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Blend of the Bayou

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
May 21st, 2014
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The Men Who Cook, Men Who Brew and Men Who Mix took over the beautiful Island Drive home of Dr. Walter and Sue Sartor for the annual Blend of the Bayou celebration, which benefits the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. More than one hundred grill masters, cooks and drink mixers donned their aprons for the event, serving up locally brewed beers, specialty lemonade and more than a few delicious morsels. If it could go on a grill, chances are someone was grilling it.

There were pork loins marinated in secret combinations of ingredients. Mahi Mahi sizzled from another grill. Across the way, there were stuffed mushrooms, cheesecakes and beignets. There were even vegetarian options for those who eschew meat.

The Sartor family driveway became an art gallery, featuring works from area artists like Lacey Stinson and Caroline Youngblood. Local favorite Mason Granade and his band were on hand to provide entertainment for the 17th Annual Blend of the Bayou celebration.