Megan Braden-Perry

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Festivals/Street Fairs

Chuc mung nam moi! The beginner's guide to Tet Fest in N.O. East

Tet Festival, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church’s annual three-day Lunar New Year celebration, is consistently the most fun, affordable, low-stress festival in New Orleans. When I think of some other festivals, with all the expensive food, tickets, traffic jams, crappy...

Food Trucks, Spanish Food

¿Donde esta la comida? Try looking in New Orleans East

The next time someone says there’s no real Latin food in New Orleans, slap them and take them to New Orleans East. Having stayed on campus at Dillard University for college, despite being born and raised in New Orleans, I made plenty of friends from places like Texas...

Food

It's gumbo and grilled cheese season, y'all

Gumbo and grilled cheese weather has finally arrived! From roughly the 1970s until Katrina, most New Orleans schools served gumbo and grilled cheese about every other week during fall and winter. The combination has such a devoted fan base that it’s even part of New...