Monthly Archives: August 2015

Louisiana Daily Photo: Mudlark Public Theatre

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Shuttered Curb Store In Violet

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sidney Torres III Really Puts Out A Spread

Just look at that spread. Tell me Sidney Torres III doesn’t know how to put out a spread.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Fresh Coon $2.99 Per Pound

The only grocery store I’ve ever seen fresh coon for sale at is located in the 7th Ward in New Orleans. My daddy loved fresh raccoon, he’d braise it in an electric skillet with sweet potatoes and serve it with … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Alois J Binder

A McDonalds sits on the former site of the old Alois J Binder bakery on St Claude. I hope the Binder family received a handsome sum for the property. At one point there were Binder bakeries scattered all over New … Continue reading

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Dragged Kicking And Hollering Out Of The 2015 Kentucky Ham Breakfast

God I hope that’s never a headline associated with me. Chris Hartman, however, probably has a different take on it. The young Hartman was indeed dragged kicking and hollering out of the signal event in the Kentucky ham industry just … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sleeping On The Job In Gonzales

A hung-over carny is fast asleep at the Jambalaya Festival in Gonzales, Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Grilling Oysters Under The Hot Central City Sun

Two grill cooks from Luke’s Family Catering are standing over a hot smoker in front of Tapps II Lounge during the Valley Of Silent Men Second Line on Sunday August 23rd 2015.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Guitar Jr

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Wild Woman

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Beauty Queens And The Fat Man

I took this photo at St Gertrude The Great Catholic Church’s big Catfish Festival which is held in the spring of each year out in St. Charles Parish. On the wall behind the portly gentleman is a panoply of photographs … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Soul Food

I was on a taco run across the entirety of New Orleans and intel had indicated that the Brown Derby at Tulane and Jefferson Davis was making tortillas from scratch. It never dawned on me that there were two Brown … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Frying Fish With The Masons In South Louisville

The Suburban Masonic Lodge in south Louisville was established in 1902 but didn’t start frying fish for cash in the neighborhood til October 1st 1927. 1920s-era Louisville was in the full grip of Prohibition but we imagine the Masons occasionally … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Elderly Chowhound

I visited De No Seafood in Gretna a few months ago where I was amazed at the amount of food an elderly diner was enjoying. The waitresses brought out her repast in waves til she was finally sated. Multiple cold … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Fried Onion Rings On Jayne Mansfield’s Road To Death

Hi Tide Bar and Grill’s onion rings are the Dead Sea Scrolls of the genre. Words that start on the salty breeze of New Orleans East waft upriver to the Irish Channel, Black Pearl and all the wards in-between. Located … Continue reading

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Isn’t Tumblr Mainly Just Porn?

I was talking to a group of strangers a few nights ago and the subject of Instagram came up. Since Facebook is the parent of Instagram I have no truck with the online photo service. If Facebook is involved with … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Gimme A Wop Salad Honey And Make It Snappy

My last two meals at Mandina’s have been sad little affairs. Freezer bag french fries, iodine-tasting fried shrimp, flabby planks of catfish, surly waiter etc. To make matters worse, on each instance I had brought a friend whilst claiming “this … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Death Of Creole Soul In New Orleans

Update 12/10/2015 Ian McNulty is reporting that Tina Dunbar will be reopening Dunbar’s Creole Cooking on Earhardt Expressway in 2016. ——————————————- Back when Freret Street was a great place to score drugs or have sex with a hooker, Dunbar’s Creole … Continue reading

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2015 Ponderosa Stomp Announce Line-Up Filled With San Antonio Heavyweights

I’ve been going to New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp for almost 10 years now. I’ve seen dozens of artists many of whom have died since they dusted off their old acts for one final shot of glory at the Stomp. This … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Spatchcocked Chicken At Ideal Mart

Screaming children? Check. Vaqueros in the checkout line trying to haggle over prices? Check. Big, beautiful, spanking clean market filled with fresh meats and vegetables? Check. Ideal Markets are scattered all over the New Orleans metro but the new one … Continue reading

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