It was a fast-moving show today, starting with a report on the James Beard Foundation event last night at the Ritz Carlton. We started the show without Doug today and thought we might have frightened him off yesterday. He showed up a little late, due to some scheduling confusion.
We talked of Jerry Springer and Asiago cheese, but definitely not together. And we also talked of tortellini, especially the tortellini pasta salad from Allegro, a now sadly-defunct restaurant in the Entergy Building. We talked of the late Ron Wilemon the owner. And we jumped to another owner of former restaurants, Peter Sclafani, who we ran into last night at the James Beard event.
We got a call from Don the Gourmet neighbor who lamented how low his Valentine’s Day plans have sunk when he mentioned that he was going out for only the second time in his nearly 25-year marriage.
Poor-boys also got some attention as we got two calls in response to our question of favorite poor boy joints. Both callers were new and each talked of the Pirate’s Cove in Bay St. Louis. We’ll have to check that one out. They use Gendusa bread. Good start.