Walking east along Rakoczi Utca away from Urania Train Station it takes a few minutes but you finally reach a small stretch of Budapest that’s still a mite rough and tumble. more
On this day in 2009 we visited the famed pickle queen of Budapest Hungary.
I wrote this obituary when we lost Hubig’s to fire.
“I wish they’d kill them all”
Marie Parque makes a dramatic gesture slashing her thumb across her throat.
I’m at The Pearl, the ancient restaurant on St. Charles Avenue; it’s the final day of service for the old concern that Parque has run since 1982.
Sound Cafe was one of our favorite coffee shops in New Orleans. Inside, you could buy a Cometbus’zine, and hang out for hours drinking coffee and chatting with the baristas while listening to Sonic Youth or Lee Dorsey.
Rest in peace Sound Cafe.
Scott Morales has been the pitboss at Taylor Cafe in Taylor, Texas for over a decade. We go here for handmade Bohunk sausage and briskets cooked over post oak fires. Vencil Mares is the owner of the old joint (est. 1948) but it’s Mr Morales who shepherds the meat from raw to a state of extreme deliciousness.
Morales runs through a half ton of brisket per week at the old smokehouse, and just like any other barbecue restaurant, Taylor Cafe has its good days and its bad days.
On this day in 2011 we visited R&G Barbecue in tiny McMahan, Texas (near Lockhart). Roy Jeffrey, the owner and pitboss has over a half century in the central Texas barbecue game.
Here’s our report