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This Year’s Oyster Festival Food Lineup: All You Need to Know

New Orleans Oyster Festival returns to Woldenberg Park this Saturday and Sunday boasting a culinary lineup for all oyster lovers. Whether you like them charbroiled, raw, fried, in taco form, and lots more, you can have your pick! The festival is free to the public and is located directly across from the Entergy Giant Screen Theater and Aquarium along the river.

In addition to food, this weekend also sees musical performances from local talent. On Saturday beginning at 10:30AM is Remedy. Following is the PB&J oyster shucking contest, along with Maggie Koerner and Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs. 

On Sunday, Betty Winn & One-A-Chord kicks off at 10:30AM. Amanda Shaw, Bucktown Allstars, and Bag of Donuts are some of the talent performing on Sunday.

This year’s festival includes over 15 food vendors all with different takes on oysters and New Orleans classics. Be sure to come hungry because you’re going to want to try EVERYTHING! Check out the full food list for this weekend below.

2019 Food Vendors at the 2019 New Orleans Oyster Festival:

Acme Oyster House
  • Shrimp po-boy
  • Oyster po-boy
  • Oyster remoulade
Desire Oyster Bar
  • BBQ oysters sliced po’boy bread
  • Chicken & Waffles
  • Bread pudding

Oceana Restaurant
  • Oyster Rockefeller po-boy
  • Fried oyster tacos
Ajun Cajun
  • Soft shell crab po-boy
  • Cajun fried oyster po-boy (with Japanese seasoned mayo)
  • Yakiniku po-boy (garlic ribeye beef)
  • 1/2 dozen charbroiled oysters

Red Fish Grill
  • BBQ oyster po-boy
  • Crawfish rolls
Superior Seafood
  • Buffalo oyster slider
  • Boiled crawfish
  • Crawfish boiled oysters*
Creole Country Cafe
  • Lemon butter pasta bread bowl
  • Loaded seafood potato
  • Seafood pasta
  • Oysters artichoke angel hair agli e’olio
  • Crabmeat ravioli
  • Eggplant crab-cake (with fried oyster and remoulade sauce)
  • Oyster & artichoke soup
  • Cajun surf & turf (smothered rabbit po-boy topped with fried oysters)
  • Crabmeat boudin balls with creole mustard sauce

Jaques-Imo’s Cafe
  • Oyster dressing stuffed mushrooms
  • Shrimp & alligator sausage cheesecake
  • Slow roasted duck po-boy
  • 1/2 dozen raw oysters
  • Buffalo oysters
Jazzy Keto, LLC
  • Cauliflower-mash oyster bowl
  • Cauliflower-mash vegan veggie bowl
  • Cauliflower-mash blackened chicken bowl
  • Cauliflower-mash everything bowl
Gris Gris
  • Oyster BLT
  • Oyster po-boy topped with caviar ranch and arugula
  • Fried oyster bloody Mary shooter*
  • Oyster linguini bordelaise
  • Watermelon, tomato and crab gazpacho
NOLA Snow Snoballs
  • Snoballs
Royal House Oyster Bar
  • Crispy oyster bordelaise and fries
  • Garlic parmesan fries
  • Fried gulf fish beignets
Food Drunk
  • Fire roasted creole tomato corn salsa oyster tacos*
  • Drunken pig sandwich
  • Louisiana crab & crawfish mac and cheese
Cafe Dauphine
  • Oysters en bouchette (fried bacon wrappd oysters)
  • Deep fried seafood stuffed bell peppers*
  • Fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade

What are you most excited to try this weekend?

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