Monthly Archives: July 2015

Louisiana Daily Photo: Poche’s Meat Market Est. 1962

Poche’s bills its meat market as “Cajun To The Bone” and there’s no doubting the truth in that slogan. They put out good versions of just about every Cajun meat from Andouille to Paunce to Tasso but the real gem … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Paul Nathan Berzas Jr aka T-Boy

We had ourselves a time up in Mamou last Fall. We were heading back to New Orleans from Mansura when we detoured out of the way to visit T-Boy’s Slaughterhouse to purchase a trunk load of boudin and a variety … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: The New Orleans Taco Trail

It is reported with firm conviction by New Orleans natives that “there are no good tacos in New Orleans” But how can this be true? There certainly has been an Hispanic diaspora established in the city (primarily Honduran) following Katrina … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Zuppardo’s Supermarket Est. 1931

Zuppardo’s is easily the best supermarket in the New Orleans metro. It’s really not even close although I do have a nostalgic love for Circle Foods. Rouse’s, Breauxmart, Robert’s, Winn-Dixie…they all have to get in line behind Zuppardo’s, the king … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Handmade Sausage Banh Mi At Eat Well Foodmart

I have dozens of banh mi sources scattered about Southeastern Louisiana. I’ve explored the Vietnamese food scene in this region since the 80s and have made it a point of pride to be well-versed in the whys and wherefores of … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Crab Lady In Westwego

The soft shell crabs were a mite on the small size this past weekend at the Shrimp Lot in Westwego. The “Extra Large” were more like smalls that I’ve seen in the past. Quality was high even though the value … Continue reading

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Barbecue Party At Octavia Books With Pit Boss Gary Wiviott And Colleen Rush

Gary Wiviott is the pit boss at Barn and Company, one of the best smoked meat houses in Chicago. Colleen Rush is a bon vivant and noted scribe of the South. The two have authored a pair of books devoted … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Washing Well Laundryteria Est. 1949

The Washing Well Laundryteria is situated amid the hubbub of Bourbon Street right next to the historic Bourgoyne House, an 1830s-era home that has been converted into a guest house. Address 841 Bourbon St New Orleans, LA 70116‎ Hours Sunday … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Southern Hotel

With little else to interest us on a recent torpid afternoon we made our way north out of the Bywater and set sail for the Southern Hotel in Covington, Louisiana. Not for an assignation mind you. We were merely interested … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Old Rail Brewing Company

Old Rail Brewing Company up in Mandeville is putting out some of the best craft beer in Louisiana. Our state is starved for high quality beer with only a tiny handful of breweries putting out craft that can compete on … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Sanders Court And Cafe In Corbin, Kentucky

Colonel Harland Sanders could turn the air blue with his violent cursing. As a child my parent chastened me to never repeat any words that the Colonel would say when he was eating country ham dinners at my grandparents big … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Clover Grill

Back in 1939 when Clover Grill opened in the French Quarter, Bourbon Street was a very different place. When I interviewed Frank Cimini of Evelyn’s Place back in the 90s, the old barkeep recalled Bourbon as once being “classy” where … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Ruby’s Roadhouse

Black lumberjacks built the structure that would become Ruby’s Roadhouse some 60 years later. There was no bar in Mandeville for them to party in so they did what any enterprising drinkers would do, they built their own damn bar. … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Robert E. Lee

While New Orleans streets run red with the blood of residents our mayor and city council take up the task of tearing down statues of long dead Confederates.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Wild Thing

The Lower Garden District in New Orleans has many native creatures.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Li’l Dizzy’s

While it’s unfortunately true that Li’l Dizzy’s does not make stock from scratch as a building block for their gumbo, they somehow still manage to put out one of the finest bowls in the city. If I don’t have time … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Hansen’s Sno-Bliz

What year did Hansen’s Sno-Bliz open for business? 1939.”Old Regular” party scion Robert S. Maestri was the mayor of New Orleans while Richard Leche presided over the State House as governor (Earl Long took over the governorship later that same … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Grillades And Grits

The finest kitchen in the Bywater continues putting out New Orleans soul food classics. On a recent morning I got up bright and early and boiled up a kettle of grits while I fired my cast-iron skillet until she was … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: The Rootbeer Stand In Corbin, Kentucky

In business for over 50 years, The Rootbeer Stand in Corbin, Kentucky is a curiosity, a time travel restaurant where a $1.10 will get a you a grilled cheese sandwich and you can park in a spot where a man … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: VFW 7194

The Veterans Of Foreign Wars posts number in the thousands. Scattered all over North America, they operate by their own rules, exclusive of local governments. You can drink alcohol at a VFW regardless of whether the local municipality allows it, … Continue reading

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