Bamboo Cafe in Harvey, Louisiana. (504) 325-5986

People who live on the East Bank of the Mississippi River in New Orleans love to denigrate folks who’ve settled down on the western side of the Big Muddy. We’re not sure why. We love driving onto the ferry in nearby Chalmette for a day excursion to Harvey or as we are fond of calling it “Cosmopolite City.” Continue Reading

500 Po Boys visits Commander’s Palace in New Orleans

The most famous and influential chef in the history of the American South served a lengthy stint at Commander’s Palace back in the 70s. Paul Prudhomme, a native son of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, was hired to run the kitchen in 1975 and before long the old-line Creole restaurant had turned into something of a Cajun hotplate joint. Continue Reading

RL Reeves Jr’s 500 po boys series visits Majoria’s Commerce Restaurant in New Orleans

Scheduling a po boy lunch in downtown New Orleans on the first major Carnival weekend was not one of our more savvy moves. After circling through and around the Central Business District for a half hour we finally found a parking place. Somewhere near Lake Pontchartrain. Continue Reading