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The First Annual Tamale Festival Debuts This Saturday

Plus, a jerk chicken festival and every single food prediction for 2018

Holly’s Tamales will be at the Tamale Festival this week

FESTIVAL SEASON — The New Orleans Tamale Festival lands at Poor Boys Bar in St. Bernard on January 6 from noon to 6:30 p.m. Celebrating the Delta-style tamale, expect red chili pork tamales, vegan black bean and corn tamales, version, chicken tamales, cheese tamales, and a tamale filled with chocolate and strawberries. Live music, crowning of the Tamale King and Queen, and a tamale-eating contest. No cost to enter, but donations will be accepted. [GAMBIT]

FESTIVAL SEASON — A bigger and better Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival returns to Central City BBQ on January 20 with food, live music, and craft vendors. Food vendors include Boswell’s, Jahnny’s Jamaican Grill, Yak-a-mein Lady, and more. The festival takes place from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and. At the gate, admission is cash only: $10 before 3 p.m., $12 after 3 p.m. Children get in $5. [via press release]

COOKING COMPETITIONS — Emeril’s restaurant pastry chef and former Eagle Scout, Jeremy Fogg, will appear on Beat Bobby Flay, but he’s no stranger to cooking competitions. He once took the crown at a scouting competition for his peach and sour cream cobbler as an adult Scout leader at the Scouts’ Dutch Oven Cobbler Cook-off. [SCOUTING MAGAZINE]

TREND ALERT — Brenna Houck has literally every single food trend predicted to take over in 2018 in one exhaustive list ranging from regional Mexican to Earl Grey tea to “functional mushrooms.” [E]


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Central City BBQ

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Poor Boys Bar

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