I had red beans and rice with an excellent smoked sausage at Kojak's deli last Monday. Red beans and rice on Mondays is an old New Orleans tradition. It comes from a time when ham was commonly served for Sunday dinner and Monday was laundry day. The beans would simmer on the stove with the ha ... More >>
At 2:45 P.M. on Fat Tuesday, 2009, Pableaux Johnson, New Orleans food writer and raconteur extraordinaire, sent Houstonians this message:
"Whatever you are doing, stop it right now and take the rest of the day off.
It's Mardis Gras people!
You have a whole lot of drinking to do if you hope to ... More >>
Should you find yourself hungry and thirsty in between Mardis Gras parades in New Orleans this weekend, try Liuzza's at 3636 Bienville in Midtown. Louisiana food writer Pableaux Johnson introduced me to this traditional New Orleans Italian spot. First, he ordered us a couple of Liuzza's famous gia ... More >>