This time of year, signs reading "order tamales here" are hung in the windows of carnicerias with care. But ask people why it's a tradition to eat tamales on Christmas Eve and you'll get a quizzical look.
Local bars import trends and industry knowledge from New Orleans convention
By Tara Morgan
Every year in mid-July, bartending's best and brightest descend on New Orleans for Tales of the Cocktail, a five-day booze schmoozefest that's a bit like South by Southwest, but with even more alcohol.
While the menu still features many of the chain's popular dishes--D.O.C.-rated authentic Neapolitan pizzas, sandwiches and salads--there are some additions that reflect the spot's more polished urban vibe.