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How Crawfish Got Famous

How Crawfish Got Famous

April 13, 2007  |  New Orleans

by ERROL LABORDE After the waters began to recede from the great flood of 1927, some refugees who had spent time at a Red Cross camp began to return to their homes in rural central Louisiana. What they saw was bleak. Water lines reached the … Read More »

Soccer stars to play in City Park

Soccer stars to play in City Park

March 20, 2007  |  New Orleans

The first professional sports event to be held on the new playing surface of Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park since it was renamed Reggie Bush Field takes place this Sunday. Legendary Central American soccer giants Olimpia will tackle the USA… Read More »

The New Orleans Saints' Gift to Our City

The New Orleans Saints' Gift to Our City

February 28, 2007  |  New Orleans

With my history of being a Tom Benson critic; I think it's time to give credit where credit is due. Tom, thanks for keeping the Saints here in New Orleans, and thanks for hiring Sean Payton. I can't begin to say what this team has don… Read More »

The Saints' Impact on New Orleans

The Saints' Impact on New Orleans

February 15, 2007  |  New Orleans

(Adopted from ESPN) NEW ORLEANS -- When it was finally over, a woman walked down Hillary Street and she cried. Her makeup was gone. Her eyes were red and puffy. A few blocks away, a lifelong Saints fan named Stan Gelpi looked up from his empty… Read More »

"Our Saints, Our City, Our Soul"

January 14, 2007  |  New Orleans

The New Orleans Saints' win over the Philadelphia Eagles last night in the Superdome has Saints fans all over the country celebrating. For those of us who live in the New Orleans metro area and have been waiting for 40 years to see our beloved t… Read More »

Take a Caribbean Cruise out of New Orleans!

Take a Caribbean Cruise out of New Orleans!

November 16, 2006  |  New Orleans

Last weekend, thanks to a very thoughtful and generous boss, a group of us had the good fortune of going on Carnival's Fantasy cruise ship's 4 night cruise to Cozumel, Mexico The ship was impressive and comfortable, the foo… Read More »

You know you're from New Orleans when....

You know you're from New Orleans when....

October 18, 2006  |  New Orleans

I usually don't pass on these jokes, but this one has a few funny stereotypes about us New Orleanians... You know you're from New Orleans when.... You reinforce your attic to store Mardi Gras beads. You save newspapers, not … Read More »

Understanding Brocato's

Understanding Brocato's

October 13, 2006  |  New Orleans

"My dad was a hard working man." Those words still resonate whenever I think about Angelo Brocato's Ice Cream parlor which has now reopened after being closed because of You Know What. Speaking was Angelo Brocato Jr. who along w… Read More »

Harrah's Casino: Another reason to visit

Harrah's Casino: Another reason to visit

September 22, 2006  |  New Orleans

Last night I had the great fortune to be invited to the opening celebration of the new Harrah's Hotel and Fulton Street Celebration. Not only was it one of the best parties I have ever attended, it was so exciting to be among the first to see … Read More »

New Happenings at the Foot of Canal Street

New Happenings at the Foot of Canal Street

September 5, 2006  |  New Orleans

My wife and I decided to see the acclaimed IMAX movie, "Hurricane on the Bayou" this weekend. On our way there we stopped in Canal Place to make our regular stop at Starbuck's Coffee, and do a little window shopping. We were happy to see that Sak… Read More »