May 5, 2016
Congratulations to Louisiana's 2016 James Beard Award recipients: Justin Devillier, Best Chef: South (La Petite Grocery and Balise; Alon Shaya and his team, Best New Restaurant: Shaya; and Leah Chase (Dooky Chase Restaurant) for her Lifetime Achievement Award. Well-deserved, all around.
We often say there are more festivals in Louisiana than there are days in a year -- well, here's another one to add to the list. The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation is hosting the inaugural Red Stick Food Fest on the grounds of L'Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge this Saturday. Admission is free, the musical lineup is great, and the food will be fabulous. Further details can be found here.
You will find me at the judges' table the 5th annual Crawfish Mambo on the grounds of the UNO Lakefront Campus; 45 teams are competing this year. Yes, I have to sample 45 different kinds of crawfish this weekend! Jealous a little? Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate, kids 7 and under free, and it's all you can eat once you're in the gate. Stop by and say hello!
There's lots to do around the entire state and the weather is supposed to be beautiful. Find something to do this weekend, enjoy this week's recipes, share them with family and friends, and as always, let me know what's on your mind.
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