Monthly Archives: May 2015

Louisiana Daily Photo: St Bernard Parish Old Beauregard Courthouse

The old Saint Bernard Parish courthouse is a visual stunner. Originally built in 1916, the structure served as the official courthouse til 1939 when the government seat was shifted to nearby Chalmette. The facility is almost 17k square feet. Katrina … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Irma Thomas Live In New Orleans

I took some good stage photos of Irma Thomas yesterday at her concert in Lafayette Square in downtown New Orleans. But I loved this picture of a young lady who was absolutely stunned that anyone would be so bold as … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Gonzales Jambalaya Festival

Lee Elisar has emerged as the World Champion of jambalaya cooking at the big cook off in Gonzales this past weekend. 2015 marked the 48th edition of the event. Unfortunately business had called me to Mississippi so I missed the … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Jeanfreau Super Market In Chalmette

One of the best hamburgers in the greater New Orleans area is served at Joey’s Grill inside Jeanfreau’s Super Market in Chalmette. But the real allure of Jeanfreau is the handmade sausage that their charcutiere puts out on a daily … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Bocce Club In Metairie

I have a long and storied history with Kenner, Louisiana. When I was a little kid my dad would take me out to the lakefront on the edge of town to go crabbing. We’d buy dead chickens from a little … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Westwego Shrimp Lot

Westwego Shrimp Lot opened in 1977 under the aegis of Ronnie Temento Sr, the owner of the property. The founding fishermen who made the lot into a commercial enterprise were: Joe Temento, Dave Dominique, Darvele Melfort, Edward Camardelle and Joe … Continue reading

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Alabama Barbecue Robbery: Gunman Takes Down Miss Myra’s In Vestavia

Miss Myra’s Pit Barbecue was taken down Friday, May 15th 2015. This is one of the finest barbecue joints in the state of Alabama and I imagine a posse is riding hard right now to round up the brigand who … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Lost In New Orleans

I have no idea where I took this photo, I was lost on the streets of New Orleans.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Boudin Rouge At T-Jim’s In Cottonport

The nigh mythical boudin rouge aka blood boudin at T-Jim’s in Cottonport, Louisiana. Here’s a full length report on my trip through Acadiana. T-Jim’s T-Jim’s Grocery 928 Kaufman Street Cottonport, La 71327 Hours Mon-Fri 7am-6pm Sat 7am-4pm Sun Closed

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Village de L’Est

15 miles to the east of the French Quarter in New Orleans sits one of the largest Vietnamese communities in North America: Village de L’Est. It is an absolute treasure trove of Vietnamese culture with churches, art galleries, pho parlors, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday New Orleans

New Orleans was founded today in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. Our lovely town is named for Duke of Orleans, Phillippe II, a bit of a gay blade. New Orleans has changed a lot since my first … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Oasis Sno Balls And Tamales In Arabi

I’ve made a vow that whenever I see a sign in Louisiana promising Hot Tamales that I will stop and purchase at least one tamale. Which is what caused me to pull into the Oasis Sno Balls and Tamales stand … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Blue Runner Beans

Busy Louisiana cooks don’t always have the time to wash, rinse, soak and simmer their beans for hours on end. That’s when they reach for a can of Blue Runners. The Gonzales, Louisiana-based company has been running strong for almost … Continue reading

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