Every New Orleanian knows Leah Chase's gumbo, but few realize that the Freedom Fighters gathered and strategized over bowls of that very dish.
Or that Parkway's roast beef po-boy originated in a streetcar conductors' strike. In a town
About the Author
Kennon, Alexandra: - Alexandra Kennon grew up in the small town of St. Francisville, Louisiana, just a short drive north of New Orleans. After graduating from the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, she moved down the Mississippi River to attend Loyola University in New Orleans, and the Crescent City's eccentricities and debauchery suited her so well she has since proudly called it home. In addition to writing about Louisiana's rich history, cuisine and culture, Alexandra leads tours of her beloved city and acts for the stage and screen--she is most proud to have originated roles in two Tennessee Williams one-acts.