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.
Sarah Edwards is living the lives of 3 people. By day she is a barista at Hey Cafe on Magazine Street. Then she'll go hop on her pedicab and sweat out the caffeine in the French Quarter for a few hours.
When most people would then crash out and sleep or drink the night away listening to music, Sarah is following her main love, with the man she's in love with.
Sarah and Frankie Ostello are the co-heart and soul of St Clair, a short bus food truck with a wood fired pizza oven.
Frankie is the reason Sarah stayed in New Orleans. She was about to leave town, giving up on her dream of starting a wood-fired pizza oven food truck when she ran up against the city's smothering food truck red tape.
Sarah met Frankie at a party, discovered he already had a food truck and was dreaming about turning it into a wood-fired pizza oven on wheels. They built the pizza oven together, fell in love along the way, and the rest is, well, an exciting future.
Ray and Margo talk pizza, love, and bocce ball on this episode of Midnight Menu +1. Douglas Engel hobbled around on his one good leg and took the pix.