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Happy Hour: La Louisiane

Once upon a time in the Crescent City, there was a culinary institution and hotel named the La Louisiane Hotel and Restaurant down Iberville Street in the French Quarter. La Louisiane, as it was know to the locals, was opened in 1881...

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Happy Hour: Pig + Punch Gets Its Due

This past July, the culinary and spirits festival Tales of the Cocktail (a.k.a. Tales) celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The world's best craft bartenders, taste makers, brand ambassadors, cocktail bloggers, liquor sponsors, and cocktail aficionados plus a legion of media and public relations...

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Happy Hour: The Rum Vieux Carré

Let’s face it, mid-winter is almost upon us and there is not a ground hog is sight. It is getting downright tundra cold out there and Mother Nature is sure to unleash a deep freeze. Some say one should think of a warm...

K&B Drug Store (NOLA)

Walking through the French Quarter during Mardi Gras, I saw this really huge purple and orange sign, sparkling from blocks away. When I got closer, a cute boy was pushing a cart, with fake boxes of ice...

USA JUNKtion: Hubig's Pies from NOLA

A bartender at Royal Street Inn & Bar in NOLA was wearing this shirt: a cute cartoon caricature of a fat man carrying a pie, with the word "Hubig's" written across in cursive. It piqued my interest-- what was...

Postcard from New Orleans: Go-Cup

I made it! After a horrible 15-hour trip yesterday to get here (SFO --> LAX --> DFW --> MSY; Damn you, American Airlines!), I'm here! My first night was totally awesome-- fireworks, bloody marys, red beans and...