We got away from NOLA for about 2.4 minutes this weekend to go to Boston, where Mr. TWMVO was born and raised. It was a crazy weekend with a family wedding, a memorial service, a house party that may or may not have gotten completely out of hand (but definitely did), and work. For some … Continue reading Boston grazing
So we all know that I consumed more food than science ever thought was humanly possible this last weekend. I felt seriously gross for it. On Monday afternoon, the text from a dear friend came in: "Dinner tonight?" Now, you're right - I could have laughed in her textual face and left it. But there's … Continue reading I just need some leaves in my life, y’all
I was thinking I was due a very relaxing weekend because between October and December, I'm going to be a very busy - but very lucky - lady. (Think: dear friends from far shores are coming to visit; I'm going home to London for not too long, but long enough to breathe the air and … Continue reading NOLA on Tap, Fried Chick’n Festival, Hedwig, & a Haitian dance party: eating my way through the weekend
I don't spend a lot of time in Lakeview because, er...Lakeview. But we just so happened to be there last night and there just so happened to not be a wait at Susan Spicer's Mondo at 6pm (because we're 80). And as such, Alex (Mr. TWMVO) and I went. I've been a couple times to … Continue reading All around the Mondo
This blog post is named by a friend, Darcy, who said this exact quotation (or something like it) in response to us eating at Fritai. I can't tell you if this is offensive or not, but I can tell you she meant it only in the highest regard for that Haitian "shit." And now, let … Continue reading “I’d eat that Haitian shit all day”: Fritai in NOLA
Mama TWMVO likes to celebrate her birthdays in New Orleans: we get her a tattoo, we go to a winery, eat too much food, and get too drunk. The tradition of tattoos in NOLA started back in 2014 when we met here (I was a New Yorker at the time) to jointly celebrate my 30th … Continue reading How to get what you want on someone else’s birthday: Sweet Treats by Rah & L.A. Serendipity
Life is hectic and hard. And you often have to rely on just yourself to get through the slog of it all, with your head held high like you don't have a care in the world, like the badass that you really are. But you know what's always there for you when you need it … Continue reading What’s a world without garlic?
I'm going way back again because, well, I wasn't doing my blog when I was eating all this amazing food and I think you.need.to.know.bout.it. In April, my dear friend, Matt, got married to the love of his life, Patrick. It was a great wedding in Palm Springs. They had churros instead of wedding cake. There … Continue reading When in Los Angeles, eat Cajun
Let me lay the scene: it's last Saturday evening. Friday night, I drank all the prosecco that Pizza D could give me, then I drank whatever wine-like drink other people put in front of my face. Because I'm now old and can't drink like I did when I was, oh, 17 but I often try … Continue reading Midnight Noodle: how does he get so much flavor in from such a small kitchen?!
To kick this whole thing off, I'm going to describe a time when I made my OWN vegan food which I then quickly consumed. I say this like it's an odd experience for me, not because I don't cook - I do. But it's not usually anything exciting. This, THIS my friends is exciting, tho. … Continue reading I made my own vegan food in CDMX…and then I consumed it.