It's time for the Louisiana Seafood Festival!


Louisiana Seafood FestivalThis festival started in 2007 at the New Orleans Mint; it quickly outgrew that venue and moved to Lafayette Square. Last year it filled up most of Waldenberg Park, and this year it's moving to the new festival grounds at City Park.

There is no entry fee and it's open to all ages. The music lineup is incredible, with the first band taking the stage at 11:00 on Friday morning, with the final one wrapping up around 7:00 Sunday night.

<--break->There will be around 40 food vendors, ranging from super-casual to some of Louisiana's finest dining experiences, most featuring options loaded with fresh, local, Louisiana seafood.

My favorite part, though, is the WWL Cooking Demonstration Stage featuring chefs from all over the state creating delicious seafood dishes. Here's the stage line-up:


Friday, October 11

2:00 PM Greg Sonnier Kingfish
3:00 PM Austin Kirzner Red Fish Grill
4:00 Brack May Cowbell
5:00 Chris Montero café b
6:00 John Besh Besh Restaurant Group

Saturday, October 12

12:00 PM Jason Sanders  Mahoney Po-Boys
1:00 PM Ralph Pausina Drago's Seafood Restaurant
2:00 PM Michael Sichel Galatoire's Restaurant
3:00 PM Glen Hogh Vega Tapas
4:00 PM Steve Young  Royal House
5:00 PM Anthony Scanio Emeril's Delmonico

Sunday, October 13

12:00 PM Kid Chef Eliana Chef and author
1:00 PM Tenney Flynn GW Fins
2:00 Vincent Signorelli Boomtown Café

We'll be there at a table top at the cooking demonstration. If you make it out, stop by and say hello.



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