Fest food choice were varied
MORGAN CITY, La. — With 32 food vendors registered for the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, the food selections seemed to be nearly endless from traditional fair food such as pizza and hamburgers to spinach and crawfish boats.
Christoper Louviere was working at the Bon Creole Seafood of New Iberia booth Saturday.
Bon Creole Seafood is owned by Louviere’s grandfather, Randy Montegut.
“We were supposed to have a fan, but we couldn’t find it,” Louviere said.
Nevertheless, food sales were as hot as the air temperature even under the U.S. 90 bridge Saturday.
Louviere was selling shrimp and crawfish poboys, crawfish etouffee, and crawfish and spinach boats.
The crowd seemed to prefer the crawfish and spinach boats, he said.
“Everybody seems to like those,” he said. “We are the only ones selling them.”
Vendors Gary and Tanya Lee of Belle Chasse said they were enjoying the festival’s crowd.
Gary Lee, who said he is retired from the New Orleans police force after 29 years, said, “We like the family festival.” And added, “These people are very considerate.”
Jonathan Messer of Thibodaux was attending the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival for the first time.
“We are coming out to enjoy the afternoon with a family outing,” Messer said. “It is a nice set up underneath the bridge.”
Willie Garrett of Morgan City said he is a veteran festival-goer. As he ate a gator basket — “delicious” — he said he enjoys the food, taking his children to the rides and listening to the bands.