FAD Fine Dining, a Nigerian restaurant in Marietta, serves jollof rice on its menu. (Beckysteinphotography.com)
Photo: Becky Stein
Photo: Becky Stein

Sample jollof rice and vote in the Atlanta ‘Jollof Wars’ this weekend

If you think your country’s jollof rice reigns supreme, now’s the time to put that theory to the test.

Jollof lovers are set to gather in DeKalb County on Saturday for the 2019 Atlanta Jollof Festival, hosted by Demand Africa.

Jollof is a one-pot rice dish native to many West African countries. Nations are known for having their own special variations of the dish.

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“The experience of the Jollof Festival focuses on the pride West Africans exude in their native dishes,” Demand Africa wrote.

Attendees will get to sample various jollof recipes and vote to determine who wins the “Jollof Wars,” a battle that pits a representative from each country against one another. Liberia won the top prize last year.

The event runs from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Royale Events Center at 4473 Covington Highway. Tickets to the festival costs $20, but it’s an extra $12 if you want to take part in sampling the food.

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