Friday, October 15, 2010

Pirates Alley Ghost Post Cards from Fig Street Studio

Pirates Alley Ghost Post Cards from Zazzle.com

Pirates Alley Ghost postcard
Pirates Alley Ghost by figstreetstudio
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Some years ago I was at the Pirates Alley Cafe in the French Quarter doing a late night wedding. A group of people from UK were there drinking and loud. I asked them why they were there and they said they were waiting to see the ghost of Jean Lafitte as they read on the web he haunts the alley. I disagreed as the Pirate Lafitte left New Orleans area for Galveston TX never to return. He swore he was going after a rift with the Governor WCC Claiborne over his help at the Battle of New Orleans. As I was just beginning to do weddings there I related a story about a young pirate Reginald Hicks. Pirate Hicks married his sweetheart in the Alley the night before the Battle of New Orleans and went to fight. He now returns every night to seek his bride. The romantic story seemed to catch on and today many people read it on the web and ask to be married in Pirates Alley. No one has caught a picture of him so I digitally created the above postcard of the Ghost in Pirates Alley.
I am amazed that a story created over a bottle of wine late one night in the French Quarter has traveled. I hear it discussed now and then and as I am intimately aware of its origin add to it all the time. The Ghost in Pirates Alley is now a classic French Quarter tale.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pirate Santa T-shirt from Zazzle.com

Pirate Santa T-shirt from Zazzle.com

Sassy Root Beer Basin St Soda T Shirt from Zazzle.com

Sassy Root Beer Basin St Soda T Shirt from Zazzle.com

Pop Rouge, Basin St. Soda Mugs from Zazzle.com

Pop Rouge, Basin St. Soda Mugs from Zazzle.com

Pop Rouge, Basin St Soda Co T Shirts from Zazzle.com

Pop Rouge, Basin St Soda Co T Shirts from Zazzle.com

Basin St Soda , Local Flavors


Basin Street Soda Co. by figstreetstudio

Basin Street Soda coming in Spring. Help support a local beverage.



New Orleans is unique for its history, food, and flavors. "Southern Comfort", Cafe and bluses found on famous Bourbon St. Coffee, Cafe Aulait, Hurricanes, Hand Granades, and many more flavors were found or discovered in the French Quarter. Local beers like Dixie were a favorite for many years and now seem to be coming back. A small group of people now offer New Orleans flavors in soda. Named after the old jazz and blues found on old Basin St, the Basin Street Soda Co. plans on offering unique New Orleans flavored soda by next spring. Looking for funding and a local bottler to help get the project going. Until then you can enjoy some of the t-shirts offered for sale. Keep looking for the "Sassy Fresh" Root Beer, "Pop Rouge" and "Satsuma" Orange to come your way soon.