Live from Jazzfest 2011!

I’m sitting in the Gospel Tent, where Sister Naomi Washington and her group just finished — hallelujah!! I also just finished my traditional Creole’s Stuffed Bread to start my festival day, as I’ve done for nearly 25 years.


Seeing Mrs. Merlene Herbert, who makes and sells these from her Lafayette restaurant Creole’s Lunch House, is a gem of a human being — I adore her and I love her food! The lines for her stuffed bread (still the most underrated food item at Jazzfest yet one of it’s very best) should be at least as log as for the Crawfish Monica right next door. Go get one every day if you’re going to the Fair Grounds this or next weekend.

(No more strawberry lemonade for me though, sadly — they changed vendors last year and now it sucks.)

Don’t get used to me weblogging from the Fair Grounds, though! It’s seriously draining my battery. Better to follow my Twitter feed – I’ll be updating that frequently.

Happy Jazzfest!!

6 Responses to “Live from Jazzfest 2011!”

  1. Shari said:

    Apr 29, 11 at 12:42 pm

    I am beyond jealous. I am in downtown LA actually serving on a jury panel. Normally when I say I am from New Orleans the prosecution immediately kicks me off the case…alas, I would much rather be having your day.

  2. Cleophus said:

    Apr 29, 11 at 1:47 pm

    Enjoy the Fest!!! I too am jealous. 🙁

    The Creole’s Stuffed Bread lady took pity on me and my broken leg last year and gave me free bread — I love her!

  3. Christine said:

    May 07, 11 at 6:56 pm

    Are you and Wes in N.O. next Friday? Saw this and thought of you:

  4. Lynne said:

    May 10, 11 at 7:51 am

    Thanks for the Jazzfest updates. Brilliant that you saw Mumford and Sons, not to mention the other bands. And that stuffed bread…damn, that looks good.


  5. Snarky said:

    May 17, 11 at 6:24 pm

    Do you have the recipe for this? It looks wonderful.,..

  6. Chuck said:

    May 18, 11 at 8:13 am

    Sadly no … the recipe is secret! Outside of Jazzfest you can eat them in person (bigger ones, with great soul food sides) at Creole’s Lunch House in Lafayette, or you can mail order them frozen (like we do year round) from