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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Thanksgiving is a time to partake in holiday traditions, but not all those traditions necessarily fit the Norman Rockwell archetype of the prayerful family gathered around a roasted turkey. For some in New Orleans, Thanksgiving would not be complete without ...

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving is a time to partake in holiday traditions, but not all those traditions necessarily fit the Norman Rockwell archetype of the prayerful family gathered around a roasted turkey.


For some in New Orleans, Thanksgiving would not be complete without screaming gleefully at thoroughbred horses while clutching bloody Marys and wiping Creole mustard from their chins. Extra points if they happen to be dressed like extras from ?My Fair Lady.? For them, turkey day means good food, low bets and high style at the New Orleans Fair Grounds.? [ Read more ]

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