Monthly Archives: October 2015

Louisiana Daily Photo: Lilly The Pig

I spotted this pig in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans. She was taking a nap after a full day of activities.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Tortilla Lady Takes A Call

I was scouting another New Orleans Taco Trail article when I ran across La Cocinita on Veterans Boulevard. I stood raptly and watched a tortilla lady patting out both corn and flour tortillas for tacos and baleados. Laura, the cashier … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Zuppardo’s Diner

“Now that Caroline quit, you’re the hottest cashier here” I’m at Zuppardo’s Supermarket in Metairie and I’m listening in as a young bagboy is taking the measure of his chances with the checkout girl. Indeed, she’s a buxom, raven haired … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club

Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club vended the finest bowl of gumbo I ate at last year’s Treme Gumbo Festival.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2015 Festival Acadiens et Créoles

Nearly grotesque amounts of hog liver, fried alligator and rice soaked in master stocks were served at the 250th anniversary party of the Acadians entrance into Louisiana, held yesterday in Lafayette. I brought home a grocery sack stuffed with fresh … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Born To Boogie

I took this photo at the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp. I’m working up a full gallery but for the time being I cherry-picked this shot as one of my favorites. The girls shirt says “Born To Boogie” And she had all … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Roxie The Pony

I was laid up come 1pm this past Sunday. After watching 16 bands perform over the course of a long evening at the Ponderosa Stomp I had to use a crowbar to prise myself out of bed. Family Ties Second … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Haunted Hearts

I spotted what appeared to be an abandoned food cart underneath the Claiborne bridge overpass recently. I can’t imagine what this business was selling but it was called Haunted Hearts.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: El Taco Tejano

I traveled out to San Antonio recently to blaze a barbacoa trail across that dusty old town. That dust is being blown away by all the new money blowing into Bexar County but it’s unlikely barbacoa will be hard to … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Queen Of The 2015 Goodfellas Second Line

A candid shot of the queen of the 2015 Goodfellas Second Line. I shot a full gallery here

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Abandoned Coffee Shop In The Marigny

I miss the old Kahve coffee house in the Marigny Triangle. No, there was no ac, no wifi and few amenities but when it came time to have an espresso wrenched from their old Victoria Arduino machine there was no … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: $20 Breakfast At Willa Jean’s

Business came calling from across town this morning so I shirked my normal duties and set out for the Garden District. New Orleans roadways take me back to my youth when my daddy could instill raw fear in me by … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Solange Doesn’t Live Here

Our whole neighborhood breathed a sigh of relief when the violence-prone Solange Knowles decided against purchasing this modest home in the Bywater. We’ve got plenty problems in the 9th Ward that we deal with everyday without having to worry about … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Turtle Soup

When it’s time to splurge on a fancy meal in New Orleans I find myself helpless in the tractor beam-like pull of Restaurant R’evolution in New Orleans French Quarter. Pictured is a luscious bowl of turtle soup complete with deviled … Continue reading

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John Mueller Barbecue Pit Replacement Fund Is Live

As all y’all know by now John Mueller’s big barbecue pit was stolen off the lot behind Kellee’s Place in East Austin, Texas last week. These pits don’t come cheap, and while Mueller’s business is successful, the profit margins on … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Hansen’s Sno Bliz

Today, October 3rd 2015, marks the last day of sno ball season in New Orleans. Yes, there will be sno ball stands still operating across the city after today. Some will even be serving til Thanksgiving, just like Hansen’s Sno … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Joe Nick Patoski Seen In The Wild

A rare photo of Joe Nick Patoski in the wilds of Louisiana (The Marriott Hotel in the CBD of New Orleans) Mr Patoski had just led a discussion on San Antonio music with one of the last remaining icons of … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Jewel’s Food Store

I don’t stand in lines. When I read that NOLA Smokehouse was permanently shuttering I ran by there to see if I could sample pit boss Rob Bechtold’s brisket that by some accounts is as good as what you get … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Johnny’s Po Boys

Johnny’s Po Boys did not burn down today. The New Orleans fire department responded to an emergency at the 65 year old sandwich shop at 7:15 am and quickly quelled a fire that could’ve burned the restaurant to the ground. … Continue reading

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