I have an affection for Mardi Gras and basically all things New Orleans. The food, the music, the culture and the spirit of the people of Crescent City just make me feel alive. The place is simply a lesson on how to live life free and to the fullest. It was an honor to pay tribute to it exactly 1,000 north of the French Quarter at my restaurant Lady N'awlins in Richmond's Fan District.
Check out this great article about my annual Mardi Gras block party and why I created the Lady N'awlins concept in the the Richmond Times-Dispatch.