Yaka Mein Soup, a New Orleans Favorite!

Recently, I had the opportunity to try Yaka Mein Soup. Not usually known as a New Orleans favorite even to some locals but was surprised nonetheless! Seafood Gumbo is still my personal favorite, but Yaka Mein is definitely on my go to list now!

Of course, there are numerous recipes on the internet, but included is an article from Wikipedia for some historical references https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaka_mein. Enjoy and let me know if you give it a try….

2023 Rare One’s Christmas Social!

The Rare One’s of New Orleans want to thank all who participated at our Annual Christmas Social. All had a great time at Tony Madina’s Restaurant in Gretna. It was especially great to have Big John back after a year of challenging medical set backs. Of course, we always are excited to have two of our Associate Members – W5PDW, John from Magnolia, TX and KY4BF, Paul from Farragut, TN. attend our Christmas Social. The Rare One’s wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous, healthy New Year. Please see the enclosed pictures of the event, courtesy of W5PDW…..

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AA1RL Participates in Color Guard Service

From time-to-time, we love to post special events or activities of our Associate Members. Chris, AA1RL participated in the Color Guard Service for Captain Hill whose remains were returned home to Clyde, NC from Vietnam. Captain Hill was missing in Vietnam since 1969. Here are some pictures of the service.

Zea’s Thai Ribs

If you happen to travel to New Orleans, there are a plethora of great restaurants to choose from. One of my favorites is Zea’s. Maybe not a famous as Antoine’s or Commander’s Palace, it’s one of the local favorites! If you are tired of the traditional barbecue ribs, give this a try! Here’s the recipe in pdf format: Zea’s Thai Ribs Recipe

Sometimes a QSO changes a life!

As much as the Rare Ones’ of New Orleans love chatting with all our fellow Ham Radio Operators and Associate Members, sometimes we really don’t appreciate how a QSO can change a life! The above image of Gage was a recent snippet of an article from QST Magazine.

Rare One’s First Crawfish Boil

On April 8th, The Rare One’s of New Orleans hosted a Crawfish Boil. In addition to the RO’s, many local hams attended as well. Tom, WB6NFU, and Maureen from New Port Richie, FL also attended. The RO’s thanks Frank, KG5KWB, for having the Crawfish Boil at his QTH!

Below are the pictures taken:

The Rare One’s Of New Orleans Celebrate 6 Years on the air!

Six years on the air hosting the Rare One’s of New Orleans Round Table is quite an accomplishment. We enjoy talking about New Orleans cuisine, culture and traditions but we also like to hear all the things in your hometown as well. From the QSO’s, friendships, camaraderie, and just plain having fun, we truly enjoy each and everyone who participates every night on the air!

As a token of our appreciation, the RO’s created a Coffee Mug for the special occasion. For 3 nights from February 22, 2023 to February 24, 2023, Big John used a “Random Number” Generator to pick a winner from the list on Netlogger. The three winners are as follows:

  • Kevin – KK4VJK
  • Jack – K9JFM
  • Cary – W4CFH

On behalf of all the Rare One’s of New Orleans, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!”