Throwback Thursday 50: Storyville

The 50th Throwback Thursday is my August 2013 lunch with Josh and Natalie Harvey at Coquette New Orleans. We talked about their t-shirt company Storyville, launched in 2009 featuring a host of city-specific designs. The company was in business for roughly 10 years, but rising rent and slowing sales led…

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Throwback Thursday 49: Hungry Town

Expect the first of three upcoming interviews next week! For today, Throwback Thursday 49 is my August 2013 dinner with New Orleans food critic Tom Fitzmorris at the upscale restaurant Tommy’s Cuisine in the Central Business District. Tom, born and raised in the city, hosts a daily food show on…

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Throwback Thursday 48: Life And O’Death

Several interviews are in the works (I’m transcribing the 129th dinner and have two lined up for my trip to Atlanta this weekend) so come back soon to read those. In the meantime, here’s the 48th Throwback Thursday feature. In February 2013 I traveled to New York to meet goth…

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Throwback Thursday 47: Mistress Of Melody

The 47th Throwback Thursday interview was a joy: January 2013 dinner in London with Lorraine Bowen, also known as the Crumble Lady from Britain’s Got Talent. I met Lorraine two years before she was on the show, and at our meal she told me about her long, quirky musical career…

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Seeking Strangers For Dinner In Atlanta

Do you live in Atlanta? Want to be interviewed for Dining With Strangers? Get in touch! I’ll be in the city from Friday February 14 through Monday February 17 for a holiday. I’ve already lined up meals with a couple of strangers but I currently still have time for another…

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Throwback Thursday 46: La Gitana

The 46th Throwback Thursday is breakfast with Katelan Foisy, a visual artist known as La Gitana: Mistress of Magic. We met in October 2012 at the since-shuttered Cosmopolitan Cafe in New York to talk about her creative work. She told me about her move to the Big Apple and how…

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