Louisiana Daily Photo: New Orleans Uptown Swingers Second Line

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People were fainting on the pavement at the 2019 Uptown Swingers second line in New Orleans. It was a scorcher but I staved off the dropsies by consuming plenty Delaware Punch and cold bottled spring water. It was the final, official second line of the season as the social aid and pleasure clubs take a much needed 8 week break before Valley of Silent Men kick things off in late August.

Here’s my gallery from the parade

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Star Steak and Lobster House

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One of the classic old French Quarter restaurant signs is no more. I’m not sure when Star Steak and Lobster House became Estrella… but this classic old sign is gone, and has been replaced by a shiny new marquee with 1/10th of the charm.

Have you ever eaten at Star?

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Forgotten Sno Ball Stand in the Marigny

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Voudou Queen Kalindah Laveaux

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Black Masking Indian

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Bonneval Foods of Gonzales Cracklins

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Bonneval Foods LLC
10218 Airline Hwy
Gonzales, Louisiana
70737

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Remember When Zuppardi’s Apizza Came To New Orleans?

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Zuppardi’s Apizza is a legend in West Haven, Connecticut. A few years back they bought a food truck in San Antonio to complement the brick and mortar that they opened back in the 1930s. On the way back to New England they stopped off in New Orleans and did a pop up in the French Market.

There was a fleet of little old Italian ladies shucking clams on the hot blacktop across from the U.S Mint.

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Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: Dairy Dart in London

Dairy Dart in London is part of the Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail

When I was a kid growing up in the eastern highlands of Kentucky’s Appalachian range, Tuesdays were the highlight of my entire week. That was the day I visited the livestock market in nearby London.

The ride back through the countryside rolled through cattle farms, tobacco fields, worn-down cemeteries and tidy ranch-style brick homes set back from the road. Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2019 Perfect Gentlemen Second Line in New Orleans

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I shot a gallery of the 2019 Perfect Gentlemen Second Line in New Orleans. Full Gallery

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Treme Outsider Art

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Ian Noe at The Burl In Lexington, Kentucky

Ian Noe at The Burl In Lexington, Kentucky

I traveled to The Burl in Lexington, Kentucky recently to see Ian Noe perform. It was a 1500 mile roundtrip. Noe’s from Beattyville, Kentucky, hard up in the Appalachians, and he writes eloquently on the hard times that folks in that region are experiencing. more

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Westwego Shrimp Lot

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Now that shrimp are in season here in Louisiana we’ll be making weekly runs out to Westwego Shrimp Lot to lay in our supplies. Soft shell crabs should be making an appearance in August. If you can tolerate frozen there are some vendors that have them tucked away in deep freezers right now.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: April’s Seafood at Westwego Shrimp Lot

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Shrimp season is rolling in Louisiana and a recent visit to April’s Seafood found the old vendor to be in top form. Big shrimps were on offer at $4.75 per pound. I also picked up some gorgeous Redfish. If you live in New Orleans you may want to learn how to take the back way to Westwego to avoid crossing the treacherous CCC. link

You may call April’s via (504) 598-5263

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Leah Chase Memorial Second Line in Treme

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I shot a gallery at the Leah Chase Memorial Second Line in Treme

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Louisiana Daily Photo: The Baby Dolls of New Orleans

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2019 Single Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

Louisiana Daily Photo: 2019 Single Ladies Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Buffa’s Lounge in New Orleans

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When you roll up on Port of Call and there’s an hour wait walk down the block to Buffa’s Lounge for a burger every bit as good. Tell ’em Chowpapi sent ya.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Cosimo Matassa

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Cosimo Matassa’s J&M Recording Studios plaque. 838 – 840 N. Rampart Street New Orleans LA 70116

It’s a laundry mat now.

This is Louisiana Daily Photo no. 1,238

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Louisiana Daily Photo: A Cheerleader Practices At The Equestrian Statue Of Andrew Jackson

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When I was a little kid my dad bought a CB radio to put in his Ford Country Squire station wagon. I immediately applied for and received in the mail an FCC license so I could broadcast my thoughts to all the listeners out there in CB land. To be a broadcaster you have to have a moniker and mine was Old Hickory.

I’m not sure why but it probably had something to do with the glorious statue of General Andrew Jackson in New Orleans French Quarter.

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