MHOL Top Picks /// French Quarter Fest Food

  • by Nick
  • 7 Years ago
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Jackson Square

Antoine’s Restaurant — Baked Alaska with Chocolate Sauce: Magical things happen when ice cream, cake, merigue and chocolate come together in one delicious dessert. Try this little slice of heaven for only $6.

Muriel’s Jackson Square — Crawfish and Goat Cheese Crepes with Shrimp and Eggplant Stuffing: One of my favorite French Quarter Fest dishes – two deliciously light crepes filled with goat cheese and crawfish, paired with shrimp and eggplant stuffing. Each item is $6, but I always get the dual plate for $11.

Canal Street Entrance

The Praline Connection — Mustard Greens, Crowder Peas with Okra: A delicious vegetarian option that packs a ton of local flavor without a trace of meat. $7

Cool Fruit Sensations — Fresh Squeezed Juice: If you’re on a fresh juice kick, check out this vendor who just started squeezing at the fest last year. Choose from fresh lemonade or limeaid with strawberry, blueberry, pineapple, or watermelon. Feeling frisky? Add vodka, tequila, or rum to any drink. Small juice is $6, small cocktail is $9, large juice is $9 and large cocktail is $12.

Riverfront – Kohlmeyer Lawn

Audubon Nature Institute — Crawfish Bread: Our local version of a “Hot Pocket,” with creamy crawfish sauce wrapped in flaky dough for just $7. Both kids and adults go crazy for this festival favorite.

Desire Oyster Bar — New Orleans Style Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce: One of the original vendors present at the first French Quarter Fest in 1984 don’t just do oysters. Desire’s sweet, decadent bread pudding remains one of the best in the city. One slice is $5.

Riverfront – Palm Lawn

GW Fins — Ponchatoula Strawberry Short Cake: You’ve never tasted a strawberry until you’ve had one grown in Louisiana. They’re bright in color, naturally sweet, and super juicy. Cake and whipped cream amp up these berries for only $5.

Royal House — Chargrilled Oysters: Gulf oysters grilled on the half-shell with butter, fresh herbs, and lots of parmesan cheese. If you don’t like ‘em raw, you’ll love ‘em prepared this way. $6.

US Mint

Café Reconcile — White Beans and Shrimp: Since 2000, Café Reconcile has been helping inner-city youth discover a passion for food, work, and life-skills that pave the way to success. They’re new to the French Quarter Festival vendor list this year and I can’t wait to try their version of creamy white beans and delicious, plump shrimp. $8.

Crescent Pie and Sausage – Bad Bart’s Black Jambalaya: Made the Cajun way (without tomatoes) this rice dish is chock full of pork, chicken and Louisiana smoked sausage. $6.

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“LIVE FAST DIE FLY” Nick Reed is not the typical New Orleans native. Even with an B.A. in Journalism and Creative Writing from Xavier University, it has been said that he was always different. Through fashion and creative writing Nick has always found a way to express himself. He is the owner of So Authentic promotional group and was a former Editor-in chief of the Xavier Herald. Over the past few years he and partner Yoey Yo have developed My HELL OF A LIFE and GFC clothing brand in hopes to change the world. Their main goal is to just make the world a little more fresh.

4 Comments Already

  1. can’t wait to feast out

  2. Got me hungry

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