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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 […]