Catch Carolyn’s Catering at Hot Jazz on the Red

Carolyn Manning likes to do things the hard way. The process for creating her popular Tacos al Pastor, for example, requires patience even to listen as it is described: buying three different kinds of chile peppers, soaking them for hours, pureeing the soaked chiles with fresh oranges and pineapple, roasting a pork shoulder rotisserie-style injected with the puree, making fresh queso fresco, and topping the entire creation with a seasonal fresh fruit salsa and Thai salad made up of shredded red and green cabbage topped with a honey lime reduction. Sometimes, she even makes her own tortillas.

Carolyn will be on-hand selling these delicious creations, two for $5, at the next installment of Hot Jazz on the Red, Thursday, May 10 at the Barnwell Garden and Art Center, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. If you go, take a moment to ask Carolyn about her newly-launched catering business, Carolyn’s Catering. Menu offerings range from old-fashioned cakes and pies to foodie-friendly lunch and dinner options like chickpea curry, spaghetti with walnut sauce, crawfish enchiladas and more. If you can’t make it out to Hot Jazz on the Red, Carolyn can be reached by calling (318) 762-1909 or e-mailing

Hot Jazz on the Red is a series of Thursday night concerts held on the banks of the Red River, each Thursday now through June 14. Each event features live music performed by a diverse array of blues and jazz acts. The Thursday, May 10 event will feature live music by Shreveport’s Robin and the Bluebirds. View the Barnwell Center calendar for more information on upcoming Hot Jazz on the Red events.

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