From the roast beef poor boys at Acy’s Pool Hall, to enchiladas with fresh ranchero sauce at Castillo’s, and pancakes of many varieties at Bucky Forty-Nine, this volume takes a bite out of New Orleans’ legendary dining scene. Authors Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris reminisce about some of the best former eateries from around the city. They even include forty of their favorite recipes. Food critic Fitzmorris rates each restaurant on a five-star scale.
This pictorial treasure trove of information offers the history behind Gluck’s, the French Quarter restaurant where Tennessee Williams worked as a waiter; La Louisiane, the fancy establishment famous for Diamond Jim’s fettuccine alfredo; and Kolb’s, one of the only restaurants specializing in German cuisine.
Such recipes as Shrimp Toast from Dragon’s Garden, Stuffed Macaroni from Toney’s Pizza & Spaghetti House, Maylie’s Turtle Soup, and Christian’s Oyster Roland fill the pages of Lost Restaurants of New Orleans. Recollections from well known locals and photographs allow the reader to visualize New Orleans’ famous and old-time culinary scene.
About the Authors
Peggy Scott Laborde is the producer and host of Steppin’ Out,
which airs on WYES-TV in New Orleans. Her professional accomplishments have earned her awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the Public Relations Society of America, and the American Women in Radio and Television. She has garnered praise for her extensive efforts in conserving the arts and history of New Orleans. Laborde is also the author of Pelican’s Canal Street: New Orleans’ Great Wide Way
and Christmas in New Orleans.
She lives in New Orleans.
Tom Fitzmorris is a food writer and the radio host of the Food Show. In addition to publishing the New Orleans MENU, a newsletter about dining and cooking, restaurant guidebooks, and cookbooks, he is the former editor of New Orleans Magazine and Figaro. Fitzmorris achieved the distinction of Certified Culinary Professional from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a national association of food writers and cooking instructors. He lives in Greater New Orleans.
LOST RESTAURANTS OF NEW ORLEANS
By Peggy Scott Laborde and Tom Fitzmorris
COOKING / History
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Cajun & Creole
272 pp. 8 1/2 x 11
131 photos 45 b/w photos 32 illus. 10 b/w illus.