So last year we had this idea to have a food festival with every restaurant, food truck, deli counter, whatever that had been reviewed in Gambit over the previous year — sort of a mashup of everything we liked. We called it the Gambit Food Revue — and the results exceeded our expectations (and yours, apparently — it was a huge hit).

The 2nd annual Gambit Food Revue will be March 7 at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in New Orleans City Park. Like last year, we'll have a ton of food, beer, wine and other drinks, as well as music. We have 25 vendors lined up and we're aiming for 40+ that night.

Also: this year we're partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana. Attendees will be asked to bring a canned item (or several), and at the end of the night any leftovers will go home with the Second Harvest people.

Tickets are only $45 for all you care to eat ($65 for early admission), and it's a great chance to try dozens of restaurants for what adds up to the price of a single meal at many New Orleans eating establishments. Last year sold out quickly, so get your tickets now. And if you're undecided, take a look at last year's event: