Sterling Of The Much Lamented Ray’s Barbecue (Austin, Texas)

There’s plenty we miss about living in the great state of Texas: endless supplies of tacos of every description, free chips and salsa the moment you sit down in any restaurant, ranch culture (where waitresses readily bring you homemade ranch dressing at the drop of a hat) easy access to Lone Pint Yellow Rose, and perhaps most importantly: barbecue shootouts. Continue Reading

9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

We’re always on the hunt for new po boy sources in the 9th Ward. Starving, and half mad with hunger we ducked into Chicken Mart on St Claude this weekend to see if they had the kitchen up and running in the back of their small meat market.

Dried goods, sundries, frozen vegetables and massive family-paks of frozen meat are higgledy-piggledy throughout the store.

If you like clean, well-organized markets then you’d be better served elsewhere. If you need a 20lb sack of frozen chicken necks for a song then this business will really sing to you.

The little deli in the back was forlorn so we retired to the parking lot to regroup and attempt to lock-in on a po boy shop before we collapsed from starvation.

We’re eating 500 Po Boys in Louisiana.

The Last Taco Tico In Louisiana

The Last Taco Tico In Louisiana

Taco Tico is experiencing something of a corporate rebirth but in Louisiana we are down to exactly one location. It’s in Kenner, a small bedroom community that’s locally famous for being home to a long strip of international restaurants on Williams Blvd.

This is also where Taco Tico vends cheap, crispy tacos once again made with their famous carne molida recipe that was briefly shelved when the company changed hands in 1988.

The Last Taco Tico In The State Of Louisiana

Original Taco Tico Menu

Original Taco Tico Menu