Happy Monday and woo hoo - the Hornets won!!!
Celebrate the Gulf with Gulf Alive a Seminar Series today through Wednesday in the Historic French Market!! Seminar speakers will represent the finest of Louisiana's chefs, cooks, food authorities, farmers and fishermen. Look for the speaker roster and more events at http://www.gulfalive.com/ and http://www.edibleneworleans.com/.
Check out today's schedule!!
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
OPENING CEREMONY AT THE FRENCH MARKET
Speakers: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, Chef Leah Chase and Special Guests
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
THE UNIQUE FLAVOR OF LOCAL INGREDIENTS
An overview of unique Louisiana ingredients and why local foods are intrinsically more flavorful
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
HEALTHY MENUS FOR NEW ORLEANS SCHOOLS
Healthy menu options for kids!
12:00 AM - 12:45 PM
COOKING WITH SPICE!
A history of Tabasco and the cayenne pepper in Louisiana
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
GIVE ME SOME "SUGA' BABY!"
Louisiana sugarcane and everything this perennial grass has to offer
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
WHAT'S A RED BEAN WITHOUT WILD RED RICE?
Louisiana's rice farmers are diversifying and recognizing the nutritional and flavorful advantages of a former enemy
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
HERBSAINT & CULINARY COCKTAILS
Tastings from the mixologist's garden
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
HERBSAINT BAR OPEN
Cash Bar - The Barley Oak
More good stuff going on today!!
Frenchmen and Decatur are kickin' with lots of music tonight!
BMC (1331 Decatur) has a great early show at 6:00 pm with Fun in the Pocket featuring Mayumi Shara (drummer extraordinaire)...then stay on for the next show at 9:30 with Smoky Greenwell's Blues Jam!!
Head down Frenchmen Street to d.b.a. (618 Frenchmen) for two great shows!! It's Luke Winslow King at 6:00 pm and stay on for Glen David Andrews at 9:00 pm!
Be sure to make a stop by the Spotted Cat (623 Frenchmen) early for this great line-up of music....Brett Richardson at 4:00 pm, Dominic Grillo and The Frenchmen Street All Stars at 6:00 pm and be sure to stay on for the Jazz Vipers at 10:00 pm.....it's sure to be another smokin' Monday evening show.
Head on down to Mid City for even more music at Chickie Wah Wah (2828 Canal) with Evan Christopher's and Tom McDermott - It's their cd release party at 8:00 pm...and come hungry - the kitchen is back open!!
You can stay in the Mid-City 'hood and go on over to Banks Street Bar (4401 Banks)about 9:00 pm for the Hannah KB Band + The Slomski Brothers Vaudeville Show tonight!
And If you're lookin' for some bluegrass music tonight you don't have to go too far to find it....Check out the Hi Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude) and the Bluegrass Pickin' Party at 8:00 pm...there's no cover and FREE red beans! And stay on for the Old Tire Swingers at 11:00 pm!!
To top off you're evning....you gotta go Uptown and over to the Maple Leaf (8316 Oak) for Papa Grows Funk at 11:00 pm they really know how to get your Monday night funkified!!!
Have a great one...and for more musical fun check out WWOZ Livewire ....until tomorrow.