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.
Scott and Jane Wolfe got married and opened their first grocery store when he was 19 and she was 17.
A few grocery stores later Jane and Scott were to discover a factoid about marketing that changed their lives and etched an indelibe icon into the minds of all New Orleanians.
Dispensing with every other daily special in their grocery stores, Scott and Jane swung for the fences and hit a home run with their never-ending meat specials.
Now, all these years later, after pre-katrina (i.e. voluntary) retirement they're back. Jane went to school and graduated with a masters in divinity from Harvard (yes, the real Harvard) and while she stuidied, Scott threw himself into building a new business. Melba's is a poboy shop, an art gallery, an art studio, a neighborhood meeting spot and on top of all that it's open 24 hours a day.
New Orleans is not short on innovators in the food, arts, entertainment and social gathering fields, but you'll go a long way till you meet folks who combine all those skills and who are this delightfully humble and understated about all their accomplishments. This is a combo fun/feel-good show of the year. Recorded live at The NOLA Brewing Tap Room.