Editor’s Picks for February

Ronnie Joseph Morgan Sr.
February 6, 2013
Osaka a memorable dining experience
February 7, 2013
Ronnie Joseph Morgan Sr.
February 6, 2013
Osaka a memorable dining experience
February 7, 2013

Monster Jam, featuring La. participant, returns to N.O.

Feb. 23

Sean Duhon returns to his New Orleans hometown this month, and he’s bringing The Zombie with him.

The 36-year-old former Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputy has competed for eight years with Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam. The circuit honored him this season by giving him the keys to The Zombie, which fans voted as the newest addition to the lineup for this season.

The new truck is designed with a bloody, yellow toothed-mouth on the hood and patches of hair and scalp on the roof.

Grave Digger, Max-D, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Black Stallion, Bounty Hunter and other trucks join The Zombie.

The approximately 12-feet by 12-feet trucks sit atop 66-inch tires and weight a minimum of 10,000 pounds. They can generate between 1,500 and 2,000 horsepower, are capable of speeds up to 100 mph and can soar 125-130 feet (14 cars side by side) in the air.

Monster Jam makes its yearly trip to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 7 p.m., Feb. 23.

Tickets start at $10, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Discount tickets are available at participating Advance Auto Parts locations from Feb. 4-21.

The Party in the Pits, which allows fans to get a close-up view of the trucks and meet the drivers, is from 2-5 p.m. Free passes are available at Southern Quality Ford Dealers, or they can be purchased for $10 through Ticketmaster.

For more information, visit www.monsterjam.com.

Does glazed bison loin whet your appetite?

Feb. 28

Bison and ostrich and gemsbok, oh my!

For the 16th year the Larose Regional Park and Civic Center hosts its Wild Game Supper, the presentation of more than 40 exotic dishes prepared by Bayou Lafourche chefs.

In addition to glazed bison loin and gemsbok (a large antelope) dirty rice, servings include venison chili, frog leg pastalaya, turtle soup, duck gumbo, rabbit in applesauce and the appetizing nutria stew.

The event also features for the first time a cracklin’ cook-off. Awards for the best fin, fur, feather and overall dishes.

The traditional live auction includes the gun of the year, made with a custom stock, which typically draws attention.

Individual tickets cost $55.For more information, call (985) 693-7355.

Eagle Expo offers intimacy with nature

Feb. 28 through March 2

The annual eagle exposition in St. Mary Parish runs from Feb. 28 through March 2.

The 8th annual Eagle Expo begins with a Save Our American Raptors – South presentation from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Speakers discuss and showcase live falcons, hawks, owls, black vultures and bald eagles.

Tours are held March 1-2 in the Atchafalaya Basin, Lake Verret, Turtle Bayou, Bayou Black and Bayou Long. Each location offers natural differences, and attendees choose the tour that suits their interests.

Renowned wildlife photographer CC Lockwood gives his annual photography workshop on March The workshop costs $195 and includes a tour into Bayou Black and a seminar.

On March 2, various speakers offer seminars. Speakers include the director of the Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign, a biologist and local nature photographer Darlene Eschete.

The exposition honors the return of the bald eagle to Louisiana, which boasts 284 active nests. The Atchafalaya Basin, the largest overflow swamp in the country, features 170 bird species.

Full registration (seminars Saturday morning, the SOAR presentation and one boat tour) ranges from $100-$125. One-day registration (including one boat tour and seminars on Saturday) is $75-100. Individual boat tours are $45 per person.

For more information, call (985) 395-4905 or visit www.cajuncoast.com/eagleexpo.

The Zombie, driven by New Orleans native Sean Duhon, is one of the monster trucks putting on an exhibition Feb. 23 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Unique dishes are on the menu at Larose Regional Park and Civic Center’s 16th annual wild-game supper.