Willie Mae's, McHardy's, Willie's Chicken Shack, Dat Dog, Fiorella's Cafe Among Vendors For National Fried Chicken Festival

NEW ORLEANS – National Fried Chicken Festival (FCF) organizers announced the restaurants set to participate as vendors in the second annual festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Woldenberg Park.

         The national festival, presented by Raising Cane's, attracts dishes and southern favorites from restaurants nationwide, reps said.

         Vendors, restaurants and chefs from Louisiana, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky will be showcased at the National Fried Chicken Festival including:

 

• A TASTE OF HOUMA

Houma, Louisiana

 

• BAYOU HOT WINGS

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• BELLE’S DINER

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• CREPES A LA CART

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• DAT DOG

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• DUNBAR’S FAMOUS CREOLE CUISINE

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• FRAZIER’S CONNECTIONS

Marrero, Louisiana

 

• GUS’S FRIED CHICKEN *

Memphis, Tennessee

 

• HATTIE’S RESTAURANT *

Saratoga Springs, New York

 

• JAZZ CITY CAFÉ

Chalmette, Louisiana

 

• KOZ’S

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• LOUISIANA’S BEST KETTLE CORN

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• LAMAR’S CREOLE WINGS

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• McHARDY’S CHICKEN N’ FIXINS

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• MY MOMMA’S HOUSE OF CORNBREAD

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• OCEANA GRILL

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• PORTER & LUKES

Metairie, Louisiana

 

• ROUX BISTRO

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• SALTHOUSE CATERING *

Charleston, South Carolina

 

• SWEET LEGACY

LaPlace, Louisiana

 

• THE ORIGINAL FIORELLA’S CAFÉ

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• THE SWAMP KITCHEN

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• TIGER’S CREOLE CUISINE

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• WILLIE MAE’S

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• WILLIE’S CHICKEN SHACK

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

         Food trucks will include:

• BOXCAR BETTY *

Charleston, South Carolina

 

• DIVA DOG

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• FRENCHEEZE FOOD TRUCK

New Orleans, Louisiana

 

• ORLEAGIAN SNOWBALLS *

Atlanta, Georgia

 

• POLLO *

Louisville, Kentucky

 

         *Indicates national vendor

 

         Additional vendors will be announced at a later date.

         "The capacity to meet crowd demands and menu creativity were the major determining factors when we were selecting vendors of the hundreds of restaurants that applied," said Cleveland Spears, III, FCF organizer and president and CEO of the Spears Group. "It was important for us to provide guests with an exciting culinary experience and not simply restaurants providing fried chicken and french fries. Guests can expect unique utilizations of fried chicken in some really exciting dishes."

         FCF is a free event supported and sponsored by Raising Cane's, Willie's Chicken Shack, AT&T, American Federation for Children, New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation and Capital One Bank among others.

         The National Fried Chicken Festival brings the community together to celebrate and indulge in one of America's favorite dishes, reps said. In addition to vendors from across the U.S. debuting their dishes, the festival will include two music stages and a cooking demo stage. There will also be a variety of experiences including the American Federation for Children Kids' Coop, the Sucré Sweet Spot, the GoNOLA Mist and Chill Lounge, the return of the Moet Chicken and Champagne VIP Lounge and more.

         For more information

 

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