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Mardi Gras, Saints, and Super Bowl 2010 Champs…The Perfect Storm?

February 9th, 2010 · 10 Comments

This afternoon starting at 5:00 pm CST the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Champs parade will roll from the Super Dome, through downtown, around Lee Circle, onto St. Charles Avenue and to Canal Street, and then it will end at the Convention Center.

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Tags: Culture · Events · Mardi Gras · Restaurant Reviews

When The Saints Go Marching In…

February 8th, 2010 · 19 Comments

1 billion: Number of chicken wings consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Tags: Culture · Events · Heritage · History · Mardi Gras

Super Bowl Sunday Means Super Eating

February 5th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Every Sunday for the past five months we have prepared and eaten either my taco dip and/or salsa and chips while watching the Saints on TV. So, in keeping with our sports rituals and superstitions, we are preparing the same food for Super Bowl Sunday. And wearing our same Saints apparel, jerseys, etc…oh…and a little Cajun Spice Blend will be thrown in from my special spice bag for each recipe, adding a little laginappe and Voodoo Gris-gris magic!

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Tags: Appetizers · Cajun · Events · Mexican · Recipes · Traditions

The Soul of New Orleans, Gumbo, and Mardi Gras Too

February 2nd, 2010 · 15 Comments

The Soul of New Orleans is a wonderful short video narrated by Wright Thompson, and highlights the current elation that the city is feeling now. With Mardi Gras in full swing and parades rolling on weekend days and weekday nights, and wit the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl for the first time this Sunday (02/07/2010), the city is alive more than ever before since Katrina. This Spirit of Louisiana and The Soul of New Orleans is especially represented with this fantastic video.

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Tags: Cajun · Culture · Events · Mardi Gras · Recipes · Seafood · Soups

Welcome to Mardi Gras 2010

January 5th, 2010 · 25 Comments

It marks the day the wise men brought gifts to the Christ Child. By doing so they ‘revealed’ or ‘made known’ Jesus to the world as Lord and King. As the Mardi Gras season starts this year Fat Tuesday falls on February 16, 2010, always the day before Ash Wednesday, which is the beginning of Lent for fasting and abstinence in the Catholic Church.

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Tags: Cajun · Creole · Culture · Events · Heritage · History · Holidays · Mardi Gras · Traditions · Travel