I first went to New Orleans in 1997, and it wasn’t really to see the city. Me and a bunch of pals piled in a car to drive from Columbus, Ohio to watch the Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl (they got crushed).
In the four days before the game, we saw New Orleans through Bourbon Street tinted glasses, limiting our view to the bottom of every hand grenade we could handle (and a few beyond that). Go-cups in New Orleans were a revelation. We didn’t (and still don’t) have those in Ohio.
I had a memorable trip, but it was one very different from the trip I took last month, nearly 20 years later. Although I’m known for drawing on coffee cups, I’m doing go-cups this time. How could I not?
I’ve complied five highlights of my most recent visit to New Orleans (it wasn’t easy to narrow it down to five.) This time, I had a southern adventure, filled with incredible music, amazing art, great food, and quite possibly the warmest group of people I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. And here they are.
#OneTimeInNOLA I watched The Young Fellaz Brass Band light up the night on Frenchmen St. [read the full story on Instagram]