Parkway For Poor Boys!

There is a place in Mid-City New Orleans that has been serving up “Poor Boy” sandwiches since the early 1900’s. The name of this legendary restaurant is Parkway Bakery and Tavern. You may be saying, “Wait! Don’t you mean Po’ Boys?” Yes the majority of places that offer this style of sandwich do indeed call…

Chicken And Sausage Gumbo

I’m Gumbo Dammit!! There is nothing like a hot bowl of Gumbo to warm up the insides. It is a dish that sticks to your ribs as the saying goes. Gumbo is a dish that was created in the 1700’s from Louisiana combining influences from many different cultures. Gumbo had become very popular because it…

Big Easy Shrimp And Cheesy Grits

How do you cook your grits? Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente? Just regular I guess. Regular. Instant grits? No self respecting southerner uses instant grits. ~My cousin Vinny~ On the heels of Fat Tuesday, I wanted to share my recipe for Shrimp and Grits with Jalapeno Cornbread. The creaminess of the…

Jalapeño Cornbread

This is the perfect side dish for many southern styles of food. I enjoyed this the most when it accompanies my “Big Easy Shrimp And Grits”. There is nothing like taking a piece of the cornbread and dipping it into a nice helping of the grits. See for my jalapeño cornbread in the blog. For…

“The Beast” down on the Bayou

With Mardi Gras still in the air, “The Beast” felt compelled to recognize Bayou restaurant on Staten Island, New York. At 1072 Bay St. Staten Island, NY 10305 sits a restaurant with such authentic New Orleans fare, that you forget where you are. As you step off Bay Street and walk through the doors, you…