Shrimp and grits
Throughout the South, this is the plate to get if you’ve never experienced it. This version featured a traditional creole tomato sauce and green onions.
Beads and more beads
The tradition of beads in New Orleans dates back to parades in the 1830s during Carnival season. The first beads were made of glass!
Jerk chicken waffle
A nod to Caribbean influence in the city, these spicy jerk chicken thighs were drizzled with pepper jelly maple syrup.
Pulled pork waffle
Another play on chicken and waffles, this dish featured slow-cooked pulled pork.
Pork loin plate
Bacon-wrapped pork loin made a great centerpiece for a hearty plate with mashed potatoes, green beans and collard greens.
Other fun giveaways included hankies, reusable straws and phone wallets.