Tony Chachere

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Digging a German Red Quaffer from Pfalz

    Generally, when wine nerds like me think of fine wines from Germany, we think white: Mosel Riesling, with its enormous capacity for longevity and nuance, its bright acidity and vibrant minerality, is considered by many to be one of Europe's greatest wines. (Celebrity sommelier and winner of this yea ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 15, 2012

    Crazy for Crawfish

    The Seafood Shoppe does mudbugs the right way.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    So Long, Arch West, And Thank You For All For The Doritos

    Memories, light the corners of my mind. ​I heard that Arch West, the inventor of Doritos, had passed away at the full age of 97, from my shower radio, while I was getting ready for work. It was the perfect place to survey all the delicious damage that West's work has done on my body these past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    A Super Bowl of Potato Salad

    ​Super Bowl Sunday arrived before I'd adequately pondered my Super Bowl Party contribution. It had to go well with barbecue and fried turkey. It had to be easy to make in mass quantities. And, it had to be easily portable. Then it hit me. Super Bowl Sunday occurs during Carnival season, w ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 6, 2010

    Too Beaucoup

    An unassuming bar and grill turns out some damn good Cajun food.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Who Dat?

    ​Hell has frozen over. The New Orleans Saints are going to the Super Bowl this Sunday. So, to celebrate, we give you our twist on traditional Buffalo wings, Cajun Chicken Wings. These wings are so good and so easy, you'll look for any excuse to make them. Even Colts fans will be begging for mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Double Secret Hangover Cure

    ​The holiday season is upon us. How well are you prepared? Oh, we're not talking about stocking stuffers, travel tips, Christmas sweaters, and place settings. Let's take a minute to consider the oft-overlooked holiday thorn: the hangover. Holidays are for hugs, happiness, and that low-down d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    BBQ Brisket Tasting at Texas A&M

    ​The Barbecue 101 class for freshman at Texas A&M is using my Legends of Texas Barbecue as a textbook, so I was invited to be the guest lecturer last Friday. The subject was brisket, and the theme was "To Wrap, or Not to Wrap." I talked about the history and methodology of brisket cooking, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Shooting Up the Bird, Redux

    Photos by Julia Walsh To go Cajun, you gotta shoot up.  Editor's note: This is a reprint of a post written by Robb back in the blog's salad days. Injecting a turkey with a great big hypodermic needle full of pepper sauce and spices had to be the weirdest Thanksgiving activity at my house ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 15, 2007

    Café Orleans Express

    This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway

  • Dining

    December 7, 2006

    Jazz and Oysters

    The cocktail lounge at Tommy's is the perfect antidote for Norman Rockwell holidays

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Letter from Uzbekistan

    Spoiled meat, fermented mare's milk and a president who says he'd rip off his kid's head -- such is Wil Wuerdig's life as a musician in Central Asia

  • Dining

    February 7, 2002

    All In The Family

    Dominic Mandola