New Orleans Voices - April 2013

Schiro's Cafe: From Poor Boys to Saag Paneer

Nazrat Rahman is co-owner and chef of Schiro's Cafe in the Faubourg Marigny. For more than a century, this New Orleans building has been home to at least two businesses. Many years ago, Schiro's was a corner neighborhood grocery store.…

Maurepas Foods: A Bywater Gem

Mike Doyle is owner and chef at Maurepas Foods. Maurepas Foods is a popular restaurant located in New Orleans' Bywater neighborhood. Maurepas Foods is Doyle's first restaurant; he chose the Bywater area because he felt the neighborhood was under-served. In…

NOLA Brewing Company: Old Tradition, New Brew

Kirk Coco is founder and president of NOLA Brewing Company. Coco's inspiration to start his own brewery came from two unlikely sources: Hurricane Katrina and Dixie beer, one of New Orleans' traditionally favorite brews. However, the reason Dixie beer inspired…

Prohibition and New Orleans: The City That Forgot to Care

John Magill is a curator and historian at the Historic New Orleans Collection. For this podcast, Magill gives us a colorful glimpse of New Orleans during Prohibition. When the United States government outlawed alcohol in 1920, home breweries sprang up…

French Quarter Festival Turns 30

Marci Schramm is the executive director of French Quarter Festivals Incorporated. In today's podcast, Schramm explains that French Quarter Festivals Inc. actually operates three separate festivals: French Quarter Festival, Satchmo Summerfest and Christmas New Orleans Style.This year – 2013 –…