Six years goes by fast. Dublin Dr Pepper, formerly one of our favorite beverages on this earth, fell out of production at Dublin Dr Pepper Bottling Company on this day in 2012.

The hubris and greed of Snapple Corporation led to the downfall of the beloved family soda pop bottler.

And Dr Pepper has not crossed our lips since.

Here is the obituary we penned on this day January 11th 2012.

Hubig’s Pies In New Orleans

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since I visited Hubig’s Pies in the Marigny. Just two short years later, in 2012, the old pie redoubt would burn to the ground and fade into New Orleans food lore.

Hubig’s Pies In New Orleans

I wrote this obituary when we lost Hubig’s to fire.

Jessie Williams, the legendary madam of the Chicken Ranch brothel in La Grange Texas

Nine years ago today we ventured down to La Grange, Texas. Inside the old Fayette County Jail we found a tribute to the Chicken Ranch, a long-shuttered brothel located in rural Fayette County. Faye Stewart aka Jessie Williams was the first madam of the brothel (est.1915). Ms. Williams was a no nonsense type who ran a clean house and forbade the use of alcohol. Continue Reading