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A Letter About Our French Quarter King Cake

French Quarter King Cake Review.

I just wanted to write in to let you know how much my office enjoyed the King cakes that we receive from your company. I received several compliments from my employees on the king cakes. Most wanted to know where I got them, which I gladly told them. I personally did not get to taste them all, however the one I did was absolutely delicious. It had a cream cheese filling and cream cheese is definitely one of my downfalls.

Thanks again for such a wonderful product. The cakes arrived exactly the day I scheduled and were packaged beautifully.

Sincerely,
Diane M.


New Orleans / Mardi Gras – Facts and Schedules

Mardi Gras – Facts and Schedules

If you want a complete 2013 Parade schedule you can see the schedules and routes over on http://www.mardigrasneworleans.com/schedule.html

Looking for some local New Orleans Bed & Breakfasts to stay in?  Well we have a site for that too.http://www.neworleansbandbs.com/

For tons of other up to date info be sure to check out the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Its all about the New Orleans way of life, Music and the French Quarter.


Suit pits Mardi Gras group against liquor seller | DailyComet.com

There is a heated battle going on in the courts about a Mardi Gras organization and a Liquor distributor out of California, claiming trademark infringement.  Basically Rex Spirits Inc. is combining the “Rex” name with Mardi Gras images so that they can market their products under the name “King Rex Spirits”.  Unfortunately the images they are using are trademarked by the Rex Organization (New Orleans Mardi Gras Organization).

If you want even more details of the law suit check out this article in the Daily Comet in Lafourche Parish Louisiana.

http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20130118/APN/1301180803?Title=Suit-pits-Mardi-Gras-group-against-liquor-seller


Coast Mardi Gras steeped in history | Living | The Sun Herald

Here’s agreat story right out of the Sun Herald titled “Coast Mardi Gras Steeped In History”.  It gives you a little bit of the history of Mardi Gras and what its all about.

Some are a bit disappointed this year with the Carnival season and schedule because its going to be cut short because of the super bowl being held in New Orleans.  It looks like some of the parades will start back up after the super bowl.

After reading this article, its amazing to me just how big Mardi Gras was even back in the early 1900′s up and down the coast.  One of the big gatherings was Biloxi Mississippi.

http://www.sunherald.com/2013/01/12/4401859/coast-mardi-gras-steeped-in-history.html


Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide Signing – Calendar

 In case you’re interested the Winn Dixie Supermarket located in Tchoupitlouas (Don’t asked me to pronounce that!) will be hosting the author, Arthur Hardy books signing. He is the author of “Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras guide”. Copies of the guide will be available on-site.

Winn Dixie is located at:
Riverside Market
5400 Tchoupitoulas, New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

 All of the details can be found at:
http://www.myneworleans.com/My-New-Orleans/Calendar/index.php/name/Arthur-Hardys-Mardi-Gras-Guide-Signing/event/9174/


Carnival begins in New Orleans

Carnival starts off the festivities, parties, and parades that spans across the entire Gulf Coast. When carnival starts the beads, masks, king cake eating and champagne sipping begins.

Fat Tuesday which falls on February 12 is just around the corner and the city is expected to break all attendance records due to the fact that you have fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras going on and the Super Bowl. The crowds are going to be message. It’s posted that in the weeks leading up to Mardi Gras, more than 100 parades will roll through the streets or float down the waterways in dozens of communities along the Gulf Coast.

Information in this post was taken from the Poughkeepsie Journal.
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/viewart/20130112/LIFE/301120010/Carnival-begins-New-Orleans


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

As we announced yesterday the New Orleans Jazz and heritage Festival lineup is now out. You can visit their website for up-to-date information and detailed list of performers.

Also on the site you can find local hotel rooms and travel packages As well as Festival tickets and VIP packages.

This year has an incredible lineup. Here are just a few of the head liners:

  • Little Big Town
  • Jill Scott
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Gipsy Kings
  • Patti Smith
  • B.B. King
  • Hall & Oats
  • Aaron Neville
  • Billy Joel
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Maroon 5

This is sure to be a hugh success.  Also while on their site be sure to check out the photo gallery from last year’s Jazz Festival.

New Orleans jazz and heritage Festival


Mardi Gras outfits for women and men at Anthony’s in Foley

 Mardi Gras stretches all over the South, from Alabama to New Orleans and is a huge event. Here’s an article about a small bridal boutique located in Foley Alabama is gearing up for the busy weeks prior to fat Tuesday.

The store owner says that business has already picked up for people looking for Mardi Gras dresses. People getting ready for the upcoming parties, balls and parades and are making sure they dress the part.

Check out some of the formalwear and costume jewelry that this local dealer offers. There are 36 photos available.
http://blog.al.com/gulf-coast/2013/01/mardi_gras_formalwear_at_antho.html


FirstWatch to Monitor Mardi Gras and Super Bowl Crowds – Fire Engineering

FirstWatch To monitor Mardi Gras and Super Bowl crowds.

With over 1 million expected visitors during Mardi Gras, and for the Super Bowl the public officials will be deploying FirstWatch, which is real-time situation awareness to make sure they stay on top of public safety. FirstWatch provides EMS, police and fire dispatch. After interviewing top officials in all three departments (EMS, police and fire) all three are excited and has a very positive outlook for the system. They all feel that it will increase response times.

So if you’re attending New Orleans for Mardi Gras or the Super Bowl rest assure that public safety is a priority for public officials.

Find out more about FirstWatch or to read the article released by Fire Engineering visit the following link below:
http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/2013/01/firstwatch-to-monitor-mardi-gras-and-super-bowl-crowds.html


A Mardi Gras Vocabulary Lesson

Here is an article from a young lady that published a list of terms that only New Orleanians would know.  below are a few of the terms that she goes over. I’m going to list a few without going into great detail of what they are.

  • Carnival vs  Mardi Gras
  • King Cake
  • Krewe
  • Super Krewe
  • Sidewalk side vs Neutral Ground Side

In the article she actually goes through each of the terms and what they mean. Plus there are a couple more that I did not mention about.

One thing that did catch my eye however was her talk about king cakes. She states that it’s one of her favorite things about carnival and that one of the advantages of working in the local scene is that the office is always filled with King Cakes. now here’s the one I like, she mentioned that recently someone in the office brought in a Nutella King cake. now if you have any idea what Nutella is, picture that as a frosting or a feeling inside of a king cake. Can you say yummy?

Here’s a direct link to “a Mardi Gras vocabulary lesson” written by Haley Adams.
http://www.myneworleans.com/Blogs/Nola-Newbie/January-2013/Mardi-Gras-Vocabulary-Terms/