And the Winner is…

And the winner is…NOLA.  New Orleans has won by a hair.  This lovely city not only hosted the Super Bowl, it will also host Shades and his lovely lady friend for St. Patrick’s Day 2013.  I can only hope that Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter will dye their famous Hurricanes green for the day.

New Orleans has to be one of my most favorite U.S. cities to visit.  Between the architecture, history, bars and drinks–this is a city that never sleeps. New Orleans has the right mixture of Bloody Marys and Hurricanes to keep you going all night and then some.  When you think of New Orleans think of the Robert Earl Keen song…”The road goes on forever and the party never ends.”

To entice our readers, we are having our first ever Six Pack of Stories contest called “Where’s Shades?” While in NOLA I will be checking in on Facebook periodically, if you can find me at that particular bar before I leave to go to the next bar, you get a drink of your choice on Shade’s tab (no purchase necessary; void where prohibited).

A votre sante!


Who wouldn't want to have a drink with this guy??
Who wouldn’t want to have a drink with this guy??