The Case for Florsheim

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.

This Is Houston: Buzzles Shaved Ice

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

This Is Houston: Imperial Garden Chinese Cuisine

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

Javan Does Baton Rouge — CC’d: Coffee House

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

Dream Log: 9-23-15–My Scene. MINE!

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!

Javan Does Baton Rouge — Chicken Shack

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