy unlike any other festival in the country, Outside Lands has become one of the most popular summer events for both the culinary and music enthusiasts alike. The three-day festival showcases the best in music and comedy, from legendary acts to emerging artists.  It also features 85 restaurants, 48 wineries, 30 breweries and 6 top cocktail bars, nearly all of which are local to California. To date, Outside Lands has raised over $20 million dollars for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, and with a heavy emphasis on sustainability, boasts one of the best environmental records of all US festivals. Outside Lands was co-founded by Superfly and Another Planet Entertainment and takes place each August.  Learn more at www.sfoutsidelands.com or on Twitter:@sfoutsidelands, Facebook: SFOutsideLands, and Instagram @outsidelands;  #outsidelands.
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