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August 3, 2010

Happy Hour: Tales Recap Pt. 4 (Highlights and Lowlights)

by Payman Bahmani

PREFACE: Tales of the Cocktail Recap Part 1 Tales of the Cocktail Recap Part 2 Tales of the Cocktail Recap Part 3 I had never been to New Orleans prior to going down for this year’s Tales of the Cocktail, so when it came to deciding where to eat and drink (which are always my […]

August 2, 2010

Happy Hour: Tales Recap Pt. 3 (John Besh + Kermit Ruffins = happy mouth & ears)

by Payman Bahmani

PREFACE: Tales of the Cocktail Recap Part 1 Tales of the Cocktail Recap Part 2 New Orleans is perhaps most famous for its great food and rich musical tradition. They’re what folks often point to as the most tangible markers of a New Orleans culture that’s sometimes too intangible to define. So despite a schedule packed […]

March 9, 2010

The Historic Sazerac Bar (NOLA)

by Kayoko Akabori

Thankfully made it to the Sazerac Bar in the historic Roosevelt Hotel. We weren’t going to have enough time to go, but I managed to sneak in on my last day in town. The space is just so majestic and enchanting! The hotel itself has quite a history. Opened in 1893 as “The Grunewald”, it […]

March 8, 2010

Praline Connection Shrimp, Grits & Gumbo (NOLA)

by Kayoko Akabori

We were wandering around on Frenchmen Street, an area right next to the French Quarter that gets just is known to get spankrockinwild for Mardi Gras. While we sauntered in and out of bars and talked to crazy people on the streets in colorful wigs, I saw this sign on neon poster paper. If you […]

March 5, 2010

Oysters Rockefeller at Galatoire’s (NOLA)

by Kayoko Akabori


March 3, 2010

Best Burger Ever at Port of Call (NOLA)

by Kayoko Akabori

Had the best burger I’ve had in my entire life in NOLA. I am being very serious right now. THE BEST. My friends swore they had taken me to Port of Call the last time I was in town, but I definitely had never been here before. I would have remembered this burger. And this […]

February 16, 2010

Postcard from New Orleans: Go-Cup

by Kayoko Akabori

I made it! After a horrible 15-hour trip yesterday to get here (SFO –> LAX –> DFW –> MSY; Damn you, American Airlines!), I’m here! My first night was totally awesome– fireworks, bloody marys, red beans and rice, waving to Harry Connick Jr. and Sean Payton on floats. We made a pitstop for a drink […]