Monthly Archives: October 2015

Louisiana Daily Photo: Fiesta Brand Curing Salt

We cure a lot of meat in Louisiana and this is the curing salt we use. Make your own bacon from scratch and you will never purchase grocery store bacon again. Here’s how: Make Your Own Bacon

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Bittles With The Vittles

Bittles With The Vittles, a one man cooking crew, blew my mind when I watched him pile a bunch of chicken wings onto a po boy loaf to create New Orleans only Smoked Chicken Wing Po Boy. Hope you got … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Margaret The Donkey

American Pharoah weighs 1195lbs. He is three years old. Margaret the donkey weighs 340lbs. She is 23 years old.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Best Pizza In New Orleans

I spotted St Clair Wood Fired Pizza’s old school bus parked down a side alley in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans last weekend. A long queue of disciples snaked their way from the order window down the street. … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Soul Train Suit Warehouse

If you like Dickie work pants then Soul Train Suit Warehouse will be nirvana to you. They have every size, style and color that you can imagine. Need pink Dickies to wear to your next NAMBLA meeting? Soul Train’s your … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg is in the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame but I’ll always remember him for his time spent at the Birmingham News when I was a kid news-junkie growing up in Jefferson County Alabama. Since that era Bragg hit … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Fried Catfish And Three Kinds Of Rice At Poche’s In Breaux Bridge

One of the best hotplates in Louisiana: Fried Catfish, Crawfish Étouffée and three kinds of rice at Poche’s in Breaux Bridge. 3015 Main Hwy # A Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 Sunday 5:00 am – 6:00 pm Monday 5:00 am – … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Karlos Knott

Why do I get the feeling that left to his own devices, Bayou Teche Brewing president Karlos Knott would just as soon be sitting on a back porch on some forgotten bayou playing the accordion and drinking some homebrew? But … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: RIP Espe’s Kitchen

The best $1 breakfast spot in New Orleans has shuttered. RIP Espe’s Kitchen.

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Draft Beer List For Courtyard Brewery’s 1st Anniversary Party

Courtyard Baby IPA – 4.7% Session IPA Courtyard Mike – 6% Hibiscus Ale Courtyard To Reach the Western Lands – 8% IIPA

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Al “Carnival Time” Johnson

Seen at the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp: Al “Carnival Time” Johnson with a rockabilly beauty on his arm. She may have been his wife, a girlfriend or just a fan trying to get some camera time with the legend. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Tony Owens The Lost Soul King Of New Orleans

Native New Orleanian Tony Owens stole the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp, put it in a black valise and clambered aboard a mule drawn carriage and drove south toward home. After multiple flirtations with stardom, Owens at one point, earned his living … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Fireball Shots At Circle Food Store

I love Circle Foods (est. 1938) I like spending my money on local businesses and I really like locally-owned grocery stores that station Fireball girls at the entrance so you can pound a shot or two before you start making … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Q Lee Laundry

Q Lee Laundry was established in New Orleans in 1940. I have no need for their laundry service but I do utilize the concern’s ability to sew on patches, repair rents in pants and keep buttons anchored in their proper … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 Andouille Festival In LaPlace Louisiana

I’m a longtime charcutière so when I read that LaPlace was set to hold the latest installment of their long-running Andouille Festival, attendance was mandatory.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Bill Yates Sweetheart Roller Rink

Bill Yates photographed the kids attending Sweetheart Roller Rink in Hillsborough County Florida for 7 months back in 1972-73. The Ogden Museum Of Southern Art is hosting an exhibit of this work. It is mandatory for anyone who has an … Continue reading

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NOLA Dolls Are Killing It In St. John The Baptist Parish

I’ll have an ‘On The Road With RL Reeves Jr’ article up on the 2015 Andouille Festival shortly (it’s here) but I wanted to put up a photo stream of NOLA Dolls, a dance troupe from LaPlace that performed at … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Bohemian And The Black Amazon

I’m creating a gallery of photos from the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp but for now just content yourself with this picture that I’ve titled: The Bohemian And The Black Amazon. And if you haven’t already, please listen to Tony Owens singing … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Landing Zone New Orleans

Landing Zone New Orleans is a business incubator and co-working space located on the line of demarcation between the Crescent City’s Garden and Lower Garden districts. The facility is huge and includes office space for lease, meeting and event space … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 Festival Acadiens et Créoles In Lafayette

Lafayette is the eating center of Acadiana and a sustained argument could be made that it’s the eating center of the entire state of Louisiana. Even battle-hardened New Orleanians would admit that our Westerly neighbor has us beat in a … Continue reading

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