For the first time in Lollapalooza history, concert-goers will enjoy a four-day festival in Chicago's Grant Park. While there's plenty to keep you busy, visitors and locals seeking a break from the festival madness can head to some of Chicago's most popular neighborhoods for some specials on food and drinks.
Fest-goers can cool off at Castaways (1603 N. Lake Shore Drive) on the very popular North Avenue Beach during Lollapalooza weekend. The famous boathouse will offer a refreshing "Frozen Lolla Lemonade" featuring Absolut vodka and lemonade for $9 each from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31.
Visitors heading to Chicago's very on Restaurant Row in the West Loop should make a stop at Forno Rosso (1048 Randolph Street). The Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant is celebrating Lollapalooza weekend with a special Red Hot Chili Pepper Pizza, available for $15. The pizza will feature spicy soppressata, Calabrian peppers, chili pepper, house-made spicy oil and basil. Chow down on this pizza anytime between Thursday, July 28 and Sunday, July 31.
Those looking for a satisfying brunch before heading to Grant Park can stop by Kanela Breakfast Club with locations in Andersonville, Lakeview, Old Town, Streeterville and Wicker Park. In honor of the fest, Kanela's Wicker Park location (1048 N. Milwaukee Ave.) has created a "Lollapaloma" cocktail featuring Red Hot Chili Pepper infused tequila, fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, soda and lime, available for $8 each. This special will be available from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31.