“There is no love sincerer than the love of food,” George Bernard Shaw

New Orleanians love food like no other people on earth. Texans love barbecue. Alabamians love biscuits and Kentuckians love fried chicken, but at the end of the day not one state’s residents can hold a candle to the people of Louisiana.

We cook food. We eat food. We talk about food. We write about food. We do all four, and often at the exact same time…and we do it while we’re planning our next meal, jaws working furiously all the while.

We are the most food-obsessed group of people on God’s green earth. This weekend one of Louisiana’s great obsessions takes center stage as Saint Agnes Le Thi Thanh Church hosts the 2014 Pho Festival in Marrero, a suburb of New Orleans.

Expect steaming cauldrons of pho hovered over by little old Vietnamese grannies who’ve spent their lives devoted to conjuring the finest versions of this elixir known to man.

We would not miss it for the world.

2014 Pho Festival

Saint Agnes Le Thi Thanh Church

6851 St. Le Thi Thanh St.(8th Street)

Marrero, LA 70072

June 21, 2014 – June 22, 2014

10pm-10pm

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