Monday, November 15, 2010

2010 Po-Boy Preservation Festival

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.
I would love to do this for gifts at Christmas, but am concerned that they may have a very short shelf life in our humidity.  Do you think the chips part would go soggy within a day or so?  I might call Blue Frog and find out.


Tim November 15, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

I feel like a poor boy, because I don't have one of those sandwiches!

Lisa November 15, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Don't know about the potato chips. You should make some and send them to me as a test! :)

That looks like a really fun day.

NOJuju November 15, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Tim, I think you have a wealth of other delicious things so I'm not feeling too terribly sorry for you.

Lisa, you think? ;)

Annie Bleecker November 16, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

So ridiculously crowded. We ended up only frequenting the side streets as a result. Got a very sub par roast beef po boy from Parkway that we ate outside of the mens' port-o-potties. Ick.

NOJuju November 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM  

I can't imagine navigating that crowd with a little one. It really was astounding. Last year wasn't anywhere near as bad.

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