HAPPY HOUR is a cocktail-fueled 60 minutes of random conversation with folks who have nothing in common, other than being New Orleanians in a bar. Featuring extraordinary New Orleans musicians playing live, host Grant Morris and sidekick deluxe Andrew Duhon.
Sasha Masakowski doesn't look all that fierce. But she doesn't look like she hangs out in strip clubs either. Looks can be deceiving.
Sasha's middle name is Hildegard, German for Battle Maiden, which is not coincidentally the name of her newest music venture, Hildegarde. And if you go to Deja Vu strip club on Bourbon Street on Tuesday nights and tell 'em you're with the Masakowski party Sasha can hook you up with $2 drinks all night. She's a VIP. All 'cause of Chip Forstall.
Do you have any idea where the oil in the notorious Keystone Pipeline is going to come from? Canada, okay, but do you know where exactly in Canada?
Karen Duncan comes form North of the border and fills us in on the details plus some other fascinating facts about Canada about which all of us - at least the people at our table - are totally ignorant of. Karen also has some awesome inside insight into the secret shopper system at local restaurants. If you want to be a barroom or restaurant snitch, eat free, drink free and rat out employees, Karen can hook you up.
Okay, so we sorted out where Canada is. Now, do you know where South East Louisiana is? Where it is technically, officially, on a map? Well, how about this? It's apparently not.
Authors of Southeast Louisiana Food, Addie and Jeremy Martin, had to make an executive decision about that when they wrote the book on our food and culture. Except you can't actually say "our" if you live in New Orleans because apparently we're not in Southeast Louisiana.
This wide range of topics - from Keystone to strip clubs to geolocation - is only the scantest sample of today's meandering conversation, augmented with an awesome sandwich from Wayfare's Chef Kevin White, brand new music from Hildegarde, and a beautiful Duhon-Masakowski duet.