There was never a saint with red hair – old Russian proverb
At the start, the Tiel Ridge, Louisiana native played under his mother Mama Rita Broussard Kershaw. In 1939, young Doug picked up the fiddle at five years of age. In 1941, Kershaw became the man of the house when his daddy died. He was 7.
Fiddle in hand, he hit the town. Continue Reading
In New Orleans we call them hotplates; in Alabama they’re called meat and threes; out in Acadiana they’re simply known as plate lunches.
The formula is simple. Take a melamine plate or a styrofoam or pasteboard box, cram it full of pork chops, meatloaf, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, mashed potatoes or stewed okra-then sell it for a pittance so the working man can wolf it down and get back to work at the refinery or insurance agency where he earns his living.
This past weekend in Youngsville, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, Plate Lunch A Palooza saw its debut. 16 regional restaurants competed to see who puts out the best plate lunch in Acadiana.
When the dust had settled, Sean Suire’s Cajun Table emerged victorious with their country style pork ribs, fresh sausage, rice and gravy, smothered cabbage and black eyed peas. The plate sold for $5.
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Then-mayor Curtis Joubert courted controversy by banning electric rice cookers stating: “…rice cookers are not Cajun, and only black pots are in.” Continue Reading
Sound Cafe was one of our favorite coffee shops in New Orleans. Inside, you could buy a Cometbus’zine, and hang out for hours drinking coffee and chatting with the baristas while listening to Sonic Youth or Lee Dorsey.
Rest in peace Sound Cafe.