Apr 8, 2017|
WWL’s Mr. Food, Tom Fitzmorris talks food, cooking, recipes, restaurants, wine and dining with WWL callers at the French Quarter festival in Jackson Square.
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That's more is coming to live from the French Quarter festival. That for a lot of people that most look forward to event of the year in terms of big deal. Defense this is the season for that and here we are once again. Broadcasting on WWL the big 870. To any hacked hopes people. But here it is really insane the with a number of people that we have here and she's taking my picture. Okay sure I sure you want to do them. Okay all right good all right you and I have spoken but five times already and I realize that this one important thing I've got to ask. What's your name anyway Bryant it's a problem Bryant Bryant Bryant week so you're like a descendant. Of mrs. week. Of the famous miss this week meat pies yes sir my grandmother was Helen we. I remember her well she she and I were good friends which first opened a restaurant. I used to this is a long time ago that this show has been on for 29 years. And this was before that that she used to come on that with the talent and it was such. Product but although. You you have been there that could take weeks. That's like normal fast food over there yes and very much like good with good reason it's good. But then she said this might sell. You can wallets. And that I think it actually started out like festivals at first. And then there was an actual restaurant on veterans highway. We're open for awhile. They had curly Fries do you guys think early for early riser and it was really some kind of good it was nothing like it that. And now here you are I know you're you've been doing this awhile I think because of that you the French the Jazz Fest line through there just about always. You were one of the longest active vendors at the French Quarter fest and a Jazz Fest both of them since the early eighties over thirty years now what they the great thing about it is set. You are not. Jumping on top of something that's already going on you know like go red here jump belie. What the company jump alliance there are. But there never was very thing. Never worked at any outfits that they. The times there's nobody knew what they were here but it's a genuine Louisiana. As delegates and I think it's actually it labeled as a state food Louisiana. Oh really it is and it's it's born and bred from activists were like you said everyone that there has their own recipe for me. But outside of knack it is it's not really known make that a lot of people come up with that and and that is that a yeah appease the this that. It's all the same. Well the the hard part. That I could say this with some kind of authority. It is that the hard part of doing this is definitely don't. The filly comes together pretty quick. Yes but this you have faith it's apply it it's a hand why you picked it up even. Had two of them but that he that. Pastry part of it is puffy little bit it's got up late equality to it is well it's. I don't like gay oh what. What do we call those. Doesn't work for this kind bread but then again. So what's the story what's the secret us felt well hang out with judge. Trying to go where we can have a grandmother used to do it out of the home you know in the kitchen for all the kids and everything so. Father wanted to bring it down here get it going so they came bandits are making me cousin of brokers because like you said. They actually started the Jazz Fest and it did great today and they moved over to the world's fair. And it did wonderful for the world's fair with them a lot of I was number of that is that they were out there for a few months getting that done and that's when he decided that hey. Maybe let's get away from the restaurant start producing them that way people can use among all of their restaurants and different things like that it's. Well there it is well it still out there obviously this is. You have some new flavors. Yes that we've just released the hot sauces which is going to be as he won't number of park location. And then we also had the broccoli cheese which has always been out of the Jazz Fest. Will reduce the broccoli cheese here at the square. I must have somehow. I don't know what I did to never having had that putt I had went over here about an hour ago. And that was really much better than most expect it it is. Think just the ingredients the whole idea of broccoli. And effigies of all of this Ed who is this going taste like anything. Well yes it does speed it's very it's a fresh vegetable quality still coming crunchy and they're a little bit. And then this doesn't look cajun flavor that surprise you got is I don't know what they have little can't hit got hit so nice pop of red apple. It it works great I love Texas appreciate and has it is another and are surprisingly. A lot to tell people it's flavorful. He's very enjoyable that's right now if you want a little actually kick then that's where the house us. It's one aren't worth it hit it well this is delicious I wish you luck it's been. You've been doing this already all morning long. Into the afternoon. I've been saying all day. I don't remember the Saturday. Festival be anything like this it's always Sunday was that they would it would get him like this when. Well you know at this beautiful weather and the unknown whether it can change overnight so yeah beautiful weather like this thing ever Ellis to get out here have a good time enjoy some great food so. Everybody's turn out good numbers and that's I think good spirits ever carried out on action. Okay guys it's it's just a huge week this event so good luck. We'll have done. Thanks for being here and and also you know. Going back to your father and grandfather I guess. The meat I think we should the world should ever be without being we won't always have BP. You can find them all around the city there are a lot of your local corner stores lot of irrational it is appetizers there again more more familiar so it just about anywhere you stop that if they have a cajun meat it's mrs. weeds from the war. So we'll wrap it. We're trying to really push misses which New Orleans meet guys now because our family is an activist and that's where it originated. But we ourselves have been in New Orleans I know the real reason. Have had no real reason is I help you spell that had to check have to people can't even say it let alone spat. You know that's my point yet but everybody knows New Orleans is known for great food family fun and great times and that's who we try to bring whatever probably try to keep our grandmothers personality. A little southern love and every Qaeda remains love it got a lot. But thanks to drop and it no problem I appreciate it I would ask you that if she did get a 150 photographs. There where they fired up but we'll we'll see that was CEO FaceBook government has staked no let me five. Sounds good all of the high. Think pavement next. It's the food show on Tom Fitzmorris and we will come back with more of it in just a moment after first please. I have a word Europe but I'm Trace. Chef Andrea. Has it been around town for what. Third the two years something like that and there were certain things that they do over there. That. Add. And an appeal that is kind of hard to duplicate without actually doing the work. And the work that he does. Is that he buys all his fish hole. Any full lace them all in house himself. And when he buys meat he buys the whole side of beef. And then butchers the whole thing down in fact it's virtually everything and Andre is. Is made from scratch they they don't they could easily start with. But with items that are a little closer and easier to put together. But. Do they know because it it's hard to do that because it's expensive. But the result is good its northern Italian food as well as southern Italian food and every other kind of Italian food infect a few kind of things that maybe they ought to think about. But anyway it's Andre is is open seven days a week luncheon dinner in fact he set the festival. He's at the festival today he's he told me he's doing some mushroom ravioli. Some crabmeat ravioli which you trip trip Brett ravioli in a couple of the other items I think there are over at the over along the riverfront. Andre is. It is on the corner of nineteenth street and rich lake and they are open seven days a week lunch and dinner and Sunday brunch too by the way. Entrees 2601872601870. Will be back with. More of the food joy after first please this hello there it's the food show coming to live from the French Quarter festival at Jackson square. Where I was just remarking them a couple of minutes ago that I have not seen very many really really fat people who think that. And that and a good enough and everybody seems to be swim in the new three. Almost Islam. Almost whose slim. Almost he's on the night eating enough of those like Iguchi scrapes 00 or these seniors these what is that he buys okay yeah out but spicy meatball on. You're wearing some of your clothes I mean somebody or both sides but that's okay that's a lot of Oz so you guys are or visiting or what what's your story. We live here you'll live here heated desert rat you Kosovo five. You want ejector grad you Kosovo 50. Okay. And you got recent immigrant. From where I'm from Indiana it boiler out what part. Born and raised in Indianapolis yeah quit Purdue lived in Fort Wayne now we're all going to have a girlfriend that the important thing. I did two and a narrator oh good for you I didn't marry the one that night and not tell you why put it that nobody stood at different job different altogether different show entirely. Seoul. And with a minute it was something about old yet in Indianapolis you know there was a bit achieve the New Orleans style restaurants there. Hope where yet cafe they're great too. Because it's you that yes yes yeah it's all just he's just he makes everything in one back in Warren. Production. And he has like all those outlets that he goes and you have a two day in the creole and jambalaya. I everything would be if the the story behind this guy I know one person. I haven't seen him in a long long time. But he and his family ran a restaurant here called this goes which was one of the best seafood restaurants casual seafood restaurant anywhere in the area. And I he was here for years but then the restaurant close and the family kind of split up but he wound up at Indianapolis could have birdied numbers. His name Vincent. That is I think his brother and show we'd make it to the Joseph offensive whether it's he's got those glasses everyone recognizes Villa there you go exits very distinctive. But to to find anything like a creole restaurant in Indiana. His on usual and gratifying to. And I think too because I'll sort through to score you Purdue that's how I have many gaps you know and having. You grew up here I want it to not like it. He is is ready provost at Ole ICI I regard it how could this guy view New Orleans through. That loved it. Well I mean he was one of the real people he if you actually his family had I mean they've really really excellent seafood place. Still think people call me all the time and you know what's happened that this goes like it close last week that it was it was thirty years ago if well so he also. Easy go BHF media like you won the popular restaurant like out father and probably not remember you always at its restaurants its menus and some pitchers and whatnot. Audience wants in the galaxy lies and aren't as one you know only got to have that yeah there's one of our strong. Wanna rush off and we'll we'll talk. I cattle you'll if we report euphoria. Went to. To all to Mira all to hear that my wife and I've been trying to go to all the bureau for the last. A couple of months that we found out why we were unable to do so I was up. It's closed on Tuesday and we only went there are problems that land theft. The so I'll pull pull pull you would think I'd be in radio crying now. Plus I listened to do like your show last Friday you had to reply but just to try to figure out. Near the providers on we're talking about it now and so went there on excellent it means you got there now. We loved it it was great help put it sounds like they're putting allotted to it. Yes good looking place it is it is it is. The the one comment I I will have I would look to you that this gets on the balconies. On that they have because the rest of kind of did it based carrier right it is time. You now. And their balconies space they're so gorgeous. It would be wonderful if if if that were you know the possibility first thing that comes to my mind I don't know anything about this but. Once you start putting people at balconies now restaurants and like I remember. Where it's at that that restaurant right there they are very building up. They you can see that they can burials that they Muriel trying to bait and that they have people dining out. Paula thought it out a lot of yeah. And it. But they didn't for a very long time when that we used to be the chart house. OK yep so but they never served out there at least not at the beginning. And it it turned out the reason was. The testing for whether the balcony could actually hold people lie all right. Never was quite in the investment to make it better was you know maybe a little five questions and added do. And so that that would be but who knows yeah notes. Anderson if possible building at the if multilayered buildings that you know broke when you go I don't know. All building you you have that problem yeah you never know if it's really going to be there tomorrow or not. Nice talking to (%expletive) you Tom yeah thanks to stop and then they kill it by the way this man has an HD radeon HD radio guys he died and actually listens to it thinks it's great insignia. Insignia. At the best buy brand. Point five bucks to keep box amazing. They're wonderful. Thank you just gaudy game by their chasing me off the mark wherever I I'll be back more the food chilled. After this. I'll be back in one minute okay good WWL. Radio. Stay tuned thank you hello there it's the food show on top the Taurus it's great to be here we are you talking about food restaurants and cooking and then. And eating in the entire range of it. And we have just been joined. By people briefed visitor. My wife pop their head in and then she just popped her head out. And she had wanted to be pipes so a lot that and then the second guy to show up is Clark the gourmet truck driver of all people. And put this. But this thing on which you. And ideas. Is brought his wife Cathy right yes Kathy Kathy. And Clark equipment truck driver we know give you to the audience. Good at doing you know and does that expletive what the world is that you're holding this thing is giving these audit the only information vote. The all this has all the restaurants. Yeah well does it say which dishes are we trust yes like to fourteen marriage I saw. Jerk chicken. With rice and that you lose your head and no. This the first one that's big giving these audit the arm a notable we just gave the deck fury oh yeah immigration desk in the the club sub sure somebody has run what does this information desk over here right across from me right there. Well probably that may have a problem we have some information at this but if you wanna have now arrived I'll let you you probably would keep that as a souvenir. No I don't know if it'll last rested on the layout you know Hulk leagues are everything's always different but he had anything to eat. He no not today yet no lie I had back which we did our boat but that was home we that was air it out right we we wanted to know what parts of this you have trial. It's quite a quite a crowd what is what I I came very easy you've been here before August gets everything you've seen crowds like this this dispute that. Necessarily put out I was a little afraid it was going to be a lot bush in this you know but on its. Is pleasure of food it's it's better we did it's unbearable to bearable now it's a lot better than bearable ladies do. So anyway. What is your I would issued fish that you're going after what actually buy that we were enroute. Almost one and it wouldn't witnesses that's a neat pie probably. What does it say on which races out. Law C have flocked to Frank Sinatra. That stuff see Jack comes up with. Cloths off fish that's appropriate office that's. Doubt always come with a Frank Sinatra terminology so you will have a game design that's it says you know we're you know within you that can show up. Well I'm glad you do you actually hadn't. To the fourteenth marriage with us now I've heard about how good it well and they did on demand view is now okay. Yes we will probably got about that did this a lot going on that have been good to cool build significantly. Yea what it would open. No Thursday and our allies I think it was got caught in the middle if Thursday it's Thursday it's not really. In emotion yet it's Friday Saturday Sunday. What they call the biggest. The world's biggest grows Sunday Bryant in August jazz brunch together I guess if before DC they referred. There are about surprised that looked up at don't have one of these. Well you know they're like the idea whoever they're sign that the oh yeah now. I thought it was good to be to back it Michelle when I turn to go was in knowledge and that's the institute that the shots at oyster shell is honesty shows up with yet but it has to. Insides and no outside. I mean that's literally what that it is not a cheap. Knows the military is whoever did this did Iguodala and I know what looked old Briton got me right around a stopped clock I have to interrupt you. Here to say that the the American culinary federation this is the chefs association now they. It nationwide. But this the chapter of the AC yet that's hear it while it is very very act if you have all the ships were always giving themselves. Time is especially beds. And they. Decided one year but 56 years ago they exit you know we're always going. Oh putting out our food and having a service that we are in the middle of this that we give it all away to charities that we feel like we have to. And so we love doing it. What that they said you know what it was so good at this we're gonna do our own share. And the charity. Was. One of them help the homeless people wonderful it was four. Veterans and a third. Was or was it general education. Program for people who maybe could really benefit from. Getting a job in the restaurant industry but maybe wouldn't know where you can start that all of that was part of the program. That was seven years ago now. It's still doing it it's called the Louisiana that bad shots at least yeah. And they really York you have everybody from the young people we've just gotten the distance to sell bonds. What did it for. Hands if twenty some years. The event is this Tuesday it's at the airport the Lakefront airport. Which is a great place to put on something like this it really is it's very spacious they have all the art Deco stuff. In the in what you call a runway at terminal that's only because it's ocean pollution runway they all should auction runway at boy. The airport and anyway it'll be there at this two is that you could get tickets by going to ACF and old dot. Oh Archie. Tickets are a hundred dollars. You are stealing this at that price it is really really a bargain at the quality of the food can't be. And is out for charities and all all of that is this coming Tuesday eight and easy up. And old dot com. And you know with this guy is. But which somebody not at all if at all. All along not donate to army telco it Ellis certainly did not you read product atomic telco. Prize he would. That's that and it's the food show. It's it's Cory Johnson did you know. That scored. Yeah he used to beat at this station while that didn't. Though it's still a if you we will take a break and we probably prayers with more of the flotilla I just walked past a couple of minutes ago Bruce arts building over there while I'm not that building. We're at the French Quarter festival everything's an attempt more or less. But Bruce it is here and they they we're doing a couple of nice looking dishes I didn't get a chance to find out what they work but I guess the guy. To come over and talk to me the I think he's too busy. I don't and I am not trying to piece marquee here but the the number of people here eating and drinking is unbelievable. I've I've never seen in all the twenty something years had a good covering this quite this big crowd on Saturday but anyway that's all good. Talked to them tomorrow I hope will be back tomorrow with a another edition of the food show noontime I tell you. On that our pro program yes the guy got a program is sponsored by have faced these. And if tomorrow. You wanna you want those people who can never get everything out of every day. Hollow but Sunday brunch. At its calf face he said it's something that they specialize in it has always been something really good over there. This the restaurant has a long history going all the way back to 1899. And up back then it was a place where people who were in the business on the Lakefront. At the lake which is the waterfront the riverfront. Played it in the days when every piece of cargo that came off the ship. It to be handled personally. Back in those days they would all go to capping species after the day was over and and have a lunch or dinner. And still they are not functioning in that way. It has since gone through a very cool stage. But that the new combination dining room and bars when the most interest and we design. It's such areas that I seen and a quote has been very consistent. This a lot of their dishes from back in the 1970s when they first. Went over there when cursory over the place. A lot of that is balanced with some other new additions to cap faced these. It's open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday and they are there for Sunday brunch every week to SP IS ace he's up. SPI SA since. 1899. It's the food show a lot to talk with you coming to life today from. The French Quarter festival here in Jackson square could have a better place to do this the weather's perfect the sun shining brightly. But it's not it's not hot do you feel hot and all about me. And now. Though the food that is going past we have really had some fun talking. To people who have. Some of the dishes that I haven't been able to get to yet. But to use it will certainly eat well and the prices are really affordable to. You might have to wait a little while to get anything. The crowd really. Never seemed like fitness too sick so. 630260187. Is a telephone Booth. Don't miss. The best chefs in Louisiana that is of a big gala event that would take place this coming Tuesday Tuesday at the Lakefront airport. In the air that the building right there at the what they called it the deep no that's not what they call it. Well you it it's where everybody comes few Guttmacher airplane or your limp or you're a helicopter there what. Terminal that's the word I won terminals at a and they. That the last year the chefs association. Did their charity event. Right there and it was such a hit it was the perfect place to do it. That they decided to do it that way every day every a year from now on it's a hundred dollars to attend it is a bargain at that. Believe I I've gone to it for the just but every one of them. And the chefs are there at themselves cooking the food in front of you and doing great job with. If you wanna know more about it or to get tickets go to ACF. And O. Dot ORG that stands for American culinary federation. A New Orleans. And I'll see you there has some of the emcee of that thing so always like meeting people. 260. Have 1870 thank you for it. You caught me on you know go to our program is sponsored by rants or boys brands goes all the way back. In 1975. And it's a simple concept I remember the guy who loved who opened that. Told me exactly what he had my accident you stick with that you're gonna become one of the greatest roast beef four point joints in the city. And know what that was was buying raw beef. Big shanks of raw beef. Cooking it yourself slowly. Getting all the tripping that all of this all of the U broth putting it together and building a sauce out of that building your rent a U brown gravy. And that's exactly what they've done to this day they continued without a first class was before what just like I said they were. So try it out if you never have they are there every day except Sunday closed on Sunday. They also don't do dinner on Monday nights and the rest of the week it's wide open. And you can get anything for about four boys in which all the way up to some. Very good seafood platters or Italian place to. It's 3930 that veterans highway you Cleary second location. It's a really good looking place in Kenner on west esplanade but three blocks Williams pulled forward. That is kept pace peace and know that once kept it that was arranged for us it's a wonder like I know my own name by this point if 260. 187. Call right now we'd love to talk with you we have a couple of minutes left here. You feel you joining us for the you know French Quarter festival I hope you are. Let's see what's what's coming up in terms of the music the music is something else they have twenty stages around the French Quarter. And at the the people who are playing or the best of the best of the best the next ones coming up. Let's hear it Jackson square Ronnie cold. Is going yet ironically stared now you can go listen to him. The man is 86 years old. You would never ever guess that. Or even close to it he's herky piece of great use issued one of the really great musicians and always very involved in the community that'll open. Then at 350. The players L law and Louie tribute band that's interesting. So that doing Ella FitzGerald. And I imagine. Louis Armstrong. Interest in combination. Fact they'll love that come. Anyway that's that's just that tiny taste of the music. With twenty stages and apply to rule but ten. Ten bands to get through each one of them this lot still listen to and just about anything you could think of didn't cute cute cute cute and what are they could somehow this is all got new rates for some reason. 2606 through it kept on Dre is. Is a north and Italian restaurant that's how they started out anyway. After awhile they realize they're not only did most New Orleans people not know what northern. Italian food was about most of them that know too much about southern Italian food either. And does so chef Andrea. Said well look let's see we can do with this they redid the menu again and again and again. Bringing out some new issues that are famous in Italy but that you'd never see around here. The quality of the ingredients it's really fine effect we're looking ahead to holy week next week. If it is some major. Respite when it comes to seafood he has a lot of different seafood every day here and all fresh all. Actually. The lady in the premises they also do that with all their needs they put you all there won't be so quick start on the having great there. And entrees are open seven days week lunch dinner and they have Sunday brunch is well. No one more thing I wanted to mention but kept pace pieces. He said. They eat that that was up a ground breaking restaurant when it first opened the bid 1970s. And the reason it was. Is that they. They installed. A wood burning. Hope that a disk is in wood burning stove. Grill over which they caught. The the fish and no one had done grilled fish in New Orleans Everett except you know back in the what you three prehistoric days all of having my picture taken a look at what is fifth at anyway. It's cafes visa they're they're seven I'm sorry Monday. They're close to stay that close lunch. Close inspecting only do lunch Wednesday we can do it as of Sunday brunch and then finally. They are there for. Corp said Sunday project to a UN and the dinner Wednesday through Saturday cafes peace. Mike I think we have come to the end of our show why it tomorrow. Tomorrow. I will be back. We start at 10 in the morning and we go to wolf but at half past at noon tomorrow. And maybe you'll be here to. I can't imagine how much busier it could possibly be but it looks like the weather's going to be real nice tomorrow to. So. In joy. Don't eat a big dinner tonight Tony the big breakfast tomorrow we'll see you at the French Quarter festival here and Jackson square. And coming to you on WWL. 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