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FOOD VILLAGE & SCHEDULE

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OUR 2017 FINISH FESTIVAL PARTNERS

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RUN HARD AND FINISH HUNGRY!

The Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival restaurants worked hard to make your mouths water with all of your favorite Louisiana dishes!  The Rendezvous 6 Food Village increased the number of restaurant partners and the quantity of showcase dishes so Run Hard and Finish Hungry!

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RESTAURANT DISHES

The Food Village at the Finish Festival had something for everyone. Local favorites like butternut squash and shrimp bisque, crawfish étouffée, cajun sausage poboy, blackened catfish courtbouillon, red beans and rice, and mac and cheese were served at schedule times throughout the day.


STAGGERED OPENINGS // FOOD VILLAGE SCHEDULE

We scheduled staggered openings starting at 9am on Saturday and Sunday so you never had an empty plate!

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TASTE TOUR PASS

The Finish Festival is open to the public. For access to food and beverages, you must have a Taste Tour Pass Wristband, a ticket, specific to that race-day. The wristband is free to runners and is attached to their bibs. Additional Taste Tour Tickets can be purchased at the Expo on Friday and Saturday or in Gear Shop on Sunday at the Finish Festival.  $18 for 6 or $4 each.  Wristbands allow for six servings from either a food booth or beer truck.


CHECK OUT THE VEGAN VILLAGE!

VEGAN-VILLAGE

The Louisiana Marathon works to make every participant and guest fell welcome. In addition to our wide array of food choices, The Louisiana Marathon organizes a Vegan Village which serves up Vegan Delights from local restaurants accompanied by some of your favorite vegan products.


THE GONZALES JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL SHOWCASE TENT

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THE GONZALES JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL: serving both Cajun and Creole Jambalaya.

In partnership with the world-famous Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales, Louisiana, the Louisiana Marathon Food Village will include both Cajun and Creole options available to you with your Taste Tour wristband.
WHAT IS JAMBALAYA?
Today it is a Cajun/Creole dish made from a mixture of meats, rice and seasonings blended to produce a delicious dish. It can be made (separately or all together) with ham, chicken, sausage, fresh pork, shrimp and oysters, to which is added shortening, rice, onion, garlic, pepper and other seasonings.Similar in many ways to Spanish paella, the term “jambalaya” is derived from the Spanish “jamon” for ham. It’s pronounced “jahm-buh-LIE-uh” or “jum-buh-LIE-uh”. Jambalaya found its way into Creole cookery in the late 1700’s where it soon took on the flavor of added local ingredients. There are other stories of the jambalaya “myth,” but the favorite comes from the Webster’s dictionary which defines the word as French Louisiana for a mixture of diverse elements.

UNCLE LARRY ROUSSEL SHOWCASE TENT

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LARRY ROUSSELL & TEAM: will be whipping up Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

MEET UNCLE LARRY ROUSSEL, THE GUMBO MAN

This charming character will be stirring up his delicious gumbo at this year’s Finish Festival. With thousands of fans of his gumbo, he participates in countless charity and cook-off events. But we bet you didn’t know he started working in an oil refinery for 35 years. After operating the kitchens of that refinery for the last 13 years of his stint, he “retired”. However, when you are as great a cook as he his, retirement is only a word. He remains very active with many of the local charity events.
When asked to describe his experience in the kitchen, he’ll tell you, “I’m not a chef. I’m not a cook. I’m somewhere between. I’m a self-proclaimed ‘chook’!”Uncle Larry is now planning to open a restaurant, Uncle Larry’s Café, at Poche Plantation in Convent, LA. Additionally, he has developed several new Cajun products, “Stew in a Few,” “Ready-Set-Gumbo,” and Uncle Larry’s certified Louisiana, “Brown Sugar Dry Rub.” These products should be available by the summer of 2016, but you don’t have to wait to get your hands on his spice blend. Uncle Larry’s Seasoning & Flavor Enhancer is currently finding its way into local grocery stores.  Pick some up after your run.

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Abita was founded in Abita Springs, La. in 1986 and is the original and largest craft brewery in the Southeast. The company produces seven flagship brews year-round: Abita Amber, Golden, Light, Turbodog®,Purple Haze®, Jockamo I.P.A.® and Restoration Pale Ale®. Abita also offers five seasonal beers, three Harvest brews, three Big Beers and a draft-only series of Select beers.

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LAMAR ADVERTISING

Lamar Advertising is the nation’s leading out-of-home advertising company. We specialize in out-of-home advertising and provide solutions for our customers in the form of Billboards, Digital, Transit and Highway Logo Signs. Founded in 1902, Baton Rouge-based Lamar has a broad corporate reach with over 200 locations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

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SUPREME RICE

All varieties of Supreme Rice are grown by local Louisiana farmers. From the field to the mill to the table, we are boots deep in the process intimately linked with our South Louisiana families who have grown our rice for over 70 years. True to the basic purity and simplicity of rice, our variety of rice products are of the highest quality, and every grain is supreme.

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