These Photos of LouFest's Nosh Pit Prove Music Festival Eats Can Be Great

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       Nosh pit, indeed. | Theo Welling
  •        Nosh pit, indeed. | Theo Welling

LouFest is all about the music, but still, girl's gotta eat. The food options at music festivals are sometimes pretty lackluster -- luckily, there were plenty of local restaurants on hand to satiate the music masses.

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Atomic Cowboy was serving three kinds of tacos, veggie burgers, beef nachos and hominy salad. Cleveland-Heath brought kale salad, homegrown tomato and quinoa salad, and burgers. Dressel's Pub offered the "Porchetta Louey" banger, a chicken and apricot banger, and one of the vegetable variety plus a Dressel's pretzel with rarebit. We're just getting started. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams cooled everybody off with salty caramel, dark chocolate and Ndali Estate vanilla bean. Kaldi's kept people going with iced coffee and pastries. Local Harvest Cafe had gluten-free, vegan nachos, chicken and waffles, handmade hand pies plus the best (vegan) cookie ever.

Magoo's Pizza served up some grease with cheese, pepperoni, supreme and veggie pizza by the slice. Mission Taco Joint brought baja fish tacos, cochinita pibil tacos, carne asada tacos and grilled tofu tacos. PM BBQ had the meat heavy-hitters with pulled pork sandwiches, baby back ribs, smoked chicken quarters and hillbilly nachos. Last but not least, Triumph Grill offered soft pretzels with Guinness mustard, its Spicy Daytona Chicken Sandwich, fish and chips, and Italian ice. Is your mouth watering yet?

       Triumph Grill's Daytona Chicken Sandwich, with shredded chicken, cayenne pepper sauce, melted        bleu cheese and herb ranch sauce. | Steve Truesdell
  •        Triumph Grill's Daytona Chicken Sandwich, with shredded chicken, cayenne pepper sauce, melted        bleu cheese and herb ranch sauce. | Steve Truesdell
       Theo Welling
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       Steve Truesdale
  •        Steve Truesdale
       A pulled pork sandwich from PM BBQ. | Theo Welling
  •        A pulled pork sandwich from PM BBQ. | Theo Welling

Next: more food.

       Steve Truesdale
  •        Steve Truesdale
       Chicken and waffles from Local Harvest Cafe. | Theo Welling
  •        Chicken and waffles from Local Harvest Cafe. | Theo Welling
       Steve Truesdale
  •        Steve Truesdale
       Baby back ribs from PM BBQ. | Theo Welling
  •        Baby back ribs from PM BBQ. | Theo Welling

Yep, there's still more food!

       Steve Truesdale
  •        Steve Truesdale
       Steve Truesdale
  •        Steve Truesdale
       Ice cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. | Steve Truesdale
  •        Ice cream from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. | Steve Truesdale
       Fish and chips from Triumph Grill. | Steve Truesdale
  •        Fish and chips from Triumph Grill. | Steve Truesdale

       A soft pretzel with Guinness mustard from Triumph Grill. | Steve Truesdale
  •        A soft pretzel with Guinness mustard from Triumph Grill. | Steve Truesdale
       Hand pies from Local Harvest Cafe. | Steve Truesdale
  •        Hand pies from Local Harvest Cafe. | Steve Truesdale
       Steve Truesdale
  •        Steve Truesdale
       Homegrown tomato and quinoa salad from Cleveland-Heath. | Steve Truesdale
  •        Homegrown tomato and quinoa salad from Cleveland-Heath. | Steve Truesdale
       Kale salad with garlic, crushed red pepper, parmesan chips and a lemon vinaigrette from        Cleveland-Heath. | Steve Truesdale
  •        Kale salad with garlic, crushed red pepper, parmesan chips and a lemon vinaigrette from        Cleveland-Heath. | Steve Truesdale

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