2018 Pigeon Town Steppers Second Line

The prettiest Sunday of 2018 found us traipsing from our home in Cut Throat City all the way to Sportsman Corner on Dryades Street. The Pigeon Town Steppers Second Line is always one of the highlights of the season and this year was no different. Thousands of people followed the procession and special note must be made of Big 6 Brass Band who were chopping heads off with their horns. Get out and see these cats if you haven’t already. Continue Reading

2018 Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indian Party

Super Sunday is the biggest Mardi Gras Indian party of the entire year.

The moment it’s over we immediately begin dreaming of the next edition 12 months hence. We rolled out of the 9th Ward yesterday morning, and drove deep into the beating heart of Central City to take in some Indians, baby dolls, brass bands, cold drinks and po boys. Here’s what we saw: Continue Reading

Diny Schouten working at De Pasteibakkerij in Amsterdam

While Time Magazine’s bacon critic experiment was crashing and burning we were riding a jet airplane to Amsterdam to track down the best bacon producer in the Netherlands.

Diny Schouten and Floris Brester work out of a tiny charcuterie kitchen in Amsterdam Zuid. It’s called De Pasteibakkerij.

We sent lead scribe RL Reeves Jr across the pond last Spring and he filed this report.

Amsterdam, Noord Holland is one of my favorite cities on earth. It’s the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a tiny country in northwestern Europe that occupies a land mass one third the size of Kentucky.

RL Reeves Jr On A Trek Through The Netherlands

The Northern Docklands section of Amsterdam reminds me of East Austin 20 years ago. The money is starting to come but the neighborhood has not yet been ruined. Continue Reading

2018 Ladies and Men of Unity Second Line Parade

We ventured way out of our comfort zone to the 13th Ward yesterday for the 2018 Ladies And Men of Unity Second Line Parade. Freret Street has seen a lot changes since we used to get the all you can eat fried chicken and red beans and rice at Tina Dunbar’s old cafe back in the 90s. Continue Reading