Blind Tiger: Scrumptious Cajun-Creole Lunch in Shreveport

On our recent visit to Shreveport, enjoying a Cajun-creole meal at ‘Blind Tiger’ was on the top of the things to do. And that’s where we had lunch to begin our day in this lovely city. The casual vibe, its great location and the tempting food – make it an ideal place to stop by, when in Louisiana. Our scrumptious meal included: Floridays Martini A martini makes a good start, damn … Continue reading Blind Tiger: Scrumptious Cajun-Creole Lunch in Shreveport

New Orleans Charm: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square

Beautiful St. Louis Cathedral alongside the lively Jackson Square is an iconic picture of the city of New Orleans. As planned, we were there on a Saturday afternoon and the sun decided to shine bright on a December day making the place look even more amazing. Jackson Square Jackson Square, a beautiful park in New Orleans is a National Historic Landmark and the statue of former US President Andrew Jackson graces the space. The park … Continue reading New Orleans Charm: St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square

New Orleans: A taste of french-style Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

A visit to the original 1862 coffee stand ‘Café Du Monde’ in New Orleans was one of the best part of our trip to this lovely city. It has the old world charm and serves the best beignets ever. A sunny winter day and from across the street, we saw the long line to get a table at the café. And we were in within a few minutes. … Continue reading New Orleans: A taste of french-style Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

New Orleans Holiday Festivities at ‘Celebration in the Oaks’

‘Celebration in the Oaks’, is one of traditions during Christmas in this city of Mardi Gras. And we were there to experience the holiday festivities. ‘Is this the line for Tickets’, we asked. ‘Yes’, was the reply. Got in the line around five and it was long considering that we were there almost an hour before the park opens. Though it was tiring to stand for so long, once the … Continue reading New Orleans Holiday Festivities at ‘Celebration in the Oaks’

Mardi Gras Parade: Time for the ‘Amazing Floats’

It was time for the pompous arrival of the Mardi Gras Floats on the Canal Street. And we were all waiting to see the magic happen. “The first Mardi Gras parade was held in New Orleans on February 24th, 1857 by the Krewe of Comus. They began the tradition of presenting a parade with floats and following it with a ball for the Krewe and … Continue reading Mardi Gras Parade: Time for the ‘Amazing Floats’

Mardi Gras Parade: It’s all about the People

Yes, it is all about the people. People who ride on the floats wearing masks, people who parade down the streets (some while holding a flamboyant dog), people who play in the band, people who are dressed in vibrant costumes and not to forget – people who are the audience – “If you are not in the Parade, you watch the parade. That’s Life.”- Mike … Continue reading Mardi Gras Parade: It’s all about the People

Mardi Gras Parade: The Cars, the Bikes & the Carriages

The February Carnival or Mardi Gras, is a celebration to witness atleast once in a lifetime. Festivities go on for over fifteen days and New Orleans gets splashed with the brightest of hues – the colors of Mardi Gras – Purple, Green and Gold. For the history enthusiasts like myself – these three colors were selected in 1872 to honor the visiting Russian Grand Duke whose … Continue reading Mardi Gras Parade: The Cars, the Bikes & the Carriages