On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: City Cafe In Northport Alabama (est.1946)

City Cafe In Northport Alabama

City Cafe In Northport Alabama

Hard partying in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

When I was a young buck coming of age in the Yellowhammer State, the crowd often capped off a long night in Tuscaloosa with a visit to City Cafe in nearby Northport, just over the Hugh R. Thomas Bridge. Thomas was the son of Alabama coaching legend Frank Thomas and members of our group often used the crossing to confer over the current state of the Crimson Tide’s football affairs.

I had nothing to contribute as football is not my religion. Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Central City Second Line

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Guerilla Cocktail Bar

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I love the New Orleans tradition of the guerilla cocktail bar. Anybody can buy a few bottles of liquor and a few mixers and be in business selling stiff drinks on the sidewalk in no time flat.

You won’t be getting a perfectly mixed Ramos Gin Fizz or Sazerac but you will get a dirt cheap, potent beverage and the knowledge that you helped put a few bucks in the coffer of a New Orleans entrepreneur.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Le Boxeur Boxing Gym

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Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Second Line

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Way Up Yander In Ponchatoula

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Intense Pie Lady

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Louisiana Daily Photo: A Buck A Scoop

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Girls Of Ponchatoula Louisiana

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Boy With Rabbit

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Abby Earles

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Last year Strawberry Queen XLIV Abby Earles of Ponchatoula was crowned the 2015 Louisiana Fair and Festivals Queen of Queens.

In a state filled with comely women Ms Earles was deemed the comeliest of them all. I took this photo up in Ponchatoula last year and Earles was just as sweet as she could be.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Johnny’s Meat And Three In Homewood Alabama

Johnny's Meat And Three In Homewood Alabama

Johnny’s Meat And Three In Homewood Alabama

A great clamor rose out of the blue plate lunch scene in Birmingham, Alabama four years ago when Tim Hontzas, a descendant of a Jackson, Mississippi restaurant dynasty, opened a generational meat and three just outside of Birmingham in Homewood. Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: St Bernard Parish’s Finest Muffaletta

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Tag’s Deli is a full-service meat market and country diner located in St Bernard Parish Louisiana. While I normally get the massive muffaletta pictured above I do occasionally branch out, with great success, to their po boy menu.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2016 Queen Of Gheens Bon Mange Festival

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The 2016 Queen Of Gheens Bon Mange Festival. Here’s a tale the grillades po boys served in Lafourche Parish Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Adams Fruit Market In Lafourche Parish

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Peer inside the 60+ year old Adams Fruit Market in Mathews, Louisiana. It’s an old-timey country market with plenty boudin, alligator and young peas and beans. Here’s a tale the grillades po boys served in Lafourche Parish Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sergis Adams As A Young Man

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We’re posting photos this week that we took inside Adams Fruit Market in Mathews, Louisiana. Pictured is proprietor Sergis Adams, an old-school Lafourche Parish fisherman. Here’s a tale the grillades po boys served in Lafourche Parish Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Adams Fruit Market In Lafourche Parish

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Sergis Adams’ family has run this roadside market for 60+ years in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. The old angler allowed as how the structure used to be a potato sorting facility before morphing into a country market back when Moses was young. We loaded up on young peas and young beans and enjoyed wool-gathering with Mr Adams last week when we were in the neighborhood visiting the Gheens Bon Mange Festival Here’s a tale the grillades po boys served in Lafourche Parish Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Shipwrecked

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I’d love to know the story behind this wrecked old ship sitting on the side of the road on US-90 roughly 30 minutes west of New Orleans.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Adams Fruit Market In Mathews

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I had a great time visiting with Sergis Adams in Mathews, Louisiana last weekend. The old bayou fisherman was in storytelling mode and was happy that the nearby Gheens Bon Mange Festival was serving white beans sourced from his fruit market.

Here’s a big old bayou gator on display in the store. I love Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Bayou Steppers Social Aid and Pleasure Club

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