ASU Gammage: Matilda Review

As the season at Gammage continues, I continue on with my journey to learn more about musical theater and to cultivate an appreciation for it. On the menu for February was Matilda, a musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl children’s book. I was a big fan of the book and the Danny DeVito movie, so […]

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Beignets

The one menu item that I hear about more than jambalaya, gumbo, po boys, or any other food from New Orleans is the beignet. It could be because I know many people with some serious sweet tooths, but I had this item as a high priority to consume on my trip. There were two places […]

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The Sazerac

I learned a lot about the cocktail culture when I went to New Orleans. I didn’t know much going in; I did a quick Google search with my wife to see if New Orleans was known for any specialty drinks I should try while down there and the Sazerac shot to the top of the […]

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Preservation Hall

One of my main missions for this trip was to see some authentic New Orleans jazz. Having known nothing about the city prior to landing, it was a bit intimidating trying to find venues. After an unsuccessful trip down Bourbon Street, we thankfully met up for a Music Gumbo walking tour, and our guide gave […]

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Commander’s Palace

I’m not one for fine dining; it just seemed so alien and odd to me that I never could imagine myself doing anything of the sort. I’m also very price-conscious, so the high-price stigma also helped guide me away. While on our honeymoon, my wife picked out a nice restaurant where we could do a […]

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Pharmacy Museum

While walking down the French Quarter one day, Halee and I stumbled upon a beautiful old building with a pharmacy sign hanging above┬áthe doorway. Curious, we tucked out heads inside and saw that it was full of powders, potions, and concoctions from the history of pharmacology. This small, unassuming storefront proved to be a treasure […]

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World War II Museum

One of the top-rate museums in the nation is the World War II museum located in the warehouse district of New Orleans. It is a large, industrial-looking series of buildings from the outside, but on the inside, a great deal of care and craftsmanship is on display to preserve the American angle on that grand […]

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Nutria Rats

On our swamp tour, one of the airboat passengers pointed out a large animal scurrying through the tall swamp grass. Our seasoned Bayou pilot slowed the boat and killed the engine. Before us stood a big fat swamp rat, which our guide called a Nutria rat. From there, he told us a little bit about […]

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