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Louisiana Eats: Eat, Drink & Be Scary

The Ghost of Julian Etinge Haunts a couple at Tujague's Restaurant
Ian Wrin
The Ghost of Julian Etinge Haunts a couple at Tujague's Restaurant

There's a little something spooky in the air because it’s that time of year again! On this year’s special Halloween edition of Louisiana Eats, we’re getting up close and personal with some ghostly friends and the places they haunt. We begin with a visit with our resident medium, Debbie Duvall who recently put host Poppy Tooker in touch with Tujague’s famous cross-dressing ghost, ⁠Julian Eltinge—but not after giving her the fright of her life!

Then, we’ll learn about one Mid City restaurant whose spirits hi-jinks have remained consistent through three different owners. Celeste Bergeron McCann and Chef Greg Picolo of its two former iterations⁠—Christian's and Redemption, respectively⁠—tell us about their paranormal experiences with the building's more malevolent spirits.

AGhost in the Glass

Finally, we'll introduce you to Tru of Tea Witch Café. Whether you’re looking for a special brew to settle your spirits or it’s ghostly spirits you’re trying to contact, Tru can help you in her charming Magazine Street charming tea shop in New Orleans.

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Poppy is the host and executive producer of the weekly show, Louisiana Eats! Food personality, culinary teacher and author, Poppy Tooker is passionate about food and the people who bring it to the table.