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Favorite Jazz Fest Food

Jazz Fest is now just two weeks away! I wonder if anyone here may want to contribute to a best (food) of the Fest list?

My top choice is the Cochon de Lait, although I cannot exclude the mango freeze and the rose mint tea.

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  1. Can jfood post when he returns.

    Dinners already booked at Brigtsens (already ordered the duck), CP, Stella and Luk (may go to Jacque Imo instead). He is running a couple of miles a day to get in shape for the uptick in calories.

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    1. re: jfood

      You are stronger than me. I have increased my alcohol intake to expand my stomach! When you return, or before, do you have any favorites that are at the Fest?

      1. re: sirvelvet

        I am going to be hurting since I have not started exercising (tho that was my plan) nor have a prepared for that uptick in beer consumption. Or temperature, for that matter. It is snowing here today!

    2. I have a lot of favorites, but here is my list pulled directly from the jazzfest food site...which I study quite a bit.

      1) Pecan Catfish Meunière, Seafood Mirliton Casserole,
      Fried Crab Cake w/ Smoked Tomato & Jalapeño Tartar
      C.P.G. Catering, Mandeville, LA (My Favorite combo and a must every year)
      2) Cochon de Lait Po-Boy, Love at First Bite, New Orleans, LA
      3) Ya Ka Mein, Miss Linda’s Catering, New Orleans, LA (great for hangover)
      4) Fried Soft-Shell Crab Po-Boy, Galley Seafood Restaurant, Metairie, LA
      5)Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo, Prejean's Restaurant, Lafayette, LA
      6)Curry Chicken Pattie, Palmer's Jamaican Cuisine, New Orleans, LA
      7)Caribbean Fruit Salad, Scales Strawberry Lemonade, New Orleans, LA
      8) Indian Tacos, United Houma Nation, Golden Meadow, LA

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      1. re: malenky

        What is the Cochon de lait po-boy like?

        1. re: karykat

          It is a good bit of shredded pork pilled into a loaf topped with cole slaw. It is absolutely wonderful.

      2. Anything from Patton's Catering. Crawfish sacks are yummy!

        1. Oh to be at the fest. I'm taking a break this year...and already regretting it. I will dearly miss the soft shell crab po boy and just about everything else.

          1. Mango Freeze
            Merguez from Jamila's w/the hot relish on top
            Frozen cappucino from Brocato's (cap flavored gelato in a little paper coffee cup w/handle)
            Jama-jama & fried plantains

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            1. re: Hungry Celeste

              I have to agree with the jama jama and fried plantains.
              I looked at the list and didn't see the cuban sandwiches, i loved those, would start every single day off with a bllody mary with my friends that run the shirt/poster booth then get a cuban sandwich.
              The grilled chicken livers with pepper jelly look good.
              Pheasant quail and andouille gumbo is always a must
              Rosemint tea
              Cochon de lait po boy
              The cajun duck poboy is new this year and looks interesting
              And of course the cracklins.

              Sadly I won't be in attendance this year, the first time in 17 years I will not be there, but my wife will sample all things and call me after each one. lol

              1. re: roro1831

                Speaking of duck poboys I just 20 minutes ago had the roasted duck poboy from Crabby Jack's at his booth at French Quarter Fest (on my lunch hour and twenty minutes) and it was horrible. I have never had it at the restaurant, but I sure hope it's better over there. It was a gloppy, bland mess, like Mother's new debris poboy but even gloppier. The duck tasted of nothing at all. There was only flavor was provided by the pickle. Judging by the texture it was stewed, not roasted.

                Flour Power, on the other hand, has a very tasty praline creme brulee in puff pastry.

                1. re: uptownlibrarian

                  I've only had the CJ duck poboy once, and it didn't do it for me either.

                  1. re: Blumie

                    me three.

                    but then again I love the Roasted Duck dish at Brigtsen's, and yeah, the duck is very stewy at Crabby Jack's. Next time at Crabby's I'm getting the french fry po boy or the paneed rabbit po boy and the blackended drum fish with hollandaise.

              2. re: Hungry Celeste

                I was surprised I had to go down the posts this far before I saw Jama-jama ummm! One of my favorite go to dishes at JF

                1. re: Hungry Celeste

                  soft shell crab po boy

                  alligator pocket

                  mango freeze

                  pralines

                  creole cream cheese cake with strawberries.

                  gallons and gallons of the rose mint tea.

                  merguez sandwich sluiced with harissa.

                  fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce.

                  crawfish enchiladas.

                  buttery trout topped with lump crabmeat.

                  1. re: kevin

                    Had that strawberry cheesecake for the first time today. It was great. The pecan cake and the red velvet cake from the same stand were no so great, but the cheesecake was awesome.