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14th Annual Saints…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Mar 26 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Dividing the Estate

Mar 26 - Apr 15, 2017
The third regional premiere of our season is the winner of the Outer Critics… more

New Orleans Bourbon…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that… more

New Orleans…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Come join us in a spring celebration featuring sugar blowing demonstrations and… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 26 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 26 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Spring…

Mar 26 - Apr 2, 2017
New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association celebrates the cultural heritage… more

Saenger Theatre…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian, actor, director, writer and… more

Senga Nengudi:…

Mar 26 - Jun 18, 2017
In 1975, artist Senga Nengudi began a series of sculptures, entitled R.S.V.P.,… more

Sugarblowing @ New…

Mar 26 - 27, 2017
Leave it up to New Orleans to come up with "another first." On… more

Tennessee…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
A stellar group of literary, theater and musical talent will gather for the… more

The Annual Drummer…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
The annual Drummer and Smoke day of music will once again be on stage at Palm… more

The Louisiana Six…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
The Louisiana Six Pack is a six-race series across the state that begins in… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 6th Annual Lenten Jazz Vespers with Louisiana Music Hall of… more

Trinity Artist Series…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the McGehee Choirs Spring Concert. more

David Hansen's Garden…

Mar 27, 2017
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

Monday Blues

Mar 27, 2017 - Jan 05, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages. Get your live local blues fix with Sean Riley. more

The Irish House…

Mar 27, 2017
This is the Biggest Irish Music Session in the south. On a Night you will see… more

The Maison Presents -…

Mar 27 - Jul 31, 2017
The Royal Roses grew out of the rich resurgence that traditional jazz is seeing… more

14th Annual Saints…

Mar 26 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… 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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