New Orleans, LA – Even before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans folks of a certain generation could tell tales of a restaurant scene in the lakefront's West End area that was hard for younger people to imagine.
Where some of us saw a marina, a parking lot and just a handful of seafood joints, they remembered restaurant after restaurant, many of them built on stilts over Lake Pontchartrain.
Food can be nourishing and satisfying just about anywhere, but the special appeal of our own regional food comes from the way it reflects who we are and where we have been. Celebrating this and sharing its story with others is the tall order before the people at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA – This is a tale of two Charlie's - that is, two restaurants named Charlie's. One is Charlie's Steakhouse in Uptown New Orleans. The other is Charlie's Seafood in the old upriver suburb of Harahan.