February 08, 2010

A Tour of Taste of Soulard 2010

Creole and Cajun-inspired dishes were the specialty of Taste of Soulard, the food fair that highlights the restaurants in the Soulard neighborhood, held on February 6 and 7, 2010. Photos by Jason Stoff.
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Tequila Hot Wings, Hammerstone's entry into Taste of Soulard, provided a strong dose of heat on a cold day. Hammerstone's has been fine tuning the recipe for 14 years, but its combination of hot sauce, butter and a hearty dose of tequila is hard to beat.
Tequila Hot Wings, Hammerstone's entry into Taste of Soulard, provided a strong dose of heat on a cold day. Hammerstone's has been fine tuning the recipe for 14 years, but its combination of hot sauce, butter and a hearty dose of tequila is hard to beat.
The Johnny's girls mingle with JT McDonald, Keenan Bailey and TJ McDonald.
The Johnny's girls mingle with JT McDonald, Keenan Bailey and TJ McDonald.
Molly's chef Eric has done some food styling in his day -- this tantalizing glimpse of the BBQ Shrimp and Jalapeño Cheddar Grits show his attention to detail.
Molly's chef Eric has done some food styling in his day -- this tantalizing glimpse of the BBQ Shrimp and Jalapeño Cheddar Grits show his attention to detail.
Many restaurants in and around the Soulard area were catering to the canines this weekend.
Many restaurants in and around the Soulard area were catering to the canines this weekend.
Gladstone's restaurant and bar slung a Cajun Pulled Pork Sandwich to their Taste of Soulard patrons.
Gladstone's restaurant and bar slung a Cajun Pulled Pork Sandwich to their Taste of Soulard patrons.
Richard Gray attacks Hammerstone's Tequila Hot Wings. He came out the victor.
Richard Gray attacks Hammerstone's Tequila Hot Wings. He came out the victor.
Cajun spice, fresh chicken and pasta make up Nadine's Taste of Soulard entry this year. Tasty? You bet.
Cajun spice, fresh chicken and pasta make up Nadine's Taste of Soulard entry this year. Tasty? You bet.
Joanie's Pizzaria prepared a special combo for the Taste of Soulard event: a Blackened Chicken Creole Pizza. Owner and cook Joanie Thomas says it's made with a homemade Creole sauce, fresh blackened chicken and the pizzeria's famous cheese. Plus, she says there's no similar pizza in the city.
Joanie's Pizzaria prepared a special combo for the Taste of Soulard event: a Blackened Chicken Creole Pizza. Owner and cook Joanie Thomas says it's made with a homemade Creole sauce, fresh blackened chicken and the pizzeria's famous cheese. Plus, she says there's no similar pizza in the city.
Mardi Gras for dogs? You betcha. The dog parade gives creative canines an excuse to get dressed up.
Mardi Gras for dogs? You betcha. The dog parade gives creative canines an excuse to get dressed up.
Johnny's, while known for its waitresses as much as the food, presented a special Red Beans and Rice dish for Taste of Soulard this year.
Johnny's, while known for its waitresses as much as the food, presented a special Red Beans and Rice dish for Taste of Soulard this year.