Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sidney’s Saloon: Kermit Ruffins Joint In The Treme

I remember seeing Kermit Ruffins at Grundy’s Music Room, a subterranean jazz club on Birmingham’s rough and tumble Northside when I was an 18 year old kid fresh out of the hollers of Eastern Kentucky-what seems like a million or … Continue reading

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BJ’s Lounge: Ramshackle Locals Bar in the Upper 9th Ward

Once you get way deep into the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans there are still a few unvarnished gems good for a tipple or two. BJ’s Lounge is one of them. While the building looks like it might collapse at … Continue reading

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Evelyn’s Place: Home Of The Old Bitch And The Old Bastard

Growing up in rural Tennessee,  Evelyn Redman had a dream: To get the Hell out of McMinn County and see what the rest of the world had to offer. New Orleans seemed as good a place as any so she … Continue reading

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Casamento’s: Frying Oysters In Pure Lard Since 1919

Walking out of the Amtrak station at sunrise in New Orleans, I’m looking at a few hours to kill before Casamento’s opens at 11am. New Orleans being what it is, this is time destined to be spent drinking. Ms. Mae’s … Continue reading

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Domenica: Baronne Street Pork King of New Orleans

With a walk-in filled to the teeth with Mangalitsa, the much prized Hungarian wooly pig, Chef Alon Shaya sets about his day. There’s a top flight brigade to run, cooking to do, cured meats to inspect and a million other … Continue reading

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Feast Opens in New Orleans to Honor the Pig

It saddens me to report that this restaurant is closed. Read the review if you’d like but these gentleman have closed their New Orleans location. They still have a restaurant in Houston with the same name. What better way to … Continue reading

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