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This Music Is Making Me Hungry

By Meghan Clark in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 5, 2007 7:55PM

Congratulations! You've made it to the last day of Lollapalooza (but probably not the last day of our coverage). You've stuck it out through the heat and the occasional rain. Maybe you've been subsisting on energy bars and your refillable water bottle or you've been ducking out of the masses of people to grab a bite outside the fest at McDonald's or Subway. But today is different.07_08_lollafood.jpgYou know your hunger pains are going to hit right between Peter, Bjorn and John and Modest Mouse, and you're not going to want another McChicken.

There's good news — the food at Lollapalooza is actually good for a festival, and most items are priced between 4 and 6 bucks, which is cheaper than one of those collector's cups of beer. As an extra bonus for vegetarians, there are at least two meat-free stands and several others which offer a veggie option. Chicagoist tried the Chicken Satay with Cucumber salad ($6) from Star of Siam after watching them grill the chicken right in front of us. We were presented with a large serving of sliced chicken covered in spicy peanut sauce with sliced cucumbers nestled next to it in a cardboard boat.

Perhaps our favorite thing about the food area was strangers asking each other about their meal choices. Everything from "How spicy is that?" to "Is that actually good?" was heard all around us. From these conversations we learned that the boneless rib sandwich is tasty as well as the pork tacos. Ask someone about their food today — trust us, it won't be as weird as it sounds.