Category Archives: FOOD

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Blue Door Smokehouse In Lexington, Kentucky

There was an old black man with an iron smoker mounted in the bed of a Ford pickup truck who used to park on the side of the road near Sawmill Holler in Whitley County, Kentucky.

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Roxie’s Grocery in Memphis

“Are you Mr Roxie?” Red Miller, married to Miss Roxie for 52 years smiles “Yes I am” The bespectacled, elderly gentleman running the cash register at tiny Roxie’s Grocery in The Pinch neighborhood of Memphis is friendly, and happy to … Continue reading

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2018 Chackbay Gumbo Festival Is This Weekend

The 47th edition of the big Chackbay Gumbo Festival is this weekend. Details

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2018 Kentucky Country Ham From Broadbent Sells For $2.8 Million

Would you pay right at $149k a pound for a genuine Kentucky country ham? The biggest ham auction in the USA takes place in Louisville, Kentucky in August each year to kick off the Kentucky State Fair. Broadbent Country Hams … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Berea College Farm Store In Berea Kentucky

It’s a 700 mile drive from New Orleans to the Berea College Farm Store but it’s one I make at least twice a year to lay in provisions that I can’t find in Louisiana.

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2018 Festigals Step Up Second Line Parade

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Lariat Saloon In Grand Lake Colorado (est. 1924)

The front page of the Denver Post laid everything out in stark terms: Black bears are out and are being unusually aggressive. Please exercise caution.

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2018 Southern Foodways Alliance Summer Symposium In Lexington Kentucky

Got an extra $495? Southern Foodways Alliance is holding their Summer Symposium in the bread basket of Kentucky this coming weekend: June 21st-23rd. Soup beans, the unofficial state dish of Kentucky, will be on the menu. And while 500 bucks … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: 2018 Gheens Bon Mange Festival

When Mr Bill died it didn’t take long for his family to bulldoze his old watering hole, Bill’s Place. Last year at Gheens Bon Mange the destruction of the only bar in town was a hot topic. This year tempers … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Visiting The Godmother Of Dutch Charcuterie Diny Schouten

Once a year I clamber aboard a big jet airplane and fly to Amsterdam, Noord Holland. It’s my lone annual vacation and as soon as it’s over I immediately begin dreaming of my return the following year.

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RL Reeves Jr’s Favorite Meals Of 2017

While it’s true that I prefer to take my meals in the comforts of my own home I do like to venture out from time to time to take the pulse of what other chefs are doing about town. Here … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2017 9 Times Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Top Notch Restaurant In Austin Texas

When I’m fortunate to return home to Austin, Texas, perhaps twice a year, the list of restaurants I absolutely have to visit grows ever shorter. The passage of time felled Travis County’s best Thai restaurant: Little Thailand, as well as … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 9th Ward Kitchen

Burnell Cotlon’s joint

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Louisiana Daily Photo: Where Is Gram Parsons Buried?

Visit Gram Parsons gravesite

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2017 Winchester Kentucky Beer Cheese Festival Winners

This past weekend, the 9th edition of the Winchester Beer Cheese Festival took place in the small central Kentucky town. I was not able to attend. I was hoping for a first place win for Jean Bell of Hall’s On … Continue reading

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Winners 2017 International Biscuit Festival In Knoxville Tennessee

2017 Miss Biscuit Christina Scott Sayer The International Biscuit Festival augured a new era of biscuit appreciation in the mid-south way back in 2009. That was when Biscuit Boss John Craig, along with a cohort of other biscuit lovers, threw … Continue reading

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On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Broodje Bert In Amsterdam Netherlands

I’ll never forget the first meal I ever had in Amsterdam. It was back in the late 90s at a little sandwich shop off Singel Canal called Broodje Bert. The lunchroom was small seating perhaps 10 people inside with chairs … Continue reading

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Louisiana Daily Photo: 2017 Mardi Gras Indian Super Sunday

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The New Orleans Taco Trail Part Three: Sister’s Discount Food And Market

Two weeks ago I was making my way back into New Orleans from a hog farm near Kenner when I spotted a new gas station festooned with signs promoting Mexican food. I’d already had breakfast but the thought of possibly … Continue reading

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