Eating Our Way Through New Orleans' Buku Festival Slideshow

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Check out our photos of the music festival's food offerings
Jane Bruce

Woody's offered blackened fish, sautéed shrimp, gator sausage, or black bean tacos using fresh and local ingredients. They're all topped with cabbage salad and remoulade sauce.

Woody's Fish Tacos

Jane Bruce

Woody's offered blackened fish, sautéed shrimp, gator sausage, or black bean tacos using fresh and local ingredients. They're all topped with cabbage salad and remoulade sauce.

Frying Beignets

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Beaucoup Beignets fried their desserts on-site.

Beaucoup Beignets

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This stand offered an order of beignets for $4 and beignets stuffed with strawberries and mint for $7.

Smallpools

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California natives, Smallpools, played early on Friday to get the crowd excited for the weekend.

Festival-Goers

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Attendees of the festival dressed for the occasion in their most flowery outfits.

City Greens

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City Greens offered a southwest salad, quinoa salad, jerk chicken wrap, and a turkey wrap. Wash one of those down with a cucumber lemonade for $5. They were serving up some healthier options for attendees.

Lettuce Party

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And with your purchase at City Greens, you got a free pair of these awesome sunglasses.

Fireman Mike's

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Classic New Orleans jambalaya was $7. And at Fireman Mike's, everything was served with fried chicken tenders, because why not?

Red Beans & Rice

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The red beans and rice were also available vegetarian-style.

Fried Oreos

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The fried Oreos were a must get at Buku, though beware of sugar overload from all three.

The NOLA Schnitzel

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One of the items we were looking forward to most was the NOLA Schnitzel from Bratz Y'all. It's a fried breaded pork loin topped with crawfish remoulade slaw on a bun.

White Guy Pad Thai

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White Guy Pad Thai came all the way from Los Angeles to serve their made-to-order pad Thai.

Tofu Pad Thai

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The pad Thai was available in chicken or tofu, plus the option to add bacon.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony

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The Cleveland rap group put on a great show on Friday evening.

Pad Thai Sign

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Some attendees wait for their pad Thai.

BUKookoff

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On Saturday at the festival, four attendees competed in a cooking competition, the BUKookoff. They were timed, Top Chef style, and had to create a Buku-inspired dish. The winner, Robert Chachere, made a grilled cheese with brie and caramel cinnamon apples.

Sliders

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Beaucoup Juice & Grill offered a variety of foods for festival-goers, including black bean burger sliders and pulled pork sliders.

Tamales

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They also offered vegetarian or chicken tamales. 

Pie for the People

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Without a doubt, the longest line over the weekend was for pizza. They do festivals around the country, but their restaurant is located in Joshua Tree, California. They were serving six types of pizza — cheese, pepperoni, caprese, margherita, Go Westo Ma Pesto (Pesto Crust, Spinach, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Guinness Caramelized Onions, Feta), and David Bowie (mozzarella, Guinness caramelized onions, jalapeños, pineapple, bacon, and a sweet plum sauce drizzle).

Gyro

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Efe's Greek Food served three different kinds of gyros (lamb, chicken, and falafel) plus a cheese steak and cheese fries.