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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Ogden After Hours…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Christ Thomas King. more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

FoodFest: America's Hometown Eats Next Weekend

MEDIA CONTACT:                                                                                                                                                            Jeffrey Ory, ABC, APR 
(504) 458-5866; jeffrey@jeffreyory.com

FoodFest: America's Hometown Eats Next Weekend
Formerly known as New Orleans Road Food Festival;  FoodFest to celebrate America's hometown eats for the fifth year

WHAT:  FoodFest: America's Hometown Eats

FoodFest is a weekend-long celebration of hometown eats focusing on the unforgettable, informal fare found in village cafes and city neighborhoods, shoreline seafood shacks, barbecue parlors, chicken dinner halls, pie palaces, and food trucks.

 

Cooks from all over the country will migrate to New Orleans to serve their regional specialties throughout the French Market. From Yankee chowder to Tucson tamales and Memphis barbecue to genuine mint juleps, everything is a great American classic, cooked and served by the culinary artists who know how to make it right.

 

Food Fest began five years ago as the New Orleans Roadfood Festival, spun out of the website Roadfood.com, which was founded in 2000 by Stephen Rushmore and Jane and Michael Stern. Roadfood.com, which has inspired countless other media to follow its path to the nation's edible treasures, remains the premier internet source for discovering authentic regional American food.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS         

Friday, March 22: America's Hometown Sweets Opening Night       
Café Reconcile:                
1631 Oretha C Haley Boulevard
8 - 10 p.m.         
$50 per person (discounted through Café Reconcile)

The first big event at the new Café Reconcile; all proceeds presented to Café Reconcile

Sample, compare, and contrast regional taste in all those things that ring the chimes of a sweet tooth. Included among the goodies will be the city's best pralines and bread pudding, four-star toffee from Colorado, chocolate potato chips from South Dakota, the ultimate turtles from Massachusetts, coffee-cake kringle from Wisconsin, Mexican wedding cookies from Albuquerque, and pies from north, south, east and west. The Blue Plate Award, given to a chef who has made a unique contribution to America's regional food, will be presented to Robert Stehling of Hominy Grill in Charleston, SC.

Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24: FoodFest Street Festival

French Market: 1008 North Peters Street 
Saturday:  11 a.m. - 7 p.m.          
Sunday:  11 a.m. - 6 p.m.             
Free for all

Sample over 50 America's hometown eats from around the country. Restaurants and chefs participating are:

Abbott's Frozen Custard               : Rochester, NY 

Acme Oyster House: New Orleans, LA   

Antoine's Restaurant: New Orleans, LA 

Bayou Barn: Crown Point, LA

Cafe Reconcile: New Orleans, LA              

CC's Streetside Café: New Orleans, LA   

Central BBQ: Memphis, TN         

Chad's Bistro: Metairie, LA          

Dat's Good Food: New Orleans, LA          

Dunbar's Catfish: New Orleans, LA          

Frencheeze grilled cheese: New Orleans, LA      

Gus's Fried Chicken: Memphis, TN

Hominy Grill: Charleston, SC       

Hot Tamale Mama... and More: New Orleans, LA

Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant: Natchitoches, LA            

LDR Char Pit: Rochester, NY        

Meltdown Pops: New Orleans, LA           

Oceana Restaurant: New Orleans, LA     

Panzarotti Tarantini Pizzeria, Inc.: Cherry Hill, NJ

Peck's Seafood: New Orleans, LA             

Pier 424 Seafood Market : New Orleans, LA        

Plum St. Snoballs: New Orleans, LA         

Prejean's: Lafayette, LA               

Royal House Restaurant & Oyster Bar: New Orleans, LA

Southeast Louisiana Gumbo: Tangipahoa, Livingston, St. Helena, Washington, East and West Feliciana, Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee parishes                       

The Fry Bar: New Orleans, LA     

Tucson Tamale Company: Tucson, AZ    

Turtle Alley Chocolates: Gloucester & Salem, MA             

WWOZ: New Orleans, LA             

Sunday, March 24: Beignet Eating Contest

French Market: 1008 North Peters Street 

1 - 1:30 p.m.      Free for all

Who will be crowned the World's Beignet Eating Champion? The New Orleans Fire Department will field a team of its top eaters to determine which of them can eat the most beignets in the least amount of time.

 

INFORMATION:                For more information, visit http://www.nolafoodfest.com/ or call (504) 888-7608.

 

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