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A New Orleans Legend Returns


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After a fire shut the doors to this Quarter icon it was very sad for locals and visitiors alike.  Good news, the doors to Vertimarte are open again!  What are you waiting for? Get your “All that Jazz” today.

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There are plenty of tall tales and legends associated with the New Orleans French Quarter.  Most are rooted in enough truth to make them believable. With others there is just no way to really know.  Either way it leaves you a little spooked. For at least ten years I have been told the story of the “Jazz” sandwich. Spawned in the back of a little Quarter grocery store called the VertiMarte in New Orleans, this mythical Manna of the Gods is said to put you under its spell with one bite.

Oh, my gosh! What is a “Jazz”? you ask while goose bumps chase up your arms. This paranormal po’boy is one of several specialty sandwiches conjured up by the back-of-the-store sandwich magicians. This one is actually called “All that Jazz”.  It is a medley of grilled ham, turkey & shrimp, Swiss & American cheese accompanied by grilled mushrooms, tomatoes, on grilled French bread with the VerdiMarte’s own original “Wow Sauce”.

Finding myself on the corner of Royal Street and Governor Nicholls last evening, I decided to do my own version of a myth buster experiment and brave this 100 plus year old establishment.  With my trusty sidekick by my side (one of the perpetuators of this tale) we armed ourselves with two Barq’s Root beers, a bag of Zapp’s Cajun Crawtators and ordered one “All that Jazz” to split.   The tag team strategy was highly recommended for a light weight like myself.

I am here to bear witness, the “Jazz” lives up to the legend and then some.   The spell is definitely working because I’m thinking a “Jazz” for breakfast sounds amazing.   Despite the sign over the deli counter saying “Sssh- The Quarter’s Best Kept Secret”, stick a needle in my eye, this is one secret I have to tell.

By S.D. Talbot

VertiMarte        1201 Royal Street, French Quarter, New Orleans
Open 24 hrs, 7 days a week
phone 525-4767  |  fax 566-0948

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New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast


New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

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Welcome to the Who Dat? Do Dat! New Orleans weather 10 day forecast! This is your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast. It will be updated daily. The New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is a valuable tool for planning all of your New Orleans outings. While you are here in NOLA there are plenty of people to see, places to go and things to do and the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast will come in very handy. The weather in New Orleans changes day to day. This is because of the city’s proximity to water. This is one of the reasons the New Orleans weather 10 day forecast is so valuable if you are traveling to New Orleans. Don’t miss any of them. Make sure you are not caught unawares. Be prepared for the Louisiana weather changes. Quick and convenient, just check here before you make your plans for the day! 

High /
Low (°F)
Precip. %
Feb 25
AM Clouds / PM Sun 75°/54° 10 %
Feb 26
Mostly Sunny 75°/63° 20 %
Feb 27
Partly Cloudy 76°/65° 10 %
Feb 28
T-Storms 75°/50° 70 %
Mar 01
Sunny 66°/48° 0 %
Mar 02
Partly Cloudy 68°/51° 10 %
Mar 03
Mostly Sunny 70°/54° 20 %
Mar 04
Showers 70°/55° 60 %
Mar 05
Showers 71°/55° 60 %
Mar 06
Partly Cloudy 68°/48° 20 %


Good Morning NOLA!  TGIF!  We are starting off our day with some clouds but the sunwill be out a little later today.  Spring like highs are still around with our’s for today being seventy five.  The low tonight will drop into the fifties again so we are looking around fifty -four degrees.  Another day for me on the set of Looper in the CBD. It was actually quite nice walking over to set  from the French Quarter in the morning. It was warm yesterday but the breeze saved the day.  Looks like we will have more of the same today with the winds five to ten miles per hour according to the forecast. This is suppose to take place in the fall or winter so I was slightly overdressed for the forecast.  Great weather up ahead for the weekend.  Parade going shuld not be a problem.  There is a possiblity of some showers on Monday but the weekend looks clear.  Have a fabulous Friday!

I’ll see you in NOLA!  

Sharon Denise Talbot

Don’ t forget to check back tomorrow for your New Orleans weather 10 day forecast.

New Orleans Weather 10 day forecast

New Orleans French Quarter Festival 2010

Each year World Footprints hosts a live broadcast during French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. This is one of our favorite events–music is everywhere, people are dancing and singing, and the food is plentiful. Certainly, a good time is had by all in New Orleans. We’d love to see you next year!

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Steve Gardner plays Bourbon Street Tokyo Mardi Gras 2007

Mississippi Steve Gardner with the Bottleneck Blues Band play the 2007 Bourbon Street Tokyo, Mardi Gras in Roppongi. (Tokyo, JAPAN) Members-Steve Gardner, Hisa Nakase, Yu Ojima, Macoto Takahashi.

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New Orleans Hosts BCS LSU and Alabama in the Dome

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Wake Up!  Get Up!  Today is the day! If you are a college football fan today is a HUGE day, if you live in Louisiana it is even BIGGER than that!  It is the BCS National Championship and it is all happening right here in the New Orleans Superdome.  Oh, did I mention that the home team LSU Tigers (Louisiana State University) is the number one seed and playing number two seed Alabama Crimson Tide.  Yeah you right!  The city has been gearing up for this match up for days and you can feel it in the air.  In a few short hours we will have a new champion.

Both teams have extremely loyal fans who bleed their school colors and live on tailgates (and for the last few days in the New Orleans French Quarter).  Add that to an amazing city that never sleeps and you have a got a recipe for a party.  For some it is more than an excuse to party, college football is a way of life as deeply ingrained as any religion.  There are rituals and superstitions, prayers and petitions and team pride is taken to the grave.

A friend of mine shared his thoughts about remembering Tiger Fans who are no longer with us. I thought it was worth sharing with you. He also posted it on Tiger Droppings where Tiger fanatics talk about LSU.

“In 2003, before the National Championship against Oklahoma, I began a ritual where I take a moment before important LSU kickoffs to remember Tiger Fans and friends who are no longer with us. My parents had a neighbor, Mr. Ed, who lived across the street from them, who was a huge Tiger Fan. I used to visit Mr. Ed when I’d come in from Texas and we’d talk about the Tigers every chance we had. Mr. Ed never saw the Nick Saban era. He was a huge Tiger fan and his widow gave me the honor to have his LSU hat and the tiger he used to put in the back of their car when they would go to LSU games. We’ll be taking the tiger with us for the drive to New Orleans for the National Championship just like we did in 2003 and 2007. Shortly before the kickoff of the 2003 National Championship, I thought of Mr. Ed and many other Tiger Fans and friends and even some who were not Tiger Fans, in respect of their passing and the wish they could be with us to view the game. I continued the tradition in 2007 for the National Championship game against Ohio State. Shortly before Monday’s National Championship kickoff against Alabama, I will think about Mr. Ed and all of the Tiger Fans, family and friends who have passed who I’d love for them all to be with us to see the game. I know they will be with us in spirit! Geaux Tigers! Beat Bama…Again!!!!”  He also  said “Check out the beautiful and amazing comments people made about their favorite Tiger Fans who have passed. From burying family friends with LSU hats to brining LSU wear to gravesites…The comments will help you understand how deep the love for LSU Football is in it fans. Geaux Tigers!”

You can see the post in its entirety by following the link below:

For all the LSU fans past and present “Let’s do it in the Dome, Tigers!  Geaux LSU!!”

See you in NOLA!  (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Sharon Denise Talbot

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New Orleans’ Jazz Still Hurt, Inspired by Katrina

Jeffrey Brown has an update on musician Michael White who continues his effort to keep a musical tradition strong, five years after Katrina.

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I want to buy a place in the French Quarter and transfer my job to New Orleans…Bad idea?

My mom is trying to talk me out of it saying that the crime is so bad. I so desire to live someplace where you can walk to get from place to place as opposed to tedious driving. I live in Baton Rouge now and the traffic here is awful. I would really love to experience the French Quarter life.

Can anyone suggest realtors or condominums?

Is the crime that bad?

Does anyone current live in the French Quarter or even nearby neighborhoods (Garden District, etc)? How is it?
I’ve gone to French Quarter and New Orleans a lot since my family shops there a lot. I’m familiar with the area however I’ve never gone alone.

The French Quarter is a safe place to live and one of the most charming sections of any city in America. It has definitely gone up scale and is no longer anything like the French Quarter seen in old movies like A Streetcar named Desire. Real Estate prices are very high. Many famous people live there from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Delta Burke and until recently Ann Rice. Buying property in the Quarter may be more difficult but not impossible. The warehouse district adjacent to that section has a lot of upscale condos. I used to live in a condo/apt complex there called The Cotton Mill. (see the link below) It was great. Hope you decide to make the move. You will love New Orleans.



What’s an easy recipe for Bourbon street chicken?

Bourbon Street Chicken

4 chicken breasts
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 C. soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. bourbon (to taste)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Place chicken breasts in a 9×13" baking dish

Combine the ginger, soy sauce, onion flakes, sugar, bourbon and garlic powder and pour over chicken

Cover dish and place in refrigerator overnight

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F

In a covered dish, bake in preheated oven, basting frequently, for 1 hour or until chicken is well browned and juices run clear. Also good on the grill!

Note: If you double the recipe, make sure that the chicken is still in a single layer.

Dire Straits – Planet of New Orleans

Live at Los Angeles, Feb. 8, 1992. Perhaps the best version of this song ever. Enjoy!

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