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20 Asian-Inspired Bites from The Lucky Rice Festival in Los Angeles, CA

Clarissa Wei Post a comment

The Lucky Rice Festival, officially in its fourth year, paid its second annual visit to Los Angeles last weekend. See our favorite bites (and sips) from the Culver City soirée in the slideshow! More

15 Great Bites and Sips From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013

Jessica Leibowitz 3 comments

Never at a music festival have we been so overwhelmed by edible opportunity as at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. We went last weekend and chomped on everything from crawfish bread to cajun duck po' boys to rosemint tea. More

Taste Washington 2010: An Epic Eating and Drinking Marathon in Seattle

Leslie Kelly 2 comments

It was flat-out impossible to taste everything at Sunday's Taste Washington, the massive annual wine event in Seattle showcasing 225 producers pouring more than 800 different wines. Sixty restaurants provide tasty fuel for the record-busting 3,500 people who attended Taste. But if you think of it as a marathon and pace yourself, it's possible to taste a whole lot without collapsing into a food coma. More

Louisiana Roadfood Festival in New Orleans This Weekend

Ed Levine 7 comments

The good folks at Roadfood.com are putting on what sounds like a seriously delicious Louisiana Roadfood Festival this Saturday and Sunday along three blocks in New Orleans' French Quarter. Admission is free, you'll get to see and sample the world's longest oyster po' boy, brass bands are going to be rockin' the streets, and there's going to be lots of seriously delicious local Louisiana food sold in tasting size portions for $3 to $5. Organizers estimate that 20,000 serious eaters will show up in the course of the two days. All the proceeds from the festival are going to Cafe Reconcile, a restaurant in New Orleans that, among other things, trains at-risk and less fortunate folks to work in the... More

Taste of Times Square

New York Zach Brooks Post a comment

Today at 5 p.m., sample bits of food from Times Square restaurants at this annual block party. We recommend bypassing Applebee's and Hard Rock Cafe in favor of Toloache and Chop Suey. Admission is free; you only pay for the... More

'Save Our Sandwich': New Orleans Po' Boy Preservation Festival

Blake Killian 9 comments

Editor's note: This post marks the debut of our new New Orleans bureau chief, Blake Killian. When he's not out and about eating around New Orleans, he's blogging about what he's cooking up in his kitchen at Blake Makes. We're excited to welcome Blake aboard and eager to read all about what's going on in the Big Easy. He'll be along periodically to give us all the lowdown on what's going down in one of America's truly great food cities. —Adam Unfortunately the idea of a po' boy festival never materialized in food-crazy New Orleans until a couple of weeks ago, so my wife and I were thrilled to attend the first annual Po' Boy Preservation Festival on November 18.... More

Summer Food Festivals

Alaina Browne Post a comment

Zagat's compiled a list of Summer Food Festivals around the country. Barbecue and ribs dominate the list but there are some more unusual picks as well like the Tualatin Crawfish Festival in Tualatin, Oregon, an area not typically associated with crawfish and the Marshmallow Festival in Ligonier, Indiana.... More

SPAMARAMA 2007

Lia Bulaong Post a comment

The 29th anniversary of Austin's pandemonious potted pork festival is coming up—this year's SPAMARAMA® will be held April 7, from noon till six. There's a SPAM™ cook-off, of course, with cash prizes going to the winners of the Open and Professional categories, as well as the People's Choice Award; the SPAMALYMPICS™ features storied events like "the SPAM® Disc Shoot, the SPAM™ Call (remotely similar to a hog call), the SPAM™ Can Relay and the SPAMBURGER® Eating Contest". Keep Austin weird, indeed. [via Weird Eats]... More

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