Category Archives: New Orleans

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Primitivo In Central City

I’ve been a patron of chef Adolfo Garcia since he opened Rio Mar in New Orleans way back in 2000. I routinely told friends visiting that the good cook was putting out the best ceviche in the city, and he … Continue reading

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Draft Beer List For Courtyard Brewery’s 1st Anniversary Party

Courtyard Baby IPA – 4.7% Session IPA Courtyard Mike – 6% Hibiscus Ale Courtyard To Reach the Western Lands – 8% IIPA

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Al “Carnival Time” Johnson

Seen at the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp: Al “Carnival Time” Johnson with a rockabilly beauty on his arm. She may have been his wife, a girlfriend or just a fan trying to get some camera time with the legend. I’ve had … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Tony Owens The Lost Soul King Of New Orleans

Native New Orleanian Tony Owens stole the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp, put it in a black valise and clambered aboard a mule drawn carriage and drove south toward home. After multiple flirtations with stardom, Owens at one point, earned his living … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 Andouille Festival In LaPlace Louisiana

I’m a longtime charcutière so when I read that LaPlace was set to hold the latest installment of their long-running Andouille Festival, attendance was mandatory.

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NOLA Dolls Are Killing It In St. John The Baptist Parish

I’ll have an ‘On The Road With RL Reeves Jr’ article up on the 2015 Andouille Festival shortly (it’s here) but I wanted to put up a photo stream of NOLA Dolls, a dance troupe from LaPlace that performed at … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 Festival Acadiens et Créoles In Lafayette

Lafayette is the eating center of Acadiana and a sustained argument could be made that it’s the eating center of the entire state of Louisiana. Even battle-hardened New Orleanians would admit that our Westerly neighbor has us beat in a … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Zuppardo’s Diner

“Now that Caroline quit, you’re the hottest cashier here” I’m at Zuppardo’s Supermarket in Metairie and I’m listening in as a young bagboy is taking the measure of his chances with the checkout girl. Indeed, she’s a buxom, raven haired … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Born To Boogie

I took this photo at the 2015 Ponderosa Stomp. I’m working up a full gallery but for the time being I cherry-picked this shot as one of my favorites. The girls shirt says “Born To Boogie” And she had all … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: $20 Breakfast At Willa Jean’s

Business came calling from across town this morning so I shirked my normal duties and set out for the Garden District. New Orleans roadways take me back to my youth when my daddy could instill raw fear in me by … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Hansen’s Sno Bliz

Today, October 3rd 2015, marks the last day of sno ball season in New Orleans. Yes, there will be sno ball stands still operating across the city after today. Some will even be serving til Thanksgiving, just like Hansen’s Sno … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Ring Of Fire Nashville Chicken Pop Up

New Orleans hot chicken cooks still have a ways to go before they can compete with the descendants of Thornton Prince, founding father of Nashville’s Barbecue Chicken Shack which eventually became known as Prince’s Hot Chicken. But this past Sunday, … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2015 NOLA On Tap

Louisiana got skunked yesterday at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Lost In New Orleans

I have no idea where I took this photo, I was lost on the streets of New Orleans.

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Happy Birthday New Orleans

New Orleans was founded today in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville. Our lovely town is named for Duke of Orleans, Phillippe II, a bit of a gay blade. New Orleans has changed a lot since my first … Continue reading

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2015 Ponchatoula Louisiana Strawberry Festival Poster Controversy

Shelley Matherne is at the center of a firestorm. Ms. Matherne is the public relations representative for the 2015 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival which has somehow ended up at ground zero for contemporary race discussions in Louisiana. Because of the poster … Continue reading

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Crime In The Bywater: Knife Wielding Madman Takes Down Jimmy’s Grocery

Anyone who thinks that the newcomers that have flooded into New Orleans over the past few years have completely taken over only need to visit the Bywater neighborhood to view things differently. Friday February 7th 2015, Jimmy’s Grocery at the … Continue reading

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2014 New Orleans Roadfood Festival

For the 5th straight year the team behind the Roadfood website will take over a big chunk of real estate (the French Market) in the French Quarter of New Orleans with their oddly named Foodfest. Admission is free. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Rodney Scott Cooks Barbecue Live At Cochon In New Orleans

Rodney Scott continues his Rodney In Exile tour tonight in New Orleans, Louisiana at Cochon. Back in November of last year, Scott’s eponymous barbecue joint caught fire and sustained serious damage in an early morning fire. Scott, “Fire does what … Continue reading

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Barrence Whitfield and the Savages Live In New Orleans

One of the finest soul shouters to ever command a stage performs live in New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend. Siberia survived a slew of noise complaints last Fall but I’m not sure if the venue will still be functioning after … Continue reading

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