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.
Bar B Q ain't what it used to be when dad threw a few ribs and chickens on the grill, pretty much forgot about it while he got loaded on crappy beer and we all had to pray mom's potato salad was edible before we were forced to accompany it with various forms of carbon which we just knew would give us all cancer. Well, we survived. And just as well because we've lived long enough to learn to bar b q right thanks to the pride of Mid City, Colleen Rush.
Colleen wrote the 10 commandments of bar b q, Low and Slow, and now she's back with the new testament, Low and Slow 2.
Colleen's +1 is legendary NOLA writer and blogger, Deborah "Big Red" Cotton. Big Red is the world authority on second lines and street parades. Believe it or not, despite the century-plus history of parading and Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs in New Orelans, nobody had thought to provide a centralilzed resource for all that info till Big Red came along. As she says to Ray and Margo, if nothing else it ties up traffic for 4 hours on a Saturday, wouldn't you think people would like to know about that? Apparently they do, and that's why Big Red is so big.
Check out the fabulous new NOLA Brewing Tap Room. It's truly awesome. These crappy photos don't begin to do it justice.