Tag Archives: Mardi Gras

On Mardi Gras Day, it’s time for a Moon Pie

It’s Fat Tuesday, and parades are rolling across the Gulf Coast throughout the day, bringing the 2012 carnival season to a close. While beads are the attraction in New Orleans (okay, maybe it isn’t the beads but what some people will do to get them), in Mobile, the birthplace of Mardi Gras, it’s all about […]

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Another Huge Upset in the Southern Sweets Showdown!

The match-ups of the three-seeds and 14-seeds in the Sweets Showdown produced one slaughter by a favorite, two extremely close races and one unbelievably huge upset. First for the big news. In an upset that rivals upstart Bud’s Best Cookies taking down Krispy Kreme, the little crunchy peanut butter and coconut treat known as Chick-O-Stick at […]

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Under the Light of a Chocolatey Moon (Pie)

We’ve had any number of posts during the Southern Sweets Showdown about traditional, homemade treats and the concomitant warm, fuzzy feelings of nostalgia they evoke. I seem to always be the guy stuck writing about commercial products. That’s fine by me, especially when it comes to Moon Pies.

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Nine Questions With a Real Southern Pirate

A few weeks ago, we delved into the question of who is the real Billy Bowlegs, patron pirate of the festival of the same name in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Today, we get to delve deeper into the question in our Q&A with Bruce Marshall, the Captain Billy of the Krewe of Bowlegs from two years ago. Bruce was kind enough to indulge us with answers to Wayne Franklin’s Nine Questions…

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