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Where can I get crawfish in Southern California?

I live in the northern Orange County area but I used to live in northern Louisiana. I know they’d be having Mudbug Madness in a couple of months and it’s killing me… I haven’t had boiled crawfish in over 10 years! I hear there’s crawfish inside this very strict state (as far as allowing seafood and the like to cross its borders). But where can I get any?

I never did cook it myself and I’m not so fond of food poisoning as to start now, besides which my husband and kids would probably (absolutely) refuse to try it.

Is there a restaurant in Southern California that serves boiled crawfish in season? Failing that, is there at least a restaurant that serves a crawfish meal that has enough meat in it to be able to tell you’re eating it and not chicken?

Please don’t suggest shrimp. I don’t know who could confuse the two but I never could tolerate the texture of shrimp or lobster.

Try Bayou Grill in Inglewood. The address is 1400 N La Brea Avenue. I’ve never been to the bayou but the crawfish here is pretty good and doesnt taste like shrimp.

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Posted by admin - August 20, 2010 at 11:44 am

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country music and the south?

I have to do a presentation for a class about southern culture.

I chose "How country music has inpacted the southern US states [Louisiana, Texas, Florida, ect.]"

Can you guy give me any ideas of songs to present, or maybe even a description? I’m talking real country by the way, maybe something like Johnny Cash’s generation of country music.

Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to write me a whole paper.
Maybe just a couple brief points?

It’d really help me out a alot :)

I respect all genres of music. Country western music was derived from blue grass music. PBS had documentaries on this. Classic country is the music from Johnny Cash’s generation. Best wishes! :)

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Is Wicked the Musical coming to Mississippi or in the Mississippi area?

I love the music for this and I was wondering if it is coming to any of these states. I don’t feel like going to up north. Is it coming to Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana.

Check online, I am sure they have a website for it.

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Posted by admin - August 17, 2010 at 7:40 am

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History of the Zydeco Rubboard – MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies tell the story of the Zydeco Rubboard (Frottoir) in every performance. Mister MOJO and his best friend, Tee Don Landry (whose daddy made the first Zydeco Rubboard for Clifton Chenier), documented the history of the first Zydeco Rubboard. Tee Don still makes Zydeco Rubboards in the tradition of his daddy. Two of his rubboards are in The Smithsonian. The Zydeco Rubboard is unique to Southwest Louisiana music, and serves as a global icon for Louisiana Culture. To learn more history, visit www.zydecorubboards.com .

CORRECTION! This was a LIVE performance, and Mister MOJO mis-stated a fact: There are actually a few more instruments invented in America (e.g., steam calliope, monophonic synthesizer, and others). Mister MOJO should have said “the Zydeco Rubboard is one of only a few instruments invented in America”. Apologies to other inventors and their fans.

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Posted by admin - August 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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College problem what do I do?

I am currently a freshman music major at Louisiana Lafayette and I absolutely hate it. I am either going to drop out or maybe stay until the end of the semester although I don’t want to. I am considering options like Berklee College of music or just moving somewhere and working and starting a band while completing an online degree in something besides music. I can’t figure out what I should do. What do you think?

My best recommendation would be to make sure you have all the info you need before you make a final decision. Berklee is a great school and will undoubtedly provide a different experience than your current school. But that doesn’t mean it will be a great fit either.

If you do choose to go the online route I would recommend contacting a number of schools so you can find the best fit for you and your needs (tuition, schedule, career opportunities, etc.) and weigh that against Berklee. This site has some good information on online degrees in a variety of specialties and some colleges to help begin/expand your search if you go that route:

http://www.ecollegefinder.org

Good Luck!

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Chris Schultz the most underrated QB in Louisiana..ranked 9

One of the most under rated kid to come out of Louisiana and was not given a shot. He was an 3.2 student and also ranked in the top 25 in the state and wasnt even look at by Southern Univ.( Check the Louisiana Sport Recruiting mag. fall 2005 vol 9 issue 4) It did a write up on 17 top qbs in the state and he was the 15th that they mention to be the biggest sleeper in the state. I mean the kids high school jersey was RETIRED at his graduation. I had the chance to get my hands on his highlight film. The kid can play, we WILL hear his name in the future

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Posted by admin - August 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

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Sports fan that deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

Which sports fan do you believe deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

1.) Sports fan who picks #15 to beat a #2, or picks Louisiana-Monroe to beat Alabama or LSU (in football) and then once every ten or twenty years when this actually happens claims to be a genius. You sir, deserve to be strapped in the gas chamber and executed.

2.) Sports fan who is still complaining about a bad call more than a day or so after it happened. Yet, bad calls happen. They happen in every game. Your team will be the victim of bad calls and some bad calls will go your way.

I’m giving your 48 hours, max. If you’re still complaining after that, you sir, deserve to be strapped into the gas chamber and executed!!!!!

Your choices?
I tend to agree that Philly and Dallas fans should all be put in the gas chamber.
I know 15 seeds have won. But statistically their chances are very minimal, so you’re no more allowed to act like a genius for correcting picking one than you are for being dealt a good hand of poker.

I can think of a few Eagle fans that I would personally flip the switch on.

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Posted by admin - August 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Louisiana Girls at Puckers in Gatlinburg

These Louisiana ladies had a Puckin’ good time, and showed everyone how it’s done at Puckers Sports Bar in Gatlinburg, TN

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Posted by admin - August 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette KNES 205 (Matt Goulas)

Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation
Physical Education

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Posted by admin - August 4, 2010 at 3:18 am

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I want to know more about Baton Rouge, Louisiana?

I am thinking about applying to LSU but I don’t know much about the city of Baton Rouge. I know plenty about the university (of course) but I want to know what the city is famous/popular for, what is the best time of the year to visit, what public transportation is like (how do most people get around) and what’s the best way to get around the city if I do not have a car (or should I just get one). I also want to know what are some good hotels to stay at and in what section(s) of the city. Also, what is the arts, music, club/social scene/nightlife like there and what are some of the local attractions/events? Next, what areas are not so safe and what are the major airports? Basically, I want to know what the locals know about Baton Rouge–all of the hotspots, where to do, what it’s like, why this city is hot. Any information would be useful at this point. : )

I am from Baton Rouge. Lived there for 30 years.

Most people have cars to get around town. Public transportation is not so great there. It may be getting better, but last I heard, there wasn’t enough funds to get the buses all over town. Limited routes.

Some good hotels are on College Drive. (Embassy Suites, Marriot, Best Western, ect.) College Drive of course, is by LSU. Also, there are nightclubs around that area of LSU.

There is the Baton Rouge Symphony, There are 2 casino boats on the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge also. There are some clubs, but they go by age. If you want really young people, go to Texas Club. If you want an older crowd, go to Southdowns.

The major airport is north of the city, off of Interstate 110.

North Baton Rouge is the area with the highest crime. I should know, my ex husband is a Baton Rouge City Policeman. This is the area around Exxon Refinery too. You really have no need to go to North Baton Rouge…it is all residential area.

Baton Rouge is basically a small town that outgrew it’s infrastructure. It is just now catching up to its population boom with construction and roadway improvements. Give it time, and Baton Rouge will be the hub of Louisiana. I truly believe that!

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Posted by admin - August 3, 2010 at 7:55 am

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