Megan Braden-Perry

Chuc mung nam moi! The beginner’s guide to Tet Festival in New Orleans East

By Megan Braden-Perry / February 1, 2022

Tet Festival, Mary Queen of Vietnam Church’s annual three-day Lunar New Year celebration, is consistently the most fun, affordable, low-stress festival in New Orleans.

Looking for local Latin flavor? Here are the best Mexican and Latino restaurants in New Orleans East

By Megan Braden-Perry / December 4, 2018

The next time someone says there’s no real Latin food in New Orleans, take them to New Orleans East.

It’s gumbo and grilled cheese season, y’all

By Megan Braden-Perry / November 16, 2018

From roughly the 1970s until Katrina, most New Orleans schools served gumbo and grilled cheese about every other week during fall and winter.