The Ultimate Local’s Guide to New Orleans || Gatekeepers
Oh my. God they. Can jump out the water too so yeah, that Gator bites you takes, him about thirty days to digest human, phone call. Occasion divorce so let me break it down for you in the past ten years I've, been traveling the world tour, managing, artists, and showing them the best spots I know. That, anywhere you go you need that solid connect, we've, taken submissions, from people claiming to have the keys to their city now, we're traveling the country to take them up on their word, I'm. Justin, Lezama and this is gatekeepers. So. We just got here in New Orleans nice and early here's my little sleeping trick I get my beanie pulled, over my eyes so that no one sees you sleeping so ugly now. Today we're going to meet Ashley Joan eek she is a private chef which I'm super excited about because, I love food. I'm. Kind of curious to see what, she can actually show me that I haven't done before welcome, to gatekeepers, new orleans. Part. Of look. So. Ashley pin, dropped me the lakefront we're on my favorite areas to come to visit while here in New Orleans as you can see it's beautiful and, there's actually now you'll. Say hi hi my name is chef Ashley joannec I'm a New, Orleans native and, I'm a private chef we hug anyone, my. Favorite thing about being from New Orleans is just the confidence that we have I just love the spirit the culture, is always a good time even when it's a bad time we, have fun I always forget how beautiful it is here this is where we come to basically get our minds together in a city full of beautiful, chaos the water kind of calms us down well, said so I've been here so many times I can't even count I've been down here for buku but down here for voodoo first, time I went to voodoo I saw Big Freedia really, my. Friend is actually traveling right, now yes the graffiti was amazing like proper, just, booty trap we have been is working yeah no actually. In Venice working close to my church oh really, New Orleans the home it's working, yes for, a person like me that's been here so much you sure.
I'm. Telling you that guys I know people, oh I'm so that feel really, confident about this no. Trips New Orleans is complete, without a stop at the French market oh yes this is a must this is basically, where you'll get some awesome food. This. Got. Some. Man. It's making me hungry already. Is there muffle out of here good. Yeah. Yeah hey, what's your favorite thing to eat when you come down here my boss's. That's actually, where I'm ringing you right now this is my friend Justin restaurant. A seafood, dock and he's gonna be big again Oh crab claws boy stirs. I. Know that you usually don't, but, here we get to you cramping, about it right Oh whatever you want I'm down for all the some oysters. My. Gosh jobs, going relax, take. It easy Lizzie fault oh yes, we. Need to get a drink. Golden. Anything green. Pickled. Everything, good we come to New Orleans you. Can't have a good time here and. If you can't find good food here you're. Up. To me I'd. Be happy to keep it in, no I'm say even if you beeped it even if you beeped it out people will get it you can do honestly, deep. But if you see, baby. Pea yeah you, see here here. Here, it's, probably best. If. You. Can't have fun here. That. Creole pad, all. Right c'est la vie as some soft-shell crab. You got some crab claws definitely. Smell the guys charbroiled. Oysters debris. Are, you kind of scooping up put on a cheese get, that sauce yeah sure. You get that sauce. Listen. Above, and beyond I think, I'm just like relearning, how good it's supposed to be. How. We get a shot shell crab is pork it. That's. A home run right there hopefully we can function heaven is probably, the best soft shell crowd I've ever had that, was unreal I don't even know what to say. So. How long you been coming to this spot. Really. Good friend about 80 people. Which is crazy you got a guy cooking seafood that doesn't even eat it yeah we use the kind of trade oh if I give them chicken and hear any noises so, Justin's, the Beethoven. Of seafood. Coz, this is insane. This. Soft-shell crab might be the best sauce I'll cover hey, I mean it yeah it's the best cooked shrimp I've had. I'll. Give it back. Maybe. I everything, my dude the, amazing, everything. I've. Never met anyone named Justin with a similar, mustache. So. I mean that that, was kind of freaky so how long you been doing this we've been having this about eight and a half years so. I heard this crazy story or this rumor that you don't even like seafood oh man, yeah you're right I thought we would do trade us are you taking it you like India. Let's. Go to the French market I'm like I've come to the French market so many times so. Many times. It's. Been my day it's still early. You. Gotta eat drink away from the wall isn't that what they see where did, you find these recipes or how did you guys create these no, just blowing up in the wall yes no, beer. Aiya grandma, yeah sitting up in the house everybody, spelling. Like gum boys. This. Experience, I know will be a great experience because of the food the person added age definitely needs to be on Thrillist, just. Top food list not even. Know. Jean rrah he's been here so many times so.
He Said well, I know that I live we still got a lot of time here huh, I'm. Okay with that. So. We're. The. Artists name is Brandon individual. Artist he tags buildings, I call him to innovate, Steve. Welcome. To Studio B hi. Come. In just any be might. Recognition. Hanging. Out was Brandon, how you actually explained the pieces was, absolutely, fabulous everybody. Should come check this out, we can use this art to impact, people in a positive way. I feel like inherently. New Orleans is that definitely. Are the inner beauty soul, it'll, always find a way to survive. We relentless we were there you cannot go it affects yeah we accept the authenticity of people this is a space where you can't be fake. No. Matter where I go every corner, of the city I still. Find inspiration, it still impresses me, I created. This room to talk about our relationship with water there's a quote from the, Prophet known as Prince all I need is love and water and I interpret that to mean you need both these things to survive via both these things to destroy you so this is conversation, around Hurricane Katrina in the, middle with the clouds above and the, homes, submerged. In water with. The rooftops emerging, Oh for. Anybody in the wall and who don't you see this as a piece of art but as a memory there's, a reminder, this idea right here that you are still here and what. Does it mean to survive you made it through that experience and this, piece right here this is like idea, of the water line that was in the midst of the homes as, the water it everything, below this line was completely, gone there was no redeeming it there was no saving it so it's almost as if it was erased a friend of mine said he said New Orleans is the new Atlantis we won't be here forever so. What do we leave behind. This. Is new it's cool it's inspirational. Everybody, should come check this out he's done an amazing job creating. And curating all, the pieces here thank you. As. Always yes. Ma'am preciate, job. Did. You like affect my fade away. Like. The number one so who's bad anymore let's. Go let's do it can I get you guys started with something to drink while, you wait I think I'm gonna. Okay. Are you ready for this hey. 80%, alcohol it, comes in that's a little cup so you're welcome to take it out with you if you finish it all by yourself you get another one for Half Price. You. Think you can handle it, I'll try would you like my water with that Oh a love of water you need it. What. Makes this restaurant, uniquely, New Orleans already - who is. The best, restaurant. That we have out here family-owned. And family horny. Red. Beads they're right that's me, Wow. I have, a shrimp creole and this is the bowl of gumbo we. You, think that we can I'm. Gonna do my best I'm a little late yeah, all. Right this is ship Iowa. Yeah. Gonna. Get me out of here then. Bow-wow. This. Thing's got some pop to it he, put in about 80%. Know what but he, can taste it. Later. This. Is great and like for me personally like I love the way the French prepare soup stocks then, you can tell like this isn't made in one day right this is a multiple, day. Feel. The love you can taste it you can say that these a good time with it it wasn't something that they just put together right now right I can't wait just to bring people to these places just, as shown, when.
You Had the food I'm, not gonna say the food a lot of experience, because. Don't. Forget about a drink. I'll. Get there. Mommy. Is really good and I'm hungry. Sister. All is really strong. So. We're we know this, is a jazz market, this is the place that I was telling you about with some goodbyes and, some, live music my, friend is actually gonna sing here her name is brandy this is where jazz, was born and, a, lot of young people they kind of don't dabble in jazz but I hear we're very into a music, this is like the place to be on Wednesday. Literally. Everywhere, we've gone she's, known everybody, and if she didn't know them she, knew somebody that knew them our, autosum wine kind, of get on my grown woman stuff just trying to chill out get a break in just have a good time New Orleans jazz market, is pretty dope like, I got some jazz roots so it's happy to come back in this thing here a lot yeah. Call. Me right now it's, free which is dope to. A. Lot. Of people here. Brandy. Here. We go. Right. They, won't be working. There. Brandy, did an amazing job covering, some erykah badu. Brandy's. Performance, was amazing. I knew that she would do a good job but, being able her early I knew that she won't want y'all because y'all weren't expecting, it a. Good. Ending to a good night. Where's. My wine I know. For sure Justin, had a good time tonight he say he's been to the wall and then did his thing but I know that you haven't done this thing like this I see y'all tomorrow. That's. Good I like it. This. Brunch spot is very. Dope and I feel like we, should start off with other food today just, get it started everything, that you see on this menu is gonna have some kind of craziness to it but I really want you to look upon it's probably you naked, it's even got a smiley face on there yeah because it'll make you happy right after all right if you say so french toast burrito, after, that night I think you get that right well this looks amazing, don't. Tell anybody. Everybody. Tell the right people hey guys how are you how's it going good I, think we're just gonna get a bunch of stuff to try it sure. Amazing, Bloody Marys I'm on a bloody marathon yes. Hey, Wow there's everything, that's, it, explorin, teen fried, oysters, over, potatoes. French, toast burrito it's a french toast, batter tortilla. Scrambled. Eggs bacon and sausage, inside, powdered, sugar and syrup on top crispy. Fried Brussels. Sprouts with, Korean. Sauce I'm, abuzz about connoisseurs. Okay patty melt with fries and, then we have you stuffed mirliton. Welcome. To New Orleans the, Church of food anything, else for you guys here, we go. Wow. Bacon. And sausage. If, I'm like watching carbs. Please. Try it is me. Get a buffalo sprout to, balance out the meat Russell, Cross is one of the things where you were growing up watching TV everybody, here yeah well I should grow up you're like I always. Think that actually I can saute, and I can fry them and put in the oven I eat, them a lot with smoked paprika because, it tastes like you put a seasoned ham of Turkey. In it but it's music so it's good for like meeting the vegetarians, okay meatloaf, patty, melt take. One. Wow. That's amazing. Meatloaf, patty melt it's like a party in your mouth. This. Is my first fried oyster the trip make sure you eat it with a potato and a little, we usually need deep an oyster po boys by now but, the. Barbecue lighter. Yeah. It's. Okay it's safe it's not good. I. Didn't, know what to do because it was so good and then even. Pushing on me this whole time. You're, like I need to eat during the holidays. You need something I'll ship you something I'm cool with the honor I, don't. Think I can take any more oh really that's it I definitely feel like we should hit a slice or swamp, tour ma is kind of typical right. It's. Like a keeper things trust me I would take care of you you trust me this whole time, I'm. Down let's check it out. But. What are we gonna do with all of this hey guys you. Want some. So. This one store is something, that more, lenient, agents. For your people do it's one of our things we may see some Gators, it's very excited, I mean I've been down here a million times and this is my first time out of the Bayou I learn about it first on this trip today you. Know that's, a good thing make. Money go bone come, at me bro. Put sunglasses on, it in post. All, right I'm gonna go a little bit faster, I'm. Not gonna go crazy. To, a prettier place. We got some cool stuff down this way. I grew. Up around this kind of stuff. I.
Thought, You'd like this that's green how long you been doing this this. Is my first day how we doing. You've. Been paying attention cuz I don't know where the hell we're at right now our tour guide was crazy just like everybody else in the city so he just fit right in with what we had going on what do you look for specifically, to be like wow I knew I get it maybe over here Oh some of them a real brazen, come right up to you oh this. Will hide out you don't know if there's one right there right now I. Would. Probably just die on a spot yeah. I haven't seen somebody died they, do jump out the water too so they jump yeah sweet, but Gator gets on this boat I'm getting off nah. Ain't. None of that captain goes down with the ship they ain't gonna happen. We. Can get one. Well. It's getting worried cuz I know a couple, times I've gone out and whaleboats to, see whales nothing. Happens and I figured okay well at least we tried we'll head back in the dock but then right. As we were about to come back in oh. My. God. Hey. Come here. Marshmallows. I stuff. He is like Gator crack, well. He coming oh I did, not know Gators, and marshmallows, but s'mores is probably my favorite dessert so you know it, makes sense Gators, love mellows they, do next time I do a dinner party for Gators I ask you bet in mind say. Pac-man earlier. This. Is sane, I was scared I'm not going to even front those guys can jump in the boat Gators. Probably got about 2,000. Pounds of downward pressure spike. Takes about 20, pounds of break bones in your hand, 80. Teeth 40 top 40 bottom so yeah that Gator bites you. Ain't. Nothing I can do if I be. Good videos bites or hammer I mean, they're being so big what do they feed on big guys alito the Gators they he'll you the turtle crush them, Alma. Diller fossil, fish frogs, snakes, birds, whatever. Makes a mistake takes. Them about 30 days to digest human. Bone, Caucasian. Divorce, come. On get. In it. I want, a little in his big big. Marshmallows. Don't hurt alligator. Doesn't have a pancreas. Okay. So, mama you can't touch me, legally ima throw. It straight down pop it hard oh hey. I. Need. These hands to cook oh my. God your sous chefs. So. What does the extra take. It okay, thank you crazy thanks. Crazy that you see their eyes creeping, out real quick the difference between a log and a gator eyes, then. This one has two biggest one we see out of his weight, needs about 14, feet she's right, I don't worry. Just. Making sure you don't drop your phone I probably die before the phone does a. Lot. Of firsts, for me on this trip so I impress you 100. 110, percent impressed the next time I want to cook please, let. Me know what you back in town and. Hey, friends, that's. A real gate keeper. I just. Do this like it is. If. You can't find good food noise you're a big jerk I. Had. An amazing visit to New Orleans Ashley, was a perfect, gatekeeper, I had a lot of firsts on this trip can't, wait for the next stop I'll see you there. Yo. Thanks, for watching this episode of gatekeepers, make sure you go to Sulis and subscribe, check, me out of next one peace.