Deep Fried Diaries

The insider's scoop on food, travel & southern culture

SIMONE SEZ: Voices of the South – New Orleans to the Deep Delta

For as long as I can remember, I can hear the soulful voice of Mr. Okra as he drives around his weather-beaten truck humbly gracing the streets of uptown New … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

White After Memorial Day

Sips in whiter shades of pale are in vogue for summer starting Memorial Day Weekend While some cannot consider donning white before Memorial Day without hearing their mother’s fashion rules, … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snapshots from the Streets of New Orleans | March 2015

From the Turtle Parade at Brennan’s to the St. Patty’s Day Parade on Saint Charles Avenue with cousins. Super Sunday Tribe Watching with the Mardi Gras Indians in the Tremé Neighborhood, … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s Carnival Time!

DC-area restaurants kick off a season of revelry with festive fare & spirits Mardi Gras season is in full swing and once again, Louisiana-inspired restaurants Acadiana and Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery will … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Newbie in New Orleans

First off, I’d like to welcome myself back to the Deep Fried Diaries. I’ve had a few crazy weeks strung up in a row, but not to worry. I’m hopping … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

SIMONE SEZ: A blast from Easters past

Easter just seems the perfect time to whip out old pictures. I know I’m late on “Throwback Thursday,” but quite frankly, I like to throwback to old pictures any day … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

SIMONE SEZ: Mardi Gras Takes to Arlington

Well hello there! Happy Mardi Gras to all! We decided to start celebrating bright and early this morning. It was barely 7 a.m., and we had the whole crew out … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

New Orleans Jazz in DC’s Backyard

New Orleans has clearly been on my mind lately, but I’m shifting my focus to a more positive note. A musical note. There’s something about the vibrancy of the New … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Isaac Meets Katrina (hurricane reflections)

Everyone can’t help but to draw comparisons between Hurricane Isaac and the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which was seven years ago this week. Isaac has made landfall, and we’re hoping … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · Leave a comment
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