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Friday, 28 March 200812:22 AM
 
Radio Stars Reunion Happens Again in a Few Months!

Our very own Oldies King, Bob Walker and Captain (Hugh Dillard) Humble are planning another Radio Stars Reunion at Cap's restaurant, New Orleans Old Style Po-Boys in Slidell, this August. A local TV station has expressed an interest in taping the event and we would love to have a nice turnout for it. See the latest reunion at http://www.network54.com/Forum/258202/thread/1205616810/Daytrip+and+Lunch+in+Slidell-

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Friday, 28 March 200812:10 AM
Saturday Daytrip March 29, 2008

We may visit Middendorf's, Berry Town and maybe Tickfaw State Park this Saturday. Interested? Let us know!

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Tuesday, 13 November 20077:00 PM
A great place to plan a daytrip

http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/louisiana/mainmap.htm

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I like kids. They taste like chicken.

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Saturday, 4 November 20069:47 PM
Wasabi -- November 2006

Wasabi -- November 2006

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Saturday, 3 December 200511:13 AM
Tout de Suite, Algiers Point, December 2, 2005

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Lovely little coffee shop in Old Algiers.  Tonight Pete Vazquez (Marisol chef and owner) is doing the cooking.

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Maria regaling us with her Red Cross/Jimmy Hoffa story.

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Paula's reaction.

The Food:

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 Cuban Black Bean Soup with Hard Cooked Egg, Red Onion and Duck Cracklin's

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 Gen Tso's Spicy Pig's Tail and Red Spinach Salad.

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 Willipa Bay Oyster Pan Roast with Country Bacon Biscuit.

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 Confit Of Duck Hearts with Blanched Garlic-Potato Puree and Red Wine Sauce.

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Seafood Soup -- I don't remember what Chef Pete called it.

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 Alsatian Choucroute Garni with Coarse Mustard

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 Braised Duck Legs with Brazilian Okra Salad and Black Bean Coconut Broth

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 Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with Chestnut Cream

After dinner:

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LakeviewGal expresses true delight over the Valo-Milk bars -- a gift from AlertReader.

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While Lakeview is still in awe, Paula shows off her new S.L.U.T.S cup -- also a gift from Alert.

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Maria is very glad to have a S.L.U.T.S cup, too.

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JCG displays his Canadian/American flag pin.  I believe he and it flew the Concord.

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All glad to be back home.

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I won't mess with him (Chef Pete) but thank him for a wonderful meal.

 



Mr. Lake

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Saturday, 3 June 200610:22 PM
Delachaise -- June, 2006

Photo Album

Delachaise -- June, 2006

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The Menu

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Specials

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Cheese Plate

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Pomme Frites

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Duck, Hazelnut, and Grand Marnier Pate'

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Yellow Tomato Gazpacho

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Chilled Watermelon Soup

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Creole Tomato BLT

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Roasted Coconut Shrimp

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Italian Sausage

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Potato Pave

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Spanish Roasted Vegetables

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Steak Frites

Not Chef Chris' Food:
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A box'a chocolates, thanks to Max.

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Pre Slammin' Prep

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The Slam

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FDR Smoking French Cigarettes

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Many thanks to Chef Chris DeBarr for some of the best food in the city of New Orleans.

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Saturday, 24 June 200610:00 PM
Radosta's -- June 2006

Radosta's -- June 2006

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Some guy hanging around outside near an unmarked Cop car.

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The crispiest onion rings I've ever had.

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Joan's Special

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Ham Po-boy

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Roast Beef PoBoy

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Fried Shrimp Po-boy

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Burger

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Steak Fries

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It was great to meet Chawls.

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We headed for Finn's but it was so crowded we wound up at Metry Cafe.

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Specials menu at Metry Cafe. Note the date, a somber reminder...


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Saturday, 6 August 20059:41 AM
Zeke's First Friday 8/05/2005



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Wednesday, 27 July 20058:10 PM
Ralph's on the Park, Carol King Concert, Napoleon House, Old Absinthe Bar

Had the Summer Promotion Dinner Menu -- (3) Starters, Soups & Salads + a Glass of Featured Wine ~ $25

(All Night, Every Night: June - September according to the website at http://www.ralphsonthepark.com/menu_display.php?id=11).

The following descriptions are from the website...

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Louisiana “Blue Crab” Cake
A pan sautéed crabcake served with roasted beets and a classic Ravigote sauce.

Lots of cake, little strings of crab, nice sauce.

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Grilled tuna -- excellent piece of fish cooked perfectly (topped with the same sauce as above).

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I forgot what they called this but it was described as a salad.  In my book it's a caponata. Those sliced olives were very good.

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 Steak Tartare
Hand chopped Harris Ranch Angus tenderloin with minced onion, capers, Dijon mustard, parsley, Hawaiian sea salt and black pepper. Served with warm toast and pommes frites

I wasn't crazy about the presentation but the meat was wonderful and would have been better if I hadn't gone crazy with the sea salt.  The potatoes were great.

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 Oysters Ralph
Plump Gulf P & J oysters with apple smoked bacon and jalapeno cream sauce on a bed of wilted spinach

A very good dish.  I recommend it.  The "jalapeno cream sauce" seemed to me to be the same sauce that appeared twice already but it went well with the oysters.  Not mentioned in the menu description but I think there's some cheese in there, too.

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 Foie gras torchon (For Summer Special, Please add 5.00)
Marinated, poached and cured Hudson Valley Foie Gras served on toasted brioche with Cioppolini onions and figs.

This was absolutely awful.  I can't describe how bad it was except to say that it tasted to me like it was on the verge of rotten.  The figs were great and I'm glad it was the last thing I had because it left a nice sweet dessert-like flavor.

Then we were off to the concert...

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Up on the roof.  This was a run down parking garage with no elevator that we could find. We hauled ourselves up five flights of very steep stairs, not a problem for us but a lady just ahead of us was pitching a fit and moving at a snail's pace.  This parking lot on Rampart is a law suit waiting to happen.

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Some libations before the show.

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Heckle and Jeckle (aka Becky and Maria).

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The lady on stage.  It was a wonderful concert. The old girl looks great and is still going strong at age 62.

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After the show we passed by Bourbon House and thought we might stop at the bar for a drink or two.  This was around 10:30 and they were locking the revolving door.  When we pointed out the posted hours of operation, the woman just shrugged and so did we and continued down to Napoleon House.

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My favorite bar in the city.  When I asked the bartender for permission to post his photo on our food related forum, he said, "Sure!" then asked me what I thought of Tom Fitzmorris.  He agreed wholeheartedly and with a vengeance.  I'm always amused by this reaction.

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Had a nice chat with the young couple who ran this stand.  They said that business has been so slow that they'll soon be moving back to New York.

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Last stop -- the Old Absinthe House (our second favorite bar).

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Back to the roof in the parking garage from hell.

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Saturday, 23 July 200511:15 AM
Mandich, Bud Rip's, Markey's, Finn McCool's

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 3200 Saint Claude

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Amiable host and owner, Lloyd English.

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Frankie and Kevin R. Roberts, our former Food Pro.  The surprise meeting was nice, we enjoyed conversation in the bar, and Kevin met up with us later at Bud Rip's.

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Crab Bisque with a dark roux. Tasted like a good seafood gumbo.

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 Catfish Fillets with Smothered Crayfish Tails

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Brisket Salad.

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Seafood Gumbo.

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 Oyster Platter --  Three baked oysters (one Bienville- one spinach & hollandaise & one eggplant), and three Bordelaise oysters (crisp with garlic).

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  Chicken Breast Parmigiana

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After lunch we passed by Bud Rips at Piety and Burgundy.

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On one corner, the original Schwegmann's.

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Across the street, the venerable Bud Rip's Bar.

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Clock reads, "Bud Rips -- Since 1960" but the place has been a neighborhood bar for eons.

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The Bar

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Then we moved on to Markey's.

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A few drinks at Markey's before we moved on to Finn McCool's...

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Finn's owner and our bartender for the afernoon.

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Winding down the wonderful day at Finn's.

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Sunday, 17 July 200512:41 AM
Drago's -- July, 2005

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A poorly focused photo of Drago's charbroiled oysters. These are good but I stand by my position that Zeke's charbroils them better. It's a matter of preference and I prefer the "clarity" of Zeke's -- simply cooked with butter/oil and herbs over Drago's heavily laden cheesy, bread crumby version.</P>

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Grilled shrimp salad.</P>

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Pasta and oysters.</P>

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Stuffed Artichoke Soup.</P>

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Stuffed half lobster (the crab stuffing was excellent and reminded me of the old T. Pitarri's version).</P>

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Whole Maine lobster -- excellent and a bargain for lunch at $15.99.</P>

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Iced tea and water and other drinks.</P>

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Separate checks and a good time was had by all.</P>

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Thursday, 14 July 200512:40 PM
Abita Brewery, Brewpub, and UCM Museum

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And the UCM Museum:

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Wednesday, 13 July 20057:33 PM
Dixie Brewery -- April, 2004

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Wednesday, 13 July 20057:18 PM
New Orleans Rum -- May, 2005

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Charcoal on Jack Daniel's barrels.  N.O. Rum gets these from "Jack" when "Jack" discards them

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Closed fermentation vats.  N.O. Rum uses both closed and open vats. If I'm not mistaken, these are actually manufactured as beer fermentation units.

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In a small room and done by local college students.  I bet they love their job.

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In the bottling room. 

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Labels

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The Still

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The main ingredients

Louisiana molasses, cane syrup, N.O. tap water ("osmosified"), and N.O. Rum's special yeast which began its' life while growing on sugar cane in a field in Edgard.

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Wine

If I'm not mistaken, those kegs along the back wall hold La. cane wine. 

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Some guy Standing next to the Morgusatron.

 

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