+2 On Drinks, New Orleans' Answer To Gaugin, And Nobody Throws A SazeracMonday, July 21, 2014
I have a friend who works in the healthcare field, and she says that anytime someone answers on one of those forms in the office or emergency room that they have 'x' drinks a week, the staff mentally adds two to it. So if you mark that you're having three glasses of wine each week, they're thinking it's probably more likely that you're having five but you just think three sounds more acceptable.
It's not hard to imagine Huey P. Long coming down the elevator from his suite upstairs and sliding in for a -- not sazerac -- Ramos Gin Fizz, which he made a big to-do about in NYC, in 1935.
More about Paul Ninas, who painted in New Orleans for decades, is here, and he's regarded as 'New Orleans' Answer to Gaugin'.
Alan Richman (deservedly, thanks to his post-K GQ article on the state of New Orleans cuisine) in an episode of Treme, 'Nobody throws a sazerac!'