Do you hear that rumbling? It’s your stomach, and it wants some good Cajun food. No, don’t go to the kitchen to whip something up. Instead, get your tickets for the 4th Annual Downtown Cajun Cook-Off. This year’s cook-off will be on March 24 in Cathedral Square in Mobile. Advanced tickets are $10, and they’ll be $15 at the door.
What to Expect
So, what is a Cajun cook-off, anyway? Can anyone enter?
This cook-off isn’t filled with random people trying out their favorite recipes. No, the organizers open it up to restaurants. Some of the best restaurants in Mobile will prepare a variety of Cajun dishes for you to sample. Pay attention to the food you eat. There’s a people’s choice award, so you’ll want to let everyone know what you think of each dish.
You’ll also get to listen to live music at the cook-off. There is a stage, so grab your food and head over there to listen to the music.
How It All Began
The Downtown Cajun Cook-Off has an interesting beginning. Several years ago, some bar and restaurant owners got together to talk about the hole left after the American Cancer Society Chili Cook-Off changed locations. That event moved to west Mobile after outgrowing Cathedral Square. The owners decided to throw together another cook-off to replace the popular event. They pitched the idea to local businesses and ended up with some sponsors. They were able to raise the funds needed and start planning in just a matter of months, and it didn’t take long for it to become a popular event.
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It’s All for a Good Cause
The Downtown Cajun Cook-Off is about more than fun. It’s all for a good cause. The proceeds go to the Child Advocacy Center. The center provides a range of services to abused children and their non-offending family members. With the center’s help, children and their families can begin the healing process. The center also raises public awareness in the community.
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