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A Guide to Chowing Down at 2018 Boston Calling

Monday May 21, 2018

The 2018 edition of Boston Calling, one of the city's most iconic events and one of the world's largest metropolitan music festivals, boasts the festival's largest food and drink lineup to date.

Choosing what to chow down on this year won't be an easy task: Concertgoers will be able to pick from over 150 menu items as Boston Calling rolls out a lineup of incredible new restaurants, chefs and food vendors alongside a number of returning favorites. Additionally, music fans and foodies can pick from several local and international craft beers and wines to wash down their delicious food.

Grabbing a bite to eat or a refreshing beer will be even easier this year as Boston Calling's food and drink offerings are folded directly into the festival's expanded layout. This allows hungry music fans to catch performances while choosing from over 35 local restaurants and vendors.

There will be 11 new additions including Area Four, Commonwealth, Union Square Donuts, The Chubby Chickpea, Jaju Piergoi and more. Returning all-star eateries and dishes in General Admission include The Smoke Shop, Moyzilla, Stone and Skillet, and Zinneken's Belgian Waffles. Boston Calling is also welcoming back El Pelon Taqueria, FoMu, Tasty Burger, which is expanding its setup this year to include stations for Tasty Dogs and Tasty Tots, and Whole Heart Provisions.


A sandwich from Chubby Chickpea.

Those with VIP tickets and Platinum ticket holders can enjoy a number of selections from acclaimed Boston restaurants and chefs. VIP's new "Boardwalk Lounge" will feature menus by Will Gilson, Chef and owner of Puritan & Company, as well as Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Love Art Sushi. Each night of the festival, Platinum VIP ticketholders will be treated to menus from some of the city's biggest culinary stars.

Friday evening will feature Island Creek Oyster and the main menu by Chef Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana. Saturday night's menu in Platinum VIP will be prepared by James Beard nominated Chef Tiffani Faison of Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks. Chef Chris Coombs of Boston Chops will deliver a Sunday afternoon menu.


Donuts from Boston's Union Square Donuts.

Boston Calling will offer several beer and wine selections in both General Admission and VIP, including Samuel Adams, Miller Lite, Miller High Life, Mikkeller Craft Beer Bar, and a selection of Barefoot Wines. VIP and Platinum ticketholders will be treated to specially curated bars in which they'll be able to order from several different top-shelf spirits, during limited serving hours, including Hendricks Gin, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, Brugal Rum, and Partida Tequila. A variety of sodas and bottled water will be available for purchase throughout the entire festival.

In addition, several free water stations will be onsite at Boston Calling for festival goers who bring a factory sealed water bottle or empty beverage container.

The 2018 edition of Boston Calling will not only offer up a number of diverse and thrilling acts, like Eminem, The Killers, and Paramore, but also showcase an array of food and drink selections, satisfying every music fan.


A sandwich from Roxy's Grilled Cheese.

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