Monthly Archives: September 2015

Louisiana Daily Photo: Fried Hogs Head Cheese From Domenica

I scored a hog’s head from one of dad’s buddies in Kentucky and promptly put it in an ice chest and hit the highway toward New Orleans. 11 hours later I parked in front of my inn in the Marigny … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Ring Of Fire Nashville Chicken Pop Up

New Orleans hot chicken cooks still have a ways to go before they can compete with the descendants of Thornton Prince, founding father of Nashville’s Barbecue Chicken Shack which eventually became known as Prince’s Hot Chicken. But this past Sunday, … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: El Santos

When I was a Mexican wrestling promoter back in the 90s I held a night of tribute matches to El Santo (Rodolfo Guzman Huerta b.1917), the greatest wrestler to ever wage war under the spotlights. He was one of a … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 NOLA On Tap

Louisiana got skunked yesterday at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Hansen’s Sno Bliz

Hansen’s is about to close for the year. Here’s a photo I took in 2014 on their last day of service. Here’s a longer I article I wrote about their history. Hours Sunday 1pm-7pm Monday closed Tuesday 1pm-7pm Wednesday 1pm-7pm … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Bellegarde Bread For Turkey Neck Dressing

I smoked a family pack of turkey necks over Hickory for a few hours last weekend. I needed some collagen heavy meat so I could have a master-stock to draw down on over the course of the week. Late last … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Giant

This ajax of a man is a true behemoth. I see him at all the Second Lines in New Orleans. Sometimes he’s filming the good times and sometimes he’s just dancing and rolling down the street. This photo was taken … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Le Boxeur

Boxing in New Orleans first hit my radar when Roberto Duran battled Sugar Ray Leonard in the Superdome when I was just a young buck. I drive by Le Boxeur every day on my rambles across town and I’ve always … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Frenchmen Meat Market

Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were instrumental in shuttering this old meat market in New Orleans 7th Ward. Back in March 2013, the agents began investigating the Frenchmen/Derbigny street gang who partially operated out … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Susan Spicer

Susan Spicer is pictured here at the 2014 Creole Tomato Festival in the French Market. As you may know when Spicer is cooking at a festival her food will always be the finest of all the gathered cooks and chefs. … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: L.A Frey And Sons Meat Packing Plant

L.A Frey And Sons Meat Packing Plant is abandoned and has been for years but with all the fresh money rolling into the Upper 9th Ward that’s all about to change. The property was listed at a low price of … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Halston Is The Queen Of Beer

Halston McMullan is the Queen Of Beer in New Orleans. The Lone Star native and Uptown resident works for the oldest craft brewery in Texas: Saint Arnold. You may have spotted her around town evangelizing for the brand’s Bishop Barrel … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 World Championship Goat Cook Off In Brady Texas

If I can only get to Texas once per year it will always be for the World Championship Goat Cook Off held in Brady. McCulloch County is one of the top producing regions in USA for sheep and goat and … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Tom Benson’s Boyhood Home

Today marks a first as I will run two photos on this feature. As you can see a gentleman on a bicycle rode right into the frame as I took a photo of Tom Benson’s boyhood home. And here is … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Little Bird’s Barrel Proof Pop Up

At Little Bird inside Barrel Proof you can run the table for $40. Barrel Proof 1201 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (504) 299-1888 Hours vary, call ahead

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: The San Antonio Barbacoa Trail

I recently traveled into the geographical center of Texas: McCulloch County, to cover the 2015 World Goat Cook Off held each year in Brady since 1974. Now that I live in New Orleans, where there are no good tacos, I … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Best .75c Hamburger In The State

The best .75c hamburger in Louisiana is just down the road from my home in the 9th Ward of New Orleans. Oasis Sno Balls and Tamales is not famous for their burger but they should be. A small, char-grilled patty … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Roadside Elvis Impersonator

Tony, a former Elvis impersonator, has followed a new direction in life and is now hawking tomatoes on the side of Judge Perez Drive in St Bernard Parish. Bonus shot of Tony in his glory days

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Italian American Bocce Club

The old Bocce Club out in Metairie is on its last legs as membership has dwindled down to a handful of old timers who dust off their bocce balls on Wednesday nights and reminisce about the era when Bocce meant … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Shuttered Oyster House

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