Bayou Boogaloo is happening this evening through Sunday, May 16-18, 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.
This year brings more a bike pub crawl and bike secon line, more art vendors, 32 musical acts and tons of food vendors including Mid City Pizza, Boucherie, and Ralph's On The Park.
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, and further reading from the Times-Pic, My Spilt Milk, and more. A Full List of food vendors is available right here.
Where To Eat within walking/biking distance
· Parkway Bakery & Tavern
· Bayou Beer Garden
· Ideal Mart (fried chicken)
· Toups' Meatery
· Cafe Degas
· Bud's Broiler
· Ralph's on the Park
· Morning Call, City Park
· Liuzza's By The Track
· Neyow's Creole Cafe
· Santa Fe Tapas
· Nonna Mia
A Guide to Other Guides:
The New Stuff: Will Coviello reports that there are two new bike events, the art market had grown, and the Slow Food New Orleans cooking demos including chefs Ryan Hughes and Alex Harrell will provide food for the VIP area "Canopy Club" (weekend passes SOLD OUT; Friday passes still available).[Gambit]
The Slow Food stuff: Ian McNulty reports that college aged men/woman have been volunteering at Hollygrove Market & Farm and Good Eggs and touring wetlands "to witness how the changes are affecting the environmental cradle of Louisiana food culture" this week. You can meet these young activists at the Slow Food NOLA demonstration stage (the schedule sadly doesn't appear to be available online). [Advocate]
The Crowds: Bayou Boogaloo expects 35,000+ visitors this weekend, and 15,000 yellow rubber ducks competing in the annual Rubber Duck Derby on Sunday at 4 p.m. [Advocate]