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NEW ORLEANS!
Well that was amazing!!!
Does anyone really even know this place exists?! I have lived in the US my whole 26 year old life and never once did I realize that… 
THE NOLA PLUS POINTS
A. New Orleans in 3.5 hours away from LA
B. It’s beautiful, friendly, and doesn’t even feel like it’s in the US
C. It’s filled to the damn brim with awesome history
D. There’s enough good AND fried food to feed an army
That being said, NOLA conquered my little heart. 
I love adventures like a little kid loves happy meals. I am constantly trying to remind myself that no matter how tough life gets sometimes, if you get serious about it, it will only get harder.
As the artist and the creator of the company it’s important to be imagining and creating and coming up with new ideas, not worrying about whether or not the electricity bill gets paid. I am really fortunate to have an office and staff that can man the ship while I’m gone AND while I’m in town. 
Anyway, that little rampage was just to explain the ins the outs, and the real reason I make sure to go on apron adventures…. SO back to this NOLA adventure of mine.
 
I had a massive hit list of places I wanted to go to but only so much time. 
So I made sure to prioritize.
I had beignets at Cafe Du Monde! Ahhhh that was sooooo fun, we even had a powdered sugar fight.
Went to Revolution restaurant (only go there if you want to spend some $$$ and have a super fancy night)
Got to eat my little heart out at John Besh’s Restaurant August  
Had a po boy and a irish coffee milkshake at Erin Rose spent way too much time hanging out at this awesome little place with it’s awesome big bouncer—who told my boyfriend to take me to get me a slice of pizza that I wanted… or someone else would. 
EATING!!
So after running around the city and eating at every other establishment I could find, I have to admit, my favorite meal was the first meal I had in NOLA. Now I might be biased because I was in fact starving when I walked in there, had just got off a plane and had eaten WAY too many shitty airline snacks. 
The place was called Red Fish, it was jam packed with tons of people. Our waiter was so stinking nice, I wish we could import a few of those to LA!
In a hunger and frenzy we ordered this below and let me tell you, every damn bite was so freaking good!!!!!! We just kept oooing and mmming the entire time. My hands down, absolute utter and complete favorite was the BBQ blue crab claws, holy shit! Imagine a small pot with claws sticking out of it and then you dunk the claws into this sauce that they are sitting in which is a lemony creamy corn sauce and BELOW that is a corn bread biscuit situation thats getting soaked with corn sauce but not too soaked because it still is a little crunchy…. holy holy shit. 
What we ordered:
BBQ BLUE CRAB CLAWScheddar-scallion drop biscuits 
10.00 
BBQ OYSTERSflash fried, Crystal BBQ sauce, housemade blue cheese dressing 
11.25 (1/2 dozen) / 19.25 (dozen) 
BBQ GULF SHRIMP & GRITS andouille, sweet potato cheddar grits, and a lemon rosemary worcestershire sauce 
24.00 
JUMBO LUMP LOUISIANA CRAB CAKE creamy corn macque choux, grilled green onion tartar sauce, tomato relish 
28.75 
ALLIGATOR BOUDIN BALLS Abita Andygator three mustard sauce, seasonal peach pepper jelly 
9.50 
CRAWFISH & TASSO STUFFED ARTICHOKE cornbread stuffing and lemon beurre blanc 
10.00
It wasn’t expensive and it definitely wasn’t fancy I still feel like it was one of the tastiest, simplest and most NOLA-like meals of my whole trip. 

Without further adieu, I present the beautiful video we filmed with Life & Thyme.
If you want a peek inside the crazy, fun, inspiring, creative world of Hedley & Bennett aprons… watch it here. So much hard work goes into our little aprons each day, and this mini movie shows how much care we take into making our aprons. We have a lot of fun here and have learned so much but you all really inspire us to be better and to help us grow. So keep on fighting and cooking and living life to the fullest! It’s the best way, and the only way!!


Hope you enjoy! 

http://lifeandthyme.com/film/the-aprons-of-hedley-bennett/

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We interviewed Sean Lowenthal, badass chef of Little Beast:

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Wow! Just, wow! Look at all of these amazing chefs, from all over the US, of all different shapes, genders and nationalities — wearing our aprons loudly and proudly. 

Can’t get over this awesome collection of photos, each one wearing a different apron. This is EXACTLY what we are here for — to allow chefs of all kinds to express themselves and look DAMN good while doing it.  

Glorious!!

https://chefsroll.com/catersource2014

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So proud of our friends over at #rveriemagazine for the launch of their new digital Magazine! Cheers to you all xoxo The Apron Squad believes in you ♥♥♥
http://www.rverie.com/

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