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The Legacy of Brass Bands in New Orleans



Happy Mardi Gras Week to one and all!  If any of you have ever been to New Orleans, I'm sure you would agree that there ain't nothin' like catching the sounds of a New Orleans brass band.  When these bands

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What's That THANG They Call The Mardi Gras?!

Though Mardi Gras Day aka Fat Tuesday isn’t until February 21, 2023, the season actually began on January 6. This means that there’s plenty of time for some Mardi Gras magic with  parades and king cake tastings, Carnival exhibits

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Happy Fat Tuesday @ Mind Smoke Manor!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year! 

It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season... 



Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival…

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Mardi Gras Eats!


Along with costumes, music, and libations, it's important to serve up some tasty authentic Cajun/Creole dishes!  Once again, As I did last year, thought it would be fun to once again to share with all of you some…

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