2018 Pho Fest In Harvey Louisiana

We ranged broadly across the Pho Festival out in Harvey Louisiana yesterday. Our rambles were met with much success. After two hours of eating we were nearly comatose. And the star of the show? A devilish take on the common egg roll where a giant butterflied prawn was crammed inside a rice paper wrapper, deep fried, then doused with red chiles and funky fish sauce. A real value at $1. We ate ten. Continue Reading

Rl Reeves Jr visits Echo’s Pizza in New Orleans Mid City neighborhood

At least once a month we grow misty-eyed and gaze off towards New Orleans Garden District and dream of St Clair, the best pizzeria this old town ever saw. They’re long-shuttered but we still moon over their otherworldly pies. Continue Reading

2018 Money Wasters Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

The 2018 Money Wasters Second Line parade went on as planned in spite of the doomsayers predicting Tropical Storm Alberto’s imminent arrival. Memorial Day weekend cut into the crowd a little but the turnout was still strong, a few thousand people were juking in the streets with smoked turkey legs in one hand and daquiris in the other.

We were happy to be among them. Continue Reading

Joe’s Bakery in Austin, Texas

A few times a year I clamber aboard a big jet airplane and fly over to Austin to gorge on tacos and barbecue. New Orleans is the best eating city in the US but New Orleans does not do tacos or barbecue. That’s ok, Austin couldn’t make a proper kettle of gumbo or red beans and rice if life itself hung in the balance.

On The Road With RL Reeves Jr: Joe’s Bakery In Austin Texas

Joe’s Bakery does things the old-fashioned way. Their flour tortillas are the stuff of fever dreams and they’ve elevated the humble bean and cheese taco to a high level form of art.

Field Report: Marjie’s Grill via rl reeves jr

We had the single best bite of barbecue ever served to us in a New Orleans restaurant last week at Marjie’s Grill. Of course that’s tantamount to declaring young Imogene the single best ballerina in Galveston. It doesn’t carry a lot of weight as there is no good barbecue being commercially served in our fair city. Continue Reading