Here’s a sneak peek of a new Hawaiian-inspired seafood dish you can eat at French Quarter Fest

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.

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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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