Here’s What You’ll Eat at Sweetlife 2014

Lobster rolls, roast pig, pho, and more made the menu.

Erik Bruner-Yang’s ramen was a hit at past Sweetlife festivals. Photograph by Dakota Fine.

While the musical lineup for the fifth annual Sweetlife Festival has been out since February, the organizers just revealed the culinary stars today. Move over, Lana Del Rey and Foster the People: We’ve got Toki Underground’s Erik Bruner-YangSpike Gjerde (Woodberry Kitchen, et al.), DGS Delicatessen, Shake Shack, and Roofers Union, among many others.

As in years past, food trucks play a big role in feeding the Merriweather Post Pavilion revelers. Look for Pepe by José Andrés, TaKorean, PhoWheels, and more.

So what’s on the menu? You may have to wait until closer to the May 10 festival for exact details, but we can guess Luke’s Lobster rolls, vegetarian “farm-to-taco” eats by Chaia Tacos, some carnivorous deliciousness from 13th Street Meats, even more fried deliciousness from Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, Flying Dog brews, and strong cups of joe from Stumptown Coffee to keep you dancing through the night. Should you get hungry again once the sun goes down, Bruner-Yang and Gjerde have organized a “night market” offering steamed buns, roast pork, drunken noodles, pho dogs, and other imbibing-friendly eats.

Now for the bad news: Tickets are sold out, but you might find free giveaways from Sweetgreen’s Instagram account. And there’s always Craigslist.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.