Remember food trucks? Those were cool, right? If you're nostalgic for those mobile eateries, Perkins Rowe has just the event for you.
The mixed-use development on Perkins Road hosts on Friday its inaugural food truck roundup. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the property's Magnolia Park, next to Anthropologie and Paris Parker storefronts.
The roundup features food for sale from Basel's Market, Cupcake Allie, Geaux Cuban, Geaux-Yo, Mr. Ronnie's Famous Hot Donuts, Rock n' Pops, Rouge-A-Roux's and Taco De Paco. Local band The Anteeks will provide musical entertainment.
RSVP and get more information at foodtruckroundup.splashthat.com.
Krab Queenz opens second location
You can now feast on snow crab legs and shrimp near LSU. Krab Queenz Seafood opened its second location last week at 209 W. State St. The quick-service boiled seafood restaurant also offers frozen daiquiris.
Krab Queenz Seafood opened its first location at 4517 Gus Young Ave. in September, offering snow crab and shrimp plates with smoked sausage and sides steeped in garlic herb butter.
The latest location is the former State Bar & Grill, which closed in June after less than a year in business. The building also was home to Louie's Cafe before it moved down the street.
Krab Queenz Seafood's business hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit facebook.com/krabqueenzseafood or call (225) 343-3398.
Wings n' things: Wingamania! coming in April
The team behind Capital City Mac Fest, BRunchFest and citywide burger battles is back with a new food festival.
Geaux Rouge Productions, an event planning and management company founded in 2016 by attorney Franz Borghardt and Curbside owner Nick Hufft, will launch Wingamania! on Saturday, April 21, at Tin Roof Brewing, 1624 Wyoming St.
Guests at Wingamania! can feast on 20 different types of wings from Baton Rouge and surrounding area restaurants. Details on vendors will be released in the coming weeks.
The event also will feature a hot wing eating contest, live entertainment and beer specials from Tin Roof, according to a release.
Brief bites: Southfin's crawfish bowl, Curbside's 'Fighter' shake
’Tis the season for crawfish, and Southfin Southern Poké is getting in on the fun. The Hawaiian-inspired street food restaurant at 4321 Perkins Road is now offering crawfish as a protein option as well as crawfish bowl.
The bowl comes with crawfish, shrimp, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, corn, bell pepper and a sauce with spicy mayo and crab boil. It's topped with green onions and crispy shallots. If you're a Louisianian, you're gonna wanna get this over rice, but you can make it how you want.
In other Southfin news, the restaurant's second location at 7474 Corporate Blvd. is set to open at the end of spring. facebook.com/southfinpoke.
Thanks to a new special, Curbside is helping a local advocacy group. Through Monday, the burger restaurant at 4158 Government St. will offer a specialty peanut butter and chocolate shake called "The Fighter."
Upcoming food events you can't miss
- The Baton Rouge Epicurean Society hosts its fifth annual Fête du Vin from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Juban's Restaurant, 3739 Perkins Road. Patrons can sample elite wines from around the world at the event as well as taste dishes from local chefs. Only 125 tickets will be sold. $125 at eventbrite.com. bresbr.org. UPDATE: This event has been canceled and will be rescheduled to a later date.
- Cocha, 445 N. Sixth St., hosts its first sit-down wine dinner at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The four-course meal features dishes paired with Masi wines. $75 per person. Limited space is available. Call (225) 615-8826 to make your reservation. facebook.com/cochabr.
- City Pork Brasserie & Bar, 7327 Jefferson Highway, hosts an Irish Beer Dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15. Chefs Michael Brewer and Scott Gautreau have teamed with Natalie Parbhoo, of International Wines & Spirits, to craft the menu for the dinner, which features spins on classic Irish foods. The five-course meal costs $65, including pairings. Limited space is available. Call (225) 615-8880 to make your reservation. facebook.com/cityporkbb.
- Don't miss the next Latte Art Throwdown. The event runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at District Donuts Sliders Brew, 7415 Corporate Blvd., Suite 900. Baristas compete to see who can create the fiercest latte art. $5 to compete. Free to watch and hang. Get more information on this event and other upcoming throwdowns at facebook.com/baristaguildbr.