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Your Guide to the Best Food At & Around The Boogaloo

Alright, y'all, it's fess time again. Bayou Boogaloo is happening this Friday through Sunday, May 17-19, and if you're going, you know you should leave the coolers at home (as well as any homemade rafts covered in drunk dudes). Sure, the music festival on the banks of the Bayou St. John is free, but that doesn't mean anyone should make it even freer by not spending money on food and booze.

The Bayou Boogaloo is stepping up their game with more food vendors and offerings this year? new additions include Rio Mar, Good Karma Prassad Cafe, Canal Street Bistro, and Bratz Y'all. Also, Slow Food Nola and Slow Food International will have a tent at the festival and hold cooking demos and story-telling about local food and Southern culture.

Since the Boogaloo is all about being eco-friendly, after the jump you'll find a list of where to eat within walking/biking distance of the festival, as well as the cooking demo line up for Saturday and Sunday, and further reading from the Times-Pic, My Spilt Milk, and more. A Full List of Vendors is available here.

Where To Eat within walking/biking distance
· Serendipity
· Parkway Bakery & Tavern
· Bayou Beer Garden
· Ideal Mart on Orleans and Moss (for the extremely wasted homemade raft dudes, the fried chicken is some of the best drunk food in the area.)
· Fellini's
· Toups' Meatery
· Cafe Degas
· Lola's
· Bud's Broiler
· Ralph's on the Park
· Morning Call, City Park
· Katie's
· Liuzza's By The Track
· Liuzza's
· Neyow's Creole Cafe
· Sante Fe Tapas
· Nonna Mia

Slow Food Cooking Demos on Saturday 5/18:
12:15-12:45: Grow Dat Youth Farm food demonstration
2:00 - 2:30: Edible School Yard NOLA & NOCCA food demonstration
3:45-4:15: Slow Food Ark of Taste food demonstration
5:00 - 9:00: Slow Food Dinner at the Boogaloo - Private Party

Slow Food Cooking Demos on Sunday 5/19:
12:15-12:45: Paul's Pesto food demonstration
2:00 - 2:30: Chef Nathaniel Zimet of Boucherie food demonstration
3:45-4:15: Gary Granata of Slow Food NOLA food demonstration
5:30 - 6:00: Latino Farmers Cooperative food demonstration

A Guide to Other Guides:
· The Times-Pic takes a look at the totally FREE romp and suggests trying Boucherie, Ralph's on the Park, Rio Mar, Mona's and Praline Connection booths at the fest.

· Mid City Messenger takes a look at the eco-friendly factors of the fest.

· Ian McNulty reports that on Saturday, "there's a bicycle pub crawl, which begins at 8 a.m. and makes stops at local bars, a market and the headquarters of the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club before depositing its thoroughly warmed-up riders back at the Boogaloo."

· Alex Rawls of My Spilt Milk reports Bayou Boogaloo in his round up of exciting events/concerts/shows on tap for this weekend.

· Bayou Boogaloo [Official Website]
· All Fess Time Coverage [-ENOLA-]

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