Press Release

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Vintage and Loretta’s Return with new friends like Diva Dawg and Coffee Rani

New Orleans, LA (August 13, 2019) – The 4th Annual Beignet Fest presented by French Market®Coffee is set for Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10AM – 6PM at the Festival Grounds at City Park. Festival organizers are proud to announce a full slate of food vendors and their menu offerings, which include:

Afrodisiac Food Truck: Jerk Chicken Beignet, Jamaican Beef Patty Beignet, Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Beignet

Any O’Cajun: Crawfish and Corn Beignets, Crab Slider

Café du Monde: Traditional Beignets for VIP Patrons (served in VIP Experience Tent 10 am to 12 noon)

Camellia Brand: Red Beans and Rice

Cocoa and Cream Catering Food Truck: Fig and Cream Cheese Mardi Gras Beignet, Smoked Pulled Pork Beignet, Monte Cristo Beignet

Coffee Rani Food Truck: Tiramisu Beignet Fries, Blueberry Beignet Fries

Diva Dawg: Crawfish Étouffée Beignet Fries, Crown Apple Pie Beignets, Crabmeat Grilled Cheesy

Girls Gone Vegan: Gluten Free Traditional Beignets, Gluten Free Savory Beignets, Gluten Free Brownies

The Howlin’ Wolf Den: Award-Winning Bacon Cheddar Beignets with Chipotle Crema

Jambalaya Guy: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya, Jamburrito

Legacy Kitchen: Beignets with Crawfish Cream Sauce

Loretta’s Authentic Pralines: Praline Beignet, Chocolate Praline Beignet, Famous Crabmeat Beignet, Burger Beignet, BBQ Chicken Beignet, Peanut Butter and Jelly Beignet

Luca Eats: Oreo Beignets, Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo, Chocolate Chip Cookies

New Orleans Coffee & Beignet Company: Traditional Beignets

Oh La Vache: Beignet Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

Oh, Taste and See: Beignet Bread Pudding, File Gumbo with Seafood, Shrimp and Crabmeat Pasta

Old School Eats: Blackberry Cloud Beignets, Bacon Maple “No Brainer” Beignets, Beignet Churro Sticks

SNO-La Snowballs: Beignet Snoball, Cafe Creme Snoball, Traditional Snowballs

Sweet Legacy: Fried Chicken and Beignets, Honey Pecan Beignets, Chicken Cracklin’

Ruby Slipper Café: Pork Cochon and Hollandaise Beignets, Bananas Foster Beignets

Valerie’s Creole Sneaux Catering: Shrimp Étouffée Beignet, Fruit Topping Beignet, Snoballs in the Kids’ Village

The Vintage: Cinnamon Sugar Beignet Bites

 

Additional elements of the festival include a Resource Walk and Kid’s Village presented by Ochsner Hospital for Children, as well as an Artist Market with handmade, local arts and crafts for sale. There will also be an Abita Beer Garden with yard games and shaded tent. Revelers will enjoy live, local music all day with Imagination Movers, RumpelSTEELskin, Honey Island Swamp Band, Hot 8 Brass Band and Big Sam’s Funky Nation.

Beignet Fest is a project of the Tres Doux Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization which makes grants to local autism programs annually based on the proceeds from the festival. The event and its foundation were created by Sherwood Collins and his wife, Amy Collins, inspired by their journey with their son, Liam, who is on the autism spectrum. To date, the Tres Doux Foundation has made more than $60,000 in grants to local nonprofits including: Building A Better 2Morrrow, YMCA of Greater New Orleans, Audubon Zoo Camp, Upturn Arts, Families Helping Families of Southeast Louisiana, Autism Society of New Orleans and Ochsner Hospital for Children’s Michael R. Boh Early Childhood Center.

General admission to Beignet Fest is $5 and can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Children 12 years old and under are free with paying adult. For revelers looking for a few perks, Beignet Fest is offering a VIP Experience that includes a prime, private viewing space and covered tent next to the stage with complimentary coffee and beignets from Café du Monde (10 AM to 12 NOON), plus a Bulleit Bourbon Cocktail and Abita Beer Happy Hour (2 PM to 6 PM). Complete information and tickets are available on the Beignet Fest website. Beignet Fest merchandise featuring tees, hats and totes will be for sale on site, as well. Fest goers can purchase Beignet Fest merchandise ahead of the festival online.

For more information about Beignet Fest, visit www.beignetfest2.wpengine.com or connect with Beignet Fest on Facebook and Instagram (@BeignetFest) (#BeignetFest).

Beignet Fest is a popular food festival with an extra sweet mission to raise awareness and funds for autism programs in Greater New Orleans. In true NOLA style, the event features more than 30 different kinds of beignet dishes, live music, a Beer Garden, Artist Market and Kids Village. The fourth annual Beignet Fest will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 10AM-6PM at the Festival Grounds at New Orleans City Park. Proceeds from Beignet Fest benefit the Tres Doux Foundation, which makes grants to nonprofits serving children with developmental differences. For more information, visit beignetfest2.wpengine.com and follow the event on Facebook and Instagram (@beignetfest).

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