Author Archives: RL Reeves Jr

About RL Reeves Jr

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

Louisiana Daily Photo: Brenda Holloway Wrote “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy”

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Ashley Hansen

Legendary sno-ball shop owner Ashley Hansen of Hansen’s Sno Bliz.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: I’m Eating 500 Po Boys In Louisiana

Stein’s Deli may not officially serve po boys but I found a great one on their menu.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Partying In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Angie Of Pink Boots

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Pearl Oyster Bar In New Orleans

“I wish they’d kill them all” Marie Parque makes a dramatic gesture slashing her thumb across her throat. I’m at The Pearl, the ancient restaurant on St. Charles Avenue; it’s the final day of service for the old concern that … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Honk

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Outsider Art In Jefferson Parish

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Top Notch Restaurant In Austin Texas

When I’m fortunate to return home to Austin, Texas, perhaps twice a year, the list of restaurants I absolutely have to visit grows ever shorter. The passage of time felled Travis County’s best Thai restaurant: Little Thailand, as well as … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 9th Ward Kitchen

Burnell Cotlon’s joint

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Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Is My Home

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Big Red Cotton

Here is a short obituary I penned for Big Red Cotton.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Boat Trip Through The Canals Of Amsterdam Netherlands

In April of this year I was fortunate to take a six hour boat ride on the canals of Amsterdam and across the river IJ (pronounced ‘eye’) to Amsterdam Noord.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Young Men Olympian

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Young Men Olympian

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Young Men Olympian Is The Oldest Second Lining Social Aid And Pleasure Club In New Orleans.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Young Men Olympian

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 斗笠

The Chinese characters above mean “one-dǒu bamboo hat”

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2017 World Championship Goat Cook Off In Brady Texas Winners

At the 2017 World Championship Goat Cook Off In Brady, Texas, Lost Gonzo Goat Scorchers led by pit boss Vince Thompson took home the grand championship. Mr Thompson is a native son of Brady. I ended my nearly two decade … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Groove City’s Owner Was Killed And Now The Club Has Been Burned Down

Groove City nightclub owner Lester Johnson was shot and killed two years ago this September. I was driving near the club last week and noticed it has sustained heavy fire damage. Johnson’s killer was never caught.

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