Come Experience Some of the True Flavors and Feel of New Orleans!
My deep "Southern Hospitality" culture comes from growing up in one of the most unique places in the world. New Orleans is rich in all it has to offer, from its food, music, and values of family and neighborhood, to a dialect all its own; "Where Y'at?", "How's ya mom and 'em". My desire is to bring you a bit of the spirit and authentic tastes of New Orleans.
I use only the freshest ingredients to create the addicting flavors of this unique food that can not be found anywhere else in the world! Once your palate has experienced these flavors, you will know that there is no substitute! I have totally committed myself to deliver to you an experience that will keep you coming back for more. So sit back, relax, and enjoy or celebrate like it is Mardi Gras. It's all up to you!
What Does Second Line Mean?
In New Orleans, visitors experience the Big Easy's culture on the walls of museums, on the stages of theaters, and even on the plates of local restaurants. This Culture also comes bubbling up from the streets and one of the most unique expressions of this is the Second Line Parade.
The Second Line Parades are the descendants of the city's famous jazz funerals and they carry many of the same traditions with them as they march down the streets. There are dozens of different Second Line Parades put on throughout the year. Usually on Sunday afternoons, they are held in neighborhoods all across the city. In all cases they will include a brass band, jubilant dancing in the streets and members decked out in a wardrobe of brightly colored suits, sashes, hats and bonnets, parasols, and banners, melding the pomp of a courtly function and the spontaneous energy of a block party, that moves one block at a time. The parades are not tied to any particular event, holiday, or commemoration; rather, they are generally held for their own sake and to Let the Good Times Roll.
The "main line" is the main section of the parade, or the members of the actual club with the parading permit; those who follow the band just to enjoy the music are called the "Second Line". The Second Line's style of traditional dance, in which participants walk and twirl a parasol or handkerchief in the air is called, "Second Lining". It has been "the quintessential New Orleans art form - a jazz funeral without the body".