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The Hoppy Half-Pint

Hunting Gumbo in the French Quarter

New Orleans is home to a rich and varied culinary scene, which is by no means limited to such iconic staples as beignets, gumbo, crawfish etouffee and jambalaya. There's way more to eat than what Zatarain's offers. However, after a Saturday spent wandering the city, I was looking for some legit gumbo.

Café Bon Ami – a review of sorts

New Orleans, home of Mardi Gras, crawfish beignets,  gumbo, the Sazerac, the Saints, the French Quarter, ungodly summer heat – and lots of coffee. The place is full of coffee shops, and not just Café Du Monde. One new and modern local coffee shop is Café Bon Ami.

The Longest Pint

This is Part 1 of a series on how to grow and brew your own beer. Over the year, I'm growing my own hops, building my own brew setup, making my own recipe, brewing a batch, fermenting it and then bottling it.

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