The popular shrimp dish heads to French Quarter Fest.
Food lovers heading to French Quarter Fest can dig into dishes from seven new food vendors this year. We got a sneak peek of a Hawaiian-inspired option from one new vendor, Flamingo A-Go-Go, with a clever name — Shrimp A-Go-Go.
Culinary director Ralph Pausina thinks the new option will play well with festival crowds. Pausina says they chose the Shrimp A-Go-Go dish because it’s already so popular with customers.
“Shrimp overall is just a great selling item. This is such a unique dish, but it’s not scary,” Pausina said.
The dish tosses fried shrimp in a roasted red pepper aioli and tops them with macadamia nuts, green onions, grilled pineapple and corn salad. Pausina says the dish combines an explosion of flavors and textures — crunchy, salty, sweet and a little spice. The Warehouse District restaurant serves the item on its menu as an appetizer.
In addition to the Shrimp A-Go-Go, priced at $7 at the fest, the restaurant will bring some of their other popular dishes. Festival-goers can find a grilled chicken and ham Cuban –$7, garlic parmesan fries –$4 and coconut sorbet with honey mango and raspberry for $4.
Flamingo A-Go-Go’s festival location is at the Riverfront-Kohlmeyer Lawn.
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