Though the format for MidPoint Music Festival has changed, there still will be plenty of food options to sustain you during the weekend.
Instead of bars and other venues in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown hosting bands, there will be four concert stages set up in parking lots in Over-the-Rhine. A variety of vendors will be nearby, but remember: Nearby Main Street offers plenty of food and drinks.
Here's a list of food vendors and offsite dining options for you to explore between sets.
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Most vendors likely will have different menus each day that will change along with demand. Check their Facebook pages for the latest menus!
Eli's BBQ: Eli's has become a festival favorite, and this is a great way to get your Eli's fix. Eli’s will sell only its pulled pork (topped with slaw, of course) at MidPoint. What else do you need?
Mazunte: Tacos are another great festival food, and Mazunte's, arguably some of the best tacos in the city, are a great choice for MidPoint munchies.
Revolution Rotisserie: Chitas are the name of the game for Revolution Rotisserie, and these are easy to eat as you walk around MidPoint or stand listening to your favorite band.
Packhouse Meats: Packhouse, the innovative, no-tip restaurant in Newport, will bring its meatballs across the river to MidPoint this year. Pick your type of ball, sauce and whether you want it in a bowl or salad. There are options for meat-eaters and vegetarians.
Goodfellas Pizza: There's nothing like a late-night slice, and Goodfellas’ foldable, New York-style slices are a tasty, portable bite to grab either between sets or after the shows. If you have more time, pop upstairs to the bar for some of the best cocktails in the city. 1211 Main St.
MOTR Pub: MOTR, a mainstay on the MidPoint circuit, will be serving its MOTR burger (both carnivore- and vegetarian-friendly versions) and loaded MOTR fries. Stop by for brunch after a long night at MidPoint, where MOTR’s breakfast cocktails will surely cure anything that ails. 1345 Main St.
Arnold's Bar & Grill: Arnold's, a former MidPoint venue, will still be having fun this weekend with Arnold's Bar & Grill Music Fest. Pair the bar’s popular deep-fried deviled eggs with a dozen West Sixth craft brews (including the super-rare Sixfold II Tart Cherry Sour and the Barrel Aged Quad, aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels) and even more music. 210 E. Eighth St.
Japp's Since 1879:Japp's is introducing culinary bites just in time for MidPoint. Enjoy Molly Wellmann & Co.'s creative, hand-crafted cocktails with new small bites from Bottle & Basket, such as housemade pimento cheese, citrus and serrano shrimp ceviche and crispy kale and corn nuts. 1136 Main St.
Neons Unplugged: More Mazunte? You've got it, in a nice place to sit and relax away from the action of MidPoint. It’s still close enough that you can hear some of the bands. 208 E. 12th St.
Which bands are you excited about for MidPoint? And which bites are you looking forward to in between? Tweet me at @winemedineme!