SECRET NEW ORLEANS: TJ & Di Clover Grill Housewife Tales!
VIEUX CARRÉ CONFIDENTIAL! (series) episode #11! TJ Fisher and Di Harris adventures! More slice-of-life dispatches from life in the French Quarter! TJ and Di slurp Bourbon Street milkshakes, gobble French fries and dish gossip-girl style, with the gang at the Clover Grill. The close-knit restaurant is a popular 24/7 French Quarter diner, an old-fashioned eatery for locals, tourists, performers, revelers and drag queens. The perfect “flash back to the past” gritty grill for people watching. The lively waiters are known to shimmy-shake and dance in the aisles — while serving hubcap burgers — to the blaring beat of nonstop jukebox tunes.
Next, TJ cuddles up to a pair of wee baby bunnies, while chatting with local Bourbon Street characters, original humid housewives of the Vieux Carré Scott Lloyd and Jim Farrell of Treme. For a photo-op with their brigade of French Quarter farm animals, most nights Scott and Jim can be found socializing at the corner of Bourbon and Dumain streets in front of Café Lafittes in Exile, with miniature horses in tow. Sometimes their pig and goat join in on the family evening outing. Café Lafitte is a favorite meeting place, offering live entertainment, the oldest gay bar in the United States.
VIEUX CARRÉ CONFIDENTIAL! mischief-makers TJ and Di fit the mold for New Orleans characters. The two enjoy opening up their world and revealing the whacky side of New Orleans, all that is unique to the city and untethered to convention.
Later in the film clip, Di rides astride a rolling clothing cart, while getting pushed through the historic Farmers Market by merchant Salomon. The Market dates back to 1791. She ends up dancing to planter near the Gazebo Restaurant, motioning to others to join her, rock n’ rolling to the music of a live band.
Madcap French Quarter author/Bourbon Street resident TJ Fisher and Bohemian-chichi tastemaker Di Harris TJ and Di are known to share a raucous sense of black humor. TJ drives a ’59 pink Cadillac convertible named Lulabell, and Di rides a 1968 “My Fair Lady” model banana-seat Stingray. TJ is the award-winning author of multiple New Orleans-based nonfiction and fiction works. Acclaimed designer/artist Di is the proprietor of Zogwald’s, a French Quarter boutique with a star-studded clientele. (TJ also maintains a home in Palm Beach, Florida and Di in Melbourne, Australia.)
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New Orleans is a town like none other, a magical place filled with whimsical and firebrand people who relish a never-a-dull- moment sense of daring and commitment. French Quarterites are long recognized as impetuous, idealistic romanticists with a curious proclivity for surreal drama. New Orleanians are notoriously unafraid of lending fodder for gossip.
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