After a year of writing for the Hungry Heretic I decided to pursue my real dream this past January, and finally open my vintage clothing store, Back Bayou Vintage on Etsy.com. Back Bayou Vintage LLC is an elegant collection of vintage and handmade goods, created, restored, and acquired in the heart of New Orleans, Louisiana.
After 5 month of hard work my store is finally taking off and it's time to launch my fashion/style/ design blog: backbayouvintage.wordpress.com!
I cannot express how humbled I am by the following the Hungry Heretic has received and I am very happy to continue providing entertainment to my readers. It may be a different topic, but it is still the same fun, easy-going writing style, colorful photos, and New Orleans tidbits.
Thank you so much for your continued love and support, I hope you enjoy the new direction my writing is going in. Please stay in touch, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Catch you on the flip side,
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Since yesterday I wrote about the Vietnamese New Year, I figured I should also mention that it's also the Chinese New Year! Moreover, it's the year of the dragon! How awesome if that!?!?!?
So to celebrate this momentous occasion I decided to reflect on some lovely Americanized Chinese food you can find in New Orleans. One of my favorite spots to go is Hoshun on St. Charles. Their portions are enormous (as you can see above) and they serve a variety of pan-Asian cuisine, including sushi (which is okay, good, not great), Vietnamese, and Thai. One of my favorite dishes they serve is their Thai curry soup, yummmmmmmmmm!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
In honor of the Vietnamese New Year I wanted to post quite a few photos of incredible Vietnamese cuisine from all over the city!
Above is a beautiful bowl of pho from Singleton's (a spectacular corner store in the Black Pearl). Their Pho is a bit on the peppery side, but still phenomenal (or shall I say pho-nomenal! sorry...had to!).
This fabulous beverage is from Pho Orcid in Metairie. This Egg-Cream-esque drink is an exquisite combo of condensed milk and soda water. Stir it all together and viola! delicious drink!
Aside from their large list of fantastic drinks, Pho Orchid serves up a lot more than just pho!
Their egg rolls and Banh Mi were good, but not as fabulous as what you'll find in the East or on the West Bank, but great Vietnamese fare for Metairie. The pork itself in both was delicious, but the Banh Mi was very under-dressed, leaving pat'e and aioli to be desired.
Last, but certainly not least is one of my absolute favorite places to get pho (Aside from Pho Danh 4 and Pho Nola of course!). Below is a photo of probably the best pho broth I have ever had. Granted, I was a bit inebriated at the time, but I remember it being out of this world! You can get this alluring bowl of soup late into the evening down the Street from Mimi's in the Marigny at the Lost Love Lounge Vietnamese Kitchen. I originally was obsessed with going here because they used to be called "Pho King" (say that one 3 times fast)!
Though I am quite disappointed with the name change, their pho more than made up for it (plus the karaoke... oh ya, karaoke! Its awesome).
Like Pho Orchid, their pho was not nearly as mind blowing (or cheap) as what you'll find in the East or in the Wank, but still pretty good (and definitely awesome in the middle of the night).
So in summation, Tet (the Vietnamese New Year) was yesterday, Vietnamese food is incredible (and my favorite), and its Tuesday- So go get yourself some pho/banh mi/ and spring rolls and celebrate the Year of the Dragon!!!!!!!!!!!!!