Sucking The Head At Bayou Beer Garden!

It was time to “Feed The Beast” and the only food that would satisfy his desires on this beautiful afternoon in New Orleans was crawfish. Wild crawfish season in Louisiana was quickly coming to an end as well as this excursion in “The Big Easy”. So it was now or never. We felt battered and…

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…

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…

Pizza Rustica a.k.a. Easter Meat Pie

It is that time of year again. Easter is upon us and it has been tradition in my family since before I was born to make Pizza Rustica or as some call it, “Easter Meat Pie”. It is one of the two popular pies we make during this holiday. The second is Pizza Gran or…

Chorizo Flambé

Here is a simple recipe that will wow your guests. Chorizo is a cured sausage that can be found throughout Europe, In Portuguese and Spanish cultures, chorizo is a pork sausage that is smoked using dried smoked red peppers which gives it the spiciness and the deep red color. This recipe adds a higher dimension…

Nurnberger Bierhaus

On an island that has more than it’s share of burger joints, Irish pubs, Italian and Chinese restaurants it can be difficult to find something a little different. There are only a couple of German restaurants on the “Rock”. If you are looking for traditional German fare, where you also have the ambiance of a…

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…