Wednesday, July 1, 2009

On the road to Lafayette: A whole lot to digest

Started the day at Le Jeune's Bakery in Jeanerette, aka Sugar City, a spot with some ancient funk. And I mean that in the best possible way. The secret to their deeply satisfying loaves and po-boy rolls? Using malt instead of sugar to feed the yeast and using lard. The ovens at this special place looked like they belonged in a museum. 

After a killer lunch at T-Coons (crawfish ettoufee!), we did a little drive-thru daiquiri and a "turn here, turn here, turn there please" detour to Tiny Prudhomme's House of Meat. Best damn cracklins ever.

During dinner at Prejean's, we were seranaded by a three-piece band that sounded as sweet as the smoked duck and andouille sausage gumbo was spicy. Another Abita please.

A pinky-size finger of Pappy Van Winkle neat and I'm off to dreamland, visions of two-steppin' couples at The Blue Moon dancing through my head. 


Rob Sumner said...

Abita... love the turbo dog.

Fred Deaton said...

Funny you are posing this, My 85 year old dad was talking yesterday about wishing he could go to Pat's Breaux Bridge Restaurant.

Only thing I have done recently is go to a 70 year old store called the Community Grocery and have a tremendous BBQ. It is located south of Jackson in Bemis TN in the middle of nowhere at Harts Bridge Road and Old Pinson Road. I also had a Killer Hamburger at the Gibson (TN) Community Grocery.

I am falling in love with these little small town stores that serve as a restaurant.