Cajun French: la sacalait (la sak-a-lā) – perch (white)
Friday Night Fish Fry is a big event in Michigan’s UP and we wanted to enjoy the festivities. These are not your regular restaurant menu items. You find a fish fry at local churches, VFW Halls, bars and various organizational benefits. It was not until we reached Rapid River that we were able to enjoy this UP tradition. Continue reading “Rapid River Pub – Rapid River, MI”
Cajun French: la cuiture (la kū-ee-tūr) – cooking
The sign simply said, “FOOD”. John said, “Looks like my kind of place.” B’s Country Cafe was recommended by a local we’d met and it looked like it was a good recommendation. Continue reading “B’s Country Cafe – Iron Mountain, MI”
We travel the US in our RV and are always looking for local spots to visit. Breakfast out is one of our favorites and we thought we had found the perfect spot. Did our research, read reviews and headed to La Pines Cafe. Arrived to a crowded parking lot, another good sign. Walked in and found the seating more than we expected and were told to sit anywhere, another good sign. We had hardly warmed our chairs when the server brought menus and took our coffee order, another good sign. Coffee arrived bold and hot, another good sign. At this point we are thinking we are really going to like this place. Placed our order and enjoyed our coffee.
Continue reading “La Pines Café – Slidell, LA”
There is a tradition in Columbia, MS – if you are going to Red Bluff take along a plate from Southern Fried Rabbit. True or not, we wanted to honor the tradition. We head out to Red Bluff the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, first stop Southern Fried Rabbit. Ugh, they are closed for the holiday weekend. Off we go to Red Bluff without rabbit. Continue reading “Southern Fried Rabbit – Columbia, MS”
Cajun French: faim (fain) – hungry
Leaving church Sunday, as usual John was lobbying for donuts. Laurie was shaking her head fervently as we walked to the truck. The truck just so happened to be parked near Joie de Vivre Coffee & Culture Café with an outdoor sign of “What’s Cooking!” Laurie’s eyes veered to the sign and gazed upon Crawfish Flatbread. John was easily convinced and in we went to try the beckoning flavors. Continue reading “Joie de Vivre Coffee and Culture Café Revisited”
Falconer Vineyards was the promise of a beautiful day, good wine and great pizza that wasn’t to be. Patience, please. Continue reading “Falconer Vineyards – Red Wing, MN”
Cajun French: le coteau (lu kō-tō) – hill
In the middle of the Texas Hill Country in German Fredericksburg, you can’t get much more German. We were searching for good German food which eluded us (maybe three years in Germany had something to do with not finding what we were looking for). But take heart, this was Texas. And in Texas you are never far from good BBQ! Then we see an ad for Cranky Frank’s BBQ. Continue reading “Cranky Franks BBQ – Fredericksburg, TX”
Cajun French: la tarte (la tart) – pie
Pie? Don’t even mention sweets around John or make way for the stampede. As we eat our way through the Texas Hill Country we try new, recommended, or interesting places. One of those places was the Fredericksburg Pie Company – they only sell pie. Continue reading “Fredericksburg Pie Company – Texas”
Cajun French: le “truck” (lu “truck”) – truck
Picnics are something we enjoy especially on a cool spring day. So when Mike and Heidi said park and picnic, we said let’s go!
The park was the Zilker Botanical Gardens and the picnic, well that was not what we expected. Actually it was more than we expected; it was food truck heaven. Continue reading “The Picnic, Austin, TX”
Cajun French: Samedi (som-dee) – Saturday
Our Saturday morning equation is breakfast out and a farmers market. Some mornings it is breakfast first and then shopping and other times it is reversed. The order does not matter, it is getting both accomplished that we look forward to.
Being in an area for one maybe two Saturday’s at most does not give us time to search out those out of the way hole in the walls places. So we rely on friends to steer us in the best direction. Continue reading “Dos Salsas, Georgetown, TX”