New Orleans Event of the Week There are three things we love in New Orleans that start with the letter “B” (that are not “boobs” or “beads”): boudin, bourbon, and beer. The relatively new -- and suddenly gigantic -- celebration of Cajun sausage, whiskey, and ales returns this year with sponsors Abita Brewery, Buffalo Trace Distillery, and 50 (that’s FIFTY) local and regional chefs dishing up food, including heavy hitters like Emeril Lagasse, Mario Batali, John Besh and a hell of a lot more. Seriously, you know you’ve been waiting all year for this. Click here for details
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Thursday, November 7th: There’s nothing better than enjoying some of New Orleans’ finest blues legends than doing it for a good cause. Fess Fest (say that 10 times really fast) hits Tipitina’s in an effort to raise money to restore the childhood home of the legendary Professor Longhair. Acts include Jon Cleary, Donald Harrison Jr., George Porter Jr., Alfred "Uganda" Roberts, Mark Mullins, Shannon Powell, as well as special guests Joe Jackson and, for some reason, Hugh “Dr. House” Laurie. Find out more this way
Friday, November 8th: Oh, it’s just the 41st annual Rayne Frog Festival, which promises rides, food, music, crafts, a bullfrog derby, a parade, and FROG RACING. Don’t ask why... this is Louisiana. Hop along here for deets
Friday, November 8th: Are you an achiever? Do you abide? Well, dudes and dudettes, get ready for a white Russian-filled weekend as Lebowski Fest hits town again, w/ a screening & party at the Howlin' Wolf, plus a bowling party with costume and trivia contests at the AMF All Star Lanes. If you want a website, we’ll get you a website… it’s right here.
Saturday, November 9th: Cajun country wouldn’t be the same without its most beloved of the piggy snacks, the pork cracklin’. If you’re as obsessed with deep-fried fatback as you should be, head to Port Barre for the annual Cracklin’ Festival, feat. Cajun, zydeco & swamp music, as well as carnival rides, arts & crafts, and a beauty pageant. Discover the beauty of the site right here
Sunday, November 10th: Sadly, there is no Medieval Times restaurant in the Big Easy (sorry, fans of The Cable Guy). But that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the majesty of the 16th century, thanks to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival -- there will be live stage shows, jousting, craft demos, food, music, FALCONRY, games, and (man-powered) rides. Your destiny, and probably a giant grilled turkey leg awaits yonder, kind sir knight!