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Miracle in Baton Rouge? Watch This Space....

hazelhurst | Feb 17, 201105:31 AM

Was up to LSU yesterday and "betook myself for prandial relaxation" to The Chimes. What news? fell into conversation with a kitchen worker there who announced that they are bringing back their roast beef po-boy in a few weeks. This fellow is a New Orleans kitchen alumnus, Katrina emigre, and knows a thing-or-two, in my estimation. He, too, decries the roast beef abominations we see that are so-called "debris" things, little shards of gray , it-was-once-meat or, worse, packaged crud. He will be roasting his own, he said, and the issue now is the bread. They are talking about Leideheimer deliveries, among other possibilities. Will send further news as it develops.

Also of interest was the revelation that Baton Rouge's progressive health department frowns on serving any form of baked oyster in the shell on rock salt,as is traditional in New Orleans (although many of us recall when several restaurants served them in charming and elegant aluminum foil things that would not be out-of-place at a fund-raiser for Eisenhower).

A really good po-boy would be a triumph in teh Great Capital of the Soveriegn State of Louisiana

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