Raymond Pumilia of Royal Brewery In New Orleans East

I love exploring the broken, forlorn back-streets of New Orleans. When news broke that Royal Brewery, located in the wilds of New Orleans East, was opening today I pulled up their address and stared at the map for a few minutes then quietly began plotting a course towards the upper reaches of the Industrial Canal. Continue Reading

NuNu’s is producing some of the best charcuterie in Louisiana

“When the Bavarian patriarch Oscar F. Mayer immigrated to the United States in 1873, he worked as a butcher boy in Detroit and then in Chicago’s meat industry. Oscar F. soon started his own company with his brothers Gottfried, well-versed in “wurstmaking,” and Max, who kept the books.” Continue Reading

We’re really looking forward to getting a copy of History Between These Folds a group effort from this year’s junior class at George Washington Carver High School in New Orleans 9th Ward.

Kiese Laymon, an English professor at the University of Mississippi, was instrumental in helping the teenagers get published. Nearly 80 9th Ward 11th graders participated in the project.

Eric Parrie, a history teacher at G.W. Carver Collegiate Academy gave the students an assignment to “tell the story of a meaningful moment and just tell it as powerfully and beautifully and in as detailed a way as you can”

History Between These Folds is the result

Buy the book here.

Little People’s Place 1226 Barracks St; New Orleans, Louisiana 70116

It’s been a quarter century since charbroiled oysters hit the menu at Drago’s Seafood Restaurant out in Metairie. Since then hundreds of cooks, chefs, housewives, dockhands, and oystermen have all taken a crack at what has become one of southern Louisiana’s archetypal dishes. Continue Reading

Bart Watson, Chief Economist of the Brewers Association in Boulder has created a mashup of two things near and dear to the bosom of the Scrumptious Chef crew: Texas barbecue and cold draft beer.

Texas Monthly dropped their Top 50 barbecue joint list this morning and Watson went into hyperdrive creating an interactive google map featuring each licensed brewery in the great state plus all 50 of the barbecue joints.

Now if we could just figure out why Micklethwait Craft Meats didn’t finish in the no.1 spot.

Here’s Bart Watson’s Twitter