mother's day

Brennan's New Orleans

The Peabody Hotel in Memphis may have its ducks, but Brennan’s in New Orleans can match the attraction.  The French Quarter restaurant has its own resident family of turtles. Since the spring of 2015, 10 of them have inhabited the fountain pool in the French Quarter restaurant’s lush courtyard. NolaVie’s Renée Peck spoke with Brennan’s General Manager Christian Pendleton about the resident turtles, and the annual parade that honors them – surely the slowest second line on Earth.

McNulty family photo

As another Mother’s Day rolls around, we hear a lot about restaurant brunches and special menus, like it’s some big combination of Easter and New Year’s Eve. Mother’s Day is indeed just that big for restaurants.

But when I think about Mother’s Day the food I think about is quite different. I think about frozen food, specifically the stuff that was home cooked by my own mother on the weekends and stashed away to get us through the week.

 

I spoke with several mothers today at this morning’s markets. In each case, the women are  farmwives managing, or having just managed, to look after ailing husbands.