New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival: First Bites

Here are some first bites from the 2012 Jazz and Heritage Festival in my hometown of New Orleans. I always start with these tastes of home: Brown Jambalaya made by Catering Unlimited; Fried Softshell Crab Po-Boy by Galley Seafood Restaurant; Cochon de Lait Po-Boy by Love at First Bite, and (not pictured) Pheasant, Quail, and Andouille Gumbo. Going back for more today.

Brown Jambalaya with Chicken and Andouille

Soft shell crab po-boy

Cochon de Lait Po-Boy

Best music of the day: Jimmy Buffet definitely rocked the house but FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE was breathtaking. An exotic bird in her beautiful black cape, her powerful angelic voice. The crowd was joyful. The best quote from Florence: Last time I was in New Orleans, it involved a graveyard, a Cadillac, and a handgun….Enough said.”

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  1. May 4, 2012 4:34 pm by Chad Haynes Reply

    That looks wonderful. Makes me want to eat something beside the soup I have had for 4 days. Enjoy!

  2. May 4, 2012 7:23 pm by Chad Haynes Reply

    Yummy!I wish I was eating that with you guys. Soup is getting old.

  3. May 6, 2012 1:13 pm by Chad Reply

    Food looks amazing! We should have a Cajun night one evening….

  4. May 8, 2012 12:36 am by Corinna Reply

    Oh… one day I will get back to New Orleans… thanks for the story brings back memories

    • May 9, 2012 1:33 pm by kim Reply

      You’re so welcome. I always miss that city. What are your favorite foods from there?

  5. May 8, 2012 11:39 pm by kim Reply

    Yes, a Cajun night will be fun…Gumbo, Jambalaya, and Red Beans and Rice!

  6. May 9, 2012 5:19 pm by Seung Hee Reply

    That jambalaya looks legitimate. I can’t wait to settle in NOLA!!!

    • May 9, 2012 5:48 pm by kim Reply

      oooh, it’s good. I am partial to brown jambalaya over red (which has tomato). You are going to love eating and living in NOLA.

      • December 7, 2012 2:36 am by marti Reply

        me, too, kim! always been brown jambalaya in my house. my favorite combo is andouille, tasso and chicken.

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