Our Kind of Party: Louisiana ‘Feed Your Soul’ Event at House of Blues Houston

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Any time you’re met at the door with a Sazerac cocktail, it’s bound to be a good night. 2 Girls Who Travel were invited out last week to experience a fresh taste of Louisiana during the ‘Feed Your Soul’ event at House of Blues in downtown Houston.

‘Feed Your Soul’ is Louisiana’s new tourism slogan in which – as the name suggests – visitors are encouraged to feed their souls through Louisiana’s famed cuisine, music and cultural experiences.

And if you’ve been following us for a while, you know the affinity we have with Louisiana, and New Orleans in particular!

Val and Kim enjoying Sazerac cocktails
Blackened Louisiana alligator fritters with sweet and spicy pepper jelly sauce
Bayou fritter balls (boudin) with remoulade sauce

The night was awesome. Wine and cocktails were flowing, delicious appetizers were being passed around, there were numerous convention and visitors bureau representatives (from Louisiana, of course) on hand to chat with and let us not forget the melodic sounds of Grammy-nominated music educator and saxophonist Huber Mickey Smith, Jr. He played classic and contemporary hits (Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Ed Sheeren’s “Thinking Out Loud” to name a few). The man is talented, yall!

Saxophonist Huber Mickey Smith, Jr.

Later that evening, all guests were ushered into a private dining space at House of Blues and treated to a live cooking demonstration by Chef Lyle Broussard of Jack Daniels Bar and Grill at L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Well done, chef!

We’re talking three courses!

  • Appetizer: Louisiana voodoo shrimp (on the House of Blues menu which was inspired by the food of Louisiana)
  • Entree: Pan-seared Louisiana Grouper
  • Dessert: Bananas Foster (this was a live station so of course we saw the fire!!)
Louisiana Voodoo Shrimp
Pan-seared Louisiana Grouper topped with Louisiana blue crab au gratin and charred white corn puree

Man, this feed your soul business is so spot on. It’s almost impossible not to enjoy yourself in Louisiana and living in Texas, there are so many restaurants with Cajun influences. Seriously, we couldn’t have a better bordering state!

What’s your favorite place to visit in Louisiana? Let us know in the comments!


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