Food & Drink

Don Ames
June 13, 2019 - 9:18 am
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal comes as no surprise to folks here in New Orleans. The Journal says spicy sauces are on fire. And, of course, the spark started right here in south Louisiana. Tabasco sauce, from the salt dome that is Avery Island in Iberia Parish, is the earliest...
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Don Ames
June 09, 2019 - 11:47 am
Hundreds gathered Saturday to say good-bye and honor Leah Chase's legacy at a public viewing. People from all walks of life flocked to Xavier University to honor the New Orleans icon. There'll be another public visitation Monday, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923...
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a Mint Julep cocktail
bhofack2
May 02, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Good news: It's super easy to mix this drink.
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Don Ames
April 14, 2019 - 9:49 am
Although the forecast called for severe weather overnight, nothing occurred to interfere with the French Quarter's biggest party of the year. Festival organizers say they were ready for anything but, luckily, the storms passed and the party will proceed as planned Sunday. Hours for the final day of...
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Don Ames
March 11, 2019 - 8:26 am
Despite claims by fast food chains that they're serving healthy food, it appears their offerings have become increasingly more and more unhealthy. A new study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says the size and calorie content of fast food items at the country's most popular restaurants...
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March 08, 2019 - 11:14 am
(WWL.com) - It’s the first Friday of Lent for the million plus Catholics who call Louisiana home, and for many of them, that means ditching red meat and chowing down on seafood. Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce says we’re on track for a good season, but soft shell crab lovers in...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
(WWL.com) - Fat Tuesday had come and gone and this year presented a longer carnival season. Plenty of King Cakes were consumed as part of the celebration. Bakery Director for Rouse's Markets Michelle Knight said they have seen record sales for the sugary treat. “We’re still pumping them out today...
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March 02, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It's a Bourbon Street battle of jumbo beers, just before Mardi Gras' climactic weekend: Huge Ass Beers vs. Giant Ass Beer. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Huge Ass Beers creator is suing another string of bars and clubs on the famous New Orleans street for marketing a...
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January 26, 2019 - 10:17 am
(WWL.com) - The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco has certified the LA Wallet app, a digital version of your driver’s license, for booze and tobacco purchases. ATC Commissioner Juana Marine Lombard says it’s up to restaurants whether or not they want to accept digital IDs, but business that are...
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January 24, 2019 - 9:33 pm
(WWL.com) - Food banks are facing a possible hunger crisis as the partial government shutdown continues. Jay Vise, spokesman for Second Harvest Food Bank, who serves hundreds of food pantries across south Louisiana, said they have seen an increased demand for help during the shutdown. “We have...
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