For my Jazz Fest food and music pairing, hig profile edition, I chose Willie Nelson and Vaucresson Sausage Company, because they’ve both been around forever and are still crowd favorites. Willie Nelson started making music in the 1950s and has been going strong ever since. Willie’s been churning out chart busting hits like <em>Shotgun Willie</em>, <em>Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain</em>, <em>If you’ve got the Moey, I’ve Got the Time</em>, <em>Georgia on My Mind</em>, <em>Always on My Mind</em>, and <em>City of New Orleans</em> for decades, yet you still can’t get enough of Willie after all these years. Much like Willie, Vaucresson has been there forever. Vaucresson was started in 1899 and has the distinction of being at every single Jazz Fest since the beginning. And despite the fact that I can always count on Vaucresson to be there, I can’t pass up an opportunity to grab a sausage po-boy from them. Time after time, Willie and Vaucresson always have me coming back for more.
Willie Nelson and Family appear Friday May 3 and the Vaucresson Po-Boys are in Food Area 1.