Category Archives: Cajun

Hotlanta: Papadeaux

Tuesday we all headed down to Papadeaux in Marietta. It was kind of corporate, but I am not going to be too picky when it comes to getting a taste of New Orleans. Plus it had all the requirements for … Continue reading

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My Top Faves at CBS’ Great Chefs

  1. The first offering I came across at the Great Chefs of LA event taking place in the backlot of CBS was Momed’s duck shawarma. Momed, in Beverly Hills, is a contraction of “Modern Mediterranean”. The pita looked awfully generous for someone … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Here is one of my favorite New Orleans-inspired recipes, developed by yours truly. It makes enough for a party. JAMBALAYA 1 large onion, chopped3 ribs celery, chopped1 green pepper, diced1 red pepper, diced5 cloves garlic, minced4 Tablespoons butter3 cups raw … Continue reading

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An Overnighter in Anaheim

I recently spent two days at the Anaheim Convention Center. While it was not exactly a holiday, I took pictures anyways, because that is what I do. I can’t stop myself. My choice was between the Anabella Hotel, which looked … Continue reading

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Coop’s Place

Coop’s is our go-to place in The Big Easy. The hip little dive bar on Decateur is anchored by a giant church pew, and made homey by a little cat in the window. The service is fast, the music is … Continue reading

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The Gumbo Pot’s Red Beans and Rice

In Louisiana, red beans and rice are traditionally served on Mondays. Monday was wash day, and once all of the ingredients were thrown in, you could ignore the beans all day while you tended to the laundry. I am obsessed … Continue reading

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A Cajun 3-Way: New Orleans

Just a block down from Ragin Cajun, New Orleans occupies a space that used to be a 50s cafe, and you can still see traces of that design. The interior is a long diner counter, with tables lining the wall. … Continue reading

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Cajun 3-way Rajin Cajun

Hermosa Beach is one lucky town. Not only do they have the beautiful beach and the ocean breezes, but they have lucked out in the restaurant department. They are home to not one, but three New Orleans-inspired eateries: Ragin Cajun, … Continue reading

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Meet Me at 3rd and Fairfax: The Gumbo Pot

I was worried when they opened the monstrosity known as “The Grove” that my beloved Farmer’s Market would be contaminated by it and die a slow, whimpering death. The closure of Dupar’s for “renovation” did nothing to allay my fears. … Continue reading

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