Weekend Radar: March 30th to April 2nd, 2017
Disclaimer: Reading this edition of “Weekend Radar” will cause your mouth to water. With Hogs for the Cause, Jazz in the Park’s Treme Crab Festival, and the Made in Louisiana Festival on the long list of things to do (and eat), your palate will be dancing all the way through Sunday!
Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1st
Every year, more teams (90 at last count) compete in the Ben Sarrat, Jr. Cook Off Presented by Children’s Hospital of New Orleans for the High on the Hog Grand Champion title. The barbecue competition is fierce, and the winners claim bragging rights not only in barbecue mastery, but more importantly, fundraising prowess. Teams are a motley mix of some of the region’s best chefs, professional barbecue teams from around the country, and backyard barbecue fanatics, and all teams sell food to the public to raise money for the Cause. Winners are declared in seven categories: Whole Hog, Ribs, Pork Butt/Shoulder, Porkpourri, Sauce, Fan Favorite, and Fundraising Champion. [via Hogs for the Cause]
Thursday March 30th through Sunday, April 2nd
The festival will be free for entry except for a ticketed concert featuring musicians Michael Franks and Roy Ayers on Friday, March 31 from 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. (tickets available for purchase here). On all other days, you can expect free music and food vendors selling crab-focused goodies like crab and crawfish mac and cheese from Food Drunk food truck, Miss Linda’s crab dressing, hot boiled crabs from Louisiana Direct Seafood, and smoked soft shell crab sandwiches from Brugger’s BBQ (plus much more). One-of-a-kind local artwork will be available for purchase as well. [via GoNOLA]
Friday, March 31st
Put on your pretty pink attire (encouraged, but not required) and join us as we sample over 24 of our most refreshing rosé wines paired with cheese selected by our in-house expert mongers, and enjoy some tasty light bites from our deli. [via Martin Wine Cellar]
Seguenon Kone brings his afro beats to our stage for the first time with special guest Cole Williams by his side. [via Three Keys]
Saturday, April 1st
The Freret St. Festival will occupy several blocks of Freret Street and feature over 150 vendors, 3 stages of live music, pet adoptions and lots of other fun things to see and do. [via Freret Street Festival]
Come sample more than 40 foods & beverages! Craft beers ~ snacks ~ andouille ~ breads ~ absinthe ~ salsa ~ oils ~ spice mixes ~ boudin ~ Cajun caviar ~ jams ~ sauces ~Bloody Marys ~ coffees ~ cakes ~ gelato ~ vodkas ~ cocktail syrups ~ mint juleps ~ BBQ sauce ~ mayhaw vinegar ~~ ice cream ~ olive salad ~ pretzel crunch ~ jelly donuts ~ tasso ~ spicy agave nectar ~ fig preserves ~ wine ~ pecans ~ wild boar sausage AND MORE! $15 in advance; $20 at door, $12 SoFab members [via Southern Food & Beverage Museum]
Saturday, April 1st through Sunday, April 2nd
The highlight of the Spring Festival is a daylong series of events designed to entertain, educate, and allow all to revel in the cultural heritage that is uniquely New Orleans. The festival includes a parade of horse-drawn carriages through the French Quarter and the presentation of the Spring Fiesta Queen and her court at Jackson Square. Tours of private homes, gardens and courtyards complete the remainder of the actvities. [via New Orleans Spring Fiesta]
Sunday, April 2nd
Join us for TREAT YO’SELF SUNDAY at Urban South Brewery!
ART * BURGERS * BEER * MUSIC * GAMES
Come by for Treat Yo’Self Sunday! We’ll have everything from locally created jewelry & adornments, to hand-crafted functional items for your kitchen or bathroom. Games! Family Friendly! Baby’s Badass Burgers Food Truck will be rocking your bellies outside & local band, Selma St. Chemical Co, will be rocking your ears inside. And as always, Urban South’s signature brews rocking on draft! [via Urban South Brewery]
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a special spring and fall concert series to celebrate the Audubon Park Conservancy presented by Bellwether Technology and IBERIABANK. Food and drink will be available to purchase. Contributions to the Conservancy directly support the annual care and improvements of Audubon Park, including ongoing needs such as lawn care, seasonal flower planting, and the protection of historic live oak trees. [via Audubon Nature Institute]
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