Did you make it out to Gator By The Bay this year? It was my first time attending and I loved it! From the music to the food, it was a great experience that I would be happy to go to again. We were lucky enough to snag the Patron Pass which granted us access to their exclusive VIP lounge area. It wasn’t crowded, it included free food like gumbo and catfish, plus 4 drinks per person! It was nice not having to wait in the long lines outside the lounge.
While I enjoyed the free food in the VIP area, I also had to wander through the rest of the festival to try more of the delicious eats. My favorite of them all was the Classic Beignets from the Beignet Belly stand.
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They had other types you could order like Oreo, strawberry and sprinkles but I felt like you can never go wrong with a classic. These were warm, doughy and dusted in sugary sweetness.
Another item we tried that’s not really specific to Louisiana were these monstrous spiral fries. I saw someone else walking around with them so I knew I had to try them. Apparently I waited too long to order them though because by the time I did there wasn’t any cheese left.
They were still delicious without the cheese, but I was sad I didn’t get to try it. Word of advice: If you attend Gator By The Bay next year, be sure to order all the foods you really want to try earlier in the day. I noticed a lot of the food trucks started running out of things around 4PM.
Aside from the food I think my favorite part of the whole event was the live music aspect. They had more private concerts in the Patron VIP Lounge, several large stages with dance floors and some medium sized side stages that had music all day as well.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed all the music we saw while we were there and it was a great opportunity to just kick back, relax and enjoy the day.
Thank you Gator By The Bay for a memorable experience. I’ll definitely be back again next year.