Light City festival organizers today unveiled the lineup of local restaurants that will serve their foods at the March 28-April 3 event. The interactive festival of art and technology is being billed as the country's first large-scale light festival.
Light City will offer themed food stations along the Inner Harbor promenade that coincide with the illuminated art on the 1.2-mile BGE Light Art Walk.
Asian comfort food purveyor Ekiben will serve up its steamed buns, rice bowls and warm sake in the Kaufman Pavilion just west of Rash Field. Ekiben is opening a restaurant in Fells Point this spring after launching at the Fells Point Farmers Market. The restaurant's fare will be served alongside the "Take To Ro — Bridge of Lights" installation of Japanese bamboo lanterns.
At Club Light City at West Shore Park, Parts & Labor will serve its local meats, beer and wine. The food will accompany the "Glacier" installation about global warming.
The "Blue Hour" installation at Pier I will feature the Blue Hour Bar, serving sliders and fries from Nickel Taphouse, as well as Light City's official cocktail: the Blue Hour Cocktail. The drink will incorporate Van Gogh Gin and Dekupper Blue Curacao, and the recipe will be chosen from a Baltimore Bartender's Guild competition March 14.
Pierce's Park will house "Mini Light City," catering to children. There, El Loco Taco will serve Mexican crepes, BricknFire Pizza will offer its pizzas and Spin Spun Confections will sell light-up cotton candy.
Atlas Restaurant Group will dish out eats from Ouzo Bay, Azumi, Harbor East Deli, Haagen-Dazs and their forthcoming Loch Bar at the Harbor East Concert Stage.
And Wit & Wisdom, the official bar of Light City, will serve a special Light City menu of "upscale-comfort appetizers" inspired by nearby installations including "Labyrinth" and "Diamonds Light Baltimore."
Each food station will also serve drinks from Evolution Craft Brewing Co., Full Tilt Brewing Co., BOTA Wine, Voss Water, Stella Artois and Bud Light. Club Light City and the Harbor East Concert Stage are the only stations serving Arctic Buzz vodka ice cream and the Blue Hour Cocktail.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Thomas Dolby and Dan Deacon headline the festival's music lineup.
For a full layout of attractions, food and beverage options, art exhibits and music performances at the festival, check out the Baltimore Sun's interactive map of Light City.