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.
Liz Williams had a hand in creating the World War II Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Finding herself at the same age Julia Child was when she left the straight life behind and started out following her passion for food, Liz did the same and founded the Southern Food & Beverage Museum.
Liz had no idea she was about to become an American pioneer: the first person in the nation to found a museum dedicated to the culture of food and drink.
One of the benefits of knowing the history of food is setting fools straight about things like baby Jesus in your king cake. If you haven't got time to listen to this whole show, skip forward to minute 32 and check out how Jesus came to (not) be in your king cake.
Guests on Midnight Menu +1 bring a guest, a +1. Sometimes these folks are food people, sometimes not. Liz's +1 is an architect. Not just any architect, Jonathan Tate designed and is overseeing the development of the new Southern Food & Beverage Museum on Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
We recorded this episode of Midnight Menu +1 in the currently closed Grille by The Hill restaurant next to Monkey Hill bar on Magazine Street. Somewhere between a ghost tour and an Edward Hopper moment.