Saturday, April 14, 2007

2007 French Quarter Festival

Went to the French Quarter Festival on Friday. It was a beautiful day for a festival! Here are views of the first day of the 07 FQ Fest

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Things were just getting started when we arrived at 11:30. It was breezy but sunny and warm. Perfect festival weather.

The Steamboat Natchez had its calliope playing full throttle.

These two dogs were excited to be part of the fun. But they had to be on leashes

Jackson Square from the Moonwalk.

The Easter Bunny decided to stay over a week longer to see F.Q. Fest

Throughout the square were food and drink vendors.

St. Louis Cathedral's spires are beautifully done

This laid-back baby seemed to be enjoying herself. Must've been people watching.
There sure was a lot to watch.

The stage set up in Jackson Square was playing "Do You Know What It Means..." as we came in through the gates. Gave me goose bumps.

After sampling Shrimp Cakes and Shaved Prime Rib Sandwiches, we tried some of the
fare offered in the Square. The BBQ Shrimp was delish...

The setup of the booths throughout the Festival was well orchestrated. All signs were consistent and easy to read. All of the vendors were very polite and professional.

Mrs. Wheat MeatPie....the BEST!

The blackened Catfish Poboy was a disappointment, IMHO. Too much blackening, which overpowered the flavor of the fish.

Crepes filled with nutella and fresh sliced strawberries. Very tasty!

Nuns on the the fest, I assume.

Huge blue cat sign on Royal Street.

I like the lines in this picture. New Orleans is extremely photogenic

Ah, so HERE is where their studios are!

Rodrigue's Gallery on Royal.

Coco Robichaux on stage.

While we were watching Coco Robichaux, several jets from Belle Chasse Naval Air Station provided some fun flyovers for the crowd

Roast Beef Debris Poorboy.

Spring Rolls. They were wonderful. The peanut sauce went well with the cilantro.

This cat was walking through the crowd like dog!!! Not afraid of crowds or noise at all.

Whever else you eat, you MUST sample the desserts at the Flour Power booth.

1 comment:

Cursed Tea said...

Love your photos! We missed Coco - he's one of my frenchman street favs.

I'm so sad its raining today - hopefully it may clear up later and I can go and hear Rebirth.....

FQ Fest is amazing!!

Best Wishes