This week’s episode is dedicated to two of New Orleans’ most beloved pieces of artistry– music and the culinary arts. We enjoy an hour-long set of Otra, an Afro-Cuban Jazz band from New Orleans. In this set, they call out to the French Quarter Fest crowd back in 2008, “Do what feels good. Music is for everyone. Dancing is for everyone."
We talk with Barrie Schwartz of My House, an organization that focuses on empowering the local culinary community, including the growing food truck scene in the city. We also hear from Rachel Carr Eymard who discusses the transition from the kitchen to Rue Chow, a food truck she shares with her husband. She tells us what makes food trucks special is the connection to their customers and the oppurtunity to see them enjoying their food. One of Rue Chow's signature dishes includes a Korean BBQ Chicken Pita.
From the Renaissance of food trucks to dancing to the rhythms of Otra, we discover what truly makes the culture in New Orleans so unique is the experience it brings to each of us.
Food Trucks Roll Through Broadmoor
Picture of Rue Chow courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/rue.chow.
Otra photo taken by Melanie Merz.