Greenmount Grocery In East Bernstadt Kentucky

Greenmount Grocery In East Bernstadt Kentucky

Has it really been 7 years since I peered in through the dusty windows of the old Greenmount Grocery in East Bernstadt Kentucky?

I was on a food run through Appalachia and had heard that Greenmount was putting out reputable chili buns and fried baloney sandwiches but by the time I got there the old business was shuttered and on the market.

You could still see the liar’s table and the open kitchen that looked like it could be pressed into service in no time flat if you had the capitol to get the old girl off the market and back in business.

Louisiana Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Louisiana Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

The first manatee sighting in Louisiana was reported in 1937 in Cameron Parish. This sign, posted west of the Rigolets in New Orleans 9th Ward, warns boaters and swimmers to keep a weather eye for the massive animals. A mature manatee can weigh more than a ton and reach lengths of 15 feet. Quite formidable in size manatees are docile creatures but still pose a hazard for boaters who may accidentally collide with the creatures.

Handmade Sausage In RL Reeves Jr's Test Kitchen

Handmade Sausage In RL Reeves Jr’s Test Kitchen

We’re on day seven of our most recent charcuterie project: the curing of a 13.5lb pork belly purchased from Zuppardo’s Supermarket in Metairie. In three more days we’ll pull it out of the cure, wash it, dry it, and then smoke it for several hours over hickory, oak and pecan on our antique Weber smoker. For the first six days we kept the belly enswathed in plastic; the final four days will see that wet, salty belly air-drying in a pan in the refrigerator. Continue Reading

Cabbage Is A Benchmark Vegetable In Soul Food Cuisine

Cabbage Is A Benchmark Vegetable In Soul Food Cuisine

When I was in culinary school in Birmingham back in the 90s, Atlanta was the cool, nearby (2 hours) city that I ran to on weekends to escape Alabama. Birmingham had dozens of soul food and meat and 3 restaurants back then but it was always fun to walk on the wild side and visit plainly dangerous Atlanta neighborhoods to see what our eastern kin had on offer. I still dream of K&K Soul Food and I haven’t eaten there in 20 years. Continue Reading

What we wouldn’t have given to have been in Lamesa, Texas for their big Chicken Fried Steak shootout held last month. The foodways of New Orleans have their charms but careful breading and frying of cube steak is not among them.

Chicken Fried Steak, one of the core foods of the Lone Star state, is held in the same esteem as Texas Red Chili and Oak smoked brisket. Continue Reading

Frank Louis Cimini Of Evelyn's Place In New Orleans

Frank Louis Cimini Of Evelyn’s Place In New Orleans

A reader on this site commented on a previous article that we penned on the legendary Frank Louis Cimini of Evelyn’s Place, the much missed old drinker’s redoubt on Chartres Street in the French Quarter.

Frank Louis Cimini Of Evelyn's Place In New Orleans

Frank Louis Cimini Of Evelyn’s Place In New Orleans

Dennis Chamberlain a professional photographer from Corrales, New Mexico had visited New Orleans during Frank’s reign as the top barman in the city, and had ventured into Evelyn’s Place.

The result was predictable as everyone that met Frank in his old drinkery summarily had their minds blown by his potent blend of hospitality mixed with old-school New Orleans story-telling.

Frank Louis Cimini Of Evelyn's Place In New Orleans

Frank Louis Cimini Of Evelyn’s Place In New Orleans

Frank held court at Evelyn’s Place for over 50 years and touched thousands of people’s lives. New Orleans is lesser without him living in it.