Rock -N- Sake Rocks!

When a foodie travels, they like spend their time experiencing the local cuisine. However, when a person relocates to a new area the local fare simply becomes everyday food and looses the initial appeal. And that is what happened to my son after living in “The Big Easy” for over six years. During my visit,…

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…

Acme Oyster House – Shucking Since 1910

In the heart of the French Quarter of New Orleans you can find Acme Oyster House. Originally the Acme Café opened on Royal Street in 1910 where is stood until 1924 when a fire destroyed the restaurant. They reopened at 724 Iberville Street under their new name Acme Oyster House and have been shucking oysters…

SoBou A Unique NOLA Experience

Anyone who has spent time in New Orleans has heard or had the opportunity to dine at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District. An award winning landmark restaurant which has stood tall since the 1800’s. After having the pleasure of dining there in the past, this go around it was a must to sample one…

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…

“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…

NOLA Charred Oysters

Today is Fat Tuesday which cumulates the beginning of the Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans. The first Mardi Gras parade in NOLA dates back to 1837. It is a celebration of life held before the subdued holiday of Ash Wednesday. New Orleans is known for it’s night life, history, music and especially it’s food….