I never got to eat at Dooky Chase’s restaurant, and because of that, I never had the honor of meeting Leah Chase, a culinary icon of New Orleans. Sadly, Leah Chase died on June 1st at the age of 96, leaving behind a legacy bigger and more famous than the delicious gumbo she served up to presidents, civil right’s activists, celebrities, and travelers. Leah Chase transformed her husband’s small sandwich shop in… Read More
New Orleans This image of the St. Charles Streetcar reminds me of how timeless the city of New Orleans can feel. The architecture, the food, and the music have a quality and presence that takes you back to the past and keeps you in the present all at once. I highly recommend visiting at least once in your life. You will not regret it!
A few years ago we took the ultimate sampler tour of the United States, adding 9,000 miles to our new Jeep Wrangler in 30 days. Our coast-to-coast adventure included mostly sleepless nights in the great outdoors, with glorious hotel stays in the big cities in between. Since it was impossible to fight the ultimate collapse into the lush linens and fluffy pillows of a comfy hotel bed, fatigue often limited our sightseeing…. Read More
If you didn’t know already, New Orleans just might be the most delicious city in America. I could go on and on about how due to the impending Fourth of July weekend, we had to drive straight to New Orleans and skip Memphis and Elvis and his blue suede shoes. I could tell you how terribly disappointed I was that I wasn’t able to tour Graceland (for the third time), and that,… Read More