Cabildo – Jackson Square,  – The site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer the museum houses a large permanent exhibition of Louisiana history through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Open 9-5 Tue-Sun.


Cap  –  A form of address for men, usually ones with whom you are not acquainted.  Like CHIEF, PODNA and BRA.

Camellia’s – Red (kidney) beans 9 and rice).  What your mama used to cook on Monday’s (wash day).  Soaked the night before and made  with, sausage, ham, bacon, etc. (maybe with a little bit of lard).  Slow cooked all day and felt through the next day, if you know what I mean.

Casinos  –  Cos-een-na(, Da-Cos-een-na) Want to gamble we have multiple venues to offer, land and so-called water-based.   Harrah’s New Orleans Casino  ( Canal and N. Peters streets) is the only “land-based casino” and is one of the world’s largest    Treasure Chest Casino   (5050 Williams Boulevard, Kenner) is a riverboat casino on Lake Ponchartrain in Kenner, has three floors of gambling, live entertainment, and a buffet restaurant.   Boomtown Casino   (4132 Peters Road Harvey) is a Riverboat casino on the west bank of the river fifteen minutes from downtown.

Caw –  Automobile, car.

Catlick –  Catholic

Cemeteries   – New Orleans “City’s of the Dead” are unique architectural gems borne out of necessity due to the high water table making normal ground burial difficult.

Chalmette Battlefield and National Cemetery   St. Bernard Highway, Chalmette. 281-0510  The site of the January 8, 1815, Battle of New Orleans, a decisive American victory over the British at the end of the War of 1812.  Includes a tour road, visitor center, and the Malus-Beauregard House (c.1833). Adjacent is the Chalmette National Cemetery. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Louisiana Children’s Museum – 420 Julia St., 523-1357 – Interactive exhibits and hands-on learning about science, nature and everyday life. Open 9:30-4:30 Tue-Sat, noon-4:30 Sun, closed holidays.

John Churchill Chase  New Orleans author and cartoonist.  He was one of the first “editorial cartoonists” in the country for WDSU-TV.  The author of the New Orleans Classic book, Frenchmen, Desire and Good  Children.

books by John Churchill Chase

Chief, Cheef   A form of address between men, like  PODNA and BRA”.

Christmas in New Orleans – Mr. Bingle, Canal Street decorations, the Roosevelt lobby, Centanni’s and Copeland’s  lights,  Celebration in the Oaks and of course “The Twelve Yats of Christmas.

City Park – (Sit-E Pawk) Orleans and City Park Aves., 482-4888 – One of the nation’s great urban parks famous for its Live Oaks.  A monument to nature and the WPA constructed parks of the “New Deal.” The oak covered park features the Carousel Gardens (amusement rides), Botanical Gardens, Storyland (depicting children’s fairy tales), railroad train, golfing, fishing, sculptures, lagoons and more.  It’s the home of the annual “Christmas in the Oaks” Celebration.

Congo Square,    An open space within Louis Armstrong Park, which is located in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, just across Rampart Street north of the French Quarter.  A gathering place for slaves and creoles of color,it is considered by some to be the cradle of Jazz.

Harry Connick Jr.   musician, and entertainer.  Son of ex New Orleans District Attorney Harry Connick Sr.

Harry Connick Jr. Music and Movies

Harry Connick Sr.,    former New Orleans District Attorney and father of Harry Connick Jr.

Al Copeland,  founder of Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits and Copeland’s  restaurants.

Early Popeyes commercial with jingle sung by Dr. John

Cement –  A standard English word, pronounced  <SEE-ment>,in New Orleans

Chalmation –  Someone from Chalmette<shall-MET>, a city in St. Bernard Parish <shall-MET>.  Ant-nee is from Chalmette.


Charmer –  The quintessential female Yat. Pronounced <CHAW-muh>.

Crime “Dese here people wuz crooks or fought against dem” Gangstaz, pirates, rob-uz, murd-ar-raz and the poll-eese and such.

Axeman of New Orleans, mysterious mass murderer, books
Guy Banister, FBI Agent, Asst. New Orleans Police Chief & Private Investigator alleged to have been involved in JFK assassination and anti-Castro Cuban Activities, books,
Sylvestro Carolla, mafia boss
Mark Essex, mass murderer (Howard Johnson’s mass shooting) books
Antoinette Frank, former New Orleans Police Officer, convicted murderer
Joseph Giarrusso, New Orleans Police Chief
Francis Grevemberg, crime-busting superintendent of the Louisiana State Police
Ivory Harris, drug trafficker and weapons trafficker
David Hennessy, New Orleans Police Chief, assassinated books
Aaron Kohn, New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission
Jean Lafitte, pirate, hero of the Battle of New Orleans, books
Pierre Lafitte, pirate and brother of Jean Lafitte
Delphine LaLaurie, socialite and sadist, books
Carlos Marcello, businessman (tomato salesman) and mafia boss, books
Captain Bill McDonald, legendary Texas Ranger, books
Lee Harvey Oswald, alleged assassin of JFK, books

CRYSTAL – Heading west on I-10 in MId-City right before the cemeteries you were greeted by this landmark sign reminding you of New Orleans own preserves and the maker of the local hot sauce made by Baumer Foods.

Cuisine “Chefs, cooks and stuff”  People dat wuz or cookin in Noo- Awlins.

John Besh, chef, books
Owen Brennan, restaurateur, books
Richard Brennan Sr., restaurateur, Commander’s Palace, books
Leah Chase, chef, Dookie Chase Restaurant, Books
Al Copeland, restaurateur, Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits and Copeland’s restaurants
Ruth Fertel, restaurateur, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, books
Emeril Lagasse, chef; restaurateur; television personality, books
Beulah Levy Ledner, pastry chef,
Austin Leslie, chef, books
Paul Prudhomme, chef, books