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Behold the New Jazz Fest Dishes for 2016

Two new dishes come to the Fairgrounds.

Eater NOLA flickr pool/Paul Broussard reports that, although the food lineup tends to stay comfortingly stable at Jazz Fest, there will be two newcomers on the scene this year.

Marie's Sweet Dumplings (maker of the Brett Anderson-beloved sweet potato turnover) is bringing an additional treat to the Congo Square area, a bacon pecan square. More news on this delicious sounding ingredient combination confection as it becomes available.

Fireman Mike's Kitchen in the kid's area is adding a fresh strawberry and yogurt trifle to his lineup.

Happily, although Squeal closed the doors to its brick and mortar restaurant last year, Anderson's very favorite new dish of JF 2015, the BBQ brisket sandwich is coming back (under the slightly updated auspices of Squeal's Smoke Street Catering) as well as its BBQ chicken sandwich and smokey bacon greens.

Sure, this isn't the crazy number of new foods that graced last year's list, but familiarity at Jazz Fest isn't a bad thing at all. Besides,'s Ann Maloney says,

"Still, we sometimes find other small changes as we eat our way around the grounds. We'll be out there when the gates open on April 22, armed with plastic forks, bottled water and empty stomachs."

Stay tuned for many more Jazz Fest food updates. This has only just begun.