AROUND NOLA: Kingfish to celebrate with 5th Annual Huey P. Long Look-a-Like and Best Dressed Contest

John “Spud” McConnell and Katherine Smith attend the Huey P. Long look-a-like contest at Kingfish restaurant on Friday, August 30, 2013, in New Orleans. (Erika Goldring Photo)

Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails celebrates the life of its namesake, Huey P. Long, with its annual birthday party and look-a-like contest. In addition, this year men and women are encouraged to don their best seersucker or 1930’s garb for a “Best Dressed” contest. Guests will toast the Kingfish with a Ramos Gin Fizz, made famous by Long who employed his own personal mixologist. The winner of the look-a-like contest will be crowned the Kingfish and awarded with a complimentary meal from Kingfish each month for a year. The winner of the “Best Dressed” contest will also win a prize.

Chef Jason Klutts welcomes actor/radio personality Spud McConnell, who will kick off the party in New Orleans style with a second line parade lead by a jazz trio. Pedicabs will be available for those guests who cannot or do not want to walk the second line. Gin fizzes will be poured from the bar while Chef Jason offers small plates from the bar menu until 7 PM. Birthday cake will also be served. Happy hour runs from 11 AM until 6 PM, and the dining room will remain open during the party.

The party takes place on Friday, August 25, 2017, from 4 PM – 7 PM with the second line parade at 5 PM. The Look-a-Like Contest will happen 6 PM.

Kingfish Kitchen and Cocktails is located at 337 Chartres Street, at the corner of Chartres & Conti in the French Quarter.

If you are planning on attending this event, or have gone in the past, let us know in the comment section below.

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