Misty Kalkofen is a bartender at Green Street in Cambridge, Mass., and a founder and blogger at LUPEC-Boston.
Anyone who has checked out the schedule of Tales knows that the options are endless. Every attendee has spent the last 48 hours making tough decisions, whether it’s deciding what panel to attend, which spirited dinner to consume, or who’s room one should raid after hours to make Manhattans in a bathroom. But don’t forget, we are also in New Orleans and fun lurks around every corner.The ladies of LUPEC Boston left the Quarter and headed to the Bywater last night to visit our favorite bar in NOLA, Vaughan’s. We happily drank every $2 Miller High Life in the house while showing the rest of the New England Tales contingency why Vaughan’s is truly one of the best places on the planet. As one walks through the door at Vaughan’s all labels are stripped away. Tourist and local are equal as long as you have a smile on your face and you are willing to, in the words of Kermit Ruffins, “shake your booty all night long.” The staff is friendly, as is the house kitty. There’s red beans and rice out back if you get hungry and no shortage of dance partners when the band is jumpin’. So when the decisions are tough and you can’t decide which evening event to attend, you can always call an audible and head to Vaughan’s.