Longest Po' Boy
Longest Po’ Boy

It’s not exactly street food, but the New Orleans Roadfood Festival, set for March 26-28, looks amazing.  It will take over 5 blocks of Royal Street in the French Quarter, and highlight the diversity of American cuisine.  The festival will feature well-known food from all over America – each dish served by the restaurant that makes it best.

Among the 20 vendors serving regional specialties are:

  • Shrimp Uggie made by Anthony and Gail Uglesich, who are coming out of retirement to participate
  • Louie Mueller’s Texas barbecue and hot sausage
  • Maine Diner seafood chowder
  • Tucson Tamale Company hot tamales
  • Tony Luke’s Philadelphia cheese steaks
  • Henpeck Market pimento cheese sandwich
  • Cajun country boudin sausage from T-Boy’s Slaughterhouse
  • Middendof’s Louisiana thin-sliced catfish
  • Que Crawl Truck Cochon de lait po boy
  • Bud Royer’s Pecan Pie from the heart of Texas – a la mode
  • Louisiana Meat Pies and Crawfish Pies from Lasyone’s of Nachitoches
  • Click here to see mouth watering food that will be served at the festival.

Other festivities include a strolling brass bands, a beignet-eating contest, a Saturday-night French-Quarter crawfish boil, and the presentation of the First Roadfood Blue Plate Award.

Admission is free, with proceeds from food and beverage sales going to participating restaurants, including New Orleans’ own Cafe Reconcile , which provides at-risk kids the opportunity to learn the food service business. [New Orleans Roadfood Festival]

Sounds like it might be worth a trip to the Big Easy for this one!