Denim Chicken and Gingervitus: Clusterfest Releases Culinary Lineup

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's "Bagged Spaghetti with Vitamin Balls" are merely one station in this all-star buffet.

The Tom’s Diner at last year’s Colossal Clusterfest (Peter Lawrence Kane)

Just as Outside Lands is a music festival whose food-and-drink options become a greater and greater proportion of the fun every year, Clusterfest is working hard to make sure that it’s not just about the comedy when it returns to Civic Center Plaza Friday-Sunday, June 1-3.

Some 25 Bay Area restaurants will roll out food and drink to keep you fueled through your irrepressible spasms of laughter, which can really work up an appetite. As befits a festival of this type, many of the special creations are wonderfully lowbrow, such as the “Bagged Spaghetti with Vitamin Balls” or a “Rum Ham With Beer” in a re-created Paddy’s Pub from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia(Relax, it’s just noodles with marinara, meatballs, and parmesan, although Charlie eats cat food and huffs glue, so you never really know.)

In between sets from genuine comic legends like Jon Stewart, David Cross, Amy Schumer, and The Lonely Island, plus up-and-coming talent like Tiffany Haddishfull lineup here — you can tear into some Dosa by Dosa street food, Kronnerburger bites, and Humphry Slocombe ice cream. Jeff Ross is officially roasting the festival, and the tater tot-nacho “Tachos” at Paddy’s Pub have a roasted salsa on them. It’s not just food and comedy, either: Wu-Tang Clan and Third Eye Blind are both set to perform. There isn’t another Tom’s Diner from Seinfeld like last year, but you can mill about the South Park County Fair while eating some Itani Ramen furikake waffle fries like a boss. Maybe you’ll run into Action Bronson.

 

 

Full Culinary Lineup (subject to change)

Aburaya: Fried Chicken Rice Bowl, Vegan Drumstix Bowl, Fried Cauliflower

Curry Up NowSexy Fries, Chicken Tikka, Paneer Tikka, Hella Vegan Burritos or Bowls, Samosas, Mango Lassi

Dosa by DosaPani Poori, Sprouted Mung and Lentil Salad, Lassi

The Farmer’s WifeAlbacore Tuna Melt, Stone Fruit & Wildflower Honey Melt, Heritage Pork Chorizo & Chimichurri Melt, Avocado & Sauerkraut Melt

Gerard’s PaellaChicken and Shrimp Paella

Glaze TeriyakiGrilled Chicken, Salmon or Steak Teriyaki Bowls, Shishito Peppers, Spicy Yaki Wings

Gourmet FaireBeef or Chicken Gyros, Homemade Corn Dogs, Crab Garlic Fries, Beer Battered Garlic Fries

Homestead CookiesChocolate Chip Cookie, Hot Chocolate, Cold Brew Coffee, Hot Coffee, Tea

Hookt DoughnutsCinnamon Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Maple Bacon, Oreo Cookies, Hot Coffee or Cold  Brew

Humphry SlocombeGabba Gabba Hey! Sundae, Munchies Sundae, Various Scoops of Ice Cream

HomesliceTumblin’ Dice Pizza Slice, Wrecking Ball, Dead Flowers Organic Salad, Dark Side Portobello

Island NoodlesIsland Noodles with or without Teriyaki Chicken, Island Slaw

Itani RamenChicken Ramen, Veggie Ramen, Furikake Waffle Fries

KronnerburgerKronnerburger, CheeseBoy, Fries, Vegan Chili Cheese Fries, Vegan Impossible Burger

Poki TimeTuna Poke Bowls

The Pop NationIce Pops

Proposition KitchenFried Chicken Sandwich, French Fries

Rocko’s Ice Cream Tacos: Ice Cream Taco, Ice Cream Cake Pop, SMORE Taco, Frozen Bananas

Ruru KitchenSuperbowl, Moringa Protein, Machu Bowl, Acai Bowl, Plata Bowl, Mango-Goji Smoothie

Señor SisigThe Señor Sisig Burrito, Sisig Tacos

Southpaw BBQ & BrewerySmoked Pulled Pork Sandwich, Smoked Brisket Sandwich, Smoked Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich, Coleslaw

Woodhouse Fish CompanyLobster Roll, Clam Chowder, Bread Bowl

SOUTH PARK COUNTY FAIR MENU

Whistlin’ Willy’s by Little Star Pizza

Deep Dish Cheese Slice

Deep Dish Sausage Slice

Thin Crust Cheese Slice

Thin Crust Sausage Slice

Tweek Bros. by Johnny Doughnuts

Doughnut Sundae

“Dem Donuts” 3 Pack

Powdered Pancake Doughnuts

Espresso

Les Bos curated by mixologist Ethan Terry

Chili Con Carnival (Cuervo Especial, Ancho Reyes, Stiegl Radler Grapefruit Beer finished with Tears of Unfathomable Sadness)

Scuzzlebutt (Boodles Gin, Celery Juice, Creme de Peche, Lime, Mint)

Gingervitus (Bushmills, Top Hat Ginger, Lemon, Bitters and Soul)

Casa Bonita by Tres Lounge and Mexican KItchen

Chicken or Beef Tacos

Nachos

Elote

PADDY’S PUB MENU

Rum Ham with Beer (Spiced ham sandwich with tomatoes & lettuce on a French roll, served with a beer)

Bagged Spaghetti with Vitamin Balls (Spaghetti noodles with marinara sauce, meatballs, & parmesan cheese)

Denim Chicken (Chicken tenders with tater tots)

The Wurst Pretzel (Bratwurst on a pretzel bun with sauerkraut)

Tachos (Tater tots with nacho cheese, jalapenos, and roasted salsa)

Alley Almonds (Spicy almonds)

Miller Lite

Saint Archer IPA

Crispin Cider

Blue Moon

Citrus Mistress

Alphadelic IPA

Cuervo Margarita

Cuervo Paloma

Cuervo Diablo

Clusterfest, Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, $99-$599.50; clusterfest.com.

 

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