Dr. Nystrom’s presentation, titled “Sicilian Corner Markets: Booze, Railroads, and Race in Back-of-Town New Orleans,” explores the Crescent City at the turn of the twentieth century through a close examination of Louisiana Act 176 of 1908, known popularly as the “Gay-Shattuck Law.”
Whether you’ll be joining us next weekend or visiting New Orleans another time, we hope you’ll stop in at one, or more, of these local favorites.
The stories of some of the bread bakers and a few of the hardworking po-boy and banh mi makers (and one oyster loaf partisan) who keep those bakers in business.
Following Katrina, having to relocate to Arkansas, one of the main things that really, really affected us was adjusting to the food.
“We just find things amusing that other people don’t find that amusing.”
Though Dixie Brewery still looms large in the cultural imagination of New Orleans, the once iconic structure is literally a shell of its former self.
“Imagine seeing 250 people sitting at your dinner table and you tell them that you’re gay.”
Phillip Collier explains that his new book is far from comprehensive. Still, its breadth leaves the reader wondering why we’ve so long overlooked how much New Orleans has been making.