WCW: Megan Braden-Perry is NOLA’s Snowball Queen

Megan Braden-Perry is here to give you an education on snowballs.

by Alex Galbraith
September 5, 2018

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pskI_QVw6y0[/embedyt]Megan Braden-Perry knows New Orleans.

That would be true if we just counted her time as a reporter at a few of the city’s newspapers. That would be true if we just wanted to talk about her work with the second-biggest event in the city. But the 7th-generation city-dweller and 7th Ward native has a deep well of family history in the city to draw from any time she wants to talk about the Crescent. Her love for the city is bone-deep is what we’re getting at. So, who better to write the book on the treat that marks New Orleans hottest months more than any other, the thing we all reach for when the air is too heavy for a beignet: the snowball?

Braden-Perry became the first person to document the snowball phenomenon in a book (Crescent City Snow: The Ultimate Guide To New Orleans Snowball Stands), running through 50 distinct spaces selling their own take on shaved ice and syrup.

We caught up with the sommelier of syrup and condensed milk to talk shop (err, stand) and learn a little bit about our favorite summertime confection. Check it out up top.

He has a distinct voice that you will come to know more as you follow VL NOLA. He has shown himself to be an intrepid entertainment and culture writer, who always knows about the best events, happenings and performers before anybody else. Now, he’s going to tell you all about them here at Very Local NOLA.

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