Toasting The Tricentennial – Part Deux – Louisiana Eats – It’s New Orleans

On this week’s show, we continue our tricentennial tribute to New Orleans with a look at brand new research in the field of archeology. We speak to Jim Bruseth and Toni Turner, who reveal a surprising turn of events that preceded the city’s official founding. Evidently, if the French explorer La Salle hadn’t blundered in hiPoppy Tooker with Jim Bruseth and Toni Turners attempt to form a colony here, we would have been celebrating our 300th birthday 30 years ago.

 From a Watery Grave

We also discuss the the city’s early years with a team of archeologists who unearthed artifacts for The Historic New Orleans Collection.


Then, we celebrate a culinary grande dame, Arnaud’s Restaurant, which is commemorating 100 years of fine dining in New Orleans. The Casbarian family shares some memories as they usher the restaurant into its second century.

 Arnaud's Restaurant

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