Category Archives: New Orleans

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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2013 Boudin Bourbon And Beer Party In New Orleans

Justin DeVillier, John Folse, Alon Shaya, and Isaac Toups will be amid a group of 62 chefs who have all stuffed offal and rice into hog guts casings for the big 2013 Boudin And Beer party Friday November 7th 2013 … Continue reading

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McClure’s Barbecue Opens In New Orleans

Neil McClure’s pop up barbecue restaurant has gone brick and mortar. McClure, the long time manager of Dante’s Kitchen (home of the best brunch in New Orleans) swung the doors open on his McClure’s Barbecue last night on Magazine Street … Continue reading

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New Orleans: Naughty Nurse Prom At Palm Court Jazz Cafe

Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation

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Lafayette Louisiana Boudin Cook-Off October 20th 2012 Results

If ever there was the perfect moment to drive from Austin to Lafayette, Louisiana it would have been this past weekend for the big boudin cook-off. Twenty practitioners of the prairie art of boudin making met on Louisiana’s western lands … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Four: The Captain’s Blood

I spend as much time as is feasible in New Orleans. I’ve developed a good network of friends and comrades in the city and there’s nothing I’d rather do than leave Austin around 11pm at night, ride all night long … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Three: The Caipirinha

Austin Texas has a large Brazilian community that explodes one weekend per year at the Palmer Event Center, when they all show up clothed as scantily as possible then proceed to spend the next few hours gyrating wildly eventually ending … Continue reading

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The Art Of The Cocktail Part Two: The Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned occupies that curious ground between being a grown man’s drink, it’s got a serious jolt of bourbon in it, and being sweet and fruity enough to appeal to beginning drinkers or folks who typically like cocktails with … Continue reading

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