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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Columbine Steakhouse (est.1961) In Denver

On February 20, 1972 John A. Morgan and a cohort entered Columbine Steak House on Federal Boulevard in Denver. The men ordered mugs of black coffee. The pair soon left the restaurant but returned, pistols in hand.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: The Beauty Queens Of Lafourche Parish Louisiana

I rolled down to Gheens, Louisiana this past weekend for the 44th edition of the Bon Mange Festival. It’s always a good time in Lafourche Parish. Once I made my way into the community center where the party was taking … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: l’Entrecôte Mobile In Amsterdam Netherlands

At l’Entrecôte Mobile In Amsterdam’s Foodhallen, the menu features exactly two items, a grilled ribeye steak sandwich with lettuce and butter sauce (beurre maître d’hotel) and steak au plateau.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Royalvis And Traiteur In Amsterdam Netherlands

I spent five months researching Amsterdam fish houses before taking flight from New Orleans to Noord Holland earlier this month. After 20 years eating my way across Amsterdam I wanted to branch out a bit and try some new joints … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Oedipus Brewing In Amsterdam Netherlands

In nearly two decades of exploring Amsterdam I’d never ventured north of the river IJ to the old maritime lands of Noord. Until last week.

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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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Clover Grill In New Orleans

One of the few rules at New Orleans storied Clover Grill (est.1959) is “Dancing in the aisles only. Please keep off the tables.” But there was that one night back in the 80s when a particularly lithe transvestite decided to … 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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2016 Fried Chicken Festival In London Kentucky

Formally known as the World Chicken Festival, everybody in southeastern Kentucky simply calls the annual London event ‘Fried Chicken Fest’. Either way, it had been a coon’s age since I ventured to Laurel county for the shindig so on a … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Monterey Kentucky

Family matters carried me to the Bluegrass State last month, and fate led me to the small, forgotten town of Monterey on the Kentucky River in Owen County. I love old, broken towns particularly if they once had a heyday … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Storm’s Drive In At Lampasas Texas

In 1873, 57 year old William Washington ‘Wash’ Storm opened a roadside stagecoach stop and eatery in Stormville, Texas, a small community seven miles north of Quitman, famous for being the birthplace of Sissy Spacek and little else.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Spalding’s Donuts (Lexington Kentucky)

I’ve been eating at Spalding’s Bakery since they were in their old location at North Limestone and 6th Street back when that part of Lexington was still rough around the edges.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Red Rock Texas

When I lived in Texas I routinely drove my motorbike south out of Austin down FM 812, the old Austin-Port Lavaca Stagecoach Road. It’s a beautiful drive filled with roadside barbacoa stands, rusted hulks of abandoned cars, pagan churches, bull-fighting … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: La Flor (Austin, Texas)

I quit asking for permission to take photos years ago. It’s much easier to just walk up-start snapping-and if anybody doesn’t like it then start throwing punches. If it turns into too big of a dust-up then squeal out of … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: El Rincon (Pflugerville, Texas)

When I lived in Austin I ranged broadly across central and south Texas on the hunt for handmade tortillas. I was making good money writing and developing recipes for Scrumptious Chef and I spent countless hours on my old motorbike … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Milo’s Hamburgers (Est.1946) In Birmingham Alabama

After a nearly 30 year run of eating delicious meals from Milo’s Hamburgers, I finally rolled snake-eyes in Birmingham two weeks ago. Coming off a 400 mile trip from Kentucky I was flat-starving by the time I hit Gadsden, Alabama.

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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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: City Cafe In Northport Alabama (est.1946)

Hard partying in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. When I was a young buck coming of age in the Yellowhammer State, the crowd often capped off a long night in Tuscaloosa with a visit to City Cafe in nearby Northport, just over the … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Johnny’s Meat And Three In Homewood Alabama

A great clamor rose out of the blue plate lunch scene in Birmingham, Alabama four years ago when Tim Hontzas, a descendant of a Jackson, Mississippi restaurant dynasty, opened a generational meat and three just outside of Birmingham in Homewood.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Johnny’s Barbecue In Cullman Alabama

When I was in culinary school in Birmingham, Alabama I was always ranging around the state on barbecue missions and trying to establish a hierarchy of the best smoked pork houses. That’s how I found the little town of Cullman, … Continue reading

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