Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge – Episode #66

Marker located at the corner of Iberville and Chartres. New Orleans.

. Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge On June 24, 1973 an arsonist set fire to a gay bar in New Orleans called the Up Stairs Lounge. Within moments fire engulfed the bar, and ultimately claimed the lives of 32 people. It was the largest massacre of LGBTQ individuals in the United States until the… Continue reading Fire at the Up Stairs Lounge – Episode #66

History of the New Orleans Poor Boy – Episode #65

Me & Dad making Teddy's Grill roast beef po-boys.

History of the New Orleans Poor Boy In today’s episode, we explore the history of the New Orleans poor boy. We trace the birth of the poor boy from the streetcar motormen strike of 1929 through today.  You’ll be introduced to Benny & Clovis Martin, former motormen themselves who created the first poor boy. You’ll… Continue reading History of the New Orleans Poor Boy – Episode #65