About Pete

Born on the bayou, raised in the city. Exiled on the northshore. Don’t worry, New Orleans, I’ll be back.

Update: Been back two years.

Email: pontpete AT nolanotes DOT com.

Follow me on Twitter, @Pontchartrain.

8 Responses to About Pete

  1. Editor B on November 18, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Wow. This is an awesome weblog. Keep up the good work.

  2. Che on June 22, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I’m writing to you from Destee-Nation Shirt Company. We’re a Seattle-based company that seeks out independent businesses and icons of local culture all over America. We feature their stories on our online travel journal, and their iconography (logos, signage, whatever) on vintage-style t-shirts that draw fans from around the world.

    I’m eager to hear from you in reference to the road trip currently underway by our lead scout, Gabe. He’s traveling the country in a restored 1967 Airstream trailer, highlighting the greatest local businesses and venues.

    Since you clearly know New Orleans better than most, I wondered if you’d be willing to provide suggestions or advice for Gabe’s sojourn there. New Orleans has so many intriguing and unique venues–we’d love to have the guidance of a local voice like yours.

    You can find out more about us at desteenation.com

    Thanks a million for your informative blog.
    Looking forward to hearing from you!

  3. Dang Yankee on July 17, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Just stumbled across your blog surfing for Louisiana-rlated blogs. Just wanted to say that I love the pic in your header. I’m a member of the Buccaneers of Lake Charles; we are the official pirates for the city’s Contraband Days festival, so obviously intt these piratey-type things.

    I’ll be sure to check back again.

  4. Lori Gomez on March 6, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Pete,

    I lost your email address, beleive it or not I just finished my 7th streetcar. This was a blank that someone purchased at the auction. I just posted the pictures of it on my website if you would like to see it. On my nav. bar click on more streetcars and scroll to the bottom. Also on my home page you can see my own seiries of streetcars called “Streetcar Reflections”.

    Have a great day

    Lori Gomez

  5. Bob Bartel on October 24, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    The zum zum room for ribs—-best ever. I was there 45 years ago and am still looking for a recipe–any help ??

  6. Pete on October 24, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    I know Richard Collin loved the Zum Zum Room honey barbecued ribs and bestowed the coveted “Platonic Dish” appellation upon them in “The Underground Gourmet.” Maybe Tom Fitzmorris (tom at nomenu dot com) will remember them well enough to come up with a facsimile recipe.

  7. Bob Bartel on November 5, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    That would be great !!

  8. Bob Bartel on November 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    I did email Tom. I’ll let you know what happens.

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