I had flown into New Orleans for Ponderosa Stomp and not rented any wheels to get around town. I knew I needed to make my way to Terranova Brothers Superette to flesh out a hog’s head cheese article I was writing but had no way of getting there. I spotted these 2 girls in the Marigny and strolled up to ask for directions. The next thing I knew we were cruising up Esplanade in a brand new SUV chatting like old friends.
The company was fine, Chubb Rock was blasting on the tape deck and the hog’s head cheese ended up being the 3rd best I’ve tried in that magic land. And don’t get me wrong, it was mind-bogglingly delicious, but you can attain a descriptor like that in New Orleans and still be 3rd best in your field.