Tomorrow is a very special edition of Midtown Lunch. I will be live photoblogging my lunch (normal)… at Jazzfest in New Orleans (not normal). And by “lunch” I mean everything I eat between 11am (when the gates open) and 7pm (when they kick me out). It’s my first trip to Jazzfest, but anyone who has ever been knows that it’s all about the food. Who cares about seeing Rod Stewart and John Mayer… there’s crawfish bread to be had! It’s time to see how another city lunches… and I’ll be bringing it to you live tomorrow starting around 1pm.
“But Zach.” You say. “Jazzfest is not in Midtown. Seeing those pictures will just make me jealous and angry.” To that, I say- too bad. It’s a friday, and that’s where I’m having lunch. So you will be forced to read about it. Midtown Lunch is going to New Orleans!!! (Not quite as exciting as “The Simpsons are going to Japan!”, but certainly more exciting than “Where in the World is Matt Lauer?”)
When it comes to New Orleans food, I feel as if Jazzfest is my final culinary stone left unturned. Beignets at Cafe du Monde, Boiled Crawfish, Raw Oysters, Muffallatta at the Central Grocery, Fried Chicken at Dunbar’s, meals at Bayona, Jacques-Imo’s, Dick & Jenny’s, Lilette, Mother’s, Casamento’s, Commander’s Palace, Clancy’s, Upperline, Camellia Grill, Crabby Jack’s, Emeril’s, and of course- the meal served at my wedding. But I’ve never had crawfish bread. Or crawfish monica. Jazzfest, here I come!
Not convinced that the food is more important than the music? Check out the list of food vendors they publish *in advance* on the website. Right now my must-haves are crawfish bread, crawfish monica, fried crawfish tails, and the soft-shelled crawfish po-boy (what????). I guess it’s going to be a crawfish kind of weekend. Got any suggestions (besides ‘Don’t die from overeating’)? Feel free to leave them as comments… photos will start around 1pm EST on Friday, and go up throughout the day (as I eat stuff), and maybe on Saturday if I haven’t exploded.
Posted by Zach Brooks at 7:34 am, April 26th, 2007 under New Orleans.