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EliseT

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New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 11:03 AM (permalink)
OK, there IS a story behind this...
 

 
After the second line parade, the festival was all about the food. There were Budweiser booths, and the following participants (I checked off the ones I ate over the course of the weekend with an X):

Lasyone's Meat Pie Restaurant
Meat Pies X
Crawfish Pies X

Dunbar's Seafood
Famous Fried Catfish X
Potato Salad X
Pralines

Cafe Reconcile
White Beans
Banana Foster Bread Pudding

Vaucresson
Creole Hot Sausage Po-Boy
Creole Crawfish Sausage Po-Boy X

Saltwater Grill
Fried Green Tomato Shrimp Remoulade Po-boy
Crawfish and Spinach Boat

Tabasco Country Store
Jambalaya
Gator on a Stick
Pralines

Plum Street Snowball
Snowballs X

Deli at the Cellars
Shrimp Remoulade Po-Boy

The Que Crawl
Cochon de Lait Po-Boy X
12 Hour Roast Beef w/ Horseradish Cream and Pickled Red Onions
Fresh Cut French Fries
Duck Cracklins X

Dave's Cajun Kitchen
Seafood Gumbo
Smoked Turkey Legs
Red Beans with Smoked Sausage X

Chad's Bistro
Alligator Etouffe Over Creamy Grits
Shrimp Pasta
Fried Shrimp Balls X
Fried Artichoke Hearts X
 
UNKNOWN:
Duck gumbo
BBQ shrimp and corn on the cob
 
Our first stop was Dave's Cajun Kitchen for Red Beans with Smoked Sausage. Or maybe I should call it the cup o' sausage. The entire sausage was a bit unwieldy for walking-around food, but still pretty darn good.
 
 
 
The crawfish sausage po'boy from Vaucresson was Bob's favorite selection.
 

 
Even though we didn't eat the shrimp, we took pics. I snuck in the second one piggybacking on Michael's photo. 
  

 
 

  
 
Frying up the meat pies
 

 

 
 
The fries that came with the meat pies were nicely spiced and perfectly fried.
 

 
The crowd was happy...a good turnout, but not so crowded as to be uncomfortable.
 

 
 
 

The Que Crawl, a local lunch truck also known as "The big purple bus" did not put its duck cracklins on the board, you had to know to order them "off the menu." The cracklins were the standout of the festival for me, and not just because of all the cute boys working the truck.
 
 
  
Cochon de lait po boy with vinegar sauce and cracklins
 

 
 
<message edited by EliseT on Mon, 04/6/09 11:11 AM>
 
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    Nancypalooza

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    Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 11:11 AM (permalink)
    I would be looking for:

    Proctor & Gamble
    Rolaids X

    afterward.  Nice boa Mr. Stern!
     
    #2
      MiamiDon

      Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 11:48 AM (permalink)
      Great-looking food, Elise.  Hurry up with Part-3!
       
      #3
        divefl

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        Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 11:50 AM (permalink)
        Looks so good.
         
        #4
          CajunKing

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          Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 5:27 PM (permalink)
          Elise

          YOU ARE KILLING ME!! 
           
          The food looks awesome.... Actually So does Michael in the boa.
           
          #5
            will_work_4_bbq

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            Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 7:49 PM (permalink)
            Everything looks FANTASTIC!  What a great event!
             
            #6
              Stephen Rushmore Jr.

              Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 8:25 PM (permalink)
              Bravo Elise.  Very nice photos!
               
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                Baah Ben

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                Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 9:13 PM (permalink)
                Elise - Could you tell us a bit more about the meat pies.....They look terrific.  So do the fries....

                Did that guy use a propane tank for his fryer?  Just wondered if you noticed.  It looks like he's a street vendor and not someone cooking outside the front of some restaurant?  Sometimes when there is a street fair, restaurants will actually set up outsdie the front of their place, but that doesn't seem to be the case????
                 
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                  mr chips

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                  Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Mon, 04/6/09 10:51 PM (permalink)
                  Great photos, Elyse T.
                  <message edited by mr chips on Tue, 04/7/09 3:20 AM>
                   
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                    mar52

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                    Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Tue, 04/7/09 12:23 AM (permalink)
                    Outstanding!

                    Who'd ever think... duck cracklings!
                     
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                      EliseT

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                      Re:New Orleans Roadfood Fest Part 2 Tue, 04/7/09 1:29 AM (permalink)
                      Baah Ben


                      Elise - Could you tell us a bit more about the meat pies.....They look terrific.  So do the fries....

                      Did that guy use a propane tank for his fryer?  Just wondered if you noticed.  It looks like he's a street vendor and not someone cooking outside the front of some restaurant?  Sometimes when there is a street fair, restaurants will actually set up outsdie the front of their place, but that doesn't seem to be the case????

                       
                      The vendors were not Royal Street restauranteurs.
                       
                      Lasyonne's meat and crawfish pies set the standard. You can search them - the Sterns have written about them.
                       
                      ...and here is the fryer
                       

                       


                       
                      <message edited by EliseT on Tue, 04/7/09 1:31 AM>
                       
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