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

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