| Food and Drink Board|| Suggestions for a Crawfish Cook-Off score card - Jimbeaux on 4/18/13 at 10:44 pm|
Our school/church parish is having a crawfish boil cooking competition this weekend. We have some guest chefs from local restaurants coming to be judges for the competition.
I want to make some score cards to make the judging easier and more consistent. What are some catagories I can list?
| O-T Lounge|| The twerk spanking video thread got whacked - Jimbeaux on 4/1/13 at 12:30 pm|
If it was because of my post, then I object. Serious discussion is not allowed on the OT, I presume....
| O-T Lounge|| Which Dodge dealership to use for car repair in N.O.? - Jimbeaux on 2/23/13 at 5:20 pm|
I'm having problems with my 2002 Dodge Ram and I've done the best I can do as a home mechanic.
The a/c condenser fan is not coming on. I replaced the relay and checked the fuse. I checked the fan motor by jumping it straight to the battery and it's working. I just replaced the engine temp con...
| Food and Drink Board|| Anybody been to Olivier's on Decatur St? - Jimbeaux on 2/22/13 at 6:56 pm|
A friend from B.R. is coming in to New Orleans and she wants to go to Olivier's on Decatur St. It looks like a tourist trap to me. Have any of you been there?
| New Orleans Saints Talk|| Post your stories of your New Orleans Super Bowl experiences - Jimbeaux on 2/1/13 at 2:26 pm|
I went down to Decatur Street for lunch today, just to soak up some of the excitement. It was fun.
ESPN has 5-6 stages in a row, side-by-side in the Jax Brewery parking lot. They were broadcasting the Scott Van Pelt show and I was able to walk right up to the stage. I took a few pics.
| Food and Drink Board|| Need advice for cooking gumbo in large quantites - Jimbeaux on 1/28/13 at 1:52 pm|
Can you make a roux in a large round cast iron jambalaya kettle? Too rough? Too round?
Can I make a roux in an aluminum pot, like a small crawfish boiling pot?
Does anyone have any tips/recipes for alarge batch seafood gumbo? I'm thinking about adding gumbo to the menu at our ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Need a recommendation for St. Martinville - Jimbeaux on 1/19/13 at 2:45 pm|
We're driving in now to sight see and are looking for a cool late lunch spot.
| Political Talk|| Al Quaida in Pakistan, Yemen, etc. now Mali and Syria - Jimbeaux on 1/16/13 at 3:56 pm|
The so-called Arab Spring has Islamic militants gaining in strength across the Middle East and Northern Africa, and their strength is undiminished in Asia, across Arabia and Ancient Persia.
While we all sit and debate basically useless new gun laws and expenditures that won't produce jack squat...
| Movie/TV Board|| Did you know these actors were SNL cast members at one time - Jimbeaux on 12/27/12 at 11:54 am|
Robert Downey, Jr.
Anthony Michael Hall
| Music Board|| Greatest singing voice of all time - Jimbeaux on 12/24/12 at 12:53 am|
How high is Annie Lennox on your list?
I just finished watching LOTR - Return of the King and this performance always blows me away:
[link=(http://touch.dailymotion.com/video/x6b4n6_into-the-west-annie-lennox_news)]Into the West[/link]
| Food and Drink Board|| Dat Dog v. Diva Dog - Jimbeaux on 12/13/12 at 8:59 pm|
I just recently ate at Diva Dog and can now compare. IMO, Dat Dog is far superior and it's not close.
| Food and Drink Board|| Recommendations for a quality food processor? - Jimbeaux on 12/7/12 at 9:10 am|
It's a gift for my wife. We've had a lower priced Cuisinart for years. It's okay but I'd like to step it up a bit.
Thanks in advance!...
| O-T Lounge|| NOPD disarms woman on electronic monitoring - Jimbeaux on 11/8/12 at 9:25 am|
[link=(http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2012/11/woman_allegedly_tampered_with.html#incart_river)]LINK - NOLA[/link]
With all of the bad publicity that cops get, I thought I'd take a moment to spotlight an incident that was handled well.
A woman who was out on bond with an ankle monitor deci...
| Political Talk|| Supremes - Who won't make it another 4 years? - Jimbeaux on 11/7/12 at 3:36 pm|
Justice / Date of Birth / Appointed by / Sworn in
[b]Antonin Scalia[/b] 3/11/1936
[b]Age: 76 yr 7 mo [/b] Ronald Reagan 9/26/1986
Served: 26 yr 1 mo
[b]Anthony Kennedy [/b] 7/23/1936
[b]Age: 76 yr 3 mo[/b] Ronald Reagan 2/18/1988
Served: 24 yr 8 mo
[b]Clarence Thomas[/b] 6/2...
| Political Talk|| Who to vote for in 2nd Louisiana Congressional Race - Jimbeaux on 11/6/12 at 6:45 am|
Cedric Richmond - D (incumb)
Gary Landreiu - D ( cousin of Mary, etc)
Dwayne Bailey - R (black repub originally from Donaldsonville)
Joshue Larose - R (may not atually live in the area)
Caleb Trotter - L
I think that CarroltonTiger lives here as well as many others on this board. Who are you...
| Movie/TV Board|| Your favorite Movie Musicals - Jimbeaux on 10/25/12 at 10:30 am|
My List (generally in order):
1. My Fair Lady
2. Fiddler On the Roof
5. The Sound of Music
6. Wizard of Oz
7. Singing in the Rain
8. Mary Poppins
9. South Pacific
10. West Side Story
| Movie/TV Board|| Best Animated Christmas Movies (and TV Shows) - Jimbeaux on 10/24/12 at 3:11 pm|
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (so many iconic lines!)
Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Clause is Coming to Town
The Year Without a Santa Clause
The Little Drummer Boy (both comically bad, ...
| O-T Lounge|| What's up with all these Organo Gold people downtown? - Jimbeaux on 9/28/12 at 6:35 pm|
Some big convention has got the CBD in NO all clogged with people and cars. Gridlock. Looks like they are setting up for a parade.
The best I can gather is that these are Amway type dupes with a pyramid scheme based on organic coffee.
Anybody heard of Organo Gold, or tasted the coffee?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Ralph's on the Park - Jimbeaux on 9/13/12 at 10:31 am|
A co-worker wants to go there for her retirment dinner with the office (approximately 12-15 people). It's one of several places being considered, but she keeps bringing it up again.
IMO, the menu doesn't seem too extensive, and the prices are a bit higher than other restaurants with better reput...
| O-T Lounge|| Hurricane prep - turbine style roof vents - Jimbeaux on 8/26/12 at 1:12 pm|
I plan to wrap with plastic and a whole bunch of duct tape.
Good idea, yea or nay? Any better suggestions? ...
| O-T Lounge|| Expired Driver's License Ticket = Extortion - Jimbeaux on 8/16/12 at 10:37 am|
Orleans Parish is trying to fine me $565 because a cop ticketed me for my DL being 3 months expired!
That's more than most moving violations. I've seen violent crimes get less severe punishment!...
| Food and Drink Board|| Anyone tried Troy Landry's Choot Em Andouille? - Jimbeaux on 8/14/12 at 8:32 pm|
They sell it at Rouse's. There was very little selection of andouille over at the market, only Veron, Richard's, and Choot Em. Veron's andouille looks too light. I'm not a big fan of Richard's. And Choot Em was half the price of the Veron.
Any info? Like what outfit actually makes the Choot Em...
| O-T Lounge|| Calling on Catholic High grads from mid-90's for info about a fellow alum - Jimbeaux on 7/23/12 at 10:33 am|
I just heard some bad news about Chris Dimattia, the brother of my classmate. The news is that he passed away this weekend, but I have not been able to confirm, nor do I know the circumstances.
Does anybody have any information? Thanks. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| What happened to Deanie's in the Warehouse District? - Jimbeaux on 7/6/12 at 12:00 pm|
It closed, and another restaurant is there.
Does anyone know if Deanie's moved or simply lcosed that location? They were the same people that owned Deanie's on Haynes. (Not to be confused with Deanie's in Bucktown or the FQ.)
Does anybody know the name of the restaurant that is opening up ...
| More Sports Board|| Halftime interviews with coaches - Jimbeaux on 7/3/12 at 3:39 pm|
The Erin Andrews thread got me thinking that, for the most part, the football sideline reporter is mostly an annoyance, IMO. Especially, the quick halftime interviews with the coaches as they are heading off of the field. The questions are lame, the answers are canned, the coaches are annoyed, and...
| O-T Lounge|| Question for international travelers about money - Jimbeaux on 5/15/12 at 2:02 am|
When you use a Visa/MC/AmExp credit card in a foreign country, how does the card record the purchase, in dollars or in the foreign currency? I'm assuming in dollars, but how does it know the exchange rate and calculate the exchange?
Are there extra fees involved on this kind purchase?
| More Sports Board|| Are they booing Goodell? - Jimbeaux on 4/26/12 at 7:57 pm|
Every time Goodell has approached the podium, the crowd has started booing. Has anyone else noticed this?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Recommendation for FQ this Sunday at 4/4:30 - Jimbeaux on 4/26/12 at 4:08 pm|
We've got a special mass at the Cathedral at 2:30 this Sunday.
I'm usually the one to give others recommendations, but considering that it's a Sunday at 4:00 - 4:30, a JazzFest weekend, we're a family of 5, who will be dressed up, but - don't want to break the bank, I'm looking for a recommenda...
| Food and Drink Board|| How do you like your Fish Tacos? - Jimbeaux on 3/29/12 at 2:49 pm|
I'm taking some scouts camping this weekend, and I want to make fish tacos for dinner tomorrow night. I need some tips :
- cooking the fish in a cast iron skillet,
- type of fish,
- what spices to use on the fish,
- what condiments/stuff to put in with the fish in the tortilla skins.
| Movie/TV Board|| Social Network - Jimbeaux on 3/29/12 at 2:08 pm|
I finally got around to watching this movie. It was on deep cable last night. Pretty good, but less good than what I had been led to believe.
Question: Is Mark Zuckerberg as big of a sociopath as the movie makes him out to be? Total a-hole. Brilliant, but completely unredeemable, backstabbin...