The Big Easy
September 26, 2012
Have you ever eaten a shrimp Po' Boy while standing in the middle of a crowd during a celebration? Have you danced in the middle of the street while following a band? Have you tasted spicy corn and red potatoes with turkey necks and crawfish? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then you could have possibly been in New Orleans.
New Orleans, The Big Easy, is a place of great music, great food, and great people. The history of this city is rich with Creole culture. The term Creole refers to those with a mixed French & Spanish heritage. New Orleans is known for its food, music, and festivals. One of these festivals is Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), the celebration of the Carnival season before Lent begins. Mardi Gras is a very popular carnival event in New Orleans, but this is just one of many festivities held there. The music of New Orleans consists of jazz, rhythm and blues, southern gospel, and zydeco, which combines Cajun sounds with Caribbean style music. New Orleans is a city of fantasies come true! From dining on extraordinary delicacies such as Beignets and Gumbo or enjoying a romantic night under the Southern sky, New Orleans is the place to be!
Red Bridge Branch