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On this week's Louisiana Eats! we speak with Taylor Mathis about his escapades around the Southeast in search of the best tailgate parties on College Game Day. We'll also hear from Bill Heavey, who spent a year eating foraged food and writing about it in his new book It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It.

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is planning to continue all normal operations throughout Tropical Storm Karen, the university announced today in a press release posted to its Facebook page. That includes Saturday's home football game against Texas State.

University officials say they are monitoring the storm as it develops, and will post updates if the situation changes to campus notification systems, websites, social media and other outlets.

It was another record-setting night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints offense, as they dispatched the visiting Miami Dolphins 38-17 in the Superdome.

 

The Saints made it look easy, dominating the Miami Dolphins on both sides of the ball in their ninth straight Monday Night Football victory.

Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham combined for four touchdowns, and the Saints’ now-stellar defense forced three interceptions and a fumble out of Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

New Orleans City Hall will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in advance of the evening Saints game in the Superdome.

The city says the early closing time is due to an expected increase in traffic that will impact and limit access to city hall for residents. City hall is scheduled to resume normal business hours on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

The Monday Night Football game against the Miami Dolphins (3-0) is scheduled to kick off at 7:40 p.m.

New Orleans leaders are gathering Thursday morning for a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s been called the Field of Dreams. It’s become another landmark to Hurricane Katrina recovery.

The New Orleans Saints are still undefeated, after their 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at home in the Superdome.

The Arizona Cardinals spent five minutes and forty-seven seconds marching down the field on the first possession of the game.

It was the only time they would score.

In a dramatic turnaround from last season, it was the Saints young defense who stood up to make the big plays, keeping Arizona off the field and giving quarterback Drew Brees and company the space to work.

Jason Saul / WWNO

Getting together to watch the New Orleans Saints play is a special ritual for New Orleanians — but for half the season our beloved boys in black and gold are on the road, so we cram together in barrooms and living rooms to cheer them on, rather than fill up the Superdome.

We’re chronicling those other places that mean so much to us, from corner bars to TV studios to living rooms.

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Garrett Hartley’s game-clinching 27-yard field goal with five seconds left capped a wild Sunday night in Tampa Bay and sent the New Orleans Saints home with a win over the Buccaneers, 16-14.

It took the Saints just over a minute to drive 54 yards back down the field, after Tampa Bay’s own missed field goal, to set Hartley up to make the kick. The team was down by one, thanks to an earlier missed kick, and the points they gave back trying and failing to score a one-yard touchdown with just seconds to go in the first half.

Jason Saul / WWNO

The New Orleans Saints beat the Atlanta Falcons at home in the Superdome Sunday afternoon, in a rollicking game that came down to the wire, as many games between these two rivals often do.

The Falcons offense, taking advantage of an invigorated but still-shaky Saints secondary, marched down the field with time expiring, but rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro tipped Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan’s fourth-down bullet with less than a minute to play, and Roman Harper intercepted it in the end zone.

Tramaine Thompson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, Ty Zimmerman took an interception 32 yards for another score and Kansas State rebounded from a season-opening loss to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 48-27 Saturday night.

Thompson also returned a punt 61 yards to the 1-yard line in the third quarter to set up a touchdown by Jake Waters. Zimmerman's interception moments later gave Kansas State touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a span of minutes.

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