On the Straight and Narrow

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History of the Shotgun Home They line the streets like long narrow cracker boxes tipped on their sides, brightly colored, some with gingerbread trim others with well used front porches meant for gathering. The Southern charm of a shotgun home comes not only from its historical significance, but its transformation from affordable housing into a […]

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A Sip of Summer

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History of the Pimm’s Cup With the first days of April upon us, the temperatures are quickly rising, threatening the upcoming summer heat that New Orleans is famous for.  While we can’t offer a solution for the humidity of a Southern summer, we can promise that one of the quickest ways to cool down in […]

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History of Groom’s Cakes

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Groom’s Cakes Like much else, the South has a way with wedding traditions that is different from the rest of the United States.  We’ve talked second lines and cake pulls, but today we’re talking something a little more male-centric… it’s groom’s cakes!  Because in New Orleans we have to ask, why limit ourselves to just […]

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