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What is FoodFest?

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

Foodfest is an amazing food-focused weekend (in America’s most food-focused city) to which cooks from all over the country come to make and serve their regional specialties to foodies strolling through the French Market. There is no typical Midway fair food here! From Yankee chowder to Tucson tamales and from Memphis barbecue to genuine mint juleps, everything is a great American classic, cooked and served by the culinary folk artists who know how to make it right.

Confirmed Local Eats at the 2013 Street Festival

Central BBQ (Memphis, TN) Ribs, Pulled Pork Sandwich
Johnson’s Boucaniere (Lafayette, LA) Grilled Cheese Sandwich stuffed with Fried Boudin Ball, Slow Smoked Country Style BBQ Ribs, Boudin Link
LDR Char Pit (Rochester, NY) Rochester steak sandwiches, Red and White Hots
Abbott’s Frozen Custard (Rochester, NY) Frozen Custard
Louie Mueller Barbecue (Taylor, TX) Beef Brisket
Turtle Alley Chocolates (Gloucester, MA) Homemade turtles, peanut butter cups, buttery caramel
Hominy Grill (Charleston, SC) Boneless pork spare rib sandwich, low country catfish stew
Pazarotti Tarantini Pizzeria (Cherry Hill, NJ) Panzarrottini
Gus’s Fried Chicken (Memphis, TN) Fried Chicken
Meltdown Pops (New Orleans, LA) Homemade popsicles
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
Chad’s Bistro (Metairie, LA) Alligator Etouffe Over Grits, Fried Eggplant, Shrimp Balls
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) Beef Tamales, and Eggplant Portabella Tamales
Lasyone’s Meat Pie Restaurant (Natchitoches, LA) Meat Pie, Crawfish Pie
Oceana Restaurant (New Orleans, LA) Soft Shell Crab PoBoy, Char-grilled Oysters, BBQ Shrimp PoBoy
Peck’s Seafood (New Orleans, LA) Firecracker Shrimp PoBoy, Fried Oyster PoBoy
Plum St. Snoballs (New Orleans, LA) Snoballs (11 flavors)
Prejean’s (Lafayette, LA) Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
Royal House (New Orleans, LA) Char-grilled Oysters, Crawfish Cakes w/ Crawfish Cream Sauce
Pier 424 (New Orleans, LA) Shrimp & Maque Choux Grits, Swordfish Tacos w/ Mango Salsa
The Fry Bar (New Orleans, LA) Gumbo Fries