‘225 Dine:’ Baton Rouge Soul Food Fest is back

    The Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival makes its return this weekend at North Boulevard Town Square.

    The event’s second edition promises more of the same bold, homegrown flavors, writes 225, but with even more food vendors—some from Texas, Georgia and Mississippi.

    “It’s quickly becoming a regional festival,” says Henry Turner, the festival’s director, and it’s also evident in the mix of talent performing at the festival.

    The live music lineup features rhythm and blues groups from Texas, Florida and Tennessee, plus some locals like headliners Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor and Kenny Neal.

    The festival’s main events are the two judged soul food cooking competitions. Contestants are judged by a selected panel of experts, who score their creations based on presentation, taste and the story behind each dish. Check out more information on the competition here.

    Baton Rouge Soul Food Fest is free on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

    Read the full story from 225, and be sure to subscribe to the free 225 Dine e-newsletter to stay up to date with Baton Rouge food and events.

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