I've been going back and forth on whether or not I will attend The Fest this year. Today I woke up and read this article in the Times-Picayune and have been swayed a bit closer to going. This post on Looka! is also making me want to go pretty bad.
For all the fuss made over the music and the atmosphere, the food is the real draw for me. A brief list of my favorite Jazzfest eats would include:
- Boudin & Boudin Balls
- Crawfish Bread
- Mrs. Wheat's Nachitoches meat pie
- Oyster Puffs
- Crawfish Beignets
- Vaucresson Hot Sausage Po-Boy
- Cochon de Lait Po-Boy
- Shrimp Bun (Vietnamese vermacelli salad)
- Pork Papusa
- and of course Rose Mint Tea
I've always wondered why the organizers can't get some Abita Beer in there or what would it take to set up a big Snoball tent. I'd love the ability to get a large Wild Cherry Snoball with condensed milk to drag over to the next show at Congo Square.
So yeah, I'm probably riding my bike up there this weekend. Now I just need to decide which day to attend. If Shanna wants to go we'll definitely be going on Sunday to catch Elvis Costello, The Boss, The Meters and more. If it's just me I might head over on Saturday to catch Juvenile, Etta James and Herbie Hancock.