Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Happy Mardi Gras! I’m just back from Louisiana after a looonnnggg weekend of eating fabulous food! Grits & grillades, crawfish po boys, “sweep the swamp” pizza, muffalettas, catfish, chicken fried steak, gumbo…you get the point.

I grew up eating the best home-cooked gumbos, courtbouillions, sauce picantes, etc. Now, I cook them, but I’d love to find a place here in town with Cajun/Creole food.

I’ve not been impressed with Baby Kay’s and, as far as I know, Justin’s Ragin’ Cajun is closed. I’m sad.

I guess I’ll just have to keep cookin’. No fun, when I’m cooking for just two of us.

I hope that you take this day, Mardi Gras, and keep New Orleans and the entire Gulf in your thoughts and your pocket books. There are so many worth while organizations doing great work in the area. It’s been six months, but there are years of work to be done.

I’ve listed a few organizations for you to consider supporting. And remember, you can make a donation by APril 15th and get credit for your 2005 taxes: — Red Cross Southeast Louisiana — Habitat for Humanity
http://www.cowboymouth.comCowboy Mouth Relief Fund for Musicians in New Orleans, and don’t miss some amazing music too — Buy a Junior League of NO cookbook and support the cause — The Common Ground Colletive, short term, immediate assistance for displaced citizens

So many great options, follow your heart. God Bless the great City of New Orleans!

1 Comment so far

  1. Bryan (unregistered) on February 28th, 2006 @ 7:53 pm

    Pappadeux on the west side is pretty decent.

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