Alibi V.19 No.34 • Aug 26-Sept 1, 2010 
All in the family (from left): Arden, Lynn and Brittney Hébert

Mina's Dish

New Orleans, N.M.

My first husband and I drove through New Orleans in 1974, moving from Florida to the Land of Enchantment. We searched the French Quarter for lunch and stopped at a well-lit, noisy place. What I remember most was the shrimp étoufée—a spicy, tomatoey stew dished over a generous pile of rice. It was terrific, though I had no basis for comparison, being a novice in the world of Louisiana cooking. That was long before Katrina, Rita and BP heaped their misfortunes on the Gulf. Despite the challenges of rebuilding, the city maintains a robust attitude when it comes to living well—especially when it comes to food.

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Food for Thought

The Soul of a Menu

Tips on ordering right from the Alibi’s restaurant critic

When dining out, sharing food at the table is fun. Passing dishes around or eating “family-style” are a beautiful ways to eat together. Except, it turns out, when you order better than your companions.

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Cheesy Sins of the Past

The Macaroni and Cheese Festival

Browse the delicious wares of over 30 vendors, enjoy wine and beer tastings, live music, entertainment and games.
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Tomato Fiesta

Buy heirloom tomatos, participate in gardening seminars, a cooking demonstration, browse the garden trade fair and great food.
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