NOLA Caribbean Festival To Showcase Caribbean Cuisine, Culture

NEW ORLEANS – “We are thrilled to announce the NOLA Caribbean Festival at Central City BBQ Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25,” said Joel Hitchcock Tilton, NOLA Caribbean Festival organizer.

         Following the momentum of the sell-out success of the inaugural 2017 NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival at Central City BBQ, 1201 South Rampart St., the 4th Annual NOLA Caribbean Festival will showcase Caribbean cuisine, music, dance and culture while highlighting New Orleans’ deeply rooted cultural connections as the Caribbean's northern-most city, Tilton said.

         The NOLA Caribbean Festival will feature top international talent from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Honduras, Dominican Republic and New Orleans with performances by:

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• DJ Felipe


         Multiple top restaurants and food trucks will be serving up delectable dishes, deserts and drinks from all around the Caribbean including vegetarian options, event reps said.

         Food venders include:

•  Johnny's Jamaican Grill (Jamaican): Jerk chicken w/ Jamaican rice and fried plantains

•  Taylor Made Wings (New Orleans Soul Food): Coconut fried chicken

•  Boswell's Jamaican Restaurant (Jamaica): Ox tail w/ Jamaican rice and greens

•  The Pupusa Lady (Honduras): Mayan chicken pupusa

•  Fritai (Haiti): Pulled pork Fritai

•  Island Paradise (Trinidad): Trinidadian doubles

•  Karibu Kitchen (New Orleans): Goat curry w/ coconut rice

•  Central City BBQ (New Orleans): Brisket, Jerk chicken wings

•  Trini Queen (Trinidad): Fried flat bread with shark meat

•  Amina Dada's Rasta Burgers (Caribbean): Vegan burgers

•  Zippy Fruit (New Orleans): Caribbean fruit cup

•  Irie Nyammings (Jamaica): Gizada (coconut desert)


         Caribbean drink and dessert vendors include:

•  Huhu's Ginger Brew: Natural ginger soda

•  Insanitea: Mango kambucha

•  Bhoomi: Natural, fresh pressed sugar cane juice

•  Irie Nyammings: Sorrel tea

•  Beaucoup Juice: All natural mango snoball

•  Creole Sneaux: Soft serve ice cream with Caribbean toppings

•  Central City BBQ: Caribbean themed bars


         In addition, the NOLA Caribbean Festival will feature a kids corner, salsa tent, African drum lessons and New Orleans’ first ever Dancehall Queen competition.

         General admission tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $25.

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