Monthly Archives: January 2016

Louisiana Daily Photo: Fried Chicken At Big Shirley’s In New Orleans

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The University Of Kentucky Teaches Taco Literacy To Scholars And Gastronomists

My heart is filled with pride that the University of Kentucky is now offering college classes on tacos. Professor Steven Alvarez is teaching “Taco Literacy: Public Advocacy and Mexican Food in the US South” this semester on UK’s Lexington campus.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Hog Barbacoa

Butter braised hog’s head yields tender barbacoa.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: St Roch Supermarket

Alone and abandoned. A once thriving market slowly falls to ruin in New Orleans.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Azalea Grill (est.1952) In Jefferson Louisiana

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Pastalaya At The River Parishes Festival

Pastalaya being served in Norco, Louisiana at the annual River Parishes Festival.

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The Mongolian Stomper Is Dead

Tragic news broke out of Knoxville, Tennessee this past weekend when it was reported by Les Thatcher that Archie Gouldie, the Mongolian Stomper, has passed away at age 78.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Murder At Uptown Meat Market

I was joking around with a cop in the Central City neighborhood of New Orleans a few days ago. We were sitting in a bar off Washington when I told him of how I’d walked into Uptown Meat Market that … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Baby Mardi Gras Indian

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Street Shooter: Voudou Priestess In New Orleans

I shot this girl at a Mardi Gras Indian street parade in the mid-city neighborhood of New Orleans. I took nearly 400 photos that day and this was one of my favorite ones. She had a crowd of admiring teen … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Abandoned Arrow Supermarket

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Abandoned Plaza On Jefferson Highway

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Casey The Gorilla

Casey is a male silverback Western Lowland Gorilla living in the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Louisiana. He’s a handsome beast seen here just before he enjoyed a feast of raw celery bunches and ears of corn. Casey will be … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Treme Sidewalk Barbecue

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Perfect Gentlemen Second Line

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Vaucresson’s Sausage Company est.1899

In October of 1983 this old building on St Bernard swung its doors open as Vaucresson Sausage Company continuing a long tradition of the Vaucresson family’s selling of charcuterie to the New Orleans public. Katrina changed all that-sending a six … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Gold Medal Living In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: It’s Allen Toussaint Day In New Orleans

We danced in the streets to celebrate the life of Allen Toussaint. Scenes From The Great Man’s Funeral

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Wallace Johnson and Lori Walls Of Johnson’s Boucaniere

Louisiana is a big state with plenty men making boudin but at the end of the day there can only be one king and it’s Wallace Johnson. Here’s a photo I took a few years ago with Mr Johnson and … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Poupart’s Bakery Has The Best King Cake In The State

It’s King Cake season again so it’s time to turn our gaze westward toward the prairies of Lafayette where Poupart’s Bakery has been putting out the best French King Cake in the state since 1965. This cake bears little resemblance … Continue reading

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