Celebrating 2012 Fourth of July in New Orleans

It’s about to be the Fourth of July.  Again.  Our town was here before the American independence from Britain, but we’re not counting that, because we weren’t in the country then anyway.  Heck, some people think we’re still not really … Continue reading

Celebrating Juneteenth at Congo Square, New Orleans

The 19th of June is “Nineteenth,” a holiday begun in Texas and originating from President Lincoln’s proclamation that slaves were emancipated.   He made the announcement New Year’s Day, 1863, but in Galveston, Texas, the slaves didn’t get the word until … Continue reading

Bar Food That Will Surprise you!

  It used to be in New Orleans that a bar was a bar, and it served alcoholic beverages.   Maybe potatoe chips were available at the counter.  Not anymore. Neighborhood “dive” bars or even more upscale operations, are serving all kinds … Continue reading