Friday, August 29, 2008
Remembering the Levee Failures
What better way to commemorate Hurricane Katrina and the Federal Levee Failures than boarding up the house and evacuating? I know, the fun never ends, right? Here's to the potential, everyone!
In addition to plywood, I choose to remember with frozen confection and illegal art.
I went on a mini two-stop snoball tour with my vegan pals Scott and Jeff. Observe our decadence...
Our first stop was Van's on the West Bank. I'm not sure where we were, to be honest, but Scott says it was close to Hong Kong Market. Van's is google-free, or I'd post the address for y'all.
I had the best snoball of my life. Cherry with Hershey's chocolate syrup poured over top.
Jeff went for a standard, lemon-lime, and Scott had a good fashioned chocolate variety.
Look at the bargains!
Look at the flavors!
Our second stop was at Sal's on Old Metairie Rd. Who knew Jefferson Parish was so good for snoballs?
We were all feeling sorta woogie at this point, but I buckled down and ordered a kiddie sized mixed cup: half wedding cake and half root beer. Oh it was syrupy, and I gurgled and complained like a champ, trying to get some bites down. Jeff had hawaiian punch, and Scott had wedding cake.
Oh and then my excellent cousin, Julia, tipped me off to the fact that NOLA was visited by the super stealthy artist, Banksy. Vee and I just walked over to check out the one in our neighborhood.
This stencil pokes fun at the Grey Ghost, who is this old bitter guy that goes around graying over graffitti all over the city. Legend has it that he's been using the exact same shade of gray for like five hundred years. If you want to see more NOLA Banksy, look here.
Happy Katrinaversary, y'all: 1. Finish Preps! 2. Be Ready! 3. Stay Informed!