For those hungry for a taste of Outside Lands, this week the Summer Pairing Series kicks off. The pared down series features half as many events as the previous year, though offers enthusiasts plenty to be excited about. This Friday, Harmonic Brewing — the newer Dogpatch brewery — partners with Nombe Ramenburger, offerings guests dishes like Teriyaki Stout Ribs made with Harmonic’s Cold-Pressed Stout, avocado fries with serrano aioli, and Japanese poutine to be paired with of the brewery’s offerings on tap. Starting at 5pm, the free event will also feature live funk music from The Joe Cohen Show.
For those foodies seeking the more refined offerings Outside Lands, on August 4th, Rootdown Wine Cellars will pay a visit to Sorrel for a Tasting of Tomatoes, Rosés, and Nouveau Reds. Chef Alex Hong is planning a seven-course dinner that pays homage to tomato varietals from Bay Area farms, celebrating the fruit in its peak season, and will complement it with bright summer wines. Mike Lucia of Rootdown Wine Cellars, a boutique winery, will pair his Healdsburg Rosés and Nouveau Reds with each course and a soundtrack that features Outside Lands hits and headliners from the past 10 years. Reservations must be purchased in advance and are $95 per person; $48 for wine pairings and reservations can be made at