This is a festival that is all about light, music and art but all that culture can work up an appetite. Light City announced it's food and beverage offerings and it features a lot of local flavor.
Because this is an art festival they are even getting creative with the food. You aren't getting crab scooped with an ice cream scoop and tossed on a griddle. There is some serious thought behind all of the food stands and they coincide with the various works of art.
Light City sent us a press release with descriptions of what you have to look forward to:
To complement Take To Ro – Bridge of Lights, an installation comprised of traditional Japanese bamboo lanterns by the Baltimore Kawasaki Sister Committee with artist Jessica Searfino, Light City has teamed up with Ekiben to provide their artisanal steamed buns, rice bowls and warm sake under a glow of Japanese lanterns in the Kaufman Pavilion, surrounding the Japanese stone lantern, just west of Rash Field.
Parts & Labor
As visitors pass through the amazing art and performances around Club Light City on West Shore Park and the Visitors Center, the Glacier installation looms above, speaking to global warming. Fittingly, Parts & Labor, one of Baltimore’s most renowned sustainable farm-to-table restaurants owned by James Beard award-winning chef Spike Gjerde, will serve local hand-crafted fare, beer and wine for guests to enjoy at farm tables with classic Scandinavian décor.
Blue Hour Bar
To coincide with the Blue Hour installation on Pier 1, the Blue Hour Bar features locally sourced sliders and fries from Nickel Taphouse and the Blue Hour Cocktail, the official cocktail of Light City. The recipe for the Blue Hour Cocktail will be chosen through a private Baltimore Bartender’s Guild competition on March 14 at Ware House 518 in Mount Vernon. The cocktail will feature both Van Gogh Gin & Dekupper Blue Curacao.
Mini Light City at Pierce’s Park
Heading towards Harbor East is Pierce’s Park, home of Mini Light City and the sound garden designed by local artist David Hess. Catering to the healthy tastes of youngsters and their parents, Mini Light City features Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar favorite El Taco Loco serving delicious Mexican crepes, award-winning Brick N Fire Pizza, and wild-flavored light-up cotton candy from Spin Spun Confections.
Harbor East Eats! Presented by the Atlas Restaurant Group
As attendees enjoy the music at the Harbor East concert stage, they can experience some of the eclectic food the neighborhood has to offer with Harbor East Eats! The Atlas Restaurant Group offers signature small bites from Ouzo Bay, Azumi, Loch Bar, Harbor East Deli and Haagen-Dazs.
Wit & Wisdom, Official Bar of Light City
Home to Harbor East’s striking waterside views, Wit & Wisdom of the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is Light City’s official bar. The illuminated lounge will offer a special “Light City Menu” inspired by nearby light installations, including the Labyrinth, an immersive, performative navigable audio maze and Diamonds Light Baltimore comprised of fifteen diamond-shaped structures using LED lights, which cascades down the promenade. Gracing the special menu are upscale-comfort appetizers with a contemporary Eastern Seaboard twist and an exclusive Light City Cocktail. Credentialed Light City VIPs receive a special cocktail upon the order of an appetizer off the Light City Menu.
In addition to the offerings above, each food and beverage destination and additional bars along the BGE Light Art Walk will serve local craft beer from Evolution Craft Brewing Company and Full Tilt Brewing Company, BOTA Wine, Voss Water, and national brands Stella Artois and Bud Light. The additional premier beverage locations serving the Blue Hour Cocktail and Artic Buzz vodka ice cream are Club Light City and The Harbor East Concert Stage.
The Inaugural Light City Baltimore kicks off on March 28 and runs through April 3 at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.