Sunday, April 25, 2021

Unraveling Mint Juleps, Pat O'Brien's Patio, Julep Bar, Anvil Bar and Refuge

Mint Julep on Patio at Pat O' Brien's New Orleans.
Image from Pat O Brien's Instagram #patobriens

"..It was back in 1938 that Derby big-wigs consecrated the Julep as sacred hooch for the race..."
(Virginia Billeaud Anderson - discusses the history of the mint julep including its Persian antecedents, while perched on Pat O'Brien's architecturally exquisite patio and the bar at the Crillon. Dips into the Kentucky Derby and literary references, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, as well as Houston’s Julep Bar and Anvil Bar and Refuge.)

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Eating Oysters at Topwater Grill in San Leon at Galveston Bay, Texas

Topwater Grill at Galveston Bay in San Leon

"...Donnie wanted fresh oysters for lunch, so we ran down to San Leon at Galveston Bay on the Texas coast..."

( reports on eating oysters at Topwater Grill at Galveston Bay in San Leon Texas. Here Wally and Barbara Jakubas built their restaurant at April Fool Point Marina. San Leon managed to remain a small boozy fishing community.)