We’re staring down the barrel of eight weeks without a second line in New Orleans. This coming Sunday will mark the final parade of the 2017/2018 season. We might as well be living in Cleveland. Continue Reading
We rolled up to Tee Eva’s praline shop on Monday afternoon to take part in a joyful celebration of the noted baker, entrepreneur, and baby doll’s life. Here’s what we saw: Continue Reading
We ranged broadly across the Pho Festival out in Harvey Louisiana yesterday. Our rambles were met with much success. After two hours of eating we were nearly comatose. And the star of the show? A devilish take on the common egg roll where a giant butterflied prawn was crammed inside a rice paper wrapper, deep fried, then doused with red chiles and funky fish sauce. A real value at $1. We ate ten. Continue Reading
The 2018 Money Wasters Second Line parade went on as planned in spite of the doomsayers predicting Tropical Storm Alberto’s imminent arrival. Memorial Day weekend cut into the crowd a little but the turnout was still strong, a few thousand people were juking in the streets with smoked turkey legs in one hand and daquiris in the other.
We were happy to be among them. Continue Reading
A few times a year I clamber aboard a big jet airplane and fly over to Austin to gorge on tacos and barbecue. New Orleans is the best eating city in the US but New Orleans does not do tacos or barbecue. That’s ok, Austin couldn’t make a proper kettle of gumbo or red beans and rice if life itself hung in the balance.
Joe’s Bakery does things the old-fashioned way. Their flour tortillas are the stuff of fever dreams and they’ve elevated the humble bean and cheese taco to a high level form of art.