The Mardi Gras School of Cooking is one of many food vendors at the Best of the Beat Awards

Best of the B-eat: Here’s what we’re serving up at the OffBeat Awards

You already know the Best of the Beat awards spotlights and honors the insane amount of musical talent in our city. Whether they’re musicians, singers, or DJs, they’re top tier, unique, original, and somehow at the same time all so very New Orleans. Just like the nominees and performers at Best of the Beat, the food vendors are also authentic, eclectic, and represent the taste of New Orleans at the same damn time. 


The Alexey Marti Course

Even those with zero rhythm start moving their hips to his music. With Cuban roots meshed with West African drumming and hints of second-line blues, he packs the flavor, baby. 

Best paired with Nacho Mama’s. A fusion of flavors and pizzazz for your taste buds. On the menu is chicken fajita tacos and marinated Adobe chicken fajitas with the works. Sizzling.


The J & The Causeways Course

From the moment Jordan Anderson sings his first note you can feel it in your soul. (What chakra is that?) He and the Causeways are the perfect fusion of rhythm and blues. 

Best paired Bao and Noodle. Casual Cantonese at its finest and “numbing” spicy Sichuan flavors awaken a whole ‘nother chakra. You’re gonna be aligned the whole night.


The Soul Rebels Course

This band is a party on its own. Not only a local’s favorite but a must see for any and all visitors. 

Best paired with 2 Brothers 1 Love. Serving Jerk Lechon with rice and black beans, with a mango and passion-fruit coulis. That’s that next level soul food.


The Arsene Delay Course

The passion radiates off Arsene, a true powerhouse of voice. 

Best served with the First Lady of contemporary New Orleans cuisine, aka the Ms. Linda Green – the Ya Ka Mein Lady.


The Charlie Wotoon Course

Bassist, producer, composer, teacher. 

Best paired with Nirvana. They’re both multi layered, funky, fresh and full of flavor.


The Preservation Hall Band Course

Iconic. Legendary. Charlie Gabriel. What else can you say? 

Best paired with Mardi Gras School of Cooking. Serving an iconic New Orleans dish, chicken and andouille sausage gumbo. 


The DJ Raj Smoove course

This course is smoove like chocolate. Raj is a true sweetheart, and his sets always leave you wanting more. 

Best paired with Southern Candymakers.

Serving up mini creamy pralines, milk, dark and white chocolate mini tortues, almond toffee, and Valentines themed chocolate molds in milk, dark and cherry chocolate.  


Other vendors include: Breaux Mart, Aroura Catering, King Cake Hub, Briquette, Gumbo Shop, Cru, and Three Muses. 


There’s no time like the present. Buy your tickets NOW.