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Mar 08
Saturday

2014 New Orleans Roadfood Festival

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For the 5th straight year the team behind the Roadfood website will take over a big chunk of real estate (the French Market) in the French Quarter of New Orleans with their oddly named Foodfest.

Admission is free.

Here’s the lineup. As you might imagine given the pedigree of the organizing website, it’s insane:

Louie Mueller BBQ (Taylor, TX)  Smoked brisket

Mahony’s Po-Boy (New Orleans, LA)  Po-Boys’s

Woody’s Fish Tacos (New Orleans, LA)  Fish tacos

Miss Linda’s Yakamein (New Orleans, LA)  Yakamein

Central BBQ (Memphis, TN)  Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich

Gus’s Fried Chicken (Memphis, TN)  Fried Chicken

Meltdown Pops (New Orleans, LA)  Homemade Frozen Pops: salted caramel & Louisiana strawberry lemon

Café Reconcile (New Orleans, LA)  Roast Beef Debris Po-Boy, Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Antoine’s Restaurant (New Orleans, LA)  Shrimp Remoulade, Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce

Bayou Barn (Crown Point, LA)  Cajun crawfish boil – sweet corn and spicy boiled potatoes

Frencheeze Grilled Cheese (New Orleans, LA)  Grilled cheese sandwich

Dat’s Good Food (New Orleans, LA)  Philadelphia cheesesteak wit wiz, Poutine

Hot Tamale Mama (New Orleans, LA)  Hot Tamales with side of grits or salsa

Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant (Natchitoches, LA)  Meat Pie, Crawfish Pie, Plantation

Fried Bananas w/ Powdered Sugar & Ice Cream

Oceana Restaurant (New Orleans, LA)  Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy, Grilled Oyster Rockefeller Nachos

Peck’s Seafood (New Orleans, LA)  Firecracker Shrimp PoBoy, Fried Oyster PoBoy

Plum St. Snoballs (New Orleans, LA)  Sno-balls (11 flavors, sugar free & condensed milk)

Prejean’s (Lafayette, LA)  Pheasant Quail & Andouille Gumbo

Royal House (New Orleans, LA)  Char-grilled Oysters, Crawfish Cakes w/ Crawfish Cream Sauce

The Fry Bar (New Orleans, LA)  pimento cheese, thyme, & garlic fries ; rosemary, parmesan, & garlic fries

Broussard’s (New Orleans, LA)     TBD

Jacques-imos (New Orleans, LA)     TBD

Saturday, March 29 – 11 AM to 7 PM
Sunday, March 30 – 11 AM to 6 PM

Pic is of the interior of Tag’s Deli in Chalmette LA. Home of the finest muffaletta in the state.

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