Roadfood Festival attracts food lovers
By Crystal Brotmeyer
New Orléans hosted the 4th annual Roadfood Festival on March 24th and 25th.
Businesses across Louisiana set up tents on Decatur Street behind the French Market to showcase their unique food and represent Louisiana culture.
The family owned Vaucresson Sausage Company is a three-generation family owned restaurant in St. Bernard Parish, a place that doesn’t attract the traditional tourist.
“We’ve been making it so long as a family. We’ve dated it back to 1899; and we make a sausage that’s reminiscent of the creole culture down here. It’s just a very good example of good food,” said Vince Vaucresson, owner of Vaucresson Sausage Company.
Vince said his business is known for its spicy crawfish sausage.
“It’s a mixture of crawfish and pork with fresh bell peppers, celery, green onions, garlic and other special seasonings. It is just delicious,” said Vince.
Other Vendors sold traditional Louisiana favorites such as alligator bites, roast beef po’boys, shrimp rémoulade and baked alaska.
New Orléans native Todd Sentilles, an audio engineer, said the real crowd pleaser is anything with crawfish.
“Crawfish royal is probably the king and everything that filters down from there is still awesome, that and a good roast beef po’boy,” said Sentilles.
The festival began as a website for food loving travelers who wanted to experience those off the beaten track restaurants known and loved by its locals for its character and its menu.