WOW!! You Englishmen must be a hearty and hungry breed if you’re going to Jazz Fest and are still looking for places to eat! We are regular Festers and after a day of grazing over the 100 food booths at Jazz Fest are never able to drag ourselves out for even more food. Well, almost never. Check the Jazz Fest web site for a complete list of food vendors this year but we are particularly fond of soft shell crab po’boys, crawfish Monica, crawfish strudle, shrimp maque choux, mango freeze, and sweet potato pie. If you want to set your mouth right before Fest or pick up a snack at the end of the day try the Cabrini High School Dad’s Club BBQ. Cabrini sits between Esplanade and Moss Street and cooks up some great BBQ and jambalaya every year with the money going to support the school. See web site at http://www.gnofn.org~cabrini:/.
Otherwise we recommend you not miss the roast beef po’boys at Mothers, the gumbo at Liuzza’s-By-The-Track (on north Lopez just outside the Fairgrounds), the pastries at Crossiant d’Or (Ursulines just north of Jackson Square), "soul food" at Praline Connection (Frenchman on the west side of the Quarters),the hot muffeleta with a Pimm’s Cup at Napoleon House (see discussion under sandwiches on Roadfood message board) breakfast at Patunia’s, or the gelato at Angelo Brocato’s (Carrollton Avenue). And, of course, you can’t go wrong at any of the places listed on Roadfood’s state restaurant for Louisiana.
Have a great time at Jazz Fest and welcome to the Colonies. Oh, and if you go strolling on the Moon Walk just remember where you got yo’ shoes.