Fried Chicken Fest 2019: Here’s the full menu of finger-licking dishes

The 2019 National Fried Chicken Festival will feature more than 30 restaurants frying a mix of traditional and creative finger-licking poultry dishes. Organizers released complete details on the menu festival-goers can dig into at Woldenberg Riverfront Park on Sept. 20 to Sept. 22.

Willie’s Chicken Shack, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Fest

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Blue Oak BBQ, McHardy’s and Fiorella’s Cafe are among the restaurants set to participate. Restaurants will provide unique spins on the iconic Southern dish, including nationally-renowned restaurants from Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Louisiana.

The festival will also feature vegan and gluten-free options from local restaurants Ma Momma’s House, Crêpes à la Cart, Blue Oak BBQ, Southern’s, Theaudric’s Real Clever Cuisine, and SNO-LA Snowballs.

Restaurants will compete for bragging rights in the festival’s two highly coveted tasting contests, “Best Fried Chicken” and “Best Use of Fried Chicken in a Dish,” judged by a distinguished panel of judges.

Festival organizers expand the 2019 festival to three days. The fest takes place on Friday, Sept. 20 from noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The music lineup at this year’s festival includes performances from bounce supergroup Bounce Royalty featuring Choppa, Cheeky Blakk and DJ Jubilee, the St. Augustine High School “Marching 100,” Bonerama, Dwayne Doopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Little Freedie King, Cha Wa and Water Seed, among others.

Returning attractions also include Cane’s Square, the Mist and Chill lounge and a game-day screening for NFL and NCAA football fans. Festival attendees will also enjoy a new beer tasting garden and a Coors Light Cold Stream experience.

The complete menu for the National Fried Chicken Festival along with prices is outlined below.

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Festival

Which chicken are you picking? Here’s the full 2019 menu:

14 Parishes Jamaican Restaurant

Jerk Fried Chicken + Side – $11
Rice and Peas – $3
Fried Sweet Plantains – $3
Festival (Jamaican Fried Bread) – $3

Afrodisiac Nola

Jamaican Fried Chicken w/ chicken gravy – Fried Chicken topped with chicken gravy, Mango Slaw, & Festival (Fried Cornmeal Dumpling) – $9
Jerk Fried Chicken – Jerk Marinated fried Chicken , Mango Slaw, & Festival (Fried Cornmeal Dumpling) – $9
Escovitch Fried Chicken – Fried Chicken Legs/Wings topped with escovitch sauce (onions and peppers sautéed in a vinegar sauce), Mango Slaw & Festival (Fried Cornmeal Dumpling) – $9

AOK – Asian Outdoor Kitchen

Cajun Fried Wings: chili tamarind or Kaffir Jalapeno Lime Sauce – $9
Vietnamese  Soft Tacos: Steamed bao bun with pieces of Cajun fried chicken  strips, pickled carrots, spicy mayo, and cilantro – $9
NOLA Heat Chicken Strips: strips seasoned with chili, cayenne, Siracha, and cilantro – $9

Bayou Hot Wings

Bayou Hot Boy Wings – $7
Chipotle BBQ Wings – $4
Ranch Fries or Seasoned Fries – $1

Bayou Hot Wings – Hot Boy Wings, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Festival

Blue Oak BBQ

Spicy Chicken Sandwich – $10
Butter Beans – $6


The Southern: Fried Chicken with a honey drizzle, and pickles, on a bun – $7
Tennessee Hot: Fried Chicken with a very spicy garlic chili oil, and pickles, on a bun – $7
The Special: Fried Chicken with a “Sweet Heat” glaze, and pickles, on a bun – $7

Crêpes à la Cart

Tomato Basil & Mozzarella Crepe – $8 (+ bacon – $1)
Banana + Nutella – $8 (+bacon – $1)
Cookie Butter – $7 (+ Nutella – $7)
Vegan “chocolate” & bananas – $10
Vegan “chicken” marinara – $10

District Donuts Sliders Brew

Hot Chicken & Honey Butter on French Toast Biscuit – $10

District Donuts, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Fest

Frazier’s Connection

2 Pieces Fried Chicken w/Red Beans and Rice – $10
2 Pieces Fried Chicken w/Mac and Cheese – $10
Side of Red Beans and Rice – $3
Side of Mac and Cheese – $3

Freezy Street

One in a Melon: Watermelon Slice, soft serve & chocolate “seeds” – $9
Strawberry Shorty Stacker: Vanilla Soft serve with graham crackers, strawberries & condensed milk – $7
Cookie Monster Stacker: Vanilla Soft serve with Oreos, chocolate chip cookies & chocolate sauce – $7

Frenchmen Street Deli

3pcs. Mixed (Breast, Drumstick & Wing) w/ Shrimp Fried Rice – $10
Banh Mi Fried Chicken – $7
Doughnut Fried Chicken Burger – $9
w/ Sweet Potato Fries

Gus’s Fried Chicken

2 Piece White Basket with slaw – $11
2 Piece Dark Basket with slaw –  $10
a la carte pieces of chicken

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Fest

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Miso Chili Wings – $7
Japanese Fried Chicken – $7
Spicy Addicting Cucumber – $5

Heard Dat Kitchen

Bourbon Street Love: Southern fried chicken over homestyle mac and cheese topped with crawdat cream sauce – $10
Skeesh tenders: Sweet and spicy tenders drizzled with ranch – $9
Heard Dat tenders: Hot and spicy BBQ tenders drizzled with ranch – $9

Josephine’s Kitchen – Jackson, MS

Three Finger Lickin’ Fried Chicken on a Stick – $8
Large Spicy Buffalo Ranch Fried Chicken Tacos – 2/$10
Finger Lickin’ Loaded Fried Chicken Nachos – $10
Pound Cake in a Jar – $6

LaDelyo’s Creole Catering

3 pc Fried Chicken Drummers w/Crispy Jalapenos + side – $10
2 pc Fried Chicken Drummers w/Crispy Jalapenos – $5
Crispy Fried Fish w/ Side – $10
Fried Boneless Chicken Filet + Garden Salad – $8
Creole Jambalaya – $4
Potato Salad – $3
French Fries – $3
Sweet Potato Souffle – $3

Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles

Original Crispy OR Golden Naked (gluten free)
2 Whole Wings, Cajun Fries, 2 Traditional Waffles or 1 Cornbread Waffle – $10
2 Whole Wings, Cajun Fries, 1 Traditional + 1 Cornbread Waffle – $11
4 Whole Wings  OR Basket of Cajun Fries OR 3 Traditional Waffles OR 2 Cornbread Waffles – $7

Ma Momma’s House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Fest

McHardy’s Chicken & Fixin’

2 pc fried chicken with potato salad or slaw – $9
2 pc chicken strips with potato salad or slaw – $8
2 pc fried chicken & vegetable kebabs in teriyaki sauce – $7
White meat chicken bites (8pc) – $6

Oceana Grill

BBQ Chicken Skewers – $6
Chicken Oceana – $7
Buffalo Chicken Tacos – $8

Oh Taste & See

BBQ drizzled chicken w/jambalaya – $9
Chicken & sausage Jambalaya – $6
Praline Cake – $5
Old Fashion  Bread Pudding w/rum sauce – $5

Old School Eats

Fried Chicken in Beignet Sliders – $9
Fried Bird of Paradise: Mango glazed fried chicken breast over coconut rice and pineapple slaw – $9
Mango glazed fried chicken breast over coconut rice and pineapple slaw
But It’s a “Salad”: Asian glazed fried chicken tossed with cashew & cabbage salad – $8

Old School Eats, Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Festival

POLLO – a gourmet chicken joint

Baby Mama Chicken Sandwich w/fries – $11
Loaded Fries: Herb seasoned French fries topped with chopped fried chicken, nacho cheese, Cajun sour cream, jalapeños, sauce of your choice – $10
Jumbo Chicken Quesadilla – $10
Fried Chicen Tacos – $8
Herb seasoned fries (add cheese for $2) – $4 
Mexican corn in a cup – $4


Traditional Snoballs – $4
Bubble Gum, Cherry, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Rainbow, Strawberry, Watermelon, Wedding Cake

Special Snoballs with Fruit or Cheesecake – $6
Super Strawberry Lemonade (Strawberry and Lemonade topped with fresh strawberries) or any flavor stuffed with cheesecake

Supreme Snoballs – $8
Chantilly Cake (Wedding Cake and Strawberry flavor stuffed with Cheesecake, topped with fruit and Condensed Milk)

Add Condensed Milk – $1


Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich – $9
Southerns Taco – $6 or 2/$10
Mexican Street Corn – $5

Photo courtesy: National Fried Chicken Festival

Sweet Legacy

Fried Chicken and Beignets w/ Honey Pecan Glaze – $8
Chicken Cracklin’ – $7
Seafood Jambalaya – $6

Tasty Treat

Cajun Wings – $8
Fried Chicken, aioli & greens sandwich – $10
Make Me Blush wings – $10
Stuffed Chicken Wings – $12

The Original Fiorellas’ Cafe

2 pc dark with potato salad – $8
3 whole jumbo wings with potato salad – $8

The Roosevelt New Orleans, a Waldorf Astoria Hotel

3 Legs & Coleslaw – $8
Fried Smoked Pork Ribs & Coleslaw – $9
Fried Brussels Sprouts – $7

Photo courtesy: Roosevelt New Orleans

Real Clever Cuisine

Fried Chicken & Pain Perdue – $14
“The Truth “ Fried Jerk Chicken Po-Boy – $10
Charbroiled Jerk Chicken On-A-Stick with Dirty Lamborghini Rice – $14
The Original GreenTea Gumbo (fried chicken & sausage gumbo) – $10
Sides: Pain Perdue, Dirty Lamborghini Fried Rice – $7

Tiger’s Creole Cuisine

Fried wings with greens & rice or fries – $11
2 pc dark with greens & rice or fries – $10
Fried Chicken Sandwich w/fries – $9
Sweet brown sugar candies yams – $4

We Dat’s Chicken and Shrimp

Flavors: Sweet Heat, Wuzzam,Lemon Pepper, BBQ, Hot, Garlic Parmesan, Ranch
5 wings and fries – $10
5 wings and loaded fries (cheese, ranch, jalepenos and bacon) – $15

Willie’s Chicken Shack

2 Piece Cajun Tender w/ Mac-N-Cheese – $9
2 Piece Dark Bone-In w/ Mac-N-Cheese – $10
Chicken Mac-N-Cheesy Sandwich – $10

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