Mar 21, 2017|
Tom's guests include Alex Salas from Mother's on Poydras, Kirk Coco of NOLA Brewing and Joel Dondas speaking about Entrapeneurs Week at the Idea Village
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers.
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That he. Bump bump bump bump bump bump bump bump up the cup this is the gravy Layden voice of your local announcer Tom the Taurus and this. Is 105. Point three FM HD to kind of a weird name for our radio station. I think they'll like it better than three W L or whatever that other when we had was you know. But we get in here every day we talk about food. And this is a very. Very. Oh well what's the topic I I was about to say lethal but it's not that it's up it's it's a wonderful topic that brings everybody's minds together enough. And a feature you and makes the world smell good in all those wonderful things. You know what we haven't had anybody from mothers over here in ages. And mothers is right across the street from our radio station I mean I can look out if I leave a certain way out of this window here I conceit. That the end of the line and mothers who saw it. I think I can find out how long's it gonna take me to get through the line despite looking out the windows so we you know we're neighbors in. Who all that mothers goes back. So the 1930s I think growing. Alex saw lots and how do you pronounce your last at some losses solace solace OK SA LA yes. Is how long ago. 1930. 1935 so that that was open 9381938. On close enough. And that's not just a long time ago but. If you think about what that part of the city was like back then. That's not the same. Even close. Pointer street was not a sleek 486 lane. Road going right through the middle of downtown it was. An old beat up kind of Backstreet with a lot of trucks move and fourth and if you go back even a little farther than that you actually have train cars that he's been active and to put. Places or mothers was there from the beginning. And it opened up real early in the morning. And serve all these people who worked in. All the industries that were down there at that time and it was kind of a working man's restaurant really in the beginning. And it was the only entry family I know that Simon my entry in his wife whose name I can't remember but that's mother and yeah that's mother that's mother and then you had the two the two sons who we Jerry you know now waived its bench will be super remember Eddie. Eddie was one of them Jack and Jack yeah. And I used to work abut two blocks away from there back in the sixties. And seventies. And we were in there all the time it was system. A matter of how Wentz less than your mother's but have you been that mothers another time today so. Yeah what are you doing over there I did the guy I knew for a long time. Now was a Jerry Amado who ran it for a time. When he years it seems to me over. Are there any heat over thirty. Jarrett his brother John a mono if they keep they win. When Elaine who's retired they took over the restaurant and I in 1986. Now. And everybody was upset about that to say thought oh it's all gonna go straight to hell world didn't. And now no date date date cat dolls traditions the same. If you if you walk in mothers. In the front room if you are in there to forties and fifties it pretty much looks like. Him saying you'll you'll see all pitchers on wall. From different ranges of military. Have tun tavern that time tavern and everybody ask what's that is and terrorism are lean sympathize. That's right there was where it was where the Marines were founded around it was on some really long time ago yes now. But Jerry. Was a great port a storyteller. You could get him go on and so than and he he'll give you half an hour on some goofy things are rather that happened at the harassment yet if you ever see. They Terri used to do like food demos that like that Jazz Fest. And it was it was tree care and always dates and it does this whole story. Relieved about the history. Of the food and he was speaking at that time away every was going. He was great great storyteller great guy wealth of knowledge he Tillman of my favorite story is when he told me about this thing that. The the the two Brothers the saw. It's time and then side. Men in the they'll let Simon it was a dead and Jack and an end and then any. And today. Apparently for certain people. That they had a certain relationship with it's kind of hard to figure it's one of those things where you're. You're either laughing or crying and maybe even at the same time he said some of these guys would. Walk out the restaurant and all of a sudden they would be hit by a a bucket of cold water that is that's one of them that just dumped over the side on purpose yes. Failure. They'll thumping right off the balcony. You know and there are practical jokers. These make. Bread spread all fights in the it you usually you know restaurant and you'll ordering a birdie and you you'll see of Brent offline by the if all guns to crazy stuff. And we we used to go there all the time as I mentioned earlier when when I work nearby it. But boy you want you to have peace with heavy launch. Eat a poor boy from mothers. But you've got everything on there first of all but he always is is now that I just brought that up I mean I can't remember if I ever knew the answer to this. What's with the what's with the cabbage instead of the lettuce and tomatoes and all the rest that. I'm. If lists this it's it's mother's way as they take cabbage he gives it. That that it adds an extra capture. He hits a little crunch factored into into the cabbage but what happens when. When you get a flu like a thirty what will harm our most famous sandwiches as an outsells everything on the menu. It's a later Sansa. Our mothers PM on there we got our debris gravy on there and we have addressed and it's with thick. Mayo mustard creole mustard cab vision pinnacles so when when you get that. It's all layers Sony doing to buy into you get that perfect by any get all the flavors. That's disk is that that. Unique. Died away it's a do was instill Liz union leaders and through this day it's tree. It it is it's as I dimensional of minute ago it it's pretty filling though. Yet and the the word. The thirty this was a guy that's that was his name it was a customary ass and what I understand was that the guy right behind him in line was Ralph. It was is drought closes next. And between the two of them they named more sale which is than everybody else put together program one of amid news of thirty years. Let's get this straight once and for off birdie is. You tell me. The priority is to get the we have our slice roast beef. You're slice him on there. And then there's debris what we call it's it's all the pieces of the beat that falls off while us cocaine in and Raj gravy. And so we do is to douse it on in ninety NC get their gravy on top with a shredded beef and denies duke. And it's it's it's fantastic day out and and Rouse who. Want or is the same sandwich but adds teeth to it that says that's the only that's the only real difference yet. And you this such a thing as a Turkey Fergie. Yes he got to be an attorney Saturday so. Attacks like that that's instead of the hammer instance that if the roast beef instead you get a choice the need to him more than other Turkey. Side this beat the Turkey on this to Turkey for birdie then there's the John G. The John G dog that's in new went on me who's that a what's that the John G waited till it's it's the and Turkey roast beef angry. Mean so it's kind of like the most cuts everything you've got cracked a pretty much as comic to thirty out with its ad Turkey to. Gala as it's it's that's another very popular sandwich. What one of the things about mother says I always thought was a mark of quality in and which lives on till today I mean everything's cook in the house or rent we pride herself there remains may from scratch. It's not that that's not just because everybody else is saying that now too I mean it's it was always like that threat in fact whenever I go over there. I'm in amazement. At home much it hasn't changed since the last time I had one which these days you know. Yeah I have in me the figure that we now have you know we can't eat that too too often but it tastes exactly the same to me as I remember. Never changes the world Libby got his. A lot of our. You know Jerry hasn't that put together a great team. And wins and a team has grown with the wind he cleanly because some of the cooks. Who are there with the only injuries well. There are still Wear their grandchildren team and Andy took over this economy's so so many like a Oda Mae who we need to may is anomaly it. The maze gumbo. Heard crank his team in an eight continue with it 222 judiciously to get the scene. Fame million cooks. Bring it and doing the same thing. Make sure it's right big issue is right and then. Jerry test came Manning and you know give it a more refined touch as you know as to plays group moved so it's a you've got like. Missed pat. This year really. Steady. These are all the granddaughters. This and a credible. That there are maybe a couple of other restaurants at can claim anything like that but not too many that I keep. Keep their employees not just you know the whole time working but beyond and then you have r.s one of these second chef is Roland. And you know and Roland Roland was wanted Jerry's protege rowand started they're really young. Worked his way up Jerry showed on the rose he was road was. The the nephew. Of one his of one of the cooks over there at bat with with the main selling it's still the same. You know and so so now they've been there over thirty years and it's. You know it's it's discrete him. And I know it is always has been for me this is the food show. We talk about mothers today what did you bring us here today abroad and our for our signatures damaged the thirty. And our seafood gumbo with Japanese it's probably wanted to. It's a seafood gumbo yeah it's a seafood gumbo is away at times it you they used to do both of them meat and chicken I'm doing gumbo and we do both we got the chicken and do these gumbo which is we called the maze gumbo ya and then we have this seafood on the elusive again remember to set Wednesday. Edna seven days is always seven days hooey OK to say it was a time. When if you wanted to gumbo either one of them you have to go there are on the right day they didn't happen every day that but this we're going way back now did that's when Noah and days of only injuries CO. Basically. They'll make. Don't make of a pot of gumbo and wants is out it's that exit Leo president a heck yeah I Jerry used to tell me that about the that Landry Brothers is that they would. That their goal in life was to sell absolutely every scrap of food in the coolers that they opened with in the morning and have a completely empty cooler but that's pretty wise so so. Did make that so back then the deed to my close at two club on McLeod three by adult daughter ran out I'd missed getting in there more than a few times muted when they're done they're done that's it period via. It's the food show on. 105 point three HD. Two. And that we are coming to live from our studios overlooking the Mississippi River and also and a little corner of it anyway mothers. But the corner chop the two lists and pointer street where they have been forever and ever. What's your favorite mother's. Story your favorite mother's something to eat call us up would love to you from U2 60. 63682606368. Alex sought solace. That I get right at them that solace solace. Is here what do you do over there it's amore at this hour morning managers. Obviously you're there like. 2 in the morning or somehow we go when well have been doing so long and now we go that we we it's we got this. Down to a science now so don't go and that we going to 6 in the morning. Get everything ready opened doors at seven. And keep it going to attend because close. Yeah that was a big deal when who focus Furl the longest time mother used to breakfast and lunch. Tuesday through Saturday and that was that I mean no other days of the week no other times of the day. And then and you've got that change but a lot of people welcome that because as you can actually get in there as a result. Now he if you were there and remember they used to have we will you just asking me to take a break before I go any for the here. Now. Veoh have well and and I just on her little musical we do need a break okay what will take a break and that's perfect timing will be back with more the food show. We're visiting the guys from mothers who were very easy to visit us because they were just across the streets those that come on over. Yeah we will we were after a sandwich to Africa account I would miss it all right will be back but more of the food show after first please this. That done. Beat the TV the community hello it's the food show on. One of five point three. FM HD two. Alex solace is here with us he is the morning boss over there at mother's. The coach up to listen pointer street has been around for a million years. And of you know we we've been talking about the sale which is that you guys also do every platter known to man I mean bread beans and rice you've got jumble idea. Jambalaya was when Jerry thanks to Jerry I don't analyze it's. It's it was a little bit different in traditional Jumbo because he's you know traditional drama lie you have. He has more ground. Would Jerry. We made a basically. Villain Italians I think as more and look at tying spin to it and more Rio it's it's a rich on the line with her chicken and sausage. So it's it's a very popular dish I'll bet. And they and they also. Let's say that was something that they used his to do like once all on yeah corned beef and cabbage that's actually. Today's special. Is that yes we do it is as is that every Tuesday every Tuesday a lot of people colony about that because of course you know last week was at Saint Patrick's Day and that's what everybody thinks about. That's a pretty good product to its it's. I've you know rarely I'll work on Tuesday some on the off but it is founded on Tuesday I'm give me some corner if you yet. It's a great product we actually ran a special this week this past week to proceed and he. So we did corn beef we cat is so weak and pale and not so great great it's so like every. But I couldn't do good arm on the website we have on the news and we have like our daily specials. That we have answered and he said you know going to do on those duties and a well that's to keep the mall by interest definitely. Now I you. There seven days a week now right correct via. And what who is there are a good time to go Kucera clearly bad times to go with what I'm talking about here is not the food but it's the length of the line the line can truly get ridiculous some time on eight the line can get along but we tend that we were when you know we've we've been doing this so long that we we tend to move the line quickly now. From silly to the point where I'll give people call in Allah guide so well how how long it's going out you know usually it's twenty. He set point 25 minutes if directed in an aligned if you know but back in the building couldn't move it pretty quick. You know did we we have a staff that's arts in the morning and you know to have been there for so long. So it's it's it's like second nature so we I guess so. So really give a man and it customer says it the food out to them at a timely manner and and and am happy now now. There was some also in addition to the specials we were talking about before you have a lot of other you have a personal a huge breakfast and it. Correct we have. I've omelets you've got two of the dishes have egg dishes have all kinds real good biscuits I've always thought the biscuits are great who's still in those four. How we make those and Ohio Cisco wanted trip yep there it knows that it happened so we do and I just couldn't do it. So yes the biscuits are very popular. So be to do different you know we've. One of a popular popular item C news the black hand biscuit or the debris biscuit. Very popular items. It's great you know if he had Red Hat. That's is here a team in trying or monetize the black Unisys. All very popular it once once that cells that it's out there it goes quick is that the black pianist out of portion of the hand. That we put her mother's glaze on those nine assists a great secrets the great secret of mothers is the formula for the for the goalies on the outside corrects some. Some years ago. Host that was on my mind because I had been there a couple of times recently and a and story calculating in my brain. And I and I did him. With kind of mothers him in mind although it's I would betcha there's very little in common with the two recipes but. What we came up with was the root beer glazed ham. And it is if I ever become famous for any recipe I ever wrote that would be the one that wouldn't be yet so. But. It didn't occur to me later that what I was doing. Was kind of like what mothers does and I kinda know what mothers does because. You know if you you sort of wander around a little bit you'll see things in the working in an idea and once Gerry I showed me. This thing he was still in the back where. He would trim the hamster ball fat on them and and would. Render it down to get them the ham fat so that would go in just about everything it's a good like. And then they had of the crackle and slept all right we just give them away for free. And boy you would know he you could certainly get me to pay for him because those things are irresistible. You start eating them you cannot stop. Any given day you can go in there and you might see crackling out voted for the afoot customers to have. Yeah you just pass set out this test has been reported right now and we have a little signs at saint crackling out itself. When. But that's a that's a great thing and that way anyway the reason I brought that up the set. The first time I made one of these scams with my root beer stuff and all that. The outside of it was hard. Excuse me hard. And very very dark almost looked burned and it lit in fact a photograph of it looks awful absolutely awful. But people my daughter in particular and she was little at that time she'd make me cut off pieces of it that were almost nothing but the black stuff. And she just like she just like eat the whole all of a lawful one hand they file letter. But that's a that's a great taste of it is a unique. Unique flavor you still get your. Your hands from oh what's that to Stacy just Stacy. You have them you still with the other the fan on. The yeah we get we get our hope we get dill hole him. Bone and and then you know. We will take some him that is you know to hand that off bully who live and on their guy got as opposed it but we know we. But it's them you know Gerry says T impasse is that we've we take that him fat. Rendered down enemies. That the pain driven than me and at two other flavorings. And other dishes you know. Well it's it sure is good I mean you cannot stop beating those things. And then for desert you've got Brett putting every day because couple other things I think to do it Brett could mean which are very popular and we have over. But called ties sweep Ted prize you make all that announced on house now we had a brownies. We do assorted cookies. That definitely that Brent would mean it's. By far this restaurant I just had a weird thought. Like you we didn't expect that at some point he. I wonder if anyone holds the record for the longest amount of time spent in the line and mothers in in a day in one in one shot. Somebody ought to you ought to go for that the auto but this. You ought to put the word out that. On Sunday. And then goes all the money goes to charity probably. Will be fun. Probably did. These days a fine busiest day. When you belong is the only time will probably be. It's always a fine as it did mean weekend via that's Juan was busy weekends of the year. Now fourth of July weekend so really. It's getting that I would never guess that only days they've been very busy week in a lot of people in town. And it. And also in New Year's for an. But shoot the bulls old Malia and I'm sure that's true posted that there are a lot of people who come to New Orleans. Who have been here before or have read some things and they might know of only two restaurants in the entire city where three LB. K Paul so everybody on the town knows but that Pascal Minnelli it's another when everybody in the country knows about men alleys. More than more than local sides say. And then mothers. And and everybody knows to come to mothers then Ike will we have this we have we started we started a program and it it's done in a lot of locals. Took a liking to it it was it was oh repeat customer are all of those those red cards the race card key it's why I have to legally able punches. Yeah and then nationally until I was just a girl and a boy after one to get you twelve points eternity and negative yet he. And head of the line card. Which means that if the line outside is down the block. He you to skip that line to arrive in unless someone kills you could or couldn't get a but it's it's it's become so Papa now that not only locals are giddiness now at that people from Abbott down. Who who acts for these cards could be date date come to to this that decision come New Orleans at least once a year. Well we've got to figure out ways of making it sells those great program. Our program today's sponsored by Cathay Geovany. Ever been there. Noa and Arab and now I met him once I met a couple times different flew it on your street and start walking him and you'll in 34 blocks you'll be there. I met him once you know great guy he's definitely a mother's customers not mean. I'm just guessing at that putt. It I know duke personally very well at night I could see he could get his head around this not a definite. Anyway cafe Geovany. Is our sponsor and a I'll put out a great plate of food in them their own selves. But here's what they have going on right now we have in each club dinner there a pilot to what 23 weeks ago. And what chef duke did was. To pull all of the dishes for which he had ever won a prize he used to inner peace prize contests all the time and and he would win a lot of a need sometimes he. Got a pretty good check out of it too. Who could blame them but anyway he. He has brought that back in a complete dinner he did that for us at the we're from. Winning. Contest somewhere. Well he it was so popular. That he's doing it again and it's just all available if you go over there you can get that I think you can have it as either an ala carte or a or a complete dinner but I tried that I think that would very much a police you. Just just one thing not to do when you go to shift Duke's Kathy Geovany. And that is to have any idea in your mind that this is anything like any other Italian restaurant in New Orleans it ain't. It's real good but it's different so you know be ready for that. Cafe du bunny what seventeen Decatur street the French Quarter 529215. Fours there. Number for a reservation which is always a good idea. Capping your money we have thought Alex Silas here with us from mothers. And we will come back and talk to him some more in the way do you need another poignant. American group will be back but more of it in a moment but they needed beat the high it's the food show I'm Tom Fitzmorris. There used to be assigned to maybe it still was there and it's got moved and I don't know where exactly it is. But it's just said let's have a cup of mothers. It's wow New Orleans wrote I forget what they for exact phrase was more a mother's slow roasted coffee or whatever. And every time I'm walking in for old Dubya favor punch that that button stereo okay. Every time I've been in the neighborhood even if I'm on my way somewhere else I always look at that. I always look at that if you'd it's okay he took care. And I say to myself or to anybody who's standing around hey let's have a cup of mothers slow brew coffee. At and they do it it's just. It's one of the few coffees around town. That actually. Meets with. What I what I like I'm veterans say well this is how coffee should be in the way I like it. Is exactly the way you guys doing I love tax Kathy always gets its Hickory roast coffee we do. And cast fil a we you know we like that we have we keep our. Warm milk and you know so you do and a half and half to get dead nice flavor but yet at that. Says some good strong coffee it really is but it fools people because this is not well known. But now that I'm getting to the age where this actually has affects on me you know as you. I I am concerned about it but. Caught a if you have the chip Greek coffee about 65%. Of the flavor comes from the chick current (%expletive) creek has zero. Caffeine in it nothing. Zero. And then the dark roast coffee that they blend with the with the chick pre. There is also low in caffeine because them the darker the roast. The last caffeine survives the process in and comes to use you wind up getting a much less powerful in terms of like giving you the jitters kind of thing. That if you drink of pinot. Like seat through coffee from you know who knows where who cares. A tale it's if Jerry was here you have. This great story about the history of the tinkering coffee. He was always a wealth of knowledge and now. You know he has a wealth of a couple of other things yeah let's hope he does eat he was a character he is he really liked it the history. And end it and he'll he'll tell you that stories and and customers ask about the tree creek coffee. And he'll tell him about the hissed blew it you get a history lesson to people who are mid east of what. You know the background of that you agree coffee unit and how 818 it went back. Death I believe if I remember the story right it was back to the days of the civil war days I was even before that and they had. As Napoleon notable it would Napoleon was essentially the inventor of of dark gross chick Greek coffee. And but it's it's very popular and and all they know what why don't why wouldn't it be in although if you've never had it before and especially if you try to drink it without the milk forget about it you're you you what you gonna blow. I don't know I don't act as a all right anyway why it takes a lot for coming over yet and a nice visiting with you in if you ever. To have the thought cross your mind you know haven't been on that Billy FitzGerald those guys show any time lately maybe ought to call him called. Though we that we always especially if you have anything going on over there that's kind of special. I'd love to hear from you mothers is as much a part in a while mrs. On hand at Saint Louis cathedral that might be going a little far but it's edit it but they'll almost. Thank you thank you we will come back and more of the food show in a moment but first please I have a word here about. And so you wanted to do with that you're not that's the beauty your ego. By the maple that we just did they just did one for them skip over that one for a second cap space beside you ever been there. Kept pace peace you know I know it could be because they were close for a long time after Katrina now they are back in the Roland. Over at two. Over at cap XP says they started out back in 1899. The placed it lasted a long time scuttlebutt neighborhood joint. Kind of a restaurant. But then it was turned into something much much more than that in 1974. When doctor Larry hill came in and do you discuss this with sophisticated. A sophisticated. A group made new and all new wines knew how to cook. And he put together a menu that really change the city because he had a few things on that menu that no one else in town have been doing at that time now everybody's doing it for example. Grilled fish. Often charcoal grill Oro or wood burning real it's there it is. And they have a lot of other food where that came from with the style of cooking that is unique to them and one I think you'll really love. They are there every night Wednesday through Sunday for dinner they have a wonderful Sunday brunch every week it's calf face these. There at 1011 Decatur street in the French Quarter. You know I never tell you this but that the easiest way to park to get there is to park in that lot that the French market. Actually owns its on the other side of the floodwall. And you you just turned back there right at the jacks brewery engines run along the riverfront. Until you get to saint. Sync Phillips streak and then you park your car and then you walk through the wall. And then there it is right on the other side of the street and easy enough to get to. It's cap face peace. We'll come back with more of our show and a moment but first if you will this. Clinton did in two infant on down its don't ask me all dance modem with you. My heart won't let my feet two things they should do that's the song that a completely blew the lyrics on. Over the weekend I. Eight during a concert yet. But everybody said they liked it is that I was just like making an episode went along I'm sure the director did not like it. But maybe she did 212606368. Is our telephone number 2606368. Not to talk with you but we've been meeting lately the have some thoughts about mothers call me and tell me about that. If you want to. If there's anything you wanna know a recipe. You're trying to hunt down the borrow a restaurant that would be the perfect place to go for a special event that you have planned but you can't figure out exactly what the perfect places. Call me Al give you some ideas and then no we are other listeners will also be able to give you some pointers here there and by the end of it you'll have some really happened and 260636. A also. Over looking over on this side I see that somehow or another and managed to actually fire up my email. On one of the computers in here and so if you. Would be more comfortable. Sending me a question or making a comment. As a NC. As a written sort of thing. Go ahead and do that and now I'll just read it and you won't have to go on the air if you don't want to if you do want to remorse and even better you call us 260. 636. Date tomorrow our program. Will come to you from him bust out of who's in Metairie. Where we are having and he club dinner we still have only four people left that we can take we're about full and we have. Pretty close to fifty people which is my favorite number is like get. A chance to sit down and talked with just about everybody. And this is at the in a stop those in Metairie now this that we have been many times to. To the one on the North Shore but this one is. Going to happen. In Metairie do the 1 right behind the morning call in battery so when that's what you have to look forward to tomorrow. He'll be a great evening. And no match wines everything going on who've tax tip lines all of that in concluded. It is eighty dollars. Inclusive completely so appear there. If you've never been that respite before it would be the best possible. Introduction to it now. If you've never been one of our key club dinners it's so simple you really don't meet have any in advanced data. Except they owe it to heart you know it doesn't hurt to come a little early seat get a better parking space and dress is casual. Some guys bomb one of whom will be there in jacket and tie but nobody cares who you just Wear whatever you like. And that's the story and it's tomorrow. Go to no menu dot com and OME and you dot com click on each club you'll see it right in the middle of the page. And you can know look at overlook over the menu that we're gonna have. Knowing this that they. It's of mostly seafood menu. But the seafood aspect of it they will toned down a bit if you would rather have. Let's say of veal dish Richard conditions something they can do that it's no problem and also would don't let that stop you from coming. That's going to be at in the status tomorrow tomorrow all right. 2606368. A two guys just walked in and sat down fee if the right here in the studio. This means inevitably. That. This was all set up by my wife. Who it then later tells me. Oh I forgot to tell you but it's not so and so and so and so and so I don't even know who these guys are. So who Loria. And what are you doing here anyway. Yeah I just don't talk right into the microphone that's what is there for good jolt on this oh it's Joseph I don't recognize you when you're not wearing a tuxedo. I'm serious I mean I don't know my brain works the wrong way. So what we you have you brought some stuff. No no and quote I'm sure that Carney brought to set. Kirk I have brought some current what's your what's your last name's learning cocoa from the little girl doing her and Colo this filling. And as I gave up and sleep turn Lance mind you but a giant touch okay. At a time good I and I and I reality you know that wasn't my idea but. Go ahead hum surmise saint Joseph's Walters looked like yeah would have been there feel like that's up. You only live once. There's this an actor named James Coco would Tennessee is say today's is in confidence and our base his birthday golf call enough. I did not know that I think he may be dead. This guy Pollyanna this ceases to learn as he does cease to remain true. First comes out with you come out with a good days and inoculate its New Orleans with a low. That is already sent me and I heard never sees the I I until he thought it was very well planned. I think to amaze myself all the we'll and Dahlia has fought to wit we have to will. We will and how in how is we will also. Make ourselves a little more adept on all this after first police this. And talk about that some more jolt Don this is here to all is so. One of the premier. You can even say he might be. Number one in the business but in the catering business say he knows few equals. And he also is involved in a whole bunch of restaurants and other food. Commodities that I just like I can't keep up within minutes it's such an active guy. You are you're doing something for the entrepreneur is weak is that right two week is that this week or next week that's correct those this week. And Kirk and Meyer a big supporters of all of the launch or or idea village an entrepreneur was weak because we assault Norris and it's kind of a driving force that we believe that you build greater village by helping people start businesses. Start. And understand how to run businesses and so we make ourselves available on on a daily to weekly basis to. Just help launch for Norse. A party talked to you know to this week and it's like one every detail and. Honestly I was a a student through the idea village mine company. Lou in Q dated in that idea village. And Lynn Wallace the idea the idealists who started very in New Orleans a brewer Katrina yeah. What's brewery and all of brewing company or no doubt okay. And I have. A few Beers here Fareed it's later if you want to re in this tank and dominant alpha house. A bottle of vodka from our new distillery that if you while. This is this is getting to be a pretty big thing you were not the first one who come in here with a vodka I think. Well and made vodka from this state because I've tasted it and I have to say. If you had a bottle of Tito's she just walk out with saint for the Tito's out Rafa and at the rest of the history. Off a hot are vodka is very unique in the fact that not only has that made in Louisiana and from Louisiana products but it's made with ovals they're sweet potatoes. No candidate scarcely is that so on is this what you look for men to get the alcohol for this that it's cracked yet I may never heard of that is that is that something totally new whereas it just this is just seemed to be in their three distillery in the world with a I'm ally we have one of them and we are the only one that doesn't have any other Senator Biden don't talk too much about that because this is about New Orleans entrepreneur week it is going all this is my boat show we can talk about the kind of stuff and and in Macon Olmert cherry got a fire in India. Now well when did you start doing the of them well let's start with the beer. So aren't you know bear was just over eight years ago our eighth anniversary with on March 3. So we've been pumped an outlet you know I think has some of the best there and the and the state and in the south right here in New Orleans. And actually brought a couple Florio about a six pack of a new beer call with golf which is called. Haunts hog tied and it is a fund raiser for Hans for the countless. No panic on the beer itself is a beard so people out of there and grocery are on tap at a restaurant. But the money from the beer sales goes straight on for the sponsors that this is a wonderful non profit that raises money for child Keolalai and I know I mean they gave. Children's two plus million dollars to two drills a brand new building for families of until some cancer pace and it's a fantastic. It is an element and that's coming up this week and it actually cap via they can find that they are out now and that money goes hog tied. In this society in retail stores and everything or out of the bars retail and on tap in bars and intuitive Levine at the fifth wheel and I'm gonna be armor of smiling time pepper water to the radio it's a six packs they Alcan. It could happen but. I think Tom has ownership and the Israelis it's a couple of. Actually I've lost control of it so by many times it seems like the natural state of affairs. OK. I I've been in this long enough. That I remember a time when people would call me up and tell me what the beer. Ice situation was when they first started. Drinking beer orb or making beer in some cases and there was fall staff. There was Dixie. There are ways regal. Where the royal semester is now and then over the years they're aware of the profit tax Jackson sorry I should government that's one of the big ones. And then there where other ones like there was a wanna see it was four exes or something like that or acts an eagle boats are. Before prohibition on my panel questioned about that is is that. From what I I've read its various reports on this. There brewery was more or less where your brewery is now. Yeah it's a real close anyway right on the corner corner of Jackson. It's accidents on the tools via so if you go there now half they grew up building a film the ghost of of four axes I think that's what did what they called at four exits before acts Berea and and they also made eagle pelicans and several others. I'm but the building still there it's part of Cree is that like. Decision support company and they is that first story I tried to get at an all time battery. But they liked having the storage via you know what are they Steve the doors. But I always went at the commissioner or even doors of there martens and repairs on repairs and I guess it's back to my library. The canoes with David Lauren Lauren Kia I used to be thought our mouthpiece Steve indoors and really there before perfect that's our house. Just you know keep all those. New Orleans incest combinations going I believe there were only 500 people living here. Or else stuff like that wouldn't happen it's like fruitcake here yet this way to make it it's like fruit cake. Only me that well you know there's only really in nine fruit cakes and all it's all yes there you just India and yeah I've heard that. OK soul. My point with the wind bringing that up is that. There who went out when I first started writing about this stuff well I wasn't even old enough to drink it yet but the but they are wore these three really huge breweries here for I guess. And and then there were like probably four or five. Much smaller ones but they were all considered to be. Local brews and then just about everything died the moralists at the same time with that some stragglers at the end. And now here comes this army of brewers. All who I really wanna guess how many local brewers we have now. I betcha it's at least fifty. What he's that's everywhere across the country is that I was just in Lake Tahoe and you're drinking beer from. Within a hundred mile radius. So and. When we start number eight years ago there were 14100 birdies in the country. And there are three breweries in Louisiana. Eight years later there are 5000. Burgers on the couch. There are 32 breweries in operates and Louisiana again if he was too many but none of publicly and and easy to money and planning. The here it comes I mean I'd I drive right in front of the a beat debris every day. And I just blows my mind Nia and handle everything yet they are all at a microbrewery any at least not in my opinion it is it is a craft brewery than it is now in my country is slow on the 25 largest breweries in the countries that Ryan. Gosh those guys have really hit a home run on that. Come to all your about the second. Well what I say is in and the craft that you're seeing in. Goldberg which is really Phnom alone you're seeing in almost in so many industry particles and and Americans have responded. To craft. To toot too I'll settle artisan making whether it's teaser it's fear it's. Food and where to those ingredients come from we've come full circle and a very beautiful way. Yeah yeah it's certainly has made a lot of restaurants possible and I could name you a bunch investments that it. Their main claim to fame is that they have so many different Beers to offer. Hey Al we've got to news time but we're not gonna stop will come back right after that with. More on this DD DD DD DD yeah you we are here with the second course of the food show. Our program about eating and drinking restaurants cooking in wine and all the rest of it and vodka and beer. And all the things that jolt on this dies although he just told me he doesn't actually do anything anymore he's just. It just looks at the bottom line net that but we know it accurate I'll still the economy care I had. You know within in the these reporters sitting here in the studio. Anyhow. Joseph was here actually to be a deadly serious about this but to talk about entrepreneurship. In New Orleans and there has been in very well organized program to extend that into expand that. Over the last I'm gonna say about fifteen years seven to us there's Tim Williamson who was. In like that we've cutting edge of this. He and I had worked together what he he and one other guy were running the first. Kind of newspaper like web site here in the city and I was is food writer. And for a long time and we we got to to doing that and but then he left that and he and started this idea what what's the name of the idea village idea village always wanna call it the idea factory but that's something pretty much the same side. The idea village and this gives people. Of just about any imaginable. Will interest. To start there on businesses and I just get with it you know and those of us who have done this. We know that the big drawback is that it is real work in no nobody. Starts of a business that he runs hands on. Without taking on a whole lot more time and effort that he would have if he had stayed with whatever. You know by the hour. Police he worked for Andrew faults and took 5000 for me 5000 dollars in the car 1993. Started tool catering. Which ended up birth being able for companies think oh well three more 33 more companies but they divisions of and that employ about 350 people today but 5000 dollars and a car you know no daddy's money. Then had a less Arianna or no thing after thing. That he has anybody if you start a company or start that yeah Adam that have carcasses same way others. And I've got a few friends and family to. Invests 20%. Of what I upon the company opened very men market for every and a bank and the states to China it'll. And finally now. Well that's all now they're all running after Atlanta when you need money there's never anybody Lannan but when you don't need money there on their offers. Let's see it's an old story you're do you you guys remembered short crows CA yes. He had done this wonderful French restaurant piece probably the best French bistro ship that's ever been and while it's. And he. Had left he was the executive sushi up over at the royal semester and he left to do what you want to do is his little Disco. And he didn't. Get the money from the banks justice you'd just go outline but he kept all the letters are rejection letters and he put him up in the bath room. Of his restaurant so you hear all these rejections about how no this will never work this will now we we only do sure things we we have to insist on hi Larry. You know from all the local bank stated that he has wiped out fifteen album on the. Walls I want to give you of this this won't work bad idea so well when we picked the location flopped to eat Kosher in 2003. People so that unpaved Saddam. What are you doing you know we're opening new restaurant in this awareness of war. And general pershing magazine not to crushing need the I'll see what are you kidding it's a bad blocked that's terrible blocked. This you know it crimes that bits that's just not good. Now right so now he's in now and as well say his fifth and seven restaurants one block. To James Beard award winners Shia multi decoration it's say it's something. Well we're good at this I think we're better edit the new blitz a New Yorkers. To I mean it ironic we are where we were we're ahead of you know I think the best that America now why not I mean heck it's what we're known for. I'll go with a if I never get tired of its talent sometimes only to go to another city in use your. And I realized there is nobody in Zurich and you think it's going to be a much better under the gun though is not even liquid yeah definitely yeah its idea apple what they call that. Reconstructed. Or deconstructing via its. You gentlemen. Give me news of a minute to catch up with some responses here here's we've been having such a good time that I have. While this to happen a program is sponsored by Acropolis cuisine Greek restaurant something we don't have very much of around a while it's never have really. We always seem to have like two Q and then it to disappears for a while. But it seems to me. That this plenty of room for lots more people to try Greek food for starters if you ever go the Greek festival the seal Lotta people whole are Greeks. They are part of the oldest and biggest. Op on orthodox. Religion I don't leave the religion part I just leave the community the the that is connected with the cathedral up there on by U Saint John it's the biggest and oldest one in the Americans. Who would think Lotta great people live here is why and so. Greek food does get its day some days gets a lot of them for me I love this stuff. It is the guys that run it now he took over about two years ago and they've. Made few changes. They kept on the menu a few things to take care of people who just cannot be persuaded to eat anything new no matter what so they have Italian food to. And they also have a pretty big menu. Of creole cooking as well but the Greek food is what you want to go on in there start off with a collective glory coal or that that's a discern actually. For the some of the soups that they do they have a six onion soup that is something you have to try one of these days. And also there Moussa cop I think is as good as it gets. It's Acropolis cuisine they are. Just off veterans highway on Cleary. And they are open seven days a week lunch and dinner at Acropolis squeezing. The food show. On told on this is here. And what it would do what's going on you involved in any like. Authoritative way. With the organization over so just hearing a volunteer. Right now yes so a couple of years ago. Art a couple of guys that. Help me get down to what it really cadet because I've always been the idea guy that you know started catering company yours starting candy companies started restaurant. And dumb we spend about six months looking into that this at all and I've always became a generalist to run those operations. But I never really felt that it was that journalists and so they help me determine. And they said we you know you really specialist and you're really electric consumption engineer someone who. On how to take some action in junior hit it's got a Packers. They came up when it but you know someone who who has an idea are related to product and people and how did get that to work how to get the business to work. How to get the product to relate to the people and and then to actually run a business because to be a business you have to make money and be able to pay your bills and no good on the street and so I decided at that point. On an as I was the CEO. That you know I think that it was better that we have a real CEO and then I would go off and do it's more fun projects and and I could. And so that's what I wanted to do and so that's what I'm doing them I'm haven't come haven't really good time yeah. So it but you're really tied in with the be entrepreneurship movement yes well that's that's good you know but there were many people that gave back to me and help me. Understand how to get started and how to get funded and and it's hard knocks but I needed and needed some might say yeah I you'd guess your suspicion is right and I met with a guy who's a baker last week. I actually met him at a market in. In or mind and and so Matta and many said they cannot take you to launch sometime in and he had the support he had the same. You know all those same challenges that I was having and so I was able to tie UCE at the into the lunch is like IE he's like I don't know how to thank you. You know for help me think through these things and I think we all have the same challenges albeit it's scary people to help us get over at the over the hump. It's it's really scary. I made this jump although I keep falling back into it radio won't let you go and it's that the problem. But I was the editor of new moralist magazine back in the seventies and they got new owners who took over and they fired everybody so I meet two. And I have to figure out what to do and nobody wanted to hire. New Orleans magazine editor because. You've been to the top already and so what we need you for you know it's just. So I started doing and on my own and it seems to have worked you know it's it's surprising you do you do wind up that just give you heart soul to. It's a fill on Jupiter's Kirk and I mean you know so critical. Kirk could call me tomorrow and say hey look I got this this really I got this issue can you help me and I'll drop everything and I'll go to Coca Kirk. And I'm sure that it that just goes around in a circle with us and that's would build a village that's how you build it. Our community for for anyone wanting to take advantage of peace. Opportunities. What should they do. Contact the idea violates my idea village if they are free this week basis go by the contemporary arts and arrive ever by the detainees to Yemen and I didn't militants having their New Orleans entrepreneur or a week. They can go in and see different entrepreneurs speak about their businesses how they got started. What drove them to succeed let two of them the start a business in the first place and you know talk to other people who have been to. For the biggest problem when you are starting your small businesses you're so busy working in a small business you don't have time. To reach out to other people and find out who can help. Now some idea village puts you in touch with all of these great leaders. And skilled. Craftsmen and people who understand. Everything you need to run a business and they consult with the help you improve your and and lest anybody at the wrong idea about this this is totally on the radio. A nonprofit profit yeah it's entirely and and their legitimate I've again I tell you I know so many people involved in it that it's. It's it's pretty clear. Are any. Who I think we ought to taste this beer. You have what you brought a beer called. Hog tied. To what what's so what they'll variety of the beer is it's time to get every last time you ask the questions I didn't tell them next time literally draw authorized. She has always I think it is a four point 5%. Alcohol belt so we're getting up there. It's at that's actually decently low for our craft Beers says it's easy drinking belts and went if you think about. Most American bloggers are Imus that ride it around 5% light Beers are going to be closer to 4%. 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Okay and that's from it's a very multi bears so there's four different types of malts in this there. And indecent also pick up a little fat cinema and coriander and at the end cents a month and coriander and that's because we out some coriander and sent him appeal it's I have a hatred. I have a cat named cents a month and if I ever get another cat I'm going to care this is it O cheers him if I ever get another win nominate him. What would close despite you just mentioned in Koran coriander Sonia and go perfectly. I'll miss this very that your right on the money. You know that this that this cost city to this almost it's it's it's thick. You know what I mean idiotic and growing while the cult that brandy. Brady okay well mouth bills but that sounds yeah a thick multi field that's exactly with this test. Boy you I'm trying to think what what could we have with the. Still would be right on the money. I think a nice ribs talent you would go Big Three as well and obviously that's easier than the night with consulate you know right now but. With with the coriander and sets him and acts against really well with kind of spring time. Salads and fresh fruit. Stuff planned out but it'll also kill barbecued grants I expensive via the highlights right now we'll pay out of that was the big thing out and ask you this is this is not a really cold item courtship began here is that so understand mental part of it if you. If you we're just doing this and you were free it is conservative in the temperature you wanna do what what would you be looking for fifty degrees fifty degrees so well that's about what this is. Yeah okay. Come back we'll have more of the food show in a moment after first please. Have a word here about trend us. Renounce I never heard the word before. I walked in there was in the hotel Intercontinental. It's so look to me like your typical. Average. Big hotel all day long. Eatery. And I wasn't expecting much but what I got was unbelievable you they had the number of different fish that they had on their menu. Ran to something like nine which is say you check out sometime in some other restaurants and see how many. How many different. Fish turned up in the average restaurant. This always way up there but then beyond that they did something that will always get me by the heart and that is. Big deal oyster dishes at that the like of a big platter of the likes of oysters Rockefeller Ambien pill and things like that Italian voices all that. I just get a big thrill out of that something that I always associated with great dining. And here they are doing it a bunch of different kinds draw or call how every alike. And all of this goes on every night. And also every day where they have a thirteen dollar and fifty cent. A really nice a lunch every day by the way it's trend knots. TO RE NAS SE it's in the hotel Intercontinental on the ground floor and know validate your parking if you going near he had the good do something else downtown. You may as well have lunch to and then they have since you their anyway. Unity in the pop in there and have a truly great meal. A there mostly seafood but they do cover all the other basis to you can get a burger you can get the steak you can get chicken they have at all. Try amount if you haven't yet threaten us TR DNA. SSC in the hotel Intercontinental on saint Charles avenue just off. Just up pointers and we'll come back with more of the food chill the moment after first police this. Area. Spotted out and out and out on the. That up a new banality valid hello it's the food show on top that's Morrissey yet passing as cultured person. And every afternoon we come in here we talk about eating and drinking and restaurants and jolt Don this is here. Former caterer. Now businessman. But Duff hooked in with the idea village which is say a tremendous organization I'm always hearing. But the outcomes of these things in the magazine articles and such it's has set a lot of people. On their way. While we were away you were hitting me with some stories of some people local businesses that have gone to levels of but the income that I would have even considered possible. So it's it's it's actually working. It is yet lucid technologies. And Patrick develop that it's up to about its up and over twenty million dollars today have offices in London and it's. Do Portland it's been no one got beyond the in New York. But and they say they deliver. Survey information to the fortune. Fortune 100 and then you have companies like Kirk. No wonder they they put in that flight between New Orleans and one on the council is involving us that's good but I did village will take. Any start up business and help them so they don't have to be a company that's going to be a 39 Ford down dollar company well you never know when that's gonna you'd never know that you know that's roll of the dice it seems to me but then I'm I'm darkened but if you think about it before they were around if you are starting in the city you're starting in the dark cure and to have an idea village there to help you walk you through some of the processes. And then review your business plan and review you know give view Barry constructive criticism great. Introduce you to find it fun and chairs so his ceiling for incher for at least he lenient the technology where. People who have in voices. And they want at the they won't go to C lane and say they might wanna have to worry about collecting their receivables. On they have a the computerized platform that actually handles that and they've branched out beyond Louisiana. Growing rapidly. You know it's it's great to I almost hate to hear that because it means those debts of more people that won't be working in the hospitality business which is the one I love. But it can't be all that anyways so waiting how many restaurants we have are Tom we have 14172. But today before Katrina we had 809 right. So I think not very good we're doing and we're not heard not hurting at all I mean you know of course. He talked to the average respiratory and he'll tell you how crappy everything is but nobody's going broke. Hey this a couple of the you know there's always a couple of you know. The week. Spots here and there and that's not you can do but that but it's parties it's on its seal team six of restaurants in New Orleans seal team six it lightly absolute frak best team in Iraq you've got to what are they want to be on year on year game two Pavarotti and I had an idea I guess. No no I if I suppose so I'm I've gaming them. The Opel. As New Orleans no they're fit your whole life yeah and you know pretty quick whether they like it's got to be for you know amoral if what one of my favorite quotes on this subject came from animal once you know I was worked in his count pitch I was this Yousef who ran the nighttime show from 99 or anyway he there was there was one word in here we can't say on the radio but you get the idea peace he said that. He loves to cook for New Orleans people because. All you really had to do was put a plate of food that was just drop dead delicious in front of them. If you let me in just not like in New York or a place like that where you also have to do with their heads. You'll make how to how the whole concept of him going on TV birth no you know yeah go. So. Back in the very beginning in would we would cook lunch and they had the food bar. And he realized with the food bar. But because the proof of what that pretty much you know the kitchen was in the back of the house yeah right nobody saw you cook. And so as as he would operate the food bar cook on the food bar and he would serve people and see people's reactions. He said well you know he said look at this look at watch this you know and he started he really step he he had theory. Used. Deep concept and understanding people in the reactions of people knew how to work it you know how to have fun with people. He says his friendship cordon at the time life series he got together with shop. When he says you know show up I think watch how people react you know cedar seed that. He said I think we can really we can touch many many people he also knew that it was about touching the mass of America with food and not being fancy. And while shocked iPad mini. French chef stride and their great chefs right but I think there accent might have been a little bit of a a barrier whatnot he was he just came to he was and he was just. Well normal guy he is done and again I know if you've been to his new place around the corner from here. It's good Merrill's. IC it's too it's not only that it is that but it is also it captures the mood that New Orleans people in when they ability. I I'm as usual on getting caught terribly behind on our little program Rooney here but it's food show. I'm Tom Fitzmorris it's great to be here were you talking about food in restaurants and cooking and be here in this case and we'll have a taste of the of the vodka and a second here Q is there a special glass that too. He does that he really doesn't care that our program today is sponsored by the lake house the lake house. Has done something that people have been asking me to to forward to them that they do because it was such a pain in the neck. The wanna go there on a Saturday night and realize that on Saturday that of all nights they were never open they were they were doing catering via jobs. Well they decided that they may be there's some wisdom in that so they went ahead. And have expanded the hours of the lake house. From. What it wise to now we can go their Thursday Friday Saturday. And Sunday for brunch. But the other days it's lunch and dinner every day in that beautiful. A Greek revival building right there on the lake front in old man DeVille. What a taste. What a great location my wife is. The biggest possible ban in dying art of dining outdoors she just loves doing that and there is no better place to do that then at the lake house. It's right on the man to fill lake front if you were aware start walking backwards away from the rest runt. You would fall into the lake after a five day usually thirty seconds. So let's say it's got a great view of the of some of the late in you've got all this. Going on around you a great place to go it's lake house. It's unmanned it in man to bill on. On the lake shore lake shore drive that's where it's. Is this it. This this is the selflessly potato vodka support it and you'll actually I'm recoiled into the wall over here when he took a sip of this no you united. It is it is beyond smooth is it yeah. OK I mean it's a nice aroma alcohol is gonna have kids I. But there is no bitterness there's no and the funny after drinking this straight right out of a glass room temperature. You see this week as you can take South Carolina you'll get almost the Littleton Colorado the back in the that ought comes from the sleep at ten. No kidding about that and don't you know fight until you mentioned that. I didn't I wasn't thinking that but the minute you said at Geist I do see it it's it's definitely there. Really took I think from that earthy potatoes. Mark and a earthy flavor newly reunited banality when there are so many unusual flavors that come from places you would never think about what's in it develop for example most Minnelli is actually produced with oak bark. Very and I practice. And that you say this is this with the sweep teeters sleep at ten which actually makes a lot more sense because I we split. Vanilla in my suite that is when I become that it sit there and it's a natural. It's a good fit and I guess the kind of naturally have a little bit of that flight risk group for somebody who likes like pockets. Pockets mean. Well why would you do it won't have anything other than some than. Like this that's and has struck this movie you might not mean 13 do you think Ali tunnel vodka that's exactly right zone yeah the only thing he would average you know. This to enact as you're just up and this may seem like a weird thing to say this is I really unique package here and saying very tall narrow bottle. That I believe and I'm gonna start this rumor here and now and you'll be hearing this for the rest of your life and that it was supposed to have been made this they they had a lot of surplus that they can pick up. And it was who became available whenever the template is to make this the last this bottle. I had originally been planned for the old international trademark. Yeah yeah just have it. It launched almost exactly the dance yeah kinda. As a matter of fact if you if you squint it's just a little bit I'll concede the cap on it's been around that's right only Andy can go up there and get a drink that. You listen and other creative mind there you go we don't that's what we've and that's the next model. It's the food show on Tom Fitzmorris it's great to be year were you talking about food and wine in all this was killed on this and what and Kirk cocoa. And will be back with more evident. She can't she just the second. Will be bad back in just a second after first please a word about the maple street cafe. The maple street cafe is a couple of Brothers who have been working together and sometimes not together right I know where they have. Worked over the years and they have quite an quite dossier behind them. But does this place if Tenet probe but. 1520 years. And they keep getting a little bit better and I always like sending people over there especially if the question that I am ask the triggers that off is. I'm looking for a restaurant that's nineties. And has a lot of variety on the menu but I don't you know wailing that into the group may stuff you know like a pasta dish yeah. The chick conditions stay crucible like that's what we'd like. I only cinema over there and they always call me back and they say I you know that was really good I'm glad you told me about that one. Try it out sometime if you haven't before maple street cafe 7623. Maple street. That's about midway between Broadway and Carrollton. The maple street cafe. Inning beat we you calling to vote for me to throw it back to you and will be back in a moment but for you dvd dvd hi it's the food show. Men one of five point three. FM HD two. A funny name for radio station but you'll get used to it sooner or later especially once you listen to it and realize what a superior product it is. But I that's another day another time. We're having over a really good time in here with Joseph Don this talking to us about the the entrepreneurial. Efforts of an idea called the idea village. And that is still around and still doing a lot of things for a lot of people and it's just too big a subject to go on this isn't really the the right show for it anyway you know we ought to talk to receive scoot. It you know scoot. Love is some dispute mornings good night here's he's right next door and and it's a guy good guy. And and I he'd get a show like that he'd get a full 23 hours that so we and it's it's really interest. About this okay and so we've got you've got your. Your own vibe canal was that sell for by the way. I'm I don't wanna quote prices because okay contributors and grocery stores that and I would say between. Saying it between 25 imperative OK so that's. A normal price for every hour of good spot okay on the on the black market when they sell out on the Celtics are only you know they've. I've seen it go for more. Oh really now. Well a well wait you know you just so lucky yup that's it that's that's exactly what it is and then not now the hog tied to the year. By this is just like I would imagine regular beer prices moralists that's correct but all the money goes to. Hunting hogs for the cause which is profits annual event is coming up I think what next weekend is that it is Clinton not this coming weekend but the next one after that. And dinner on Thursday that the festival for the next. Today right read it it's a bit different every year for awhile there and kept getting rained out like. Nothing you've ever believe so of this area over at the on the Lakefront arena parking lot that's sort of concrete and they don't have to worry about charging him on if he's yeah it was sincere on him over where that lies. And this is the time year for rain anyways so. I well when that's that is it hardly needs be said what do worthy effort that is no tried this stuff I must tell you haven't had a beer like this in the long time. It's it that that the that this custody of it is there suits should be its chunky. And I did not bring another beer for you to drink later all what is that not his desire it's part of our sowerby airlines all last time I see our earlier we drank a little flower I am glad. I do remember that you know. This is a brand new one at the route various our I think you're gonna enjoy it. But I want to take it home and trinket okay letting your own free time BO well my time is and everybody. Whatever that means it. It's the food show I'm Tom Fitzmorris great to be here were you talking about food about restaurants cooking wine and all that our program. Is sponsored by the main man DeVille seafood market. You know and the the only problem with cooking great seafood dishes which we are all come attempted to do it this time of year. Is where do you get the fish that's the hard part if you if you. Ask around in restaurants restaurants that do it do a nice job with fish. An eskimo what's the hardest part of that they'll tell you they'll all tell you the same thing it's getting the finish. Well we have this problem solved for you go to Vanderbilt seafood market. This is especially true if you live on the North Shore if you don't live on the North Shore. It's up to you as to whether it's worth the trip but I would say it is to assess some of the fish I have seen in there. Has been way way better than what you typically find in the supermarket. And they are there waiting for you the entire week all. All all weeklong. Lunch and dinner did I say lunch or dinner yet they actually are also a restaurant they have the retail operation over here and on the other side of the building. They have. Well all this a classic neighborhood style. On seafood menu. The very family friendly too cute little place and they go love to have you. Come on in there and and tries some of it it's man DeVille seafood market 20/20. Louisiana highway 59 that's just barely outside the old part of a man to bill. And they are there seven days a week only. Only oddity in that schedule is that on Sundays they close at five in the afternoon but heck he got to give the day off. They have to go over to Lauper bunch and have dinner you know those guys but Tuesday. Went whoops we re he. Here we -- we got you retired shall laughs they couldn't we do it but I get a ego downed chopper Tillis on the way when you stop by in you can have low crawfish at some elbow Gretchen I'll be hung around 36 o'clock retina and 630. She's like where we're worried as the Ole hole stopped for a few crawfish. No Peru with a few Beers now who doesn't know that there's no such thing as a little bit crawfish. Or a little bit of dinner a little bit of B I was boxing at all K a episode that so I'm responding rationally to a joke yet and I'll. I'd its web never Allison the first few. Anyway thank you guys both for coming on in and sharing all this with this. I you over they are aware we're. All of which is naymick. Declared with Cloris is is he hooked up with you every grand faith in our audio and number eight third field I think let's strong candidate for the best Barbeque and town thank you I think I'd I take that it's not actually a compliment to me about it. It'll take it four mile looks up Oscar sworn that I think it's hard to get in the door there's I don't know I know it's a very popular so I anchor I guess we're on the door at long last week here in New Orleans are learning. About Barbeque because we didn't know very much that history for a long long time and now I think we're in control have you been that was the blue book and Carrollton. I've been there yet I know but that's like him really is. And that there are several really good barbecue place though it's coming on big time now. But obviously I've I vote for an international amazing Mark Halperin the you know little approving competence in this whole. And yet and you and no. No Beers so all over the place use wherever you go get that feeling it's this is that this is weird law. I'm sure you don't need to be told about it. But if you if you create your own beer you can't serve it in the place where you. We're completely change we can now Philly you can have a tasting room one tastes are it's. And then we have to if respond to anybody else we have to have a distributors the three tiers that the music and found out harper said. And that is. Where Neal Butler senator's favorite good sir an afternoon when you're going to on top Tillis and you wonder why there's traffic jam separate guest parking on their way home. Cut after a well they're aware that it. Thanks for coming on. So I there and it's it's great and I can't wait to tell my wife thanks for have you visit us. Could defeat and it's my pleasure talent talent Tommy Landers who likes Monica NAFTA her feet she went she's she drinks iced tea. Nothing we can do about holly you know put that in there and she'd never know and you be so lucky so I thought I. What thanks for coming on thank you see it's the food show and Tom Fitzmorris 2606368. And our program today is only we still waiting on trail right. Do you have something unique and no okay well gosh where. Alex sitting here like. Rat rat trap you know and that we could do better that. Does it better than and we also this is our table today has been furnished rather well with the things to eat drink we have some. Italian cookies from Saint Joseph stated came from I don't know home but they are here and we're going through those a Lola. Breweries hog tied beer. A fund raising effort for the hogs for the cause and this is this is the name this. This is another beer. In a bigger bottle. It very large bottle it it is in fact 715 milliliter via. Nolo brewing company funk is that the name of the so it's part of our fox area until this series as wild and sour Beers hey Austin barrels. And this one is called desire desire yet cut a little hard to read on the bottom but it's November there is now. Yeah and day in this league of drawing of a beautiful young woman who unaccountably is tattooed. Ranchers rather thoroughly but that has no affect on the bureau what's now not all of the matter of fact that beautiful artwork is done by greatly artists. Monica Kelly who's now really taking off it is it's very cool it is that they it's very calm cool and funky kick that too. At and what what is how do we drink this and remember these the I remember the acidic the. It does have an aesthetic quality it has some really sour fruity notes what color is that I don't wanna open the bottle so this son is actually going to be it a light collar base salary until a hard time they haven't. The flavors instead of being that kind of we be mouth feel. That brandy. Now feel and then to fool coriander and allied finish them this is gonna have some kind of in your face raspberry and milk our fruit flavors that count. Almost put us in the face monitoring what do what do we do with that. I'm he would trinkets. And not enough I didn't putt very well they played their friend the style of beer it's it's not a regular beer. Wine drinkers. Love this type of it's and I think we've ever had any. Brett infected lions or our lack that on effective wrecked in the end Brett in my essay is what is that. On its own qualities that some wineries are using now they actually picked it up from breweries and that's part of it is that its intraday all flavors. That actually can be enjoyable. You never know where it's gonna turn out like abilities of line and apparently he thought the eleven or you hate it Corretja now. Well once again thanks for coming on and see you feel again somewhere somehow. Thank you the food show continues another two hours now believing and not on one of five point three FM HD two. And join that crowd a program today. It's also sponsored by the maple street cafe and one of the things that they do that I like most is that they have a small. Vegetarian section of their menu. I am not a vegetarian not even close to it. Not that there's anything wrong or that of course but. What I do. Find interesting though is a lot of restaurants they have enough customers. For vegetarian and even begin issues. That they actually put some effort into it and some and some work in some thought. And they wind up with some really pretty good vicious sometimes and the ingredients have to be very freshen. Have. Lots of balance and everything else you want out of of and kind of country you have and they have a few over the air two of them involve. These exotic mushrooms that they toss into a a very light brown sauce in the toss that with the pasta. IE eight get that sometimes is an appetizer sometimes is in the country but it's very good in the menu is full of other. Items that are a little bit on the usual as wells so it's a great place. To go to a to have a great time. It is. The maple street cafe 76 when he three maple street but midway between Broadway and Carrollton and there are open seven days a week. Lunch and dinner every day of the year except on. Labor Day for what reason I don't know when on Labor Day there ought to be an entrepreneur day don't you think so. No no response I definitely did yeah we'll be back with more of the food show after first please this. And I'm Bob let them but don't mean. That went on a little longer than I thought it would but. We have a lot of time. But not much anymore but day if you have something on your mind you'd like to talk about it gives a call 260. 6368. In fact there is somebody apparently here is set this out alive when they're not. I have one showing up on my screen anyway. We'll find out 2606368. We have two more hours of the food show coming up after the news which is about five minutes away. And at tomorrow is sour. Of the if you like to join us. That would be a great introduction to you. Or for you to be a great introduction for you. Both in the sense of going to that restaurant for the first time or going to win a by each club dinners for the first time on they both. I'll bet each other very very nicely we we have done many dinners there over the years I've. We even hazard to say that we do a few too many over there but people love him and they they write to me and they say when he and do another win and imposed on those well it's tomorrow. It's five course dinner we have wines paired with every course. We including the tax tip wines and everything it's eighty dollars. And we were allowed to have you join us. And hang out with a set tomorrow it's a very casual thing you don't have to dress up for it you can if you want. On and we have all these wines and we have somebody from the wind distributor who will be able explain the winds and why. He thinks this one is a good match with that there should you know all that kind of stuff. It's really it's entertaining in good and we all. Always. We'll introduce you to some some new friends I have met who managed to. Have quite note on a number of people who. Just like coming to our eight club dinners have gotten to know very closely and very personally and that happens for a lot of folks we've had several. Attendees at RE club dinners wind up of marrying one another this is this is happened a few times. After about 25 years of it. So anyway that's tomorrow night. Here's how you can find out everything you need no. Go to. No menu dot com on the web and OME and you dot com no menu dot com there is a already crossed the middle middle part of the page there's an index the left Mullen to write most one of which. Says eat club click on that. Eat club. And that will bring it to the page that has the menu is with us in all the details everything that's everything significant that goes into the dishes that are being served. And which winds are being paired with which dishes. And also. It. Will. Tell you you know what to do next which is to just click on another button that'll take you to the reservations by. You don't have to pay up front that all we don't we don't handle any money and all the rest and gets at all. And so you just if you decide you wanna go click reserve and I'll see US is at the restaurant. And you pay that that's how that works. So that's that's tomorrow at impressed autos in Metairie it's a just off causeway boulevard on. North Holland streets that's right around back of the morning call. It's just right around back there you'll see it and we start at usually some people start arriving like 6615. Have a cocktail sub them. Sometimes we cracked open one to the bottles of wines for that purpose. And then we have the dinner starting in around 715 or thereabouts. They usually wraps up by about 8:30 years 9 o'clock and then the entire time where there. We have Roy peek who who is say. A singer and he he sings. So not true. That that kind of in that direction he's got quite a repertoire actually. Tony Bennett you know that kind of stuff. And he says singing there all night long. And when we have enough people cleared out that we won't be offending a bunch of them might would have been known to do something to myself so. If you wanna see that or if you are trying to avoid it they are the schedule this is that are eight club dinner tomorrow. At. And in the status of battery. Do you cute cute cute cute cute cute cute well we have about come to the end of our little broadcaster Rooney here. All that this leads is leaves his. This music for one thing. The me shaking my finger at chef Andrea for not being here to do his commercial for a it's still a good place going their best state best Italian restaurant in terms of its seafood a cue from that right there who will pick that up on another day. And they'll we have more of a show coming though you know we do two hours in this and then. It's in which you were just tired and then we move on to the next things which is another two hours seven. So hope to talk to you tomorrow from him a stylus or anywhere else. Have a good dinner tonight. So yeah.