NOLADrinks Show: Tall Ships NOLA 2018 – French Quarter Festival – Jamal Batiste

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we have some great interviews lined up! We talk with Erin Short of Tall Ships America and their involvement in the tricentennial of New Orleans. We also chat with Heather Twichell of French Quarter Fest wrapping things up from last weekend’s great event. Lastly, New Orleans drummer extraordinaire, Jamal Batiste, joins us for another installment of #SoulSkillet.

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NOLADrinks Show: Soul Skillet – Tom Oliver of Coffee Science and NOLA Jazz History – John McCusker

On this edition of The NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we’re celebrating French Quarter Festival! We have another #SoulSkillet segment where we chat with Tom Oliver, owner of the café Coffee Science and member of the band the Royal Pendletons. Next, a fascinating chat in our featured interview with jazz historian and guide, John McCusker of the Cradle of Jazz Tour. We emphasize the early history of jazz in the place of its birth, New Orleans, and the need to preserve important historical landmarks here in the city.

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NOLADrinks Show: Bon Bon Vivant and Two Dummies Food Tour – NOLA Food Trucks

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we start-off with our Soul Skillet segment chatting with Abigail Cosio and Jeremy Kelley of the terrific New Orleans band, Bon Bon Vivant! We talk about their music, upcoming gigs, and the Red Beans Parade. Next up, the Two Dummies Food Tour is back! We pay a visit to the New Orleans Food Trucks Coalition food truck rally at Champions Square!

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NOLADrinks Show: Pastry Chef Ruby Bloch – Dr. Brian King and Shelley Buchanan on Bloody Marys

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias we talk with talented New Orleans pastry chef and current Spring Baking Championship contestant on the Food Network, Ruby Bloch. We talk about her new business, Salt and Light Pasty Co., her stint on the TV show, and more! We also talk with two Bloody Mary experts and book authors, Shelley Buchanan of the Drunken Tomato and Dr. Brian King of Bloody America.

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NOLADrinks Show: French Quarter Fest Food – Bloody Mary Fest – Hogs for the Cause

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we feature several interviews with various food vendors participating in this year’s 35th annual French Quarter Festival. The fest is a world-class music event that is quickly becoming a noted food and drink happening as well. We also discuss this weekend’s second annual Bloody Mary Festival and the 10th annual Hogs for the Cause, a terrific event that raises over a million dollars for families victimized by pediatric brain cancer.

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NOLADrinks Show: Agave Week – Bourbon and Bluegrass

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk Agave Week and Top Taco NOLA. We have a series of three interesting interviews from the industry seminar and panel that took place as part of the festivities. We talk with Luis Navarro of El Tesoro Tequila, Eric Rubin of Espiritus Group and Blue Nectar Tequila, and Evan Meeker of Del Maguey Mezcal. Next up, we talk with Heaven Hill Whiskey Ambassador, Bernie Lubbers. We talk whiskey and his fun and informative presentation melding bourbon and bluegrass music!

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NOLADrinks Show: Angel’s Envy, Jägermeister, and St. Germain Reps and Top Taco NOLA

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with Katie DuBois of Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Lucinda Weed of St. Germain, and Ranh Nuñez of Jägermeister. We discuss working for a brand, some industry trends, and, of course, taste some delicious stuff! We also visit with the organizers of Top Taco NOLA and Agave Week taking place this week here in New Orleans.

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NOLADrinks Show: French Quarter Festival and Two Dummies Food Tour

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we talk with Rebecca Sell, Marketing and Publicity Manager, and Heather Twichell, Food and Beverage Manager, of French Quarter Festivals, Inc., the organization behind French Quarter Festival and other events in New Orleans. We discuss the festival, all the great music, and the terrific food and drink you can find there, too! We also kick-off our Two Dummies Food Tour. Our first stop is St. Roch Market.

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NOLADrinks Show: New Orleans Kitchens in the Civil Rights Movement and News & Notes

On this edition of the NOLADrinks Show with Bryan Dias, we welcome returning guest, Pepper Bowen of the Culinaria Center, part of the National Food and Beverage Foundation. This time around, we discuss kitchens in New Orleans that supported activists during the Civil Rights Movement as well as other topics, including African-American women selling pralines in Congo Square prior to the Civil War and more. We also touch on some news including the passing of Mr. Okra, Tales of the Cocktail, French Quarter Festival, the James Beard Awards, and more.

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