Brouwerij ‘t IJ in Amsterdam is a nice place to hangout but I wish they practiced better line maintenance.

Arcane beer laws that have existed since the early post-prohibition-era have created massively profitable beer distribution companies. You’ve certainly heard of Glazer’s, Southern Eagle, and Ben E. Keith. Writer Marc E. Sorini offers the best explanation of the three tier system we’ve ever read. Continue Reading

Zephyr Wright’s Chili Con Queso Recipe

This November will mark four years since we threw our famous “Let Us Now Praise Texas Women” restaurant pop up. We celebrated the women folk of Lone Star by cooking recipes authored by Lisa Fain, Helen Corbitt, Sylvia Casares, Lady Bird Johnson, Mary Faulk Koock and LBJ’s cook Zephyr Wright. Continue Reading

The documentary film, Baby Dolls: Preserving Culture in New Orleans screens tonight Tuesday (March 21) at 7 p.m. at 938 Lafayette St., New Orleans at Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

The New Orleans baby dolls party with a professionalism that belies their outrageous costumes. If you’re not careful you may wind up in a heap on a barroom floor if you try to match these ladies drink for drink.

While all the baby dolls are stunningly beautiful the one true queen of the local groups is Resa Bazile aka Cinnamon Black. Check her out here.

A Recipe For Pressure Cooker Red Snapper Stock

Red Snapper season opened here in Louisiana on February 1st. Since then we’ve seen these beautiful fish at all the local seafood markets as well as on any self-respecting restaurant’s menus. Snapper are delicious, bountiful, and in the hands of the right cook, one of the best tasting things you’ll ever put in your mouth. Continue Reading