16 April 2010

Friday Top 5

Annual pilgrimage to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off next week. This will be our 5th year in a row. My Top 5 Jazz Fest Moments:
  1. Everything about 2006 - it was the first time the city was open for business after Hurricane Katrina. My beloved Crescent City was still on her knees, but she was fighting to get up, and I was there to bear witness.
  2. Getting to meet Fats Domino at Tipitina's
  3. Kermit Ruffins at Vaughn's. Actually, that's any Thursday in New Orleans, but it's a particularly fun show during Fest.
  4. Prejean's quail, pheasant, and andouille gumbo. It's, like, the best thing you'll ever eat.
  5. Lunch at Commander's Palace the Monday after Fest - make sure to ask to be seated in the room with the big party that comes in every year.
Image Credit: the official 2010 Congo Square poster

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