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5th Annual Alzheimer’s  Raffle Raised $3700

In an effort to give back, Spirits on Bourbon  hosted a raffle at Turtle Bay’s , Spirits sister bar on Decatur Street. This is the 5th Annual Turtle Bay Raffle organized by Mardi Johnson as part of the Walk to End Alzheimers.   
The fund raiser consisted of individual raffles every hour, on the hour. Great prizes were donated from friends and local business, as well as some national organizations.  
“Mardi does an incredible job getting donations and selling the raffle tickets. She outdoes herself each year! We feel lucky to work with her on this,” said Turtle Bays Brad Bohannan
The event continues to grow and it’s 5th year was no exception. This year the event raised $3,700 for the charity bringing a five year total to over $13,000.    
“Alzheimer’s has effected me personally and I look forward to one day ending Alzheimer’s. I will continue to do my part,” Steve Smith. 
“Thanks to everyone who helped in any way with our Alzheimers event. I’m amazed at the outpouring of love! The day flew by because of the laughter and caring from all of the Turtle Bay community. It really does take a village and we have a great one. See ya next year!” added Johnson.

Voodoo Experience 2016 lineup is out!

Voodoo Experience has revealed its 2016 lineup. The three-day music festival takes place at New Orleans’ City Park over Halloween weekend (October 28th – 30th). Spirits on Bourbon hopes that you make Voodoo Experience and Stop in to Spirits on Bourbon for great food,drinks and entertainment while you are in New Orleans. 
Tool, Arcade Fire, The Weeknd, G-Eazy, The Chainsmokers, Band of Horses, Cage the Elephant, Kevin Gates, Die Antwoord, Porter Robinson, Carnage, Foals, Rebelution, Excision, Gramatik, Ghost, Tory Lanez, STS9, Mutemath, Puscifer, Les Claypool’s The Claypool Lennon Delirium, Alison Wonderland, DJ Mustard, Beats Antique, Snails, Melanie Martinez, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Reignwolf, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mayer Hawthorne, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Shakey Graves, Slander, What So Not, Snakehips, Bob Moses, Saint Motel, Wild Belle, Bully, Nothing But Thieves, Oh  

 Wonder, Chairlift, The Pretty Reckless, Party Favor, Lunice, NF, Bear Hands, Black Tiger Sex Machine, ASLl Them Witches, Lookas, Lost Kings, 4B, Sir the Baptist, Cheat Codes, Slaves, Leon, The Eagle Rock Gospel Singers, The Seratones, Cakes Da Killa, Little Scream, Sonny Alven, The Breton Sound, Carmine P. Filthy, Babygirl, Kidd Love, Unicorn Fukr, Herb Christopher 

 

Spirits on Bourbon Boiled Crawfish Recipe!

Over the last few years we have been holding several crawfish boils for wedding parties, corporate parties and anyone who wants one! 

  People have learned to love the Crawfish at Spirits on Bourbon and naturally have wanted to know how we cooked them just right. So here you go!    
1 container of zatarans seasoning dry mix

I sack of small Potatoes

12 onions

6 garlic cloves

2 cartons mushrooms 

12 lemons
Grind the 12 lemons. Put the lemons and Zatarans crawfish seasoning into your large boiling pot. Start fire and bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling, add your live, purged crawfish. Boil for 5 minutes before adding corn, onions (cut in halves), garlic cloves, and mushrooms. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 more minutes. Then turn it off. Soak everything for 20 minutes.     
Next time you are having a gathering, give us a call and have a crawfish boil at Spirits on Bourbon !!!  

Spirits on Bourbon Gator Balls Recipe 

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                     GATOR POPPER MIX. 

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 ​​​5 lbs. of gator sausage 

​​​½ cup of minced jalapeno

​​​1 cup of sliced green onions

​​​2 cups of cheddar cheese

​​​2 cups of mozzarella cheese

​​​4 whole eggs

​​​1 cup of panko bread crumbs

 

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Method:

1. Read recipe completely. Do not take short cuts – think QUALITY.

2. Gather all ingredients and utensils in a clean workstation.

3. Skin and mince gator sausage, place in large mixing bowl. Add all other ingredients and mix well

4. Place mix in gallon zip lock bags, label, date, 

5. refrigeration.
6. When you are ready to cook you will need:

Flour, beaten eggs and panko bread crumbs in separate containers.

Oil for frying. 

7. Form gator mix into 1 ounce balls.

8. Coat in flour, dip in eggs then roll in panko bread crumbs. 

9. Fry in hot oil until golden brown.

Spirits on Bourbon in the Travel and Tourism Parade

Spirits on Bourbon was pleased  to participate in 2016 National Travel & Tourism Week travel parade.  

 Included was an industry “toast” to Edward Debui as he led the parade of hundreds of hospitality industry employees that supported the effort by dressing in costume, 

  parading through the French Quarter and celebrating New Orleans’ most vital economic engine – tourism. 

  We look forward to tourism growing and of course, to seeing you at Spirits on Bourbon when you book your next trip to New Orleans…..so let’s let the good times roll! 

 

New Orleans Saints 2016 Schedule 

Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX2 at Giants Sun, Sept. 18 Noon MetLife Stadium FOX

3 vs Falcons Mon, Sept. 26 7:30 p.m. Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN

4 at Chargers Sun, Oct. 2 3:25 p.m. Qualcomm Stadium FOX 

 5 BYE BYE BYE BYE BYE

6 vs Panthers Sun, Oct. 16 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

7 at Chiefs Sun, Oct. 23 Noon Arrowhead Stadium FOX

8 vs Seahawks Sun, Oct. 30 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

9 at Niners Sun, Nov. 6 3:05 p.m. Levi’s Stadium FOX

10 vs Broncos Sun, Nov. 13 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX 

 11 at Panthers Thurs, Nov. 17 7:25 p.m. Bank of America Stadium NBC/NFLN/Twitter

12 vs Rams Sun, Nov. 27 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

13 vs Lions Sun, Dec. 4 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

14 at Buccaneers Sun, Dec. 11 Noon Raymond James Stadium FOX 

 15 at Cardinals Sun, Dec. 18 3:05 p.m. University of Phoenix Stadium FOX

16 vs Buccaneers Sat, Dec. 24 Noon Mercedes-Benz Superdome FOX

17 at Falcons Sun, Jan. 1 Noon

Storm Troopers Pub Crawl

The Force was with you at the French Quarters newest Star Wars themed pub crawl! The 504th Division of Storm Troopers invaded Spirits on Bourbon and Turtle Bay

 for what turned out to be an exciting and head turning pub crawl. Characters that were portrayed in the event included Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker.  

 
Star Wars fans were delighted to see a sea of Storm Trooper costumes blanket the Galaxy of the French Quarter on this two mile, ten stop pub crawl.     

     Anyone interested in joining the group for next years event can join the facebook group “THE  504TH DIVISION” to be included in all relevant information and planning. There, members can discuss events, acquire costumes, and post to the group. May the Force be with you!

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Spirit’s list of The Ten Things You Will See on Bourbon St. During Mardi Gras Season

Spirit’s ListIt’s that time of year again! The Carnival season has descended upon New Orleans and the French Quarter is alive with music and parties. Colorful gem colored masks and glitter painted faces turn the corners in search of the best places to enjoy a drink. Artwork, history, beautiful architecture and jazz infused music all overwhelm the senses of the incoming tourists. So with so much beauty and art, what else can our visitors expect to see this Carnival season? Well, the locals here know what is coming. There are some…uhum…interesting things….one will see and experience any time Mardi Gras comes around. Time to kick off Spirit’s list of The Ten Things You Will See on Bourbon St. During Mardi Gras Season, and Why You Should Hide Away with Us at Spirits!

1: Pirates- Lafitte apparently left a few of his ancestors here, and during events they come out on Bourbon St. in hopes their stylish attire will earn money. So much better than the whole pirating for money, i’d say. 

 2: The Devil and his minions- Religions seem to favor Bourbon St., the devil frequently visits and drinks around here. My favorite version of him is the Red Devil, he looks kind of like a rockstar with a trendy hat. Have a drink with the devil around here, it may be fun. 

 3: The giant cross people- “Who will save your soul?” (Jewel singing, course). So we have people who come to Bourbon St. that try to save your evil party loving little souls, and they bring a giant white cross and spout verses at passersby tourists. 

 4: Mardi Gras Trees:- and here we have species beedus trees, or locally known as bead trees… trees so covered by parade throws it actually looks like the tree opted for the bright shiny strands instead of leaves. They are rare and only found here in our beloved state. 

 5: Naked people- All of you people knew this one was coming. I said people, take notice, because you see more than nice boobs whether you like it or not. Shirtless beer bellies, butts, etc. Exhibitionism is a common theme during Mardi Gras, poor poor locals… 

 6: Cougars(as in the older women) hunting Channing Tatum- So my coworker who once worked at a certain restaurant around here you could all guess at once told me that during Carnival there are a lot of middle aged women who seem to think they have a chance of meeting Tatum and um…being a part of his agenda? How can I even say that without laughing? I can’t, it’s hilarious. Here is some advice for the Cougars coming to the Quarter in hopes of meeting him, get drunk, really really drunk, and find a guy and pretend it’s him. It probably won’t happen for you otherwise lol. 

 7: Statue People- These are the people painted head to toe and pose for long extended periods long enough to frighten and impress you. Then they move and scare unsuspecting children that don’t realize it’s not a living statue. My son once screamed bloody murder at a silver painted one around Jackson Square. 

 8: Ghosts and Vampires- We are haunted, duh! This is a very old city with a colorful history. I like to think that the parties are so great here the dead just stick around and wait to attend the next. I don’t know why we have Vampires, I suspect Anne Rice brought them, though… 

 9: Clever homeless people: It’s weird, i’m a bleeding heart and want to help everyone so I at least give two dollars away every time i’m in the Quarter to someone in need. Around here though, creativity can mean money for those unfortunates. You can’t help but smile when you see a sign saying, “Rent a Bum” and the man is grinning at you. A constant reminder to smile even in the worst of times. 

 10: Psychics- The force is strong here, and the local psychics absorb it all and use it to look into your futures and tell you things you desire to know. Everytime I think of local psychics I think of Dr. Facilier from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog singing his song “Friends on the Other Side.” 

 So there is the list, and when you need a drink from seeing it all, well, you know, we have really good ones here at Spirits!  

Posted by Dawn Lodrique

 
 

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Storm Troopers Needed for Star Wars Themed Pub Crawl

The Force will be with you as Spirits on Bourbon joins the newest Star Wars themed pub crawl! We are looking for Storm Troopers to join us in invading the French Quarter on February 20th.  
We are trying to organize over 250 Storm Troopers for this exciting and unique pub crawl. Characters that will also be portrayed in the event include Darth Vader, Obi Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, Kylo Ren, and Luke Skywalker. The “rebels” will be chased from bar to bar by the “evil empire”!  
For $70 bucks, Star Wars fans will receive a Storm Trooper costume, a blaster, and a credential to join the pub crawl as we drink through the Galaxy known as the French Quarter. We hope you all join us in this great event…but hurry up and Sign up before it’s too late!  
Anyone interested in joining the group, or being a part of it via sponsorship, or in other ways can join the Facebook group “THE 504th DIVISION” to be included in all relevant information and planning. There, members can discuss events, acquire costumes, and post to the group or call Joe Rohaley 504-515-7104 or email gaffer_grip@post.com

As Obi Wan Kenobi said in ‘A New Hope,’ “The force will be with you, always.” 

 

Spirits On Bourbon Your New Home Bar

This is your home bar, even if you’ve never been here before.With the energy buzzing in the Quarter and the chaos of Bourbon Street, this is where you come to relax. There is something about good beer and dueling pianos playing your favorite old sing alongs that can bring out the relaxed side of anyone. So come and let your heartbeat slow; come and have a drink with us.Tell us your favorite classic rock song, we may know the chords. Hungry? We can help with that. The rule of the  menu is: if it doesn’t taste great we won’t make it. Every single thing about Spirits represents nostalgia and good times. 

 New Orleans is a loud and proud city, one that exudes romance and excitement. Sometimes all the atmosphere the city is known for can get tiring, though. Come to Spirits sing along with the piano players, let time slow down. 

 Meet an attractive stranger, any who chooses to hang out here is a kind, laid back soul. Flirt with the hot bartenders, fall for the city for a night. Welcome to the bar where you can relax and be yourself. Welcome to Spirits, your home away from home!

Posted by Dawn Lodrique