WEEKLY COLUMN


Feeding Methodists

This past Sunday was the first Easter Sunday in which I have missed attending a church service in a long time. My family and I […]

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Help Is on the Way

One year ago today, my life seemed to be at a complete standstill. The global pandemic was shifting into second gear, my city and state […]

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Visionaries and Pies

Bar owner Neal Bodenheimer is an intrepid trailblazer. It takes courage and nerve to go into an uncharted New Orleans neighborhood devoid of restaurants, taverns, […]

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My New Toaster

If someone were to put a contract hit out on me, it might be the easiest termination in hitman history. I’m not that hard to […]

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Not Just Another Dinner

This column is written in the afterglow of a special weekend. I just spent the past few days with my wife, daughter, and son— just […]

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Snowy Day

Mississippi is closed today. As I type a winter storm has just passed through the entire state leaving a blanket of snow and ice. The […]

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Restaurant Honeymoons

There are two types of honeymoons. The relational kind that one experiences as a newlywed, full of bliss and joy, and the foodservice variety one […]

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A Mad Day Out

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of the Beatles. Anyone who knows Beatles history knows that on July 28, 1968, […]

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Claws and Wings

Some of the restaurant world’s greatest food items have come from mistakes, near mistakes, the need to use by-products, and items that were— at one […]

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