My favorite food is “fest food,” so I’m always delighted when another festival rolls around and Treme Creole Gumbo Fest at Armstrong Park was made for foodies. It’s also for people who love music and local artisans. We caught Treme Brass Band with Corey Henry and Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs. Both bands got the sizable crowd dancing – especially pint-sized Spidey504, protégé of DancingMan504. I caught him doing a move just like the logo for Jazz Fest. Spidey504 may have been born in New York 7 years ago, but his parents moved here because it’s where his soul belongs.
I would’ve loved to had some yummy Ya-Ka-Mein or gumbo or mac & cheese from Miss Linda’s Soul Food, but the line only got longer as the day got shorter.
We also attended the opening of Peter and the Starcatcher (The Neverland You Never Knew) at the Le Petit Theatre. The recently reopened theatre has a long history of excellence and a Dickie Brennan restaurant attached – making dinner and a show a snap. The show was a prequel to the Peter Pan story with inventive staging and a men-as-mermaids number that was knee-slap funny.