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Devon Hall at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29

“Harry Choates played the music I grew up with—Cajun music that my grandfather used to play for me, when I was a really little girl. I’m from Biloxi, but grew […]

Maggie Morgan at Manolito

“I picked Jarboe, a musician who’d sing with Swans and Neurosis in the ’80s, but also does a lot of experimental rock and has released like 11 albums, still under […]

Margot Denman at N7

“I made a cocktail for Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington because when I first moved to New Orleans I got a job at Boucherie uptown and one of my regulars was Hank […]

In The Spirit with Crystal Pavlas at Bywater American Bistro

“I picked Louis Prima to be my inspiration for this cocktail because I think he represents New Orleans and a lot of the Italian influences on our cuisine and on […]

In the Spirit with Bryson Downham at Toups South

“The artist I made this drink for is Kaye the Beast. He’s a local rapper in the up-and-coming phase, but I’ve seen him a few times around town and he’s […]

In the Spirit with Missy Cross at St. Cecilia

“For this cocktail, I start by pouring a double shot of espresso over ice before adding the other ingredients. Then I’m ready to shake it up. Because this is a […]

In The Spirit: Marsh Prudhomme/Gabrielle

“My grandmother in Lafayette makes a lot of cherry bounce and it’s super strong. She’s very old school except that she also teaches yoga, pilates and zumba [laughs]. She’s a […]

In the Spirit with Carlos Quinonez at Coquette

“If someone asks me for something special, this is what I make for them. It’s basically a weird take on a Negroni. Both of these spirits are from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. […]

In the Spirit with Sam Perez/Piscobar (at the Catahoula Hotel)

“I picked Irma Thomas for a lot of reasons. Sentimental value, I guess. Almost 10 years ago—I grew up in Slidell—Irma Thomas was maybe the first New Orleans artist I […]

In the Spirit: William Evans at Maypop

“Hot 8 Brass Band, I love that they do the cover for ‘Sexual Healing,’ which was one of my favorites growing up. Honestly, it’s the second line drums, the brass, […]