What is FoodFest?
Foodfest is a weekend-long celebration of America's hometown eats - the unforgettable,
informal fare found in village cafes and city neighborhoods, shoreline seafood shacks,
barbecue parlors, chicken dinner halls, pie palaces, and food trucks.
Foodfest is an amazing food-focused weekend (in America's most food-focused city)
to which cooks from all over the country come to make and serve their regional specialties
to foodies strolling through the French Market. There is no typical Midway fair
food here! From Yankee chowder to Tucson tamales and from Memphis barbecue to genuine
mint juleps, everything is a great American classic, cooked and served by the culinary
folk artists who know how to make it right.
Foodfest started in 2009 as the New Orleans Roadfood Festival, spun out of
the website Roadfood.com, which was founded in 2000 by Stephen Rushmore and Jane
and Michael Stern. Roadfood.com, which has inspired countless other media to follow
its path to the nation's edible treasures, remains the premier internet source for
discovering authentic regional American food.