We load up the Econoline every spring and head down to the yearly edition of the big Gheens Bon Mange Festival near Bayou Lafourche in picturesque Gheens, Louisiana.
It’s one of the best food parties in Acadiana.
You’ll eat like a country king as the ladies and men down in that part of our fair state all grew up at the knees of their parents and grandparents as they tended to massive black pots of gumbo, kettles filled with hot oil, and blazing smokers loaded down with seasoned pecan wood and every seemingly animal on earth.
The menu at this year’s 2018 Gheens Bon Mange Festival includes:
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
White Beans and Rice w/ Catfish or Griads
Fried Fish Po-Boys
Griads (sic) Po-Boys
Baked Chicken and Rice Dressing (SUNDAY ONLY)
as well as mundane fare like
Where: 1783 LA-654, Gheens, LA 70355
When: Every year, the first full weekend in June