Posts Tagged: Mardi Gras

Listen To The Mardi Gras

Oh, hey, it's Mardi Gras! Why not get drunk in your office and listen to this playlist to pretend you're in New Orleans? If you actually are in New Orleans, I hate you.


Mardi Gras In New Orleans

Well, technically it is Mardi Gras everywhere, but nowhere is it more Mardi Gras than in New Orleans. Here's a little "mix" I made for you, which is naturally incomplete (WHY WON'T YOU LET ME EMBED "WHO SHOT THE LALA," YOUTUBE?) but is a pretty decent soundtrack for the day. Laissez les bons temps etc., everyone!


Spanish Jambalaya Casserole

With spring officially here, we've reached the two final installments of this series of favorite casserole recipes (with crockery recommendations) from The Awl and The Hairpin. But before you go full fair-weather grill-out, a recipe for jambalaya.

One of my first post-collegiate single-guy attempts at "cooking"—outside of warming a can of Goya black beans in a saucepan—was for a Mardi Gras-themed party in the mid-90s. I'd gone to my first Jazz Fest in 1993 with some friends/co-workers (synonymous in those days for me), and I listened to a lot of Dash Rip Rock and The Radiators. The next year, a creole-themed party emerged as the perfect [...]


It's Carnival Time!

Happy Mardi Gras! Should you be unable to make it to New Orleans today and too employed to start drinking properly until later in the evening, the Times-Picayune offers a variety of live webcams covering different parades and celebrations. Laissez les etc!