7 Minutes in Heaven: A Celebration of Esme Barrera w/ Cigarettes After Sex (solo), Ted Leo, Jim Ward, the Crack Pipes, John Wesley Coleman, the John-Pauls, Sara O, Mahealani
"...Ms. B's Authentic Creole Restaurant..."
"...It's the place where all your favorite restaurants get their seafood, so you know it's the freshest. What most don't know is that it also has some of the least expensive (dare I say cheap?) and highest quality Cajun food around: po-boys, etoufee, gumbo, shrimp Creole, and seafood of all types..."
"...With Mardis Gras fast approaching, it's only natural that for the day before, you cook up a big pot of red beans and rice. Cajun-Creole red beans and rice are the classic dish eaten on Mondays all over Louisiana, because traditionally Monday was wash day...."
"...And it's all true, every note of it. The debut feature by the brothers Belic (brother Adrian produced, Roko directed and both worked the camera) centers on San Francisco bluesman Paul Peña, a blind Creole-American behemoth of a man with a wild, tangled mane of curly black hair and a penchant for passing his late-night hours scanning the dial of his shortwave radio..."
"...Rochester (Parker). Rochester's initial response to his exotic young creole wife, herself the child of an alcoholic father and insane mother, is one of fear and distrust..."
"...Louisiana native Curtis Clarke created a definitive bastion of Cajun-Creole hospitality, cuisine, and live music in an ordinary strip center in far south Austin ten years ago. This week, he's inviting friends and customers to help celebrate that important milestone at his Evangeline Cafe...."
"...Tuck yourself into this history: Degas House is the only remaining studio site on the planet – which one may visit – where the Impressionist painter (oh, that Degas) created his marvels. The inn on Esplanade – which Frommer's calls the "grand avenue of New Orleans' Creole society" – was the home of the painter's maternal relatives, the Musson family, where Degas lived and worked in 1872-73...."
"...Underneath that sky were Li'l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers, six young black guys from Houston getting off on bustin' zydeco speed rhythms on rubboards, drums and timbales, and jumping accordions. "Doing the creole, creole, " chanted Li'l B..."
"...KING CREOLE (1958)..."
"...Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday – comes early this year, signaling the end of carnival season and a final indulgent celebration before the beginning of the Lenten days of abstinence. Austin Mardi Gras observances have grown over the years, and even though it doesn't look like there will be a local parade, there are plenty of places to enjoy traditional Cajun/Creole dishes, along with king cakes, Community Coffee, Sazeracs, hurricanes, Abita beer, and bright-colored beads, all to the infectious beat of zydeco music..."
"...Sixth Street is closed off for the event, and there have been some less-than-successful attempts at parades, but Austin's own true, definitive take on Mardi Gras has yet to really emerge. We do have more Cajun/Creole-inspired restaurants in Austin these days than we've ever had before, and most of them have something special planned in observance of the holiday..."
"...I learned a few things that my grandmother should have taught me, if she had known what Cajun food was. Instead, I was lucky enough to have Chef Kevin Belton demonstrate the finer points of Creole cooking..."
"...'The Sultans Played Creole'..."
"...Big slabs of juicy meat loaf come with a tangy Creole sauce, the baked chicken with rice is a creamy poor man's risotto, and the rich brown gravy on the tender beef tips clings seductively to the wide noodles, making a very hearty lunch. Fruit pies in flaky crusts, dreamy slices of chocolate icebox pie, and a tangy lemon filling under a glistening drift of sweet meringue are waiting at the end of the line, so plan ahead...."
"...But Bernard defines swamp pop as a "sister genre of Cajun and zydeco music," the strange amalgam of "rhythm & blues and country & western and - most importantly - Cajun and black Creole elements." His distinction is crucial because while Cajun and zydeco are misused interchangably, swamp pop is still fighting to be recognized, and all three often get lumped in erroneously with New Orleans' music. Once you can settle on a basic definition - Bernard's is a good start - the next issue gets raised: Is swamp pop more authentically black Creole or white Cajun? Rock, pop, or blues? Derivative and imitative, or original hybrid? For a sound that is simple by nature, its musical politics are complex, a point best illustrated by the clause in zydeco performer Buckwheat's contract: "...Please do not use the word Cajun in connection with Buck or zydeco music..."
"...Over the years, the number of Cajun and Creole restaurants in Austin has waxed and waned, but it's now at an all-time high. In researching this story, we found more than 20 eateries with some kind of Cajun or Creole inclination on their menus, indicating that a full five years after the post-Katrina diaspora, the Austin metro area is still awash in the distinctive flavors of the Crescent City and Acadiana in places such as the MoJoe Room Bar & Grill, which offers a hearty menu of po'boys, gumbos, and étouffées, and Hot Boiled Pho & Crawfish, a fusion joint that perfectly demonstrates the most recent culinary influence of immigrants along the Gulf Coast..."
"...Ms. B's Authentic Creole Cuisine8105 Mesa Dr., 372-9529..."
"...Dr. JohnCreole Moon (Blue Note) This album could have been so much better..."
"...Shaker of Creole seasoning, for garnish (optional) Cooking Method..."