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Infield Festival: Seventeen Food Trucks, Pop-Ups Confirmed; Offisite Parking at Former JFK School


NEW ORLEANS (Wednesday, March 27, 2013) –Seventeen of the city’s favorite food trucks and pop-up food vendors make up the final list of street fare to be offered Saturday at the first-ever Infield Festival on Louisiana Derby Day at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

The lineup includes everything from Fair Grounds regulars like Woody’s Fish Tacos and La Cocinita to venerable New Orleans institutions that are increasingly visible beyond their popular brick-and-mortar locations, like Hansen’s Sno-Bliz and Superior Grill.

Below is the complete list of confirmed vendors:

BBQ n Some – Home to self-proclaimed “professional street chefs,” BBQ n Some offers barbecue and soul food to the streets of New Orleans

Bratz Y’all – Often appearing at local festivals and art markets, Bratz Y’all serves artisan bratwursts with authentic, traditional toppings on fresh, local bread

Chad’s Bistro – Named in honor of a cousin, Chad’s Bistro is known for their fresh Louisiana seafood and classic Italian dishes

Crepes a la Carte – Uptown’s Crepes a la Carte offers sweet or savory crepes perfect for dinner or dessert

Empanda Intifada – Empanda Intifada is New Orleans’ first solar-electric food truck serving empanadas with fresh, local ingredients

Freshjunkie Based out of Baton Rouge, Freshjunkie is a lifestyle brand based around a salad and wrap concept serving premium products at an affordable price

Frencheeze –Frencheeze Food Truck combines a love of bread, cheese and butter by creating gourmet sandwiches

Fry Bar NOLA – A local festival and art market favorite, Fry Bar NOLA serves up gourmet French fries and dipping sauces like their popular rosemary, parmesan and garlic fries

Hansen’s Sno-Bliz – Opened in 1939, Hansen’s Sno-Bliz makes their own flavored syrups, and is known to layer the Snow-Bliz (ice, syrup, ice, syrup, and so on) because, as their motto states, “there are no short cuts to quality”

La Cocinita – Translated as “the little kitchen,” La Cocinita is a food truck serving gourmet Latin American street food

Ms. Linda The Yakamein Lady –A winner on the most recent season of the Food Network series Chopped, Ms. Linda s known for having the best yakamein (the New Orleans soup made with broth, beef and a boiled egg) in the country and is a fixture at second lines and festivals

NOLA Girl –The NOLA Girl Food Truck offers a wide menu from gourmet street food to festival favorites and New Orleans classics like BBQ shrimp

PJ ’s Coffee –The official coffee of Fair Grounds will offer up hot and iced flavored coffee

Queen On Wheels –Tailgate favorites, including barbecue pork chops, hamburgers and hot sausages

Rue Chow – Translating to “street food,” Rue Chow serves fun classics with a twist like a chicken and waffle sandwich and Korean BBQ chicken pitas

Superior Grill – Originating in Shreveport, La., Superior Grill offers fresh, authentic Tex-Mex food

Woody’s Fish Tacos – A familiar sight at neighborhood festivals and art markets, Woody’s Fish Tacos always serves fresh (never frozen) Louisiana fish

Infield Festival includes concerts by funky party-starters Flow Tribe (2 p.m.) and native Louisianan rockers Cowboy Mouth (6:30 p.m.). General Admission is $25 and can be purchased in advance at FGNO.com/tickets. All VIP seating is sold out, as are all VIP suites.

Infield Festival complements the biggest day of horse racing in Louisiana. A 13-race program with seven important stakes races is topped by the milestone 100th running of the $1 million Louisiana Derby for 3-year-old horses hoping to qualify for the world’s most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, five weeks later.

The Infield will offer beer, daiquiris and full bars, as well as wagering with live tellers and self-service terminals. Infield fans new to horse racing can learn all about the sport and how to bet on it at a special Racing 101 tent with racing ambassadors from HorsePlayerNow.com and America’s Best Racing.

OFF-SITE LOUISIANA DERBY DAY PARKING AVAILABLE AT FORMER JFK SCHOOL– Fair Grounds will offer off-site overflow parking for Saturday’s Louisiana Derby & Infield Festival at the old John F. Kennedy High School at Wisner Avenue and Robert E. Lee Boulevard, across from City Park. Parking will be free and roundtrip shuttle service is $5 per person. The shuttle will run from Noon (one hour before the day’s first race) until 9 p.m. (after the Cowboy Mouth concert).

Free general parking will be available at Fair Grounds until the lot is full.