Writers On Writing / Our Favourite Travel Blogs: Disarm Doors and Crosscheck: A Taste of New Orlreans Jazzfest 2011


At the moment we’re focusing on all things travel, and to whet your appetite we’re publishing some posts from our favourite travel blogs. Enjoy this one from Disarm Doors and Crosscheck.  A little bit about the author, Ben Alcock: Australian social media beaver and communications guy whose career is peppered with a superabundance of ideas […]


At the moment we’re focusing on all things travel, and to whet your appetite we’re publishing some posts from our favourite travel blogs. Enjoy this one from Disarm Doors and Crosscheck. 
A little bit about the author, Ben Alcock:
Australian social media beaver and communications guy whose career is peppered with a superabundance of ideas good, bad and diabolical. Traveller Story teller. Problem solver. Game show contestant. Dad.

My best mate, Scotty, lives in New York.

I’ve known him since we were kids, we were flatmates for a while, and we took the best part of a round-the-world trip together way back when. He is many things. Clever, amusing, successful MBA grad, senior executive, husband, dad and all-round positive spirit.

And when it comes to food, he has an adventurous streak.

I’ve seen him select some dreadful things from perfectly good menus all over the world. A bowl of raw, unfamiliar shellfish over grilled salmon in Southern Chile. A selection of offal over a mixed grill of the finest cuts in Argentina. Oyster patties in New Orleans (keep reading). Even The Spotted Pig’s Chargrilled Burger with Roquefort Cheese, over, well, just about everything else on the menu there.

He travels a lot and, when he’s not sending real postcards (Anyone else still do that?), his online travel musings tend to be garnished with photos of the dishes that enhanced the experience of life on the road. So, when Scotty spent 10 days recently in New Orleans, I was treated to a meal-by-meal blow of one of the world’s great Jazz Fests.

Bon appetit!

Sausage & jalapeño bread with Rebirth Brass Band. Everything goes well with these guys.

 Yay, Crawfish Monica!