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Real life Ratatouille cartoon movie scene captured in a NOLA French Quarters restaurant

First of all I am terrified of mice, rats, hamsters, gerbils and all rodents and I'm creeped out typing about this. I can't look at any of the pics or videos, I had my niece download the pics to add on here. I'm sorry, but this is one area NOLA Chic hates to even speak … Continue reading Real life Ratatouille cartoon movie scene captured in a NOLA French Quarters restaurant

One of my favorite restaurants, best gumbo in NOLA, The Half Shell On The Bayou

THE HALF SHELL ON THE BAYOU Oyster Bar & Grill The best gumbo in New Orleans is at the Half Shell on Bayou Rd! No need to try to convince me otherwise,because it taste just like my Momo's and she's was the best, but passed away. I have tasted a many bowls since Hurricane Katrina … Continue reading One of my favorite restaurants, best gumbo in NOLA, The Half Shell On The Bayou

Affectionately dubbed ‘Old Sober’, the little-known New Orleans dish called yakamein is said to right even the worst symptoms of fun.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Frenchmen Street was relatively tranquil. People still were sleeping off the night before or finishing up late-day brunches to quell any lingering after-effects. Strains of jazz – an accordion, clarinet, tuba – leaked onto the street. Rainbow-bright clapboard houses competed with the brilliant blue of the sky. But the most … Continue reading Affectionately dubbed ‘Old Sober’, the little-known New Orleans dish called yakamein is said to right even the worst symptoms of fun.

It’s May aka ‘May the 4th be With You’Month #GeekiestMonthoftheYea

Hello my NOLA Family,  I'm pleased to share with you "Geek Out NOLA" who happenes to be a friend and fellow blogger. We are in collaboration with all things for the betterment of all and I will use my platform to share her Geek Out NOLA events that she feels are worth attending. You will … Continue reading It’s May aka ‘May the 4th be With You’Month #GeekiestMonthoftheYea

A lunch date with Nola Chic at Cafe Degas

I treated myself to a solo lunch after a stressful morning meeting at one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Cafe Degas is located at 3127 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans. Cafe Degas is a ovely cozy, romantic tree house feel for a french restaurant. An actual tree runs thru it, which is pretty cool. … Continue reading A lunch date with Nola Chic at Cafe Degas

I finally can say I had the best Eggs Benedict at Jimmy J’s Cafe in New Orleans

I stopped at Jimmy J's late in the afternoon after attending early morning sessions hosted by New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, that's another blog, but I had cravings for Eggs Benedict and I couldn't think of my fave stop that offers it. I knew Jimmy J's offerings would cure my tastes buds but I was in … Continue reading I finally can say I had the best Eggs Benedict at Jimmy J’s Cafe in New Orleans

Black History in New Orleans: Rose Nicaud

Nicaud became the first known coffee vendor in New Orleans. Rose, a slave, saw the opportunity to provide a service to French Market vendors, workers and shoppers by providing them with fresh, hot coffee. Rose created a portable cart which she pushed through the market on Sundays, selling "cafe noir ou cafe au lait". Her … Continue reading Black History in New Orleans: Rose Nicaud

Let’s Talk Gumbo

As the year comes to an end, as well as this marks my second year of my move home to New Orleans, I noticed that it has been a year of Gumbo Controversy.. Social media has been ablaze with Gumbo post and never-ending comments, yesterday I decided to jump on the bandwagon and some fuel … Continue reading Let’s Talk Gumbo

New Orleans Own, Chef Lena Richard 1892-1950

When I was a little girl I was always in the kitchen watching my Mama and Momo, it didn't matter what they were cooking either. It was something about being in that kitchen with them, seeing the passion and love in their eyes as they cooked and baked in a hot small kitchen. I didn't … Continue reading New Orleans Own, Chef Lena Richard 1892-1950

NOLA Bread Pudding

This afternoon I decided to make my Momo's Pineapple Bread Pudding with "Not New Orleans French Bread" that my Mama been holding onto for over a week in her refrigerator. If you haven't tasted a nice crusty, soft, airy piece of french bread made in New Orleans, you're missing a really good piece of bread. … Continue reading NOLA Bread Pudding

My thoughts on Melba’s Boycott

What brought the crisis to Melba’s, however, was a comment from the manager on duty at the time. Mike Wolfe told WWL-TV that he didn’t want to show the Saints game if players protested in that way. The restaurant’s Facebook page lit up with angry comments, accusations of hypocrisy from a white-owned business based in a largely … Continue reading My thoughts on Melba’s Boycott

New book on makin’ groceries and history, Schwegmann-style

Opening day of the Schwegmann's on Old Gentilly Road, Nov. 25, 1957. Courtesy: The Charles L. Franck Studio Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, acc. no. 1994.94.2.1663. None NEW ORLEANS -- During the heyday of his local supermarket empire, John G. Schwegmann was known for simply and clearly distilling his thoughts on any number … Continue reading New book on makin’ groceries and history, Schwegmann-style