Booty's Street Food - Treasure in the Heart of NOLA
Walking down her city blocks the damage to this great city is still very clear and paramount, but this didn’t stop me from taking time out of my visit to roam 22 blocks over from New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street, passing by Jackson Square and all the eclectic restaurants so many frequent to guide my compass down to Bywater, following the path lain before me to unearth one of Nola’s hidden treasures – Booty’s Street Food.
Mastermind Nick Vivion and his culinary team: Co-Chef Octavio Ycaza and Co-Chef Daniel Volponi open this eatery to anyone venturing by for the culinary “booty” equivalent to palatable pirates treasure with a menu featuring tastes from all over the globe. Should you be brave enough to sample the tastes from afar, Chef Ycaza will wow your taste buds with such sapid concoctions as “pupupas con cerdo” inspired by age old recipes in El Salvador; “ceviche de camaron” that dances across with a flavor profile inspired in Playas, Ecuador and which is comprised of such ingredients as poached gulf shrimp, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime and served with a whimsical twist side of popcorn.
With a feeling of being “home”, surrounded by many smiling friendly faces, I couldn’t help be reminded that with this 10th year anniversary, even Nola’s own children will be remembering the devastation they suffered and Chef Octavio will be on tap to assist at a charity tribute for the “Save our Coast Campaign” by the Lake Ponchartrain Basin Foundation. Guests will indulge in adult beverages by Bywater Bomber and Rank Wildcat Rum (distilled in Lafayette). Special guest DJ will be New Orleans native, Ann Gaiaviano, and cuisine will be on hand to lift the spirits.
What: Hurricane Anniversary - Save our Coast Campaign
When: Saturday, August 29th, 2015 from 10 p.m. until 2:00 a.m.
Where: Ursa Major, 611 O’Keefe Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana
Ticket Price: $20.00 (which will include a daiquiri from Rand Wildcat Rum and snack from Ursa Major