Keeping your taste buds, liver, eardrums and funny bone tickled since 1994.
last updated on
Jun 13, 2013
Hey, where y'at.
So ... what is all this, anyway? In short, it's a personal web site that's gotten out way of hand; a huge, labyrinthine and delightfully overgrown compendium of knowledge about New Orleans and Louisiana cuisine and culture, and lots of other fun and fabulous stuff; dedicated to the enjoyment of great food, drink and music, and to the preservation of New Orleans culture.
Oh, and if you're visiting southern Louisiana, remember these things:
1. You don't need a full 8 hours of sleep a night while there -- there's too much fun to be had to waste it sleeping.
2. In Louisiana ... alcohol, butter, cream and big piles of fried seafood are still good for you.
site map. (appallingly inaccurate.)
tip jar! everything you find on this site is free. your tips help keepit all going. paypal is the best, but you can also use amazon.com (although they deduct a bigger fee and i get to keep less). or if you're feeling particularly generous, you can buy me something. thanks!
looka! my weblog¹, updated (almost) daily (except when it isn't).
musings on cocktails, food, music, new orleans culture and much more. tons of original content and linky goodness. (newly redesigned and upgraded to wordpress!)
- louisiana stuff: the heart of the matter. our food, music and culture.
the creole & cajun recipe page (woild-famous! fo' true!)
music, culture and food of new orleans. where to eat great food, where hear great music, where to go, what to see, where to stay, what to read, how ta tawk rite, &c.
shop new orleans! help the city of new orleans and its people by shopping there online, from these links. there's a wealth of unique music, art, food, clothing, jewelry, gifts and much more. you'll also be adding much-needed dollars to the local economy. thanks!!
- cocktails: an index of 350+ new, classic and original cocktails. there's much fine drinking to be done here.
- photography on my flickr account.
- radio stuff: non-commercial, of course. lots to listen to. well, except my own radio shows... i'm on hiatus now as a dj/programmer, but might be lookin' for another gig soon.
the non-commercial radio list. the web's most detailed and comprehensive listing of non-commercial, community and public radio stations in north america and beyond. (well, i claim that it is. i also claim that i can be thrown off the top of beachy head into the english channel, and then be buried. or that i can burrow through an elephant. or something.) if you're a public or non-commercial radio station manager or webmaster and you're not on here or need updating, email me your station's url.
my antique radio collection. modest, but cool.
listen! wwoz, 90.7 fm, new orleans, best radio station in the universe.
dan phillips' home of the groove radio, hard to find n.o.-related r&b and funk.
reese fuller's gumbo radio (hey, pretty cool show name there, bra).
- "doctors, professors, kings & queens: the big ol' box of new orleans"
a 4-cd box set celebrating the joy and diversity of the new orleans music scene.
produced, compiled and annotated by chuck taggart (hey, that's me!), with
liner notes by mary herczog (author of frommer's new orleans) and myself.
- other musical stuff: my old uncle tupelo, wilco and son volt pages.
(also, don't miss the world's most exhaustive uncle tupelo fan site, factory belt.)
- new orleans and gulf coast charities. please donate to:
gulf aid: in response to the gulf oil spill, supporting wetlands/coastal environmental issues, the well-being of fishermen and their families, and the regional seafood industry.
tipitina's foundation, supporting louisiana and new orleans' irreplaceable music community, preserving their unique musical cultures and supplying instruments to local musicians and schools.
habitat for humanity, n.o.: because lots of people in new orleans still need homes.
- festival tours international nancy covey's fabulous company provding music-based tours to the new orleans jazz & heritage festival and midweek cajun country trip (including a private crawfish boil at the home of marc & ann savoy), and much more. she's done other musical tours to britain, spain and russia. more fun than humans should be allowed to have. (we host and maintain her site.)
- store my online shop for books, cocktail tools and more, via amazon.com, JUST UPGRADED! shop away!.
- swag t-shirts, mugs and other stuff that nobody buys, featuring the website logo. (you can buy some if you want. you'll be the only kid on your block ... actually, you'll be one of the few on the planet.)
- who is this frakkin' guy, anyway? the native new orleanian behind all this, for the insufferably curious. (99 and 44/100% egoboo-free.)
¹ - or, "blog," if you must. Gawd, I hate that word.
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In loving memory of
Mary Herczog -- great friend, confidante, writer, traveler, philosopher, inspiration. 1963 - 2010
Dave Schmerler -- great friend, punster, debater, music and movie fanatic, lover of new orleans. 1953 - 2009
Ian Conner -- artist, filmmaker, photographer, cinematographer, teacher, advisor, mentor, friend. 1940 - 1999
Mo' later, y'all ... lâche pas la patate, et laissez les bons temps rouler!
This site ©1994-2010 by Chuck Taggart.
All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.
This means that you may not copy my writing onto other web pages or anywhere else without my specific written permission. If you do, it's called "stealing" and "plagiarism". However, quotes of passages of reasonable length, properly attributed, may be considered fair use. I'm really tired of finding entire articles of mine from here copied and pasted as someone else's work, or with no attribution. People who steal my stuff and pass it off as their own will be étoufféed and served to Dr. Lecter, with a nice Chianti. (I'm serious. Just don't do it. Thanks.)
Oh, and what's the site about again? New Orleans food, New Orleans music, New Orleans culture. Food and cooking in general. Cocktails and spirits. Music of the rootsy variety, plus my old Uncle Tupelo, Wilco and Son Volt pages. Public radio (although not so much anymore. The Looka! weblog (or blog if you must). OK Google, does that help you find things? Let's hope.