[REPOST -- Hogs for the Cause starts April 1, 2016!]
The first signs of
Spring always brings joy to people across the country. Few of you, however, get to enjoy it “New Orleans” style. Spring to us means Festival
Season! From now until roughly late October most every weekend has
some kind of haps. And this past weekend was no exception. I attended the Hogs for the Cause.
Hogs for the Cause
is a music and bar-be-que festival (that would be the “hogs”)
that raises money for families dealing with pediatric brain cancer
(or, the “cause”).
In 2015, there were
over 82 vendors that participated, and they raised over $700,000.
That's some pork!
I attended last year. Being diligent, I
decided to walk the place first, sussing out the delectables before
committing the precious stomach space. As I did so, two things became
quite apparent. Firstly, there was genuinely no foodstuff you
couldn't make that didn't require bacon. This stretched the culinary
spectrum from cracklin' cornbread (for those of you who aren't from
the south, cracklins are also pork rinds), to bacon cupcakes. I had
the chocolate cupcake (the guy serving me was trying to pass off the
vanilla – the nerve!). Corn on the cob cooked in bacon grease,
brussel sprouts with pork belly and apricot jam (sooooo goooood), and
bacon ice cream. Yes, you read that right.
|Yes, that's bacon on top|
The second thing
that struck me was the names of the vendors. You've never seen more
pork and porcine puns this side of the Pecos!
|The Pig Lebowski|
|I love the smell of pork in the morning!|
|Deuce Pigalow, Pork Gigolo|
|Porque Du Soleil, a grilling act!|
|That guy knows everybody!|
|Wasting away again in Hogaritaville...|
The smell of smoke hangs so heavily in the air, you need to wash your hair and clothes when you get home! WARNING: Not a good place for vegetarians!
But great for kids and families.
|You said it, brother!|
|Ain't nothin' can't be "porked" here!|
Hogs for the Cause
is April 1st and 2nd, 2016. If you've ever thought of
taking a trip to New Orleans because you'd like to see our party
side, but just can't bring yourself to deal with Mardi Gras or the
famous Jazz Fest crowds, I sincerely encourage you to join us for
The beauty of the space and food get 5 juicy stars. The place was built with class! I'm no critic, but this place makes you appreciate design and aesthetics. I went to two events at venues in Atlanta. Both times, I had a great experience.
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