How does August begin in New Orleans? With trumpeters sweating while they invoke the spirit of Louis Armstrong in the French Quarter, and with connoisseurs and dilettantes alike sweating through their white linen while cruising galleries in the arts district. Hot enough for you? Of course, that's not all there is to New Orleans in early August. We don't propose to cover everything in town in the next half-hour, but we do what we can. No sweat; it's All Things New Orleans.
Fine wines exploded in popularity during the 1980's and 90's, and soon after there was a proliferation of mirco-breweries in America. Now, the demand for specialty cocktails has surged across the country. Nobody understands that more than Commander's Palace's Ti Martin, who'll step up to the microphone on this week's Notes from New Orleans.