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.
If you catch and smoke a raccoon, an event that involves neither a farm or table, is that strictly "farm to table"? That is just one of the many vexing questions posed by the annual Eat Local Challenge in which you're challenged to eat only locally sourced foods for 30 days.
Eric Bucich is a board member of the Eat Local Challenge. He's a raccoon smoker. And he eats bugs.
Chris Look IV is starting a one acre Okra farm in the 9th Ward.
After a couple of NOLA Brewing beers you may (or may not) be surprised how enthusiastic and entertaining a discussion you can have about what, before agribusiness, was known simply as "eating."