Tag Archives: New Orleans

Sunday Suppers: Pass the Grits, Easy on Bourbon

We thought about appetizers and sides, heck even a sazerac, for this week’s meal. But once you eat a bowl of etouffee it can be pretty hard to not go back for seconds, much less save room for dessert. Don’t … Continue reading

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Red beans and rice

By Katherine One of the quintessential Louisiana dishes we managed not to have on our trip to New Orleans a few months back was red beans and rice. So when we saw chef John Besh cooking up a big pot … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, absinthe and American history

By Katherine One reaches a point in life that she simply has enough souvenir glasses, perhaps by 22. So instead of plunking down some hard-earned presidents for a hurricane and the pretty take-home glass at Pat O’Briens, the famed bar … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday in the Big Easy

Recently for Katherine’s birthday we headed farther south to a quiet little town called New Orleans. Needless to say we ate a lot of really good food, drank a lot of really good wine and stomached quite a lot of … Continue reading

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Baked grits with mushrooms and green onions

By Katherine We’re planning a quick trip to New Orleans for my birthday next month and one of the restaurants everyone says we should try is called Jacques-Imo’s Cafe. We’re more than game, I mean honestly smothered chicken, shrimp and … Continue reading

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