Ray Cannata has eaten at over 750 New Orleans restaurants, so he knows a thing or two about hanging out. Margo Moss has turned Ted's Frostop from a greasy spoon into a considerably less greasy but not quite silver spoon. When the sun goes down on The NOLA Brewing Tap Room in the Irish Channel, Ray and Margo entertain members of New Orleans restaurant community. Their guests bring along a friend, a +1. Anything can happen.
Jeremy Labadie is, in every sense, the Beer Buddha.
Whether his Buddha-like stature is God-given or the result of consuming beer, whether his calm countenance is from a Zen like approach to life or a couple of cool brews, who really knows the truth about, well, anything?
Among the many surprising Buddha enlightening moments on this show are the revelations that Abita actually makes good beer despite the beer snob community thumbing it's collective nose at the conglomerate across the lake. And the claim that the Beer Buddha - whose life is consumed with hops, malt, brewing, eating, writing and breathing beer - could walk away from beer any time and never look back. Now that's a true Buddha.
The Buddha's +1 guest is one of New Orleans' most literate and entertaining journalists, Megan Braden Perry, aka Megan Capone. Megan is making her first solo outing tonight after giving birth to baby Franklin a mere 7 weeks ago. And she's making the most of the short-lived freedom.
A craft brew and a Monkey Hill Negroni put mom in just the right spot to talk about haters, husband Grant's beer brewing, and stout made of her breast milk. Yes, we're back on breast milk in food again. If you are a regular listener to this show you'll know that cooking with breast milk seems to come up more often than is healthy. If this is the first show you've listened to, stick around, we'll be back on breast milk recipes any night.
Till next time, cheers. And as Buddha never said, Om Beer. And support Dine Out NOLA.