Midnight Menu +1

Mondo Loco Tocco – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Welcome to the amazing crazy world of Tony Tocco, circling the Earth at 5x the speed of life. Ray accurately describes Tony as having an influence on more hip New Orleans places than almost anybody in town. Tony was on the floor the night Bayona opened, spent a decade at Gautreau’s, was the co-founder of Snake…

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Two Girls One Shuck – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

If you’re looking at the title of this show, Two Girls One Shuck and think the name of this oyster shucking duo is a play on the f-word, you’re in a better place than knowing the truth. Don’t, for the love of God, Google “Two Girls One Cup.” Your life will never be the same….

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Rum and Folk – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Phil Minissale visited New Orleans for the first time when he was 17. An impressionable age, Phil got the bug and as the years unfolded found himself visiting the city as often as he could get here. As a traveling songwriter, Phil made his way through New Orleans on extensive tours, either playing the Blue…

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Little Gem – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Nick Bazan started out washing dishes at Shoney’s in New Orleans East. Two years later he was the longest serving and hardest working sucka in the history of Shoney’s, still making a little over minimum wage as a line cook, working (“It’s illegal by the way”) 12 hour shifts without a break. Then he wised…

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Katie Dreams of Sushi Fest – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

If you’re the type of person who love’s sushi with a passion, then you’re probably like Cheryl Lemoine. If you’re the type of person who creates an entire festival around sushi, and then comes onto Midnight Menu+1 to talk about it, then you most likely are Cheryl Lemoine. Cheryl sits down with Ray and Margo…

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Roast ’em If You Got ’em – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Ironically it s the worlds crappiest coffee that started the international “second wave” of coffee drinking that continues to crank up the world on caffeine. Having gotten us all hooked, the green St Joan of coffee watches implacably from her ubiquitous seal as those with more discerning taste enter the era known as The 3rd…

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It’s The 90’s, Dad – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Calling Luke Deadnettlez a barista is a little like calling Richard Branson a businessman, or Mick Jagger a vocalist. While it s essentially true, the job description doesn t begin to do justice to the scope of their influence. Luke holds court daily at Zotz coffee shop on Oak Street. He doesn t own the…

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Old McLocal Had a Farm – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

If you catch and smoke a raccoon, an event that involves neither a farm or table, is that strictly “farm to table”? That is just one of the many vexing questions posed by the annual Eat Local Challenge in which you’re challenged to eat only locally sourced foods for 30 days. Eric Bucich is a…

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Yelp: It’s What’s For Dinner – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Of all the TV shows, radio shows and podcasts about food of all the years of restaurant reviews in newspapers probably nothing has revolutionized dining out more than the smart phone app, Yelp. Yelp puts the power of approval or disapproval of a restaurant in the hands of regular people. But it also means in…

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Green to Go Sweets to Stay – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Ray and Margo sit down at an especially lively night at the Nola Tap Room to welcome our first official returning guest, Gia Di Leo of Green to Go. Gia has to shout to be heard over the noise, but she’s so excited that she’d probably be shouting anyway, because Gia is just days away…

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