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Inside the Inaugural Panorama Festival

Three days of music, food, art, and technology

This weekend marked the inaugural Panorama music, art, and technology festival on Randall's Island. Headlining bands like Arcade Fire, Sia, and Kendrick Lamar played over three days, and Eater helped curate the food, which ranged from sushi to a pulled pork banh mi with cheese fries from Khe-yo that social media manager Madeline Muzzi calls "the best thing she ate" at the festival.

Also of note when it came to food:

— There were the typical absurdly long lines for pizza from Roberta's.

— The line for the popsicle cart rivaled it (#heatwave) and by the time the sun started to set on Saturday, most of the flavors had sold out, though a mango flavor that was left had a spicy surprise: a splattering of chili powder up top, which gave nice contrast to the sweet treat.

— Loosie Rouge's boozy slushies were selling so quickly that the bar didn't have time to freeze new ones.


Eggloo cone with chocolate ice cream and Pocky; Contra and Wildair's peach and burrata salad and crab dish with PDT tequila cocktail and sparkling rose from the Pasquale Jones tent. [Photos: Jessica Carei]

— Contra and best new restaurant Wildair were frying soft shell crab onsite, resulting in what by all accounts was a fairly complicated dish for a music festival.

— Eggloo's waffle cones with ice cream (including green tea and chocolate flavors) and Pocky were a big favorite, especially when the waffles were still warm from the griddle.

— More than one festival-goer wished that their plastic cups of rose were served instead in juice boxes to prevent spillage.

Eater's sister site The Verge also had a presence with The Lab, "a massive interactive art exhibit made by a collective of talented and forward-thinking New York-based artists, all powered by HP." Check out some photos from Panorama above and head over to The Verge for more coverage.

— Reporting by Madeline Muzzi, Serena Dai, Patty Diez, and Vesta Partovi