Category Archives: New Orleans

The New Orleans Taco Trail: Taco Cat

The search for good tacos in southeast Louisiana continues. I live in the best food city in the United States but New Orleans’ Tex-Mex scene is abysmal. I’ve visited dozens of restaurants and food trucks that were touted as having … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Taking The Back Way To Westwego Shrimp Lot From New Orleans

2017 marks the 40th year of operation for Westwego Shrimp Lot in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. Thousands of people from New Orleans visit the venerable fish market each week with the lion’s share of them using the bridge that runs from … Continue reading

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Comprehensive List Of All The Breweries In Louisiana

Over on the Scrumptious Chef site the team just posted a Comprehensive List Of All The Breweries In Louisiana It appears to be pretty thorough. If you have an addition please comment so they can edit accordingly.

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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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The Best New Orleans Food Blog Of 2016 Is Scrumptious Chef

2016’s best New Orleans food blog is Scrumptious Chef. It really wasn’t close. The hardworking writers over there penned nearly 600 articles on eating out in New Orleans. Here’s the proof.

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2016 Boudin Cook Off Is Coming To Lafayette Louisiana

They just released the poster for the 2016 Boudin Cook Off held at Parc Sans Souci in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana. Entry is free. The event is Saturday October 22nd 2016 10am-4pm You can purchase eight sample tickets for $5 They … Continue reading

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Wayward Owl Brewing Prepares To Open In New Orleans

The interior of the old Gem Theater is a sight to behold these days as Justin Boswell’s Wayward Owl Brewing team has transformed the old movie palace into a slick new brewery.

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2016-2017 Social Aid And Pleasure Club Second Line Parade Schedule

. Here is the 2017-2018 schedule, thanks for your patience y’all. Next weekend will be the happiest of 2016 as New Orleans Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs swing back into motion after the brass went silent during the hottest part … Continue reading

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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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