Post Tagged with: "New Orleans"

20Mar
2011

Shot of the Week

Typical architecture in the French Quarter in New Orleans. During Mardi Gras, residents hang out on the porches to throw and catch beads from above. –Tara for TKGO

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19Mar
2011

What I Learned at Mardi Gras 2011

After five days in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, I have discovered: 10. I like my grits with cream and butter. 9. People will happily spend hours begging shamelessly for beer coozies, boas, plastic cups, bags of chips, furry harpoons, and plastic beads. 8. If Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa weren’t already BFFs, they are now. 7. Larger-than-life papier mache Michael Jacksons and Edgar Allen Poes really don’t become any less extraordinary the more you see them. 6. A liberal […]

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22Feb
2010

New Orleans in Need

Between the Saints taking the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras madness, it’s been quite the past couple weeks for the city of New Orleans. I love New Orleans. It’s a charming and vivacious city with loads of personality. They’re big on music (it’s the birthplace of jazz), they’re big on food (beignets and jambalaya are my personal favorites), and they’re big on celebrating (case in point: Mardi Gras). The circumstance in which I first experienced The Big Easy, though, was […]

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6Feb
2010

Saints v. Colts: A Food Fight

Football players can eat, that much is definitely true. But what, exactly do they eat? In honor of the Super Bowl tomorrow, here are a few descriptions (and successfully-tried recipes!) of regional specialties that keep our boys on the field. We’ll take any excuse to talk about food! Indianapolis Colts Before it was even certain the Colts were headed to the Super Bowl, the team chef placed a huge order to be shipped to Miami of — get this — granola. […]

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