Jazz Fest New Orleans

One of my favourite trips to take is to New Orleans for Jazz Fest. Good weather, amazing food, friendly people, and great music – it has it all.

I’m already looking forward to this year’s trip and so I thought I would share some photos with you from years past.

We always start the day with bloody marys from Liuzza’s by the Track. They’re stuffed full with olives, pickled green beans and pickled onions. Delicious.

The food at the fairgrounds is good and varied, unusual for most music fests. Above, the famous cochon de lait po’ boy, the first stall I head to.

After the fest everyone sets up their chairs in the streets outside Liuzza’s to hang out and grab a drink. It’s also not unusual for musicians (even some performers from the festival) to set up here and start playing.

Clubs and bars all over the city have amazing shows every night throughout the fest. It’s a great time in a great place and if you ever have the chance to go, you should!

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Missing in Action

I haven’t updated here in a while and I’ve been trying to figure out how most of the summer went by without a single post. So what have I been doing?

There was some volunteering, which is hungry work, so naturally it was followed by long, boozy brunches and lunches.

Brunch at Recipe

Lunch at Fatty Crab

A few great shows, because without them no summer of mine is complete.

There has been a LOT of house hunting which, again, is hungry work. Pounding the pavement all day rushing to appointments means you grab something along the way. But as you can see fast food doesn’t have to be boring.

The Wangding from Asia Dog comes topped with Chinese bbq pork belly.

The Cardoz Num Pang – black pepper braised lamb with chili yoghurt.

Lots of laughs at Indecision in the Park during Summerstage.

John Hodgman was the MC for the night. A lot of regulars from the show – Kristen Schaal, Wyatt Cenac, Al Madrigal – were there, but the highlights for me were Rory Albanese (one of the show’s producers), Mr. John Oliver, and the hysterical Lewis Black.

Sushi of course…

And an amazing performance by The New York Philharmonic on the Great Lawn in Central Park. Alan Gilbert conducted Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.

The night ended with a fireworks display over the city.