Po' Boy lovers, get your appetite ready! Have we got a special treat for you. This Sunday, November 18, the 6th annual Po' Boy Festival takes place from 11 am to 7 pm along Oak Street in the Riverbend area of Uptown New Orleans. Presented by Abita Brewery, this annual homage to our beloved sandwich will feature food, music and drinks.
The tantalizing offerings at Po' Boy Festival keep growing every year. This year, 29 restaurants will be participating with street stands. An additional 13 catering companies and restaurants located on Oak Street will round out the day's delectable offerings. Most places are offering 2 or more po' boys to choose from so the variety at the festival will plentiful.
While you're at the festival be sure to check out some of our favorite restaurants - GW Fins, Oceana Grill, Pascal’s Manale, and Red Fish Grill. These restaurants will be serving delicious po' boys featuring items like succulent BBQ shrimp, smoky grilled oysters and even crispy-fried Maine lobster.
Abita Brewery is the festival's main beverage sponsor. Several beverage stands will be located throughout the festival grounds offering a selection of Abita beers, soft drinks and bottled water. Additionally, the restaurants located along Oak Street will be selling their own selection of beverages, alcoholic and otherwise.
The festival will also feature two music stages, but this year they will be positioned off of Oak Street to help with the pedestrian traffic flow. The Main Stage will be at Leonidas and Plum streets and will feature four acts throughout the day including Los Poboycitos, Flow Tribe, Honey Island Swamp Band and the closing act, Treme Funktet. The second stage will be positioned at Dante and Plum streets and will showcase several acts involved with the Tipitina's Foundation.
Come on out this Sunday and celebrate New Orleans's most humble yet diverse culinary treat! Arriving early in the day usually leads to finding better parking in the area. Several buses and the St. Charles streetcar can also be used as transport. Residents who live in the area may also find that biking is an easy way to get there (weather permitting).
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