I hope you’re not allergic to shellfish

Published: March 23, 2011

Last night’s Taste of the Town had incredibly good food. That is if you aren’t allergic to shellfish which thankfully I am not.  Most shellfish is rich in iodine which for some folks can cause their throats to close up.  I loved the goat cheese crepes with crawfish sauce and the shells stuffed with crabmeat.  There was however a lacking of non-seafood dishes.  Yes there were a couple but very few.  And what if you don’t eat meat or seafood then what was there to eat? Bread pudding and yogurt.  I guess you could have also eaten the rice that went with the gumbo and etouffee but how enjoyable is plain rice.

The set-up of the room was not conducive to a nice party.  As the food stations were close together it made for a very long continuous line to get to what you wanted had you not wanted everything.  What were the party planners thinking as in the past when casino night was at the Dome the rooms were so packed that it was difficult to move around and last night the room was smaller than the room we had at the Dome? Had the amount of people that had attended casino night in years past shown up last night the fire marshall probably would have shut the party down for over capacity.

Sure there were some negatives to last night, such as why I didn’t get picked to try to win a trip to Las Vegas, but all in all it was a nice event.  Thanks Hornets.

This post was submitted by HelenaNOLA.


  1. coach44

    March 23, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    The Hornets have already sent out a survey about the event last night. There was plenty of opportunity for feedback. I’m sure everyone(as I did) will mention the inadequate size of the room. The idea was very good, however. To those of you who are not season ticket holders, this is an event put on by the club to show appreciation for your investment in the Hornets. They do a pretty good job throughout the year of doing some neat things for their sth. Maybe you can consider this when contemplating becoming a season ticket holder.

  2. 42

    March 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm


    I did the survey and mentioned some of those things.

    Maybe the party-planners buy into the `no support’ thing and assumed people wouldn’t show their love for seafood and the Hornets.

    Oh, don’t discount the Hornets’ committment, negatives aside, of the postive branding of our great local seafood.

    I had shrimp and grits the other night. I love shrimp and grits.

    • QueenBee

      March 25, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      I have never had Shrimp and Grits. Where can I find the best Shrimp and Grits?

      • 42

        March 25, 2011 at 5:09 pm

        Ruby Slipper is good place to get them for breakfast, and reasonably priced. Dick and Jenny’s is a fine place for dinner, but costs more.

  3. Joe Gerrity

    March 24, 2011 at 2:02 am

    The Hornets really treat their fans better than any other team off the court.

  4. Dontae

    March 26, 2011 at 1:05 am

    I should move to New Orleans.

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