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A Surprise for Pops

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Lucille’s surprising Pops with the purchase of 34-56 107th Street, Corona. The full story here. Each time I have the opportunity to be in New York City, a visit to Louis Armstrong House Museum is highest on my list of priorities as is a visit to the archives at Queens run by…

A Closer Walk

WWOZ have just launched a website A Closer Walk to “highlight, contextualize and advocate” for the future of these locales. It’s a bit late in the day for this: such a damn shame that so much has already been destroyed. Here are some of the locales that are meaningful to me. Cosimo MatassaErnie K-DoeFats DominoJazzkarnofskyLouis…

Red Beans and Rice Winner

The first ever winner of NOLA’s red beans and rice competition is Chef Cedrick Lewis of Cornet. For $14 well worth checking out his handiwork as well as the runner up Avery’s Monday (of course) special for $8.75. Full report here. A New Orleans classic, seasoned with the “Holy Trinity” of spices topped with a green onion smoked sausage and…