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Louisiana Seafood Festival announces dates



  The Louisiana Seafood Festival's ( rapid growth has taken it from the French Quarter to the larger festival grounds space at New Orleans City Park. The event, hosted by the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation ( and Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (, announced details for its fall event. The three-day festival runs Oct. 10-12 and there's live music, cooking demonstrations, an Oktoberfest beer garden, art market and more. Admission is free.

  The festival's 22 food vendors include Antoine's Restaurant (713 St. Louis St., 504-581-4422;, Drago's Seafood Restaurant (2 Poydras St., 504-584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 504-888-9254;, Galatoire's Restaurant (209 Bourbon St., 504-525-2021;, Luke (333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840;, Red Fish Grill (115 Bourbon St., 504-598-1200;, Seither's Seafood (279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 504-738-1116;, Trey Yuen (600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, 985-626-4476; and Woody's Fish Tacos (

  The music lineup includes Gin Blossoms, Deadeye Dick, Benjy Davis, Kristin Diable and the City, Eric Lindell, Pat Green, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Brass-A-Holics, Otra and others.

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