Okay, I'll admit it. When I first came to New Orleans back in the '80s, I didn't know much. In the 30 years since that conversation, I have leaned much. Now I live on the parade route. This week, I have seen some amazing Mardi Gras parades, including last week's Krewe Of Muses
But what is the exact nature of this festival, and how best can you enjoy it? We checked in with a couple of the most informed Mardi Gras sources.
Great to eat while you're watching the Mardi Gras parades.
This cocktail is a New Orleans tradition, an eye-opener that provides much-needed stamina for Mardi Gras festivities.
Mardi Gras is the end all-be all of parties, and some students, like myself, are fortunate enough to live here for four years to experience it. For those visiting, you're in for one hell of a ride.
New Orleans is one big, beautiful rag-tag gang of party people. It's the one place in America where it's always time to eat a great meal, join a band, booze on the street, start a parade, and wear a feather boa.
During these troubled times, Tina Turner isn't the only one who needs a hero. Many of America's greatest cities are at risk of becoming modern-day Gothams.
What's a company to do to steward a vigorous work ethic while valuing the culture that makes its city unique? Apply these tenets to your respective "distraction" and get down to business.
With so many great bars to visit in the area, both on and off of Bourbon St., we've made a list of some of our favorites for you to try this year.
With roots in the Christian celebrations leading up to Lent, a time of fasting and restraint, this is the time of year to let loose.
Some travelers will be so seduced they will want a deeper understanding and appreciation of this singular place. Here with 11 books as colorful as the city they spring from: some you want to read before (especially Eat Dat!), some after.
Written by Julia Rocchi Heart bombing the Sattler Theatre in Buffalo ...
Consider this a Public Service Announcement... Broad style! Because it's last minute, I'm thinking cheap, fun and NO STAY-CATIONS! Especially not when it's snowy and freezing out. Unless you live by a ski resort. But even then.
One of my favorite dishes is a seafood stuffed Mirliton. If you see this on a menu, you can probably trust the chef.
Midori is captain of the Mystic Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C. (People for the Inclusion of Unicorns, Elves, and Winebots in Chewbacchus), a sub-krewe of the Chewbacchus parade made up of, you guessed it, unicorns, elves and winebots. Here are some things Midori and I discussed.
Thank God my daughter Gena didn't listen to me. She never listened to me much, but this is one where Dad was dead wrong. She fell for him immediately, and after 20 years, you would think they were still on a honeymoon. I was right about the 30 guys that I ran off before him, but completely missed on Clay.