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2015 Outside Lands

Please note this is 2014 info. 
Check back for the new Gastromagic schedule!

Each year at Outside Lands, hundreds of otherworldly dishes and drinks descend upon Golden Gate Park, defying reality and blowing minds with their sheer deliciousness. In celebration of this sorcery, we give you the all new GastroMagic area! This stage, home to all things startling and unexpected in food, drink, music, magic, and more, was co-curated by San Francisco’s own Chefs Feed (

Notorious wizards of the bar will vie for the aections of a merry-making comedian, breakdancers and butchers will compete for the breakdown crown, DJs will join forces with culinary masters for fascinating themed festivities, and a magician will roam the lounge to astound your senses with inexplicable illusions. Some of San Francisco's most enchanting cocktail bars will be on hand curating mixology magic, including 15 Romolo, 1760, Alembic, The Homestead, Local Edition and Hotsy Totsy. Rounding out the area will be BaconLand, with a Bacon Flight featuring the country's best swine selections, including San Fran favorite Fatted Calf, as well as a Grilled Cheese with Bacon. And, like any good magic show, we'll need some assistance from the audience: the first ten fans to arrive at select programs will be seated at our tasting table, where they will get to indulge in whatever is created during the performance. Join us in the woods for an experience that will delight!


1:45 – 2:15


Hampton Creek chef and former Top Chef contestant Chris Jones changes food’s molecular anatomy and flavor profile, and talks the future of food technology

3:05 – 3:35


4:35 – 5:05


Award-winning chef Chris Cosentino teams up with skateboard legend and musician Tommy Guerrero to discuss the creative process across food, music and skateboarding

5:50 – 6:20

Amaro Amore!

A discussion about a bittersweet love for amaro and all its nuances

7:20 – 8:05

Chocolate Gold Rush w Holy Ghost! and Guittard Chocolate Company

A party for the senses ensues with Holy Ghost! spinning and Donald Wressell of Guittard Chocolate creating a masterpiece on stage


1:30 – 2:00

Chefs Read Bad Reviews with Chris Beerman/Citizens Band, Antelmo Faria/Tacolicious & Chino, Richie Nakano/Hapa Ramen, Kim Alter/Plum and host Matt Besser

Chefs Feed’s beloved video series comes to Outside Lands; comedian Matt Besser weighs in as these talented San Francisco chefs read, cry and laugh at the worst of their reviews

2:50 – 3:20

Beignets & Bounce Brunch with Big Freedia and Brenda’s French Soul Food

A New Orleans style brunch like no other, Big Freedia shakes and bounces all over the stage and audience members who answer her call to twerk will be awarded with beignets

4:10 – 4:40

Duck Sauce Soirée featuring Duck Sauce and Brandon Jew

This Soirée will treat the audience to beats by Duck Sauce and bites by Brandon Jew

5:30 – 6:00

Knights of the Rich Table

A round table discussion with San Francisco’s award-winning Rich Table takes on a medieval theme

7:10 – 7:40

BBQ & Drank feat Lewis Black, Dave McLean, Paul Grieco, Dave Smith & Southpaw BBQ

This lively tasting panel led by comedian Lewis Black will determine which goes best, beer, wine or bourbon, with Southpaw BBQ’s creations


1:30 – 2:00

Christopher Kostow with members of The Flaming Lips

Christopher Kostow, three Michelin-starred chef and author of “A New Napa Cuisine”, joins the stage with members of the Flaming Lips

2:50 – 3:30

The Improvised Shakespeare Company in the Kitchen

Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company brings a kitchen theme and plenty of laughs to the Bard’s work

4:10 – 4:40

Breakdown Breakdance: Fatted Calf vs Avedano’s

Fatted Calf competes against Avedano’s to break down a pig while professional dancers break dance on stage

5:40 – 6:10

Food Fight: Marlowe vs Park Tavern hosted by Craig Robinson

With a game show inspired format, Craig Robinson hosts as sister restaurants Marlowe and Park Tavern compete against one another in kitchen challenges and trivia

7:20 – 8:05

Mezcal Mambo Limbo with Chad Michael George

A discussion of mezcal is amplified by a troupe of mambo dancers and a limbo contest