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What’s cooking at TomorrowWorld

IMG_8379TomorrowWorld, the huge electronic music festival that has taken over a Chattahoochee Hills farms for the weekend, offers one of the most ambitious food programs you’re likely to find at an outdoor event.

Scores of stalls — all operated by foodservice giant Levy Restaurants — serve drinks, meals and snacks to more than 50,000 festival-goers daily as music booms from one or more of the eight stages spread over the property. You order a burger, you shout a lot.

If you’re familiar with the mother ship — i.e., the TomorrowLand music festival that happens annually in Belgium — you might find that the choices here are less eclectic (no Korean food, for instance) and less “cheffy.” In Belgium, the organizers collaborate with Michelin-starred chefs to serve VIP meals. There’s even a small restaurant built right into the main stage for VVVIPs, who dine behind a glass wall.

But there’s a lot to consider here in Georgia:

    • The Belgian Beer Cafe serves a small selection of bottled and draft beers (from breweries such as Leffe, Duvel and Ommegang) as well as cheeses and meats.
    • Among the hot dogs, pizza and other typical food stall options is a stand selling Belgian waffles and crepes, both sweet and savory varieties.
    • The local barbecue vendor of record is…..Sonny’s.
    • In the VIP area, you’ll find some most welcome food options, including a great tri-tip steak carved by a chef in a towering toque and stuffed into crusty rolls. There’s also a totally strange and kind of delicious salad made with roasted sweet potatoes, arugula, pickles, corn, dried cranberries and other bizarre choices.
    • In DreamVille, the onsite camping area, revelers line up for savory pies from Atlanta’s Australian Bakery Cafe.
    • There are a couple of signature mixed drinks for sale, including “Spiked A-Tea-L” and “Georgia Peach Explosion.”  I may just get me another Stella Artois.

- by John Kessler for the Food & More blog

3 comments Add your comment

Bee Hive Haired cashier at Dooleys Den

September 29th, 2013
11:13 am

The Belgian Beer Cafe serves a small selection of bottled and draft beers (from breweries such as Leffe, Duvel and Ommegang) as well as cheeses and meats.

Whats this? Kessler writing about beer selection?

Grasshopper

September 29th, 2013
12:46 pm

“If you’re familiar with the mother ship — i.e., the TomorrowLand music festival that happens annually in Belgium…”

Well who isn’t?

Ned Ludd

September 29th, 2013
1:26 pm

Wow–grew up going to music festivals in Piedmont Park–Sure don’t recall any sweet potatoes, arugula, or dried cranberries being served. Certainly not a glassed in restaurant just for VVVIP’s! Sounds like a great festival if it weren’t for the music.