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NOLA Part II: How things have changed.

It’s day 53 of the Gulf Coast oil spill, and the end doesn’t seem to be in sight.  I can’t help but think of Bayou Billy, our (fictional) tour guide in the bayou, who nonchalantly said, “we’re too far in for the spill to affect us.”

I guess things change about 40 days later.

But on to more upbeat topics.  The food scene in New Orleans proved to be quite an adventure, despite my brief foray into it.  After putting back beignets at Café du Monde and po’ boys at Domilise, we started to experience some of the finer dining experiences that NOLA has to offer.

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NOLA: A hell of a town. Part one.

This is an old post that I started a while ago, so the tenses might be a little off.  Mea culpa.

So I just got back from New Orleans, where I went for a weekend of debauchery and of course, good food.  And boy was I not disappointed.  I had never been down to Nola before, so I was looking forward to a great weekend down there with a crew of nine other dudes.

Now, normally I like to include some ladies in the mix, but this was a bachelor party.  No ladies allowed.  Except for the occasional, ahem, expressionist dancer.

But on to the food!

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