Category Archives: New Orleans

Louisiana Daily Photo: Lost In New Orleans

I have no idea where I took this photo, I was lost on the streets of New Orleans.

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Happy Birthday New Orleans

New Orleans was founded today in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. Our lovely town is named for Duke of Orleans, Phillippe II, a bit of a gay blade. New Orleans has changed a lot since my first … Continue reading

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2015 Ponchatoula Louisiana Strawberry Festival Poster Controversy

Shelley Matherne is at the center of a firestorm. Ms. Matherne is the public relations representative for the 2015 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival which has somehow ended up at ground zero for contemporary race discussions in Louisiana. Because of the poster … Continue reading

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Crime In The Bywater: Knife Wielding Madman Takes Down Jimmy’s Grocery

Anyone who thinks that the newcomers that have flooded into New Orleans over the past few years have completely taken over only need to visit the Bywater neighborhood to view things differently. Friday February 7th 2015, Jimmy’s Grocery at the … Continue reading

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2014 New Orleans Roadfood Festival

For the 5th straight year the team behind the Roadfood website will take over a big chunk of real estate (the French Market) in the French Quarter of New Orleans with their oddly named Foodfest. Admission is free. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Rodney Scott Cooks Barbecue Live At Cochon In New Orleans

Rodney Scott continues his Rodney In Exile tour tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana at Cochon. Back in November of last year, Scott’s eponymous barbecue joint caught fire and sustained serious damage in an early morning fire. Scott, “Fire does what … Continue reading

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Barrence Whitfield and the Savages Live In New Orleans

One of the finest soul shouters to ever command a stage performs live in New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend. Siberia survived a slew of noise complaints last Fall but I’m not sure if the venue will still be functioning after … Continue reading

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2013 Boudin Bourbon And Beer Party In New Orleans

Justin DeVillier, John Folse, Alon Shaya, and Isaac Toups will be amid a group of 62 chefs who have all stuffed offal and rice into hog guts casings for the big 2013 Boudin And Beer party Friday November 7th 2013 … Continue reading

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McClure’s Barbecue Opens In New Orleans

Neil McClure’s pop up barbecue restaurant has gone brick and mortar. McClure, the long time manager of Dante’s Kitchen (home of the best brunch in New Orleans) swung the doors open on his McClure’s Barbecue last night on Magazine Street … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Naughty Nurse Prom At Palm Court Jazz Cafe

Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation

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Lafayette Louisiana Boudin Cook-Off October 20th 2012 Results

If ever there was the perfect moment to drive from Austin to Lafayette, Louisiana it would have been this past weekend for the big boudin cook-off. Twenty practitioners of the prairie art of boudin making met on Louisiana’s western lands … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Four: The Captain’s Blood

I spend as much time as is feasible in New Orleans. I’ve developed a good network of friends and comrades in the city and there’s nothing I’d rather do than leave Austin around 11pm at night, ride all night long … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Three: The Caipirinha

Austin Texas has a large Brazilian community that explodes one weekend per year at the Palmer Event Center, when they all show up clothed as scantily as possible then proceed to spend the next few hours gyrating wildly eventually ending … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Two: The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned occupies that curious ground between being a grown man’s drink, it’s got a serious jolt of bourbon in it, and being sweet and fruity enough to appeal to beginning drinkers or folks who typically like cocktails with … Continue reading

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Melancholia Settles Over New Orleans: Hubig’s Pies Has Burned To The Ground

I have a list of things to do each time I’m fortunate enough to spend a few days in New Orleans. Upon arrival in the city I ride my bike out to Chalmette and purchase a muffaletta at Tag’s Deli … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part One: The Lonely Bullfighter

I’ve had a long love affair with well mixed cocktails. The people who prepare them, bars stretching from rural Texas to Istanbul, and the culture that surrounds the art of the cocktail have long fascinated me. A perfectly crafted drink, … Continue reading

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New Orleans To Hold Largest Culinary Library In The South

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The New Orleans Public Library are teaming up to found the largest culinary library in the South. Over the course of the last 2 months the New Orleans Public Library has opened 5 … Continue reading

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The Barbecue Culture Of New Orleans Louisiana

Saucy’s BBQ is moving to Magazine Street from their current location in Metairie. They’ll be tacking up their sign in the former Ignatius Eatery, which has shifted into the former Rue de la Course.I’ve been lucky and haven’t had a … Continue reading

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Rocky And Carlos Reopens After The Fire: Wop Salads And Baked Mac Are At The Ready

I had bad timing on my most recent visit to New Orleans. Rocky and Carlos, est. 1965, had just reopened from the fire that badly damaged the restaurant in February of this year, but I attempted to eat there on … Continue reading

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Bring Me The Head Of Jim Amoss. Times-Picayune Editor Is Now Laughing Stock Of New Orleans

By now we’re all aware that New Orleans daily paper; The Times-Picayune, is going to a 3 day a week schedule sometime this Fall. The narrative of rebirth and rejuvenation that America’s greatest city has enjoyed post-Katrina has ended. New … Continue reading

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