Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vieux-to-Do....Part Trois and Treme'

Happy Sunday Everybody,

It's the last day for the you better make the most of it...and get in your food, fun and music!

The Creole Tomato Festival continues in the French Market from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and they're gonna have cooking demos which include presentations by local chefs from Bacco, Rouse's, Muriels Jackson Square, Seven on Fulton, Edible Schoolyard NOLA, and many others.  Free tomato tastings will be offered in Dutch Alley near George's Produce and at two places at the Farmers Market: near the music stage at Mother Nature's Cupboard and near the Ursuline entrance at French Market Produce.   New additions this year to the Festival include: an Arts Market at Dumaine Street sponsored by Dutch Alley Artists Co-Op and a kids activity area in Dutch Alley's Performance Pavilion (at St. Phillip Street). 

Now we're on to the Louisiana Seafood Festival at the French Market!  The fest gets started up today at 11:00 am and celebrates our extraordinary local cuisine. Starting with everything fresh from the water, famous local chefs are cooking up shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crab and alligator. Mouth watering choices...grilled, boiled, fried and, bring your empty stomachs and fill up on some amazing food!!

Now that you've filled up on's time to dance at the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival at the U.S. Mint on the corner of Decatur and Esplanade!  Check out the line-up today and put on your dancin' shoes! 
Esplanade Street Stage:
10:45 am - 12:45 pm - Dikki Du & the Zydeco Krewe
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Li'l Malcolm & the House Rockers
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm - Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Barracks Street Stage:
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm - Feaufollet
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

What's going on after the Fest!

You can start your evening off right by celebrating Gypsy Elise's Birthday at the Jam!!!  The Gypsy turns 51 so come on down and second line!!  The party gets started at Whiskey Dix (1753 St. Charles Ave.) about 7:00 pm and the music gets rollin' shortly there after!  Admission is free, dinner is free (of course tips are appreciated) and the music is gonna be hot!

There's only two more episodes of Treme' watching left, but if you don't have HBO, or want to go to a viewing party you have a few choices....You can go on down to the Mother-in-Law Lounge (1500 N. Claiborne) for their weekly viewing party, and for only a $5.00 donation there's gonna be amazing food and music from J.D. Hill too!  If you want to head on down to the Warehouse hosts a party at the Rusty Nail (1100 Constance St.)...this is a great place to watch, and there will be lots of free popcorn!!

Hope you're having a great weekend...and for more fun stuff going on be sure to check out the WWOZ Livewire!

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