Friday, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon and Beer returns to Champions Square for the second year, and last year’s event was one of the best uses of that venue. With two tents of boudin-based dishes by some of the most celebrated chefs in the South, it lined up a genuinely impressive an occasionally daunting lineup of food to sample.
Galactic will host and headline The Landing, a new festival that takes place Saturday and Sunday at South Shore Harbor on the Lakefront. Tonight, Tipitina’s will host pre-party with Galactic, The Soul Rebels, Honey Island Swamp Band, with special guest Anders Osborne.
In concert, Sweet Crude’s songs come at you like frisky puppies—exuberant, playful, and hard to resist. Even though most of the lyrics are sung in Cajun French, the band doesn’t even remotely play hard to get. With its communal vibe, it seems like a club you want to be a part of.
[Updated] Fans of celebrity chefs--whether nationally or locally famous--were made happy Friday night when two tents' worth of chefs from around the South participated in the Emeril Lagasse Foundation's Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer, which had grown big enough to move easily into Champions Square. The event is one of the foundation's two fundraisers, along with Carnivale du Vin, which took place Saturday night.
On Saturday night, Sweet Crude hosted a gathering of the tribe. Dressed in white-and-red ensembles, the seven-piece band stormed One Eyed Jacks with infectious, rocket-through-the-ceiling energy that could have powered a stadium.
My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Lucius, Neko Case, Those Darlins, Delorean, Cajun rock from Feufollet and Sweet Crude,a fashion show hosted by the Krewe of Chewbacchus, and a release party at Gasa Gasa.