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NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival Reveals Restaurant Lineup

Area restaurants will dish up Jamaican fare at Central City BBQ on February 11

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Fans of Jamaican cuisine will get to sink their teeth into a whole lot of country’s signature dish — jerk chicken — at a new event launching next month. The Times-Picayune reports that the has confirmed the lineup of vendors slated to feed the masses at the first-ever NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival.

The event, which takes place at smokehouse newcomer Central City BBQ on February 11, was developed by the NOLA Caribbean Festival and will feature 15 restaurants and food trucks serving Jamaican-style fare. Additionally, revelers can expect live music, a Scotch Bonnet pepper eating contest, and a Jerk chicken competition judged by Croquette’s Kristen Essig, Dancing Man 504 Darryl Young, restaurateur Adolfo Garcia, WDSU anchor Adriana Hopkins, and Dr. Brobson Lutz.

Tickets to the event are $10 (kids 6 and under are free). Check out the full list of food vendors below:

Taylor Made Wings
Johnny's Jamaican Grill
La Cubana
Crepes a la Carte
14 Parishes
Central City BBQ
Diva Dawg
The Pupusa Lady
Island Paradise
Karibu Kitchen
Soulsation Kitchen
Irie Nyammings
Unexpected Confections
Juan’s Flying Burrito

NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival Food Vendor Lineup Set [Times-Picayune]

NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival [Official]

All EventWire Coverage [ENOLA]