The road to the ‘Final Fork’ has been paved with large amounts of red beans. Over the past few weeks, throughout New Orleans, some of the best restaurants competed against each other in a head-to-head competition to see who has the best red beans.
The fundraising event, which is organized by the Red Beans Parade and sponsored by Camellia Brand beans, started with 64 competitors and is now down to the winners from each of the four regions. Congratulations to Avery’s for the ‘Best Red Beans in Mid-City‘; Cornet for the ‘Best Red Beans in the French Quarter‘; Joey K’s for the ‘Best Red Beans Uptown‘; and for Frady’s for the ‘Best Red Beans Downtown‘!
Now it’s time to see who has the best red beans in all of New Orleans!
The semi-final round, the FINAL FORK, will take place this Friday and Saturday. Here’s where you can go to be a part of this important round that leads up to the final match on Sunday:
Friday, March 31, 2017
Anna’s Place – 1313 Esplanade Ave
Joey K’s vs. Cornet
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Second Line Brewery – 433 N. Bernadotte St.
Frady’s vs. Avery’s
The Championship will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017, from 2 – 5 PM at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum (SoFAB). There will be live music, complimentary beer, and red beans! Red beans! Red beans!
It’s your vote that will pick the winner and crown ‘The Best Red Beans in New Orleans!‘ So get out, eat some red beans, and vote!
To be a part of history and see who is the first ever Bean Madness Champion, here is how you can purchase your tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bean-madness-championship-tickets-32971577877. Proceeds benefit Make Music NOLA, which runs a music education program, and Anna’s Place, which provides social services and outreach programs.
For more information on the final four restaurants:
Avery’s on Tulane is located at 2510 Tulane Ave. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Closed Sundays. You can reach them at (504) 821-4110 and at www.AverysonTulane.com.
Cornet’s is located at 700 Bourbon Street. They are open daily from 10 AM – 12 AM. You can reach them at (504) 523-1485 and at www.CornetNOLA.com.
Joey K’s is located at 3001 Magazine Street. They are open Monday through Saturday from 11 AM to 9 PM. Closed Sundays. You can reach them at (504) 891-0997 and at www.JoeyKsRestaurant.com.
Frady’s One Stop Food Store is located at 3231 Dauphine Street. They are open from 7:30 AM – 5 PM, Monday – Friday; Saturday 9 AM – 3 PM; closed on Sundays. You can reach them at (504) 949-9688 and at https://www.groupon.com/biz/new-orleans/fradys-one-stop-food-store.