Category Archives: FOOD

Louisiana Daily Photo: 2018 Festigals Step Up Second Line Parade

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Lariat Saloon In Grand Lake Colorado (est. 1924)

The front page of the Denver Post laid everything out in stark terms: Black bears are out and are being unusually aggressive. Please exercise caution.

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2018 Southern Foodways Alliance Summer Symposium In Lexington Kentucky

Got an extra $495? Southern Foodways Alliance is holding their Summer Symposium in the bread basket of Kentucky this coming weekend: June 21st-23rd. Soup beans, the unofficial state dish of Kentucky, will be on the menu. And while 500 bucks … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2018 Gheens Bon Mange Festival

When Mr Bill died it didn’t take long for his family to bulldoze his old watering hole, Bill’s Place. Last year at Gheens Bon Mange the destruction of the only bar in town was a hot topic. This year tempers … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Visiting The Godmother Of Dutch Charcuterie Diny Schouten

Once a year I clamber aboard a big jet airplane and fly to Amsterdam, Noord Holland. It’s my lone annual vacation and as soon as it’s over I immediately begin dreaming of my return the following year.

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RL Reeves Jr’s Favorite Meals Of 2017

While it’s true that I prefer to take my meals in the comforts of my own home I do like to venture out from time to time to take the pulse of what other chefs are doing about town. Here … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2017 9 Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

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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: Where Is Gram Parsons Buried?

Visit Gram Parsons gravesite

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2017 Winchester Kentucky Beer Cheese Festival Winners

This past weekend, the 9th edition of the Winchester Beer Cheese Festival took place in the small central Kentucky town. I was not able to attend. I was hoping for a first place win for Jean Bell of Hall’s On … Continue reading

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Winners 2017 International Biscuit Festival In Knoxville Tennessee

2017 Miss Biscuit Christina Scott Sayer The International Biscuit Festival augured a new era of biscuit appreciation in the mid-south way back in 2009. That was when Biscuit Boss John Craig, along with a cohort of other biscuit lovers, threw … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Broodje Bert In Amsterdam Netherlands

I’ll never forget the first meal I ever had in Amsterdam. It was back in the late 90s at a little sandwich shop off Singel Canal called Broodje Bert. The lunchroom was small seating perhaps 10 people inside with chairs … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2017 Mardi Gras Indian Super Sunday

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The New Orleans Taco Trail Part Three: Sister’s Discount Food And Market

Two weeks ago I was making my way back into New Orleans from a hog farm near Kenner when I spotted a new gas station festooned with signs promoting Mexican food. I’d already had breakfast but the thought of possibly … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Charlie T’s Specialty Meats In Breaux Bridge Louisiana

When I plan a trip from Orleans Parish out to Acadiana I always consult Robert Carriker’s essential Boudin Link website to figure out where we should plan on eating.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: T-Boy’s Slaughterhouse In Mamou Louisiana

At dawn 175 masked men on horseback appear down the county road.

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Legendary Kentucky Ham Producer Harper’s Total Loss In Fire

It took more than 61k gallons of water to quell the flames that subsumed Harper’s Country Hams in Hickman County, Kentucky Wednesday morning.

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Confederate Enthusiasts Cowed As Berea Kentucky Plans 2017 Spoonbread Festival

Interesting times in Berea, Kentucky. Last year you may recall that what would’ve been the 20th anniversary celebration of the city’s Spoonbread Festival was cancelled in a dust-up over the Confederate flag.

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The New Orleans Taco Trail Two: Los Paisanos And La Coyota

I was on the hunt for a freshly slaughtered goat when I passed Aaren’s Super Market near the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans. Massive block letter signs trumpeting “meat” festoon the building making the concern all the more appealing.

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