The Sweet Life in New Orleans: All About the Praline; All About the Bed and Breakfast

In New Orleans, Loretta’s, one of the better makers of pralines, has pecan, coconut, chocolate, and rum flavors of pralines. At Aunt Sally’s in the French Market, her original product has a beautiful vanilla note and creamy texture. One can watch the manufacturing process in the window, or go in and take in the aroma. Continue reading

Restaurant Dish: Come to Jacques-Imo’s Café for eclectic fare and great amosphere

The owner and chef of Jacques-Imo’s Café greets a table donning a white chef’s jacket, shorts and a pair of Birkenstock clogs. It’s not a costume, just another day at the ever- Eclectic Cajun/Creole cuisine eatery in Uptown New Orleans. Continue reading

Eight New Orleans Classics and Where to Find Them (as told by a local)

Everyone who comes to the Crescent City comes for the food. Yes, they are here on convention, or to visit a University or on business, a honeymoon or vacation, but its the food that they really want. The problem is that there are so many places that are so good. Continue reading

Hungry? Visit the Roadfood Festival, Saturday And Sunday, March 27 & 28 2010, French Quarter, New Orleans.

Jane and Michael Stern–the authors of the long-running Roadfood series of books and a great website, all focused on dining in unexpectedly delicious joints all over America–are lending their name and presence to this loose festival on Royal Street this Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading

If you’re happy and you know it…

A recent study ranks Louisiana as the happiest state in the U.S. Researchers’ findings resulted from the synthesis of two data sets: participants’ self-reported well being and another data set that took into account a state’s weather, home prices, and other factors that would point to a satisfactorily lifestyle. Continue reading