I’ve been kicking myself around the block since I missed the deadline to get a press pass to Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans’ four day mixologist blowout that took place last week. So I stayed home and made cocktails for my friends instead of imbibing with the best in the Crescent City.
Evidently New York Times reporter Jill Santopietro cashed in on the pass I passed on, then spent her time investigating New Orleans’ most famous concoction, the Sazerac. She does a nice job of noting the history of the 19th century drink and listing some of the best watering holes in town. Her recipe is also dead-on. Wish I could be bringing first-hand cocktail reportage to you, but second-hand sipping is certainly better than no sipping at all.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.