If you love food, I mean really love food, the Northshore is the place to be. St. Tammany Parish has so many restaurants, events and festivals to celebrate the deliciousness of our area. Here are three upcoming special events to bring your food game to a new level!

Foodie Fun #1 – Crawfish Cookoff

Be sure to work up your appetite before heading to the Crawfish Cookoff!

It is all going down on Saturday, April 20, with the 19th Annual Crawfish Cookoff in Slidell. The all-you-can-eat fundraiser takes place at Fritchie Park and benefits Hospice House. The event typically ends up with over 40,000 pounds of our local delicacy consumed! If you are one of the few who doesn’t care for crawfish, there will be other food options available. For complete details, click here.

Foodie Fun #2 – Taste of Covington

This month-long toast to the amazing restaurants is back in June, and it is going to be better than ever! Whether you yearn for Italian, need a burger fix or wish to indulge in a multi-course dinner, you will find supreme delight in June. In addition to special offerings at restaurants, there are several dates to enjoy one-of-a-kind dining experiences. Plus, a unique champagne brunch will be hosted at different venues each Sunday in June. For a complete schedule of the Taste of Covington, click here.

Foodie Fun #3 – Slidell Heritage Festival

The 26th Annual Slidell Heritage Festival returns this summer to Heritage Park on Saturday, June 29. While the early celebration of America’s birthday boasts live music and fireworks, food is a big draw for the fest. Food trucks from many of our local favorites will be on hand to satisfy any taste. The festival is presented by the Rotary Clubs of Slidell and proceeds benefit area charities. Admission is $15 for ages 13 and up; free for 12 and under. For more information, click here.

These recommendations are just a sample of the Northshore’s foodie fun. We are so fortunate to call the parish our home and our food haven!