The Most Delicious Things We Ate at the Governor's Ball (and Where to Eat Them in the Real World)
MEXICAN VANILLA ICE CREAM SANDWICH
The Bite: You know an ice cream sandwich is the ice cream sandwich of your dreams when it's so gigantic it needs to be served in a bowl. Davey's Ice Cream attracted long lines for its headliner, the monster-sized Mexican vanilla ice cream sandwich smashed between two soft chocolate chip cookies.
The Permanent Location: 137 1st Ave., N.Y.C.
PORK & ROASTED CORN TACOS
The Bite: Only one taste of either the fiery pork tacos or the (vegetarian) roasted corn and chile tacosa is needed to understand why beloved, cult-status taco cart Tacombi was the first food vendor to sell out on the first day of the festival.
The Permanent Location: Gansevoort Market, 52 Gansevoort St.,aN.Y.C.
THE 'MASH' DOG
The Bite: Who knew that hot dogs' divine purpose was to be topped with potato chips? The "Mash dog" from Asiadog – a crisp hot dog topped with potato chips, spicy kechup, and super-hot mustard – made the perfect four bites of soft and crunchy, sweet and tangy. (Yes, we eat hot dogs in four bites.)
The Permanent Location: 899 Bergen St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
THE 'IT'S SO EASY' COCKTAIL
The Sip: Among music festival essentials like hot dogs and ice cream is, we'll say it, tequila. At the retro Don Julio truck parked out in the Freeloader's Lounge, N.Y.C. mixologist (Dev Johnson, of Employees Only) served up a refreshingly tart (and simple) cocktail of tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice and basil ginger syrup.
The Permanent Location: 510 Hudson St.,aN.Y.C.
SOUTHERN BELLE CHICKEN NUGGETS
The Bite: The Nugget Spot's crispy, expertly seasoned bites of deep-fried chicken are what nuggets are about – convenient deliciousness. Which is why pretty much everyone in all corners of the festival was munching on the Southern Belle-style nuggets served with smoky BBQ sauce.a
The Permanent Location: 230 E. 14th St.,aN.Y.C.a
The Bite: That's right, we're including a vegetable here, because the mayo-lathered, cotija cheese-topped, chili-sprinkled grilled corn from Café Habana is the best non-deep fried thing on a stick we've ever eaten.
The Permanent Location: 17 Prince St.,aN.Y.C.
BANG BANG CHICKEN WINGS
The Bite: Yes, these crispy-sweet-spicy Vietnamese-style chicken wings caused us to have sauce on our bodies for the rest of the day (eating them is a truly interactive experience), but the trade-off was well worth it.
The Permanent Location: 157 Duane St., N.Y.C.