RL Reeves Jr reports on the U.S soul food scene

We love reading obituaries. Our grandfather Big Jim Sullivan was an avid obituary follower with a standard joke when our grandma asked him what he was doing, “just making sure I’m not in here” he’d crack while the family had a good laugh. Continue Reading

2019 Dumaine Street Gang Second Line in New Orleans

The Dumaine Gang are one of the biggest s&p clubs in New Orleans. They’ve been rolling for over two decades and consistently put on one of the best second lines in the city. Their kids division features some of the best adolescent dancers in town and their gray-bearded elder statesmen still know how to shake a tail feather with the best of the young’uns. Continue Reading

9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

When I was a little kid about the age of the young boy in the photo I thought Fats Domino was the coolest man on the planet. I’d swoon when he came on the radio. “Reeling and Rocking” by Fats came out in 1952, and was the “b” side of the “Going Home” 45 on the Imperial label.


Fats Domino(v/p), Wendell Duconge(as), Robert “Buddy” Hagans(ts), Harrison Verrett(g), William “Billy” Diamond(b), Cornelius Coleman(d).
Producer: Al Young
Engineer: Cosimo Matassa

Scrumptious Chef 10th Anniversary Cajun Gumbo Pop Up At Tamale House East

We’re celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the Scrumptious Chef website with a big blowout Cajun gumbo pop up on Sunday January 19th at Tamale House East in Austin.

Our crew will be cooking from John Folse’s “The Encyclopedia of Cajun and Creole Cuisine” cookbook.

We’ll have ticket information and menu details in the next couple weeks. Hope to see y’all out there.

Everyone has a “last pint on earth bar” and this one is mine: Cafe Gollem Raamsteeg

I just spent a week out in Austin and 90% of the beer I consumed came off exactly one keg: (512) Brewing’s absolute beast of an oatmeal coffee stout. I was routinely turning down pours of exotics from Jester King and Real Ale because I knew they would only take up room that was best reserved for this monster from (512). I did. not. drink. one. pint. of. Yellow Rose. That’s all that really needs to be said. On to this week’s update: Continue Reading