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Beer Cuisine

Now, all of my loyal readers know that I have a certain affinity for brew pubs. That affinity has developed over the past few years, during which time I have […]

Mojo Music Festival, Cutting Edge, Jean Knight and Mr. Big Shot, STR Music Search, Blues & Zydeco, Festivals Galore

The End’s 1st Annual Mojo Music Festival will be held in City Park’s Marconi Meadows on September 28. Among the scheduled acts are: Better Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth, Candlebox, Reel […]

The Annual Mardi Gras vs. Jazz Fest Debate; A Quick Overview of Jazz Fest Web Sites; Bingemen, Paula & the Pontiacs Pages

Mardi Gras is over, which means it’s time to plan for Jazz Fest. Internet users around the world already are. Dozens of posts to the music discussion Usenet newsgroups asking […]

Street Talk with Tootie Montana

When Allison “Tootie” Montana sits down in his kitchen at the end of a day, it’s not long before geometric patterns start to dance around his head. He sketches these […]

The Search for Caribbean Dining: Margaritaville and Palmer’s

Though often considered the northern-most city of the Caribbean, New Orleans lacks in its offerings of traditional island fare. While there are several Cuban restaurants in town, we are somewhat […]

Tummys, Brace Yourselves for the Attempt to Eat EVERYTHING at Jazz Fest

Once again this year, 64 food vendors at the Jazz Fest will peddle twice as many culinary temptations. A gourmand’s dream—or nightmare—when faced with the challenge of fitting it all […]

Tasty, Cold and Firm: Slurpin’ Up the Best Raw Oysters

The big question I always ponder about oysters is, what motivated the person who first picked up this rock-like thing from the bottom of some primordial lagoon and decided to […]

Tasting the Greek

Most every year at this time I venture up to Chicago to attend the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Show. For people in the food business, it is the show of […]

Feasting Beyond the Fest: The Soul (Food) of New Orleans

The best restaurants in New Orleans, be they Creole, Continental, Cajun or Down Home, all use the same pantry. They all reach into a box packed with peppers, smoked sausages […]

Fest Time: French Quarter Festival

There’s nothing in the world like springtime in New Orleans…the flowers are in bloom…the weather is ideal…and the city is alive with color. And, there’s nothing more New Orleans than […]