Monthly Archives: July 2012

Arnaud’s and a Mini Mardi Gras Museum

Another one of the famous restaurants in New Orleans in Arnaud’s in a city known for culinary delights.  Not only are they famous for their cuisine, they also have a small museum on the premises featuring articles from different Mardi … Continue reading

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Galatoire’s Restaurant

In keeping with these memories of New Orleans, another fine dining establishment that we took advantage of was Galatoire’s Restaurant on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter.   If you have never been to the Quarter, you may be surprised at … Continue reading

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Antoine’s (and I still can’t believe the commercial)

When I was still young I remember an advertisement for an instant coffee which claimed they substituted their coffee for the legendary coffee of Antoine’s in New Orleans.   Back then I had no idea of Antoine’s, but I was still … Continue reading

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Commander’s Palace and a Streetcar Named Desire

In February of 1999 we made our first trip to New Orleans.  I remember riding the streetcar named Desire.  We were staying at the Omni Royal Orleans right in the center of the French Quarter.  We had decided to have … Continue reading

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A Couple of Jumbos

Chianti is the only wine (outside of Champagne and Communion Wine) that was popular and common in my neighborhood of Southwest Detroit.  It was not uncommon to know several of the older men who made wine in their basement and … Continue reading

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Chateau Croizet-Bages

This was a classified Bordeaux wine that I found in a nightclub when I was in college, and I would periodically keep reordering it.  It was so good and it was affordable even at my wages.   I would take a … Continue reading

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Sauternes and Barsac

Sauternes is one of the famous white wines of the Bordeaux region, and is acclaimed as a great dessert wine.   Always make sure that you are buying Sauternes and not Sauterne.  Sauterne is used by other country winemakers to designate … Continue reading

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