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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: La Falote In Amsterdam Netherlands

It’s heartbreaking to see a chef past his prime, staggering about, boozy and red-eyed in his restaurant, and not giving a damn about his food. I was determined to find a ‘traditional’ Dutch meal on my most recent visit to … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Seeking Texas Hot Guts At Bulls And Dogs In Amsterdam

I began investigating the hot guts sausage scene in Texas in 1991. The last 25 years have seen a lot of changes come to the forced meat industry in the Lone Star state. Genuine Texas hot links started to fade … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Stichting De Ezelsociëteit In Zeist Netherlands

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Zeist, Netherlands a small town near Amsterdam that hosts Stichting De Ezelsociëteit (est.2001) an organization of people dedicated to helping donkeys have meaningful lives in the chaos of 21st century living.

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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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Peggy Sue’s Lounge In Harvey Louisiana

The thick aroma of Pall Malls envelops me as I stroll into Peggy Sue’s Lounge on the West Bank of New Orleans. The new puritans who have invaded the Crescent City would be met with stern rebuke if they ventured … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Restaurant Divny Janko In Bratislava Slovakia

Reštaurácia Divný Janko is a feast for the senses. It’s tucked away on a forlorn side-street in a forgotten neighborhood of Bratislava, Slovakia; it’s homely and covered in Slovak outsider art; almost all the dishes are fried, smothered in gravy … 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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Tortas Frontera In Chicago

I was like a wizard when booking my flight to Amsterdam, Netherlands. I wanted to make sure the airport I was due to have a layover in would have food that was not only fit to eat but worthy of … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Lanskroon In Amsterdam Netherlands

Singel Canal is my favorite walk in the entire city of Amsterdam. When I step out of Centraal Station I quickly make my way to Prins Hendrikkade and soon enough I’m strolling down the prettiest canal in town. I like … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail

On a recent swing through the Cumberland Highlands of Kentucky I did what I always do: ate chili buns like they were going out of style. Their obsolescence is in no danger of happening as chili placed on a hotdog … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Wildcat Mountain Cheese In East Bernstadt Kentucky

I’m always hunting. I began doing research on Southeastern Kentucky as soon as I got word that I would be traveling there at the end of October. I know the foodways of Eastern Kentucky are among the most diverse in … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: A Taste Of Knox County Kentucky

Some of the finest cooks in USA hail from Knox County, Kentucky. With a few notable exceptions they are mainly old granny women living up hollers and putting out Eastern Kentucky classics like chili buns, soup beans, corn bread, greasy … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Scotties Diner In Knoxville Tennessee

When I was a young eater growing up in the Cumberland Highlands region of Appalachia it was a big deal when a new restaurant would open up in our little hamlet of Corbin, Kentucky.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Chunky Shoals Fish Camp

Chunky Shoals Fish Camp opened in 1951 on the banks of the Chunky River in Chunky Mississippi. Since this portion of Mississippi is near the buckle of the bible belt it’s hard to find restaurants that are open for service … 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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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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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: El Taco Tejano

I traveled out to San Antonio recently to blaze a barbacoa trail across that dusty old town. That dust is being blown away by all the new money blowing into Bexar County but it’s unlikely barbacoa will be hard to … 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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