by Ian McNulty
Faubourg St. John is getting an early start on Bastille Day celebrations. The French national holiday is July 14, but this Saturday, July 11, the cluster of businesses along Ponce de Leon Street at Esplanade Avenue -- and their neighbors -- host their annual Bastille Day Street Fair.
The block is closed off for dancing in the street, and there will be a rummage sale and activities for kids.
Café Degas Strawberry crepes, kir royale
Cansecos Cuban sandwiches, beer
Daniels on the Bayou Vegetarian pasta, seco de pollo
DeBlancs - Watermelon
Fair Grinds Coffeehouse
Lolas Paella, sangria
Liuzzas by the Track
Lux Salon - Popsicles
Nonna Mias - Pizza
Pals Lounge - BBQ chicken and black bean tacos, Old New Orleans Rum lemon blueberry-ade, NOLA Brewing blonde ale
Pull My Pork BBQ barbecue
Santa Fe - Margaritas
Swirl Wine French wine and beer