Category Archives: FOOD

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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Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: Corner Market In Corbin

There are dozens of chili bun parlors scattered about the Tri-County region of southeastern Kentucky. Turn off your GPS and ride down a country lane in Knox, Laurel or Whitley counties and soon enough you’ll see a little quick mart … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Kentucky Biscuit Company

One year ago this week I found myself in the village of Barbourville in rural Knox County, Kentucky. It’s one of the prettiest parts of this earth but has always suffered from a dearth of good eating places. Most folks … Continue reading

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The Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: Frosty-Ette In Sandgap Kentucky

When I was a kid, my handle on my father’s cb radio was ‘Old Hickory’. I’d sneak out to his Country Squire station wagon and lay down in the front seat to talk to all my trucker buddies who were … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Raceland Louisiana Is The Sauce Piquante Capitol Of The World

Bayou Lafourche has been called “the longest street in the world” and at some point in its rich history, Raceland, a small town perched on the bayou, became known as ‘the sauce piquante capital of the world’

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black

I shot a photo gallery of the prettiest baby doll in all of New Orleans: Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black

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2016 New Orleans Fried Chicken Festival

New Orleans is awash in fried chicken joints. Hundreds of corner stores, delis, cafes and restaurants proper serve it daily with quality ranging from inedible to nearly sublime. You can get two pieces for a dollar served in a greasy, … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Zuppardo’s In Metairie

500 Po Boys: Zuppardo’s Diner

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Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Work started on New Orleans Lakefront Airport in 1929 and by 1933 airplanes were gliding in and out of the facility that juts, peninsula-like into Lake Pontchartrain. Amelia Earhart famously stayed in the VIP suites and Katrina just as famously … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: John Ostrowski’s Famous Sausage

John Reusing of Baltimore bar Bad Decisions fame brought an ice chest filled with John Ostrowski’s Famous Sausage to New Orleans. Here’s my field report.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The First Schwegmann’s In New Orleans

Here’s my piece I wrote on the first Schwegmann’s Grocery in New Orleans.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Jean Bell Is The Queen Of Kentucky Beer Cheese

Jean Bell has earned her living making vats of beer cheese in central Kentucky for over 50 years. She’s a living link to a region-specific food’s history that is writ large across the Bluegrass State. In this part of Appalachia … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Edith Pinkney At 2016 Zulu Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2016 Keeping It Real Second Line In New Orleans

2016 Keeping It Real Second Line In New Orleans

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Mendez Cafe In San Antonio

When I lived in Austin my favorite city to venture to for day trips was San Antonio. I’d gas up my Kawasaki, drive out through the hill country then head down 281 south til I hit Bexar County.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2016 Keeping It Real Second Line In New Orleans

2016 Keeping It Real Second Line In New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Kaylie Badalamenti Catoire Hyde In New Orleans

The beauteous Kaylie Badalamenti Catoire Hyde appeared at the Piazza d’Italia in New Orleans on Sunday March 13th 2016. Ms Hyde has been crowned queen by the Italian American Marching Club.

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Long John Silver’s Seafood Shoppe Was Nellie Sullivan’s Favorite Restaurant On Earth

My grandma Nellie Sullivan was a professional cook, a formidable presence in her home kitchen and an avowed gardner and canner of fresh vegetables but when it came time for her to be fed she always begged my parents to … Continue reading

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