I stumbled into a fantastic Mardi Gras party last night at this top-notch joint and had one too many of the six dollar Sazeracs, so I don’t have much to contribute today beyond open threads.
I’ll give you a topic, though. New Orleans had a hundred years of the nation’s worst crime and corruption, but it gave the world Louis Armstrong, Professor Longhair, and étoufféé. Minneapolis had a hundred years of safety and solid Scandinavian values, and what did they produce? The Mall of America.