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At Your Service: You’ve Got a Deeply Flawed Friend in Me

  Until two weeks ago this weekly column/blog was largely dedicated to a combination of...

Celebrate St. Joseph’s Day with an Attitude of Gratitude and Dinner...

  Today is St. Joseph's Day, a big deal here in New Orleans, but my...

The Best Outings for the Next Week: Get Out and About...

  With corona virus cases ticking up in New Orleans and mass public gatherings, such...

The Best Meatless Specials to Try for Lent

  For Catholics, the practice of forgoing the consumption of meat during Lent (Ash Wednesday...

The Best Places to Find Real Crawfish Bisque

  In 1957 a feature in Holiday magazine described ladies dining on bowls of crawfish...

The Best Places to Seek Shelter During Mardi Gras

  Few things are more valuable than a friend with a home and a working...

The Best Things to Do at The Higgins Hotel

My late father, Andrew Ernest Benson, Jr., was born in May of 1929. He...

The Best Fun Things Going on This Week

New Orleans became home to many thousands of Vietnamese people following the fall of...

The Best New Things to Try This Weekend

  A voyeur, I like to people watch. One of my top spots for doing...

The Best King Cake Creations to Try this Weekend

  We are most assuredly in the Season of the King Cake. They are seemingly...

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