Post Tagged with: "Louisiana"

25Feb
2012

Willie Mae’s Fried Chicken (or, This Is Why I’m Moving to New Orleans)

There’s fried chicken, and then there’s fried chicken. Willie Mae’s Scotch House serves the latter. You will find things like chicken-fried pork chops and some kind of veal on the menu, but that’s not why you came. You came to Willie Mae’s for the fried chicken, and you’re going to order: 3 pieces of fried chicken a side that comes with your order of fried chicken–your choice between green beans, red beans and rice, butter beans, french fries and a […]

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20Feb
2012

New Orleans’ Famous Po’ Boys

I am lying on the couch, belly up, breathing heavily, and fighting food coma. I finally made it to the famous Domilise’s Po Boy Shop & Bar in New Orleans, and I don’t know if I’ll ever recover. Fried oyster po boy, $13

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25Sep
2011

A Brief Jaunt in the French Quarter

The beautiful French Quarter of New Orleans. Four hours, in nine photographs and a video. But the best part is seeing the Transformers street performer in action: –Tara

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27Mar
2011

Shot of the Week

Beads thrown from the floats get caught in trees off the parade routes. You can still find them dangling there all year long. Thanks for reading all our Mardi Gras 2011 coverage this week! Let us know if you’re going next year… –Tara for TKGO

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26Mar
2011

Mardi Gras 2011: Get More Swag!

Mardi Gras is all about sharing. When you want something your neighbor caught four of, you’ll believe me. But there are some items you won’t give away, no matter how much little kids stare and adults drool. Ladies and gentlemen, TKGO picks the top throws from Mardi Gras 2011: So how do you catch these awesome things? A few tips: Beggars can’t be choosers. A sign that reads “Mini Hurricane Glasses, Please!” will only get you angry glares. But at […]

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26Mar
2011

Mardi Gras Parades 2011: The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club

Zulu feels different from many of the other parades. They borrow a few floats from other krewes and throw beads made for parades as far back as 2009, but the sentiment here is unrivaled. The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club isn’t called a krewe—it was founded in 1916 before the term was popular—but it is one. Zulu is one of the oldest organizations to march. Their parade takes place at 8 a.m. on Fat Tuesday, so the highly motivated […]

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25Mar
2011

Anatomy of a Mardi Gras Parade: Krewe of Thoth

The parades are central to Mardi Gras. It’s where you get the beads, hang out with your friends and, for some (most), carry your booze around with you in the street. Each parade is organized by a krewe (pronounced “crew”), whose members pay for everything they throw to crowds from the floats, from beads to high heeled shoes. Member dues, which can be thousands of dollars a year, pay for float construction and costs associated with the ball typically held […]

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24Mar
2011

Mardi Gras Parades 201: New rules to live by

You may have noticed New Orleans marches to the beat of its own drummer. During Mardi Gras, that multiplies tenfold. Rule 1: Given the choice between cold hard cash and a necklace of plastic beads, there is no chance you will go home richer. Beads become the currency of the town this week of the year (and probably more). Even the military marching bands pride themselves in their bead collections! The best time we had was handing out every necklace […]

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23Mar
2011

Mardi Gras Parades 101: Setting up camp

There are worse things than getting caught in a group of tourists in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. They’re usually nice people and Mardi Gras puts them in a good mood (read: they’re happy drunks). As fun as the French Quarter can be, if you want to get a real taste of Mardi Gras, camp out on the local side of the parade routes. We spent most of our time in Uptown, where the parades run straight through neighborhoods (and […]

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