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Jazz Fest Blurb #2: Headliners

I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but come May 3rd around 5 o’clock I will be one place and one place only: in New Orleans, at Jazz Fest, in front of the Acura Stage, dancing furiously to Maroon 5. Whether it’s their upbeat songs or insanely good looking front man, Adam Levine, there’s just something about this pop group that has me hooked. And speaking of hooked, if you’ve ever been to a New Orleans summertime festival and managed to get your hands on Café Reconcile’s Strawberry Lemonade, then you understand what all the fuss is about. Just one sip of this deeply sweet, icy cold, and seriously refreshing blend of strawberries, lemon juice, sugar and ice, and you’ll be wondering how you ever lived a summer without it. Maroon 5’s songs “This Love” and “Misery” are seemingly upbeat and sweet, but if you listen hard enough to the lyrics you’ll know they’re really breakup anthems; sweet at first but sour at the core – a lot like Reconcile’s lemonade. So while Adam (and his chiseled abs) sing about failed relationships, sit back and sip yourself into a long-lasting love affair with the best lemonade New Orleans has to offer.

Emily Smith is a native New Orleanian and Uptowner who loves sharing her passion for food with others. When she’s not blogging about culinary adventures, she can be found checking out the newest restaurant or bar, taking long walks along Magazine Street, or hovering over a steaming hot bowl of phở at her favorite Vietnamese restaurant. Voted one of the Best New Orleans-based Instagrammers by Thrillist, Where Y'at Magazine, and Paste Magazine. Please follow her on Instagram at @fleurdelicious_nola and ask for food advice!

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