WHERE’S JULIA? HERE To maintain proper social distancing, Julia and Poydras are working these days from the company website. Nevertheless, they are both eager to receive your questions. Contact them at Julia@myneworleans.com. Include your name and town. For the subject…
Now in her third decade of mastering local historical tidbits Trivia Queen Julia Street, and Poydras the Parrot, her advisor, accountant and literary agent, are working the web these days. Check out the latest from Julia as she continues to answer questions from her fans.
You can join the discussion by sending a question to Julia firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please include your name and town, just because Poydras likes to know.) And remember, as Poydras always says, the two best things in life are knowledge and hot tamales.
JULIA, THE INSIDE STORY
Julia Street is the self-proclaimed Queen of New Orleans trivia. For security reason little has been revealed about her private life including her current residence. She is believed, however, to live in the Marigny neighborhood where she is frequently seen walking her Catahoula hounds, named Rampart and Dumaine. (Significantly, the Catahoula is the state dog of Louisiana.) It is known that Ms. Street is an avid Saints fan and is still getting therapy because of the referee’s “no-call” in the 2019 playoff game against the Rams. Although she is not an attorney by education she was once offered an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court because of her voluminous knowledge. She refused the offer because of her aversion to black robes. Culinarily, she has created her own recipes for a Spam gumbo. Although Ms. Street has no known vices, she reportedly has a special fondness for green M&Ms.
AND POYDRAS TOO
Thrice named “Parrot of the Year” by the International Talking Bird Society (ITBS), Poydras is Ms. Street’s advisor, accountant and literary agent. He also describes himself as “the living drone” because of his ability to hover over an area and report observations, frequently as research for Ms. Street. Poydras’ family is from the French island of Martinique. He arrived in New Orleans as a chick after stowing away in a banana boat. He is currently living in a B&B on Frenchmen Street while his nearby condo is being remodeled. He frequently reminds his fans that “the two best things in life are knowledge and hot tamales.”
Julia and Poydras contributed a Question and Answer column to New Orleans Magazine for three decades. They are presently located on this website to maintain social distancing.