I looove the Po Boy Fest. I look forward to it each year, plotting out which po boys I want and never making it to the end of the list before I'm full and need to sit down. This year was no different, except for one crucial thing. Apparently everyone else in the world decided to love it too, because Oh Mama, was it crowded. I don't mean, really good festival crowded. I mean, no room to breathe, let alone walk crowded. Stuck in one particular human bottleneck, I started thinking rash thoughts about pushing and shoving and screaming, "Get OFF of me!!" just so I could have a tiny bit of space to take a breath. I know the organizers spent a lot of time and effort in making the flow work better this year. I think it was more the sheer volume of people. I wonder how many attended...
Aaaanyway. The po boys. Kid Cayenne and I made it to the far end at Eagle Street so we could get to the Palace Cafe booth where I had the smoked duck po boy with citrus marmalade.
Kid Cayenne got the BLT po boy with Crystal hot sauce aioli.
The real highlight of our day though, was at the Blue Frog Chocolates tent, where we bough chocolate dipped Zapps Cajun Crawtaters. Genius. Mmmm.