Ok, so today was the day the wife, kid and I went out to Oak Street for the 2nd Annual New Orleans Poboy Preservation Festival. We got there at about 11:30 and the crowd was pretty thin which was great because as we were leaving around 1:30 it was packed like Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. Well not quite that packed but it was pretty packed!
It was a pretty cool event overall. My wife got some gumbo for her and Evangeline from Firestation #25 and got to browse their sexy fireman half naked calendar. At least the gumbo was good.
They had tons of food tents serving everything from alligator on a stick, Red Beans and Rice, BBQ Oysters and Po-boys galore from companies such as Parkway Bakery and Tavern, Acme Oyster House and New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood. Along with all the food tents they had a lot of New Orleans artists out there with some great artwork. Jeffrey St. Romain from Structure NOLA was there with his hangable skateboard art. These things are incredible and would look great hanging on the wall of any home!
As for the beer scene there? Hmm. Let's just say the best beer thing that happened at this festival was this: I got to see Kirk Coco from NOLA Brewing. Nice! Other than that the event was a great experience and a good thing for the city. If any of you ever have the chance to attend you need to. It's a great time for a great cause! Plus, you get kick ass po-boys!
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