Originally posted by Hillbilly
Originally posted by Mayhaw Man
Originally posted by mudbug
Mayhaw-I'm afraid I'm just a traveller who spends three days every year armed with my second copy of Mason Fry's and Julie Posner's "Cajun Country Guide" and a well-worn DeLorme Louisiana Atlas.
I have reccomended their book to many here. Macon is a very old friend of mine. He is, in fact, the person that took me to Hawks for the first time. I love those "swimming pools" for the Crawfish
(He is not a native incidentally, just one of those who came a never left, he is kind of blue blood Virginian, actually).
Julie is now doing a calender of events in Louisiana. It is really great and graphically impressive. When I get home I will post her site, I can't get to it here.
Sounds like the book my wife used to plan our 4 month "Baton Rouge and Western Louisiana" tour in 2000. Excellent not just for the food, but entertainment and points of interest (how else would we have discovered "Richard's" in Lawtell, "Fred's" in Mammou, the "Liberty Theater" in Eunice, "Tabby's Blues Box" in Baton Rouge, "Slim's Y-KI-KI" in Opelousus and all of those great Cajun dance halls). Matter of Fact, I think that is how we came up "Joe's Dreyfus Store", "Lea's Pies" and "Enola Prudhomme's" restaurant, the air boat rides and gator boat tours on the Achafalaya(spelling) basin. My old buds in Baton Rouge were amazed when I would tell them about the places we were going--as is usually the case, the natives had all of these treasures in their back yard and ignored them (or in some cases were afraid that they would risk bodily harm by going there). As the Louisiana travel motto says,
[:I]"Come as your are, LEAVE DIFFERENT"
I have been trying to figure out where to post my adventures on Tuesday and this seems like as good a spot as any. No real details, but I can tell you that I didn't eat anything bad and nobody called
me "youse guys" although there were losts of "ya'lls, honeys, babies, huns, and sweethearts with a couple of chers to boot
Mayhaw's Tuesday tour for Really Nice Yankee Tourists-
Lejeune's Bakery in Jeanerette
Jeanerette Sugar Processing Coop (we are in the middle of the cane harvest)
Lagniappe Too in New Iberia for lunch
Miles Comeaux's Cypress Furniture Shop in Milton
Tabasco in Avery Island
Hebert's Meat Market in Maurice
Poche's Meat Market in Cecilia (Breaux Bridge technically)
Joe's Dreyfuss Store in Livonia
Camille's Restauarant in Erwinville
We left their hotel in downtown N.O. and drove 475 miles (all of it no farther north than Opelousas) in one 18 hour trip. We ordered rediculous amounts of food at each stop (that was the whole point of the trip) and bought lots of meat- stuffed chickens,stuffed pork chops, andouille, boudin, smoked sausage, tasso, chaudin (stuffed pork stomach-cajun haggis), and they got a turducken at Poches.
All in all alot of fun and a great way to introduce "foriegners" to a really interesting part of the world. I had a great time and came very close toexploding more than once.
If any of you ever want to go for a ride, just give me a call. I never get tired of it and there are a ton of places (7 days worth, or more) that we didn't even get close to.
Edited for bad typing