Fair Grounds offer racing, music & food

We’ve heard good things about the Starlight Dancing events. Via NOLA.com (full story):

the Fair Grounds in New Orleans (photo via Tripadvisor.com)

the Fair Grounds in New Orleans (photo via Tripadvisor.com)

Boogie season at the Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots once was confined to a couple of festival weekends in April and May. Starlight Racing changed that New Orleans tradition. Since 2010, the occasional Friday night series has encouraged fans of ponies and parties to mix their pleasures at the storied Mid City track.

Starlight Racing returns on Feb. 22, following a Super Gras hiatus, and continues on Fridays through March 15.

The party features live music in the clubhouse; a DJ in a tented, trackside beer garden, and a rotating cast of New Orleans food trucks and pop-ups. Starlight Racing brings out a dressy, fun-seeking crowd that often lingers in the Clubhouse after the final race.

Foodies take note: On Feb. 22, the dining options include Woody’s Fish Tacos, Crepes a la Carte, and Ms. Linda the Yakamein Lady – a winner on the most recent season of the Food Network series “Chopped.”

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