2017 Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line In New Orleans

Sometimes a dream comes true. The two hottest brass bands in New Orleans marched for the 2017 Goodfellas Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line yesterday. New Breed Brass Band, formed in 2013, rolled out three trumpets, two trombones, a sax, a tuba and a bass drummer for the parade. Continue Reading

RL Reeves Jr Reporting From Amsterdam Netherlands

The best seafood restaurant in Amsterdam is Eénvistwéévis, a tiny cafe located a stone’s throw from Het Scheepvaartmuseum, The National Maritime Museum. Chef Klaas has spent decades developing relationships with local fishermen.

The salty old fish men show up every morning at the chef’s backdoor. Klaas carefully selects the best, freshest fishes on offer then begins the hard work of butchering them to prepare for the evening service.

In spring of this year I was hanging out with chef in his restaurant when he proposed that we take a long journey through the canals of Amsterdam on his small runabout. I immediately agreed and filed this report.

Dixon’s Market In Corbin Is On The Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail

Corbin, Kentucky is famous. It was where Colonel Sanders began his rise to power in the world of fried chicken; it’s the home of the Moonbow, the only nighttime rainbow in the western hemisphere; and it’s the birthplace of the chili bun-one of Kentucky’s signature contributions to the regional foodways of the US.

We sent RL Reeves Jr deep into the Appalachian mountains last month. He filed this report.

The Root Beer Stand 129 18th St, Corbin, KY 40701

I did not see anybody get killed but in the rough and tumble railroad town of Corbin, Kentucky such an occurrence is not an infrequent one.

We wrote about the Murder At The Root Beer Stand in a previous report but on this visit our only concern was scoring a chili bun. A chili bun is a chili dog minus the dog. It’s a culinary peculiarity that you can only find in parts of Central Appalachia.

It is also delicious.

The Eastern Kentucky Chili Bun Trail: The Root Beer Stand In Corbin