Let’s cut to the chase: You’re here for the list of food vendors for the 2017 Mudbug Madness Festival, which is schedule to take place, May 25-28, in downtown Shreveport’s Festival Plaza. You can download the food vendor list here. The list was kindly provided by festival organizers Downtown Shreveport Unlimited. Read on if you’re curious to hear which items on the list I am personally most excited to try.
Creole chicken and sausage sauce piquant from Lila Davis Creole Catering
One of my go-to dishes at Mudbug Madness, the chicken and sausage sauce piquant served by Lila Davis Creole Catering is usually the first thing that I eat upon arrival at the festival. It’s like a warning shot that I fire to notify my stomach that things are about to get real. This spicy, flavorful dish has a similar flavor profile to shrimp Creole and doesn’t turn up on North Louisiana restaurant menus all that often. $8
Fudge brownie funnel cake from Frontline Catering
These geniuses are going to serve funnel cakes made using brownie batter. I may very well hug someone during my inevitable visit to this booth. $8
Alligator gyros from Big Wil and The Warden
Don’t you just love Louisiana? $8
Deep-fried, crawfish-stuffed mashed potatoes from Ms. Piggy’s Catering
I’ve got a lot of questions about the construction of this unusual-sounding dish. My questions can only be answered with plenty of hands-on research and careful note-taking. In other words: I’ll see you soon, Ms. Piggy. $6
Deep-fried Zwolle tamales from J2 Catering
I’m not always a tamale person, but when I read the words “deep-fried” and “Zwolle tamale” together, a tiny little voice in the back of my mind speaks up and says: “That sounds delicious.” $6
For more information on the 34th annual Mudbug Madness Festival, visit the official festival website. Read a blog post spotlighting our picks for the best live music at this year’s festival or see the entire festival line-up here.
If you’re planning to visit Shreveport-Bossier during the Mudbug Madness Festival, you may be interested in downloading the 2017 Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier or the latest edition of Eat Here: A Food Lover’s Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.