Carla Pesono, WGNO

Carla Pesono


New Orleans, LA, United States

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Past articles by Carla:

Carla’s Kitchen: Poke-Chan

NEW ORLEANS - On this Carla’s Kitchen I take you to a quaint poke place on St Claude, Poke-Chan. Co-owners, Dalena Vo and Lauren Nguyen are doing their unique take on poke and other Asian dishes. Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish that is marinaded cubed raw fish. At Poke-Chan, they offer signature poke bowls like the Kinda Hawaiian and the Honey Garlic. What sets their poke apart from other… → Read More

Carla’s Kitchen: Bergeron’s Boudin and Cajun Meats

Carla's Kitchen: Bergeron’s Boudin and Cajun Meats → Read More

Carla’s Kitchen: Ice Queen

NEW ORLEANS – On this episode of Carla’s Kitchen, I take you to a small Asian dessert shop in Metairie, Ice Queen. Friends and owners, Sofie Lui and Lili Ni are from China, but met in Southeast Louisiana about ten years ago while attending LSU. They decided to open up Ice Queen in 2018, because of their love for Asian teas and dessert. After traveling back to Southeast Asia, they wanted to bring… → Read More

Meghan and Harry reveal baby Sussex to world

The world finally has its first glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan's newborn son. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex appeared in front of selected media behind closed doors on Wednesday, cradling their first child, who was was born at 5:26 a.m. Monday morning, weighing 7lbs 3oz. Harry said becoming a parent was "amazing" as he held his son in his arms. "We're just so thrilled to have our bundle of… → Read More apologizes for ad criticized for romanticizing slavery

Genealogical website has apologized for a video advertisement depicting a white man in the 1800s telling a black woman they can "escape to the north." The ad, which aired on television and was posted on YouTube, shows the characters dressed in clothing from the 1800s running through an alley when they stop to talk. → Read More

Oxford House opens first women and children’s home in Jefferson Parish

NEW ORLEANS - The first all women and children's Oxford House in Jefferson Parish is open. Oxford House Elysian can house up to six women and children. Oxford House is a system of transitional living homes for people looking to recover from drug addiction and alcoholism. There are more than 2,500 homes all over the country with 130 in Louisiana, and counting. → Read More

French billionaires and companies pledge $450 million to rebuild Notre Dame

French billionaires and companies have pledged over $450 million to help rebuild Paris' Notre Dame after the cathedral was badly damaged in a fire. The largest donation announced Tuesday was from LVMH Group, which owns Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy. The company and the family of CEO Bernard Arnault promised €200 million ($226 million). → Read More

Shaq is joining Papa John’s board of directors

Papa John's has found its next spokesman: Shaquille O'Neal. But the company hopes Shaq can help Papa John's beyond hawking pizza. O'Neal, the NBA legend, will join Papa John's board of directors. O'Neal will also invest in nine Papa John's stores in Atlanta and become an ambassador for the brand in advertisements. → Read More

Carla’s Menu: Kin

On this Carla’s Menu, I’m taking you to a little noodle shop in Gert Town, Kin. → Read More

Boeing 737 black box found as planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash

Boeing 737 black box found as planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash → Read More

Carla’s Menu: Balestra’s

NEW ORLEANS – On this Mardi Gras edition of Carla’s Menu, Carla Pesono takes you to Belle Chasse to check out Balestra’s Bakery. Balestra's Grocery Store has been around for nearly 60 years, but its only 3-year-old bakery is being put on the map all because of its king cake creations by bakery and deli director, Amy Boudreaux. → Read More

Carla’s Menu: Piccola Gelateria

On this Carla’s Menu, I take you on Freret Street to a little gelato shop, Piccola Gelateria. → Read More

Text messages and rideshares helped police uncover evidence in the Jussie Smollett case

The sequence of events reads like the plot of a television show: A man stages his own attack and rehearses it beforehand, making sure there's a surveillance camera nearby to record it. But prosecutors say it really happened. They allege "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett hired two men to orchestrate what appeared to be a racist, homophobic attack on himself in Chicago on January 29. → Read More

Carla’s Menu: Copper Vine Wine Pub

On this Carla’s Menu, I’m taking you downtown to Copper Vine Wine Pub. → Read More

Trump’s ‘SNL’ attack crosses the line

On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency because, as he put it, there's a "national security crisis on our border" marked by "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs." With that type of calamity bearing down on our nation, you would expect Trump to be laser focused on the threat in the days that followed. → Read More

Hiring a singing telegram, The Fleur de Lis Quartet

NEW ORLEANS - The Fleur de Lis Quartet are members of the Crescent City Sound Chorus in New Orleans, and part of Sweet Adelines International. They’ve been performing singing telegrams together for the last decade. The all-female members include, Jeannine Thibodaux (Lead), Sheryl York (Bass), Nanette Ledet (Baritone), and Beverly Traub (Tenor). → Read More

Carla’s Menu: Fharmacy Nola

On this Carla’s Menu, I’m taking you to a hole in the wall comfort food joint in Mid-City, Fharmacy Nola. → Read More

R. Kelly announces overseas tour

Embattled singer R. Kelly announced new tour dates in a tweet Tuesday, but the tweet was later deleted. The announcement promised shows in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. No further details were offered. The singer has been embroiled in renewed controversy in the wake of the recent Lifetime docuseries "Surviving R. Kelly," which chronicles allegations of abuse, predatory behavior and… → Read More

Carla’s Menu: Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco

On this Carla's Menu I'm taking you to an authentic Peruvian restaurant, Tito’s Ceviche & Pisco. → Read More

A roller coaster on a cruise ship?

There's a new wave of excitement at sea as several cruise lines race to one-up each other with the latest action-packed, over-the-top amusements. Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean, known for their modern megaships, are putting a literal twist on their on-board offerings, with some rousing attractions that are not for the faint of heart. → Read More