Happy Halloween from New Orleans! My video clips from Halloween on Frenchmen Street appear here, here, here, here, here, and here.
Commander’s Palace for lunch with Thom Pepper, Common Ground’s Executive Director. I’m so proud of the work that Common Ground is doing under his dedicated leadership. Here is the live music we heard in the Garden Room. Turtle soup and a Bloody Mary for lunch. Bread pudding for dessert.
Have you ever seen Big Bird perform a trombone solo? I have. It happened tonight at Tipitina’s, in fact. See for yourself here. And here is more from this costumed group.
Karaoke at Kajuns Pub with my friend Katie. It’s such a shame no one took video of us singing Garth Brooks’ “Friends in Low Places” just now, appearing as “The Katies.” We were pitch perfect, and the crowd went wild. (That may or may not be how it really went.) I did catch some other…
Beet salad at Le Foret. Love!
August for lunch with Jeanne. Such an elegant restaurant and fun dining companion. These roses greeted us at the hotel where we parked. This bouquet served as a centerpiece for the entire dining room. Our server started us out with this mixed mousse: garlic parmesan at the bottom and pumpkin mousse middle pumpkin seeds ground…
David Elizardi made me a cappuccino this morning. The Elizardis are such wonderful hosts!
Joey Bada$$ and The Soul Rebels played together at House of Blues tonight. The result – featured here, here, and here – made me very happy. House of Blues has amazing artwork hanging all along its interior walls. Love this tormented skeleton.
Tonight, I shot this photo at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. As you can see, the statue of Jesus is lit such that a Christ-shaped shadow is cast along the cathedral’s back wall. An image sufficiently stunning to make an almost-believer out of me.
Meet my new friend Evan. He and I were both eating and drinking at Sylvain’s bar tonight. At one point, he turned to me and asked, “So where are you visiting from?” This sparked a two-hour conversation about San Francisco, Seattle – the city from which Evan moved here – and, of course, New Orleans.…