I remember Rubenstein Bros. vividly as a rather massive and regal institution. But it was also where Papie bought his favorite brand of shoes: Florsheim.
It's 95 degrees in the shade, I've just gotten a fresh haircut and this Louisiana boy needs a snowball. They're a summertime staple in my hometown of New Orleans, but are they a thing here in Houston? If so, where can I find one? I looked no further than Buzzles Shaved Ice in Spring. I … Continue reading This Is Houston: Buzzles Shaved Ice
I'm a television host. I'm a content creator. I also happen to be a journalist. But it all started with my work in graphic design. My serpentine logo has been with me since 2008, originally created in PowerPoint and Ulead GIF Animator--yes, prehistoric--and updated in Adobe Illustrator as a class assignment in 2013. Using the … Continue reading New City, New Branding!
I love Chinese food, specifically Shrimp Fried Rice. It’s even been my election night tradition for the past fourteen years, usually with fried chicken wings and/or boneless spare ribs. Before moving to Houston, I was a regular at Gold Bowl, sort of a hole-in-the-wall in Baton Rouge on the corner of Airline Hwy. and Lobdell … Continue reading This Is Houston: Imperial Garden Chinese Cuisine
It all started in May of 2017. Actually, it’s more like June of 1995 or the fall of 2013. But let’s just stick with May of 2017… My parents and goddaughters took a trip to Houston to visit my step-uncle for his son’s birthday party. For my eldest goddaughter, it was sheer and utter dread; … Continue reading A Rainy Day in Houston
This is the fourth broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I try the vanilla Mochasippi from CC's Coffee House in the heart of Downtown Baton Rouge. Chicken Shack (most popular!) | Toodaloo Shrimp | Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily CC's Coffee House is a chain of cafés launched by Baton Rouge-based Community Coffee. I'm … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — CC’d: Coffee House
9-23-15 11.54am The dream opens, and I’m shooting the breeze with Ken, LSU coach Les Miles and Todd Graves, founder of Raising Cane’s. We were at the RiverCenter, resembling the Superdome, filming “in-studio” segments for MyScene TV. Naturally, we were waiting on our reporter, who’s often late. Todd stepped out for a bit, which led … Continue reading Dream Log: 9-23-15–My Scene. MINE!
It’s 12:06am, and Caitlyn Jenner’s ABC interview is playing on Bravo. Part of her struggle, in decades of transitioning, was her religious beliefs as a devout Christian. With that said, we immediately think to the wrath of Early God in the Old Testament versus the peace, love and light of Present God in the New … Continue reading What Is God’s Will?
This is the third broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I bring you to the Delpit family's legendary Chicken Shack. Toodaloo Shrimp | Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily | TJ Ribs Chicken Shack was founded in 1935 by Thomas H. Delpit, and is native to the Old South Baton Rouge neighborhood. Now celebrating their 80th anniversary, Chicken … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Chicken Shack
This is the second broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I compare boiled shrimp from Tony's and LTK Seafood, two of my go-to places here in Baton Rouge. Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily | TJ Ribs | Kathy Griffin @ L'Auberge Tony's, a household name, and LTK were both selling their shrimp for $8.99/lb. For this … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Toodaloo Shrimp