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Gambit's Food Revue

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The 2011 Gambit Food Revue featured dozens of delicacies from octopus carpacio to baked goodies.
  • The 2011 Gambit Food Revue featured dozens of delicacies from octopus carpacio to baked goodies.

One night – 30+ restaurants. That's the astronomic, gastronomic formula behind Gambit's second annual Food Revue, a "mashup" food festival featuring more than 30 restaurants reviewed in the paper in the last year, which will be held in City Park's Pavilion of the Two Sisters March 7. Gambit restaurant writer Ian McNulty's reviews are all over the place, quite literally — Szechuan cuisine in a Kenner strip mall, white-tablecloth joints Uptown, Thai food in Gretna, bar food and convenience-store specialities and food trucks all over the city.

   Get something from Domenica and Liberty's Kitchen. Let K-Paul's share space on your plate with Taceaux Loceaux. Never made it out to try Banana Blossom Thai in Gretna or downtown to sample Manning's high-concept sports-bar food? Does Crescent Pie and Sausage meld nicely with treats from the Kupcake Factory? Let's find out.

   This year our charitable partner will be Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. There will be a canned-goods drive for attendees, and Nordic Kitchens is donating a Kamado Joe Classic Barbecue Pit to be raffled off during the evening. Best of all, representatives from Second Harvest will be there to pick up any food that wasn't eaten during the Food Revue — and the leftovers will be distributed to partner agencies the next day.

   The list of participating restaurants (subject to change and last-minute additions): Mandina's, GW Fins, Cowbell, The Rib Room, Manning's, The Bombay Club, The Irish House, Carmo, Bayou Hot Wings, Fat Hen Grocery, Banana Blossom Thai, Parasol's, New Orleans Ice Cream, Panchita's, La Petite Grocery, Grand Isle Restaurant, Little ChinaTown, Crescent Pie & Sausage, Heritage Grill, Katie's, High Hat Cafe, Theo's Pizza, Saffron Nola, Brazilian Market & Cafe, Taceaux Loceaux, Courtyard Grill, LOLA, Mayas, Liberty's Kitchen, Cafe Abyssinia, Fatoush, Redemption, Sylvain, Kupcake Factory and K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.

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   Tickets for this all-you-can-eat event are only $45 (VIP tix — which allows early admission— are $65 and well worth it). To purchase, go to: www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/FoodRevueTickets/Page.

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