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I am so excited to announce this event that I will be attending.  Music Taste Good 2017 is held in Long Beach, California. This events combines Music + Food all in one place. The event will be held from September 30 – October 1.  I hope to see you there.

If you’re going to throw a music and food festival and call it Music Tastes Good, you better have some stellar, world-class grub to match up with an epic musical lineup that features Ween and Sleater-Kinney and many more.

Well, Music Tastes Good organizers have done just that, with an amplified focus on the festival’s culinary program in 2017. This year’s “Taste Tent” will assemble some of the best chefs from around the country, for what organizers have described as a “Port-to-Port” experience, a cultural exchange of flavors and ideas between Long Beach, New Orleans, and their surrounding communities.

Culinary rockstars in their own right, the lineup of acclaimed and award-winning chefs taking part in Music Tastes Good Taste Tent this year includes:


New Orleans, LA

Photo Credit: Denny Culbert

Chef Collin Cormier – Pop’s Poboys (Lafayette, LA) Pop’s are known for their delicious Po-boys that are served with a flair like no other.

Photo Credit: Pops Poboys
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Chef Kelly Fields – Willa Jean Serves southern dishes with fresh and local ingredients.

Photo Credit: Willa Jean

Pictured is the Avocado Toast consisting of Avocado + Serrano + pistachio + sunflower seeds + dried chili + young olive oil.

Photo Credit: Denny Culbert

Chef Isaac Toups – Toups Meatery Offers a unique eating experience for the Food Loving people of New Orleans.

Photo Credit: Toups Meatery Instagram Page

Pictured above is the Chicken liver mousse with Steen’s syrup gastrique and pickled fennel.

Photo Credit: Turkey and the Wolf

Chef Mason Hereford – Turkey & The Wolf Serves Killer Sandwiches and Everything NICE.

Photo Credit: Turkey and The Wolf Instagram

Pictured is the Creamy Pesto Rigatoni covered in a pile of Grana and Cheesy Bread.

Photo Credit: Marianna Massey

Chef Melissa Martin – Mosquito Supper Club Is an Experimental Restaurant offering a Culinary Glimpse in Terrebonne Parish.

Photo Credit: Brie Williams

Pictured is the Crabs Stuffed and Fried in a Cast Iron Skillet.

Photo Credit: Will Blunt

Chef Michael Gulotta – MayPop Menu offers Southeast Asian Inspired Southern Dishes.

Photo Credit: Denny Culbert

Soup Dumpling filled with crabmeat, pork sausage and a spicy pork broth.

Alfredo Nogueira is the executive chef at Cafe Henri in the Bywater. (Photo by Todd A. Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

Chef Alfredo Nogueria- Cafe Henri A stylish eatery with a chill vibe serving American favorites & classic cocktails.

Photo Credit: Cafe Henri

Pictured is the Burrata with roasted beets, berries, basil oil and pine nuts.

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Chef Todd Pulsinelli – August Chef Todd Pulsinelli is the Executive Chef of John Besh’s flagship, Restaurant August. Chef Todd is creating playful and delicious dishes enjoyed by casino goers, tourists and locals.

Photo Credit: Restaurant August Instagram

Pictured is the Octopus, crispy farro, haricot vert, sun choke and saffron.

Long Beach

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Chef Arthur Gonzales – Roe The home of Seafood Fanatics in Belmont Shore.

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Pictured is the Striped Sea Bass with sweet pea puree, bacon-potato succotash & breech mushroom.

Photo Credit: Brian Feinzimer

Chef Dave MacLennan – James Republic A casual restaurant that strives to provide fine dining service, incredibly fresh food, and reasonable prices.

Photo Credit: James Republic’s Instagram

Pictured above is the Ramen bowl which was served during a special Ramen Lunch. Everyone loves Ramen.

Photo Credit: Kurt A. Eichsteadt

Gus Sverkos – Kafe Neo Kafe Neo’s menu infuses traditional Greek and American Classics.

Photo Credit: Kafe Neo Instagram

A Greek Summer Salad; Watermelon + Feta over a bed of Argula finished with mint and homemade Balsalmic Viniagrette.

Photo Credit: Christel Robleto, Mark Wales, or John “Snoopy” Pasca

Khanh Hoang – Company of Khanh Specializing in gatherings for those who are curious and enthusiastic about food.

I love hummus and this Roasted red onions and butternut squash hummus is a great alternative to the usual chickpea hummus.

Photo Credit: The Social List

Luis Navarro – Social List & Lola’s Old World European Tavern Food.

Photo Credit: The Social List Instagram

Who doesn’t love Mac & Cheese?  Pictured is the Baked Spicy Macaroni & Cheese with manchego, jalapeno infused bacon, toasted bread crumbs and roasted shishito.

Photo Credit: Mariusz Jeglinski

Paul Buchanan – Primal Alchemy A Catering service that promotes the use of fresh food, in season, grown locally and whenever possible.

Photo Credit: Primal Alchemy

Pictured is a fresh looking Heirloom Tomato Salad with Organic Baby Argula and 25 year Balsamic.

Photo Credit: Brian Feinzimer

Philip Pretty – Restauration  An Eatery that brings the Long Beach family together to pay tribute to the American culinary spirit while embracing modern fare.

Photo Credit: Restauration Instagram

Pictures is a delicious looking salad contacting Grilled Asparagus, fava bean, smoked almonds, sherry viniagrette, soft boiled egg, spring garlic and oranges.

Photo Credit: Brian Addison

Chef Sugar Sugarkamee – Spicy Sugar  has become a destination in Long Beach for foodies seeking both authentic and cutting-edge Thai cuisine.

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Pictured is the Spicy Chicken Wings from Spicy Sugar.  I know that they taste good just by looking at the picture.

Tickets for Music Tastes Good 2017 are on sale now at www.musictastesgood.com.

Presented by 89.9 KCRW, the colossal two-day, music, food and art festival takes over Downtown Long Beach’s beautiful waterfront Marina Green Park the weekend of September 30-October 1, 2017, with influential alt-rock trailblazers Ween and Sleater-Kinney headlining Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

See the full lineup for Music Tastes Good at www.mtglb.co.


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