Re: Dixie Beer no more?
|November 19 2005, 8:50 AM |
|November 19 2005, 11:42 AM |
In anticipation that Dixie may be no more (but I hope I'm wrong), we picked up this pitcha at the Destrehan Fall Festival last weekend. It's about 10" x 12".
I like it
|November 19 2005, 12:12 PM |
And it looks like some crawfish are defending their six pack.
Awt? You awta donate that to NOMA (John Bullard would love it) or the Ogden!
|November 20 2005, 11:25 AM |
Actual coversation overhead by RHG many years ago at a New Orleans cocktail party [food reference]:
First Woman (shyly): "We're looking for a special school. My son's autistic...".
Second Woman (from Mid-City): Aw, ain't dat nice. My son loves ta draw, too"."
|November 20 2005, 8:30 PM |
my son IS autistic
Yet I find the humor here.. go figger
So is a teenage grandniece of mine...
|November 21 2005, 1:49 AM |
... yet she and her family enjoyed that true story immensely and still chuckle over it.
More Dixie Awt
|November 20 2005, 10:34 PM |
Johnny P's uncle (the one who nicknamed him "Pic" gave us this poster sometime back in the 80s, possibly late 70s. Like Paula's Dixie awt, it also includes seafood.
Re: Dixie Beer no more?
|November 19 2005, 5:17 PM |
I have no idea if this is true, but I do know I've been looking for Dixie since the storm and haven't seen it a single time. What an awful thing if we can't get our "Dix-pack of Sixie" no more. Da Bitch continues to take her toll.
the last dixie
|November 19 2005, 6:33 PM |
Is in MY Fridge
a couple of weeks ago a friend and I went to the Half Moon and bought the last 4 dixies they had..we're keeping the last one ( we couldn;t NOT drink the other three)
Though I hope and pray they will be back in bidness eventually.
I like your reasoning, Kimmie!
|November 20 2005, 7:05 AM |
"....we couldn't NOT drink the other three!"
I think I'll borrow that after work this evening! (But it'll be MORE than three beers in my case).
Nah wait a minute
|November 20 2005, 10:58 PM |
Hopefully, Dixie will rise from the waters and live again.
Hoarding Dixie's reminds me of the great Coca-Cola debacle during the 80s when New Coke came out and old Coke wasn't dare no mooah. I had cases of old Coke in bottles and would limit myself to ONLY one per day. Low and behold, Coke Classic "came back". I'm raising a glass of Michelob in a toast with hopes that I can one day soon raise a glass of Dixie even though I really don't like the stuff -- tastes like pennies to me. It's part of our culture, fah gawdsakes.
|November 20 2005, 9:22 AM |
The guy that delivers Dixie, among other things, told me last week that the brewery is shutting down. This doesn't mean that in the future someone might use the name again somewhere else.
Thanks for that Spudly!
|November 20 2005, 9:46 AM |
So Dixie ain't dare no more needa! Benny's gonna have to write a whole 'nother song, maybe two or three! Dixie was my standard beverage to pair with my double cheeseburger on French wit' mynez, dressed, at Wallace & Raoul's parkin' lot (Where I-610 crosses Elysian Fields today).
If it's true what they say about Dixie, that's terrible news...
|November 20 2005, 10:25 AM |
... for one of the first of countless joys of New Orleans that I discovered upon settling here more than 30 years ago was Dixie beer. It even displaced Michelob as my favorite American cold one.
The name is too good not to be taken up by some future Brewer - perhaps headquartered in Beijing - but will the product taste the same?
There's an amusing passage in "Oyster" [food reference par excellence] - an unusually well-written and compelling, if gritty, novel (set in 1950s Plaquemines Parish before much of it washed away) by contemporary Louisiana author, John Biguenet - no frothy pseud, he - describing a half-drunk fisherman's lunch of "Dixies and salted crackers".
It wasn't an enviable life down there back then, but, while we have salted crackers in our house in 2005, we have no Dixies!
Another "aint dere no more"?
|November 20 2005, 7:49 PM |
Man, I don't know how much I can take, ya hear me?
|November 20 2005, 10:46 PM |
Besods'zat Mrs. Fury is tellin' us dat Central Grocery is still closed. It's jis too much.
Look what treasures a friend of mine gave me
|November 20 2005, 10:11 PM |
I just noticed
|November 20 2005, 11:02 PM |
the Dixie pencil even has teethmarks. Prolly from somebody who was drinkin' a Dixie who could hardly wait to bite into da oystuh loaf they just ordered at Casamento's.
"100 million dollar insurance policy"
|November 20 2005, 10:41 PM |
"Lost" insurance or not, I find it hard to believe that Dixie ever had 100 million dollars in insurance coverage.