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.
Caitlion O'Neill's entire trivia and cheerleading life had led up to the moment when she was already drunk at dinner in the Grill Room in the Windsor Court hotel with the Latvian man destined to become her father in law after she marries Mr Hunter and becomes Caitlion (Pronounced "Kate Lion") Hunter. That's when she gets the phone call.
The phone call from Jeopardy! to tell her she's on the show. Nothing has ever been quite the same since. But it's hard to say whether this episode is even one of the top 5 Most Interesting Things about Caitlion.
Matthew Desotell is a big deal in some circles. Matthew wrote and directed a movie. And he made it for 15 years in the entertainment business in Los Angeles before returning recently to New Orleans. But his movie might not even make the list of the 5 Most Interesting Things about Matthew. You might know him for his professional banter. Or his fashion campaigns for the likes of Hudson Jeans.
Daria Dzurik is the lead singer and steel pan player in the band Daria & The Hip Drops. Daria does something nobody has ever done before on Happy Hour and Daria has never done before anywhere: she accompanies herself on steel pans and sings. Judging by the enthusiastic response from the folks at the restaurant/bar Wayfare, the debut experiment is a smash success.
Photos by Jill Lafleur.