Monthly Archives: March 2007

The Mardis Gras Blog!

Okay, it took me a while, but it’s all here. I originally attempted to blog in New Orleans, but technical difficulties killed that idea, so I took some time to compile detailed accounts of everything I could remember, especially every … Continue reading

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My Gumbo Is Getting Cold…

I was all excited to arrive in New Orleans in time for a nice lunch at Gumbo Shop. Then I got to the Philly airport at 7:45 and saw the largest line ever inside. People were snaked everywhere, and there … Continue reading

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Baubles, Bangles, and Beads

Miraculously, my luggage was waiting for me when I arrived, as there was a lineup of bags just sitting next to the carousel. They must have been on the 11:00 flight, which surely landed before my flight did. Since my … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Feeding Trough

We followed up the Hermes parade with a big dinner at Jacque-Imo’s. This is one of my favorite restaurants on Earth because the food is incredibly bold and damn good but the environment is really festive and down-to-Earth. In this … Continue reading

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Le Bon Temps Roulé

We were off to Le Bon Temps Roulé. It was my first visit to this venue that many love dearly. From the start, I couldn’t see what the fuss was all about. The front room had a completely different vibe, … Continue reading

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A Nice Lazy Start to the Day

We got up and had lunch at Frankie and Johnnies. I wasn’t as crazy about this low-key joint as everyone else was, particularly because my jambalaya was really lousy. It was little more than rice, tomato sauce, and a few … Continue reading

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Dinner at Dante’s

This had been our only day that was really relaxed and laid-back, so we took the next couple of hours for our makeshift frathouse to drink a lot of beer, engage in infantile behavior, and take showers to get ready … Continue reading

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