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EliseT

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New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Sun, 04/5/09 10:31 PM (permalink)
 
 

Saturday the 1st annual New Orleans Roadfood Festival kicked off on Bourbon Street. The festival was timed to coincide with the 3rd annual Oyster Jubilee, which began around noon with the assembly of the world's longest oyster po'boy. Which begs the question, where is the world's longest shrimp po'boy and can I have some?
While we waited for the festivities to start, we stopped in at Cafe Beignet for a wake-up. It's no Cafe du Monde, but the coffee was good and the beignet were doughier, made with more of an egg batter.
 

 
Various local restaurants, from Acme to Galatoures participated, each building a portion of the block-long sandwich. Folks crowded around, and people with particular preferences made a point to reserve a spot near their favorite eatery.
 

 

 

 
 
 
I believe my first slice of sandwich was from House of Blues, and the second was from Zia's or Acme, which also loaded their po boy with shrimp. I was impressed that it was a free-for-all, and they were not selling the sandwich. I was even more impressed that there was no pushing and shoving; no wild feeding frenzy. The crowd was polite and patient. In fact, they were friendly and as happy as could be.
 

 

 

 
The group second-lined down to the Festival, one block over on Royal for the Roadfood Fest. Coincidentally, the brass band was the Storyville Stompers, the same band from our wedding. So altogether, this is the third time we have second-lined with them. But the fun was just getting started!
 

 

 
<message edited by EliseT on Mon, 04/6/09 8:15 AM>
 
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    Ahi Mpls.

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    Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 8:33 AM (permalink)
         YAY!!!  I knew Elise would take me out of my anticepatory agony!!! looks like soooo much fun! and OH the sandwich!!!   Do you know if they all used the same bread?  Also, any idea if the guy in black socks and tennis shoes is single?!    Dawn
     
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      Baah Ben

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      Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 9:33 AM (permalink)
      Where's JOPA in the pictures?
       
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        Nancypalooza

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        Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 10:14 AM (permalink)
        Dawn--you know that's not an automatic yes anymore.  ;)

        Lovely pictures and storytelling Elise--I'm surprised they weren't selling the sandwich too.  It looks yummy.
         
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          joerogo

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          Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 11:56 AM (permalink)
          EliseT,  How come we didn't run into each other?  I guess we were too busy eating.
           
          Baah Ben,  He's still in NOLA, Eating at Mother's
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           


           
           
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            CajunKing

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            Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 5:24 PM (permalink)
            Yes Elise

            Thank you for putting me out of my misery, I was anxiously waiting for the first juicy tidbits from this weekends activities.

            Looks like I missed a wonderful time :-(
             
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              mr chips

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              Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 10:47 PM (permalink)
              Thanks for the a nice opening entry.
               
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                wanderingjew

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                Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Mon, 04/6/09 10:52 PM (permalink)
                Elise,

                It Looks like everyone had a fantastic time!

                 While I'm suffering here in Rhode Island with Steel Cut Oats, Egg Whites and Salad, you were all out there in "the big easy" stuffing your faces with Po Boy's Meat Pies and Gumbo...

                Well, at least I could live vicariously through you...but I'll be back....eventually the Crescent City will be calling back to me!

                See ya in a couple of weeks in La La land!
                 
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                  mar52

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                  Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Tue, 04/7/09 12:20 AM (permalink)
                  Crying here because I wasn't there.

                  Fabulous!
                   
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                    EliseT

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                    Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Tue, 04/7/09 1:18 AM (permalink)
                    AHI MPLS


                         YAY!!!  I knew Elise would take me out of my anticepatory agony!!! looks like soooo much fun! and OH the sandwich!!!   Do you know if they all used the same bread?  Also, any idea if the guy in black socks and tennis shoes is single?!    Dawn


                    The bread appeared to be uniform, but I'm not sure where it was baked.
                     
                     
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                      The Travelin Man

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                      Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Thu, 04/9/09 2:56 PM (permalink)
                      AHI MPLS


                       Also, any idea if the guy in black socks and tennis shoes is single?! 


                      As has been discussed many times on this site, the pictures of wanderingjew really do look nothing like him in person.
                       
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                        Ahi Mpls.

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                        Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 1 Thu, 04/9/09 4:14 PM (permalink)
                         To paraphrase Sinead;  Nothing compares to Jew! 
                         
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