Author Archives: RL Reeves Jr

About RL Reeves Jr

I'm a writer living and working in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: Dixon’s Market (est. 1973)

“I’d like your chili recipe. Let me give you a piece of paper so you can jot it down” Miss Carol looks at me like I’ve walked into Dixon’s Market in Corbin, Kentucky in a full KKK get-up with a … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 6th Ward Beauty

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Al Johnson On Rampart Street In New Orleans

The blistering hot ‘Carnival Time’ song penned and performed by Al Johnson is the single most played tune on WWOZ during Mardi Gras season in New Orleans. I ran into Mr Johnson last year on Rampart Street and he was … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Hunan Wok in New Orleans

Anytime I see an old run-down Chinese restaurant I always fantasize that Peter Chang is in the kitchen quietly cooking the classics for $5 per takeaway box.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Chill Spot In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Old Hickory

A quick mart on Tulane Avenue in New Orleans needs some sensitivity training.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Brown Derby In New Orleans

Brown Derby’s claim to having the best soul food in New Orleans is not accurate. Perhaps if they claimed to having the least expensive soul food in town I could agree as they are dirt cheap.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Mid City New Orleans Taquera

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Columbine Steakhouse (est.1961) In Denver

On February 20, 1972 John A. Morgan and a cohort entered Columbine Steak House on Federal Boulevard in Denver. The men ordered mugs of black coffee. The pair soon left the restaurant but returned, pistols in hand.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Day seven of our one week long photo series on the divine Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Day six of a full week of Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Day five of a full week of Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Day four of a full week of Cinnamon Black, a Treme Million Dollar Baby Doll in New Orleans.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Day three of my one week series featuring the divine Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black of Treme’s Million Dollar Baby Dolls.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Day two of a full week of Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile At 2017 Satchmo SummerFest In New Orleans

Resa Bazile (Cinnamon Black) first masked as a baby doll in 1974 when she was just a teenage girl. Yesterday she commanded the second line honoring Louis Armstrong here in New Orleans. This is day one of a full week … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Neo-Tribalist

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Jake’s Seafood In Marrero

At The Council For The Preservation Of The Po Boy Sandwich we often take intel runs out into the New Orleans suburbs to find new po boy sources. How is Jake’s y’all?

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Our Future

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Louisiana Daily Photo: D.L Menard Has Died

I wrote an obituary for Doris Leon Menard aka D.L Menard. If you’re not familiar please acquaint yourself with the old Cajun here.

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