Freddy Powers Pickin Party is where we spent New Years Day. A New Years black-eyed pea and cabbage potluck was held at the community center at the La Hacienda RV resort where we are staying. The party was fantastic! We had a wonderful afternoon and evening with new friends. We were fortunate to share our table with our son and his family and with The Singing Cowboy, Freddie Fuller. His website is The Singing Cowboy.net and he is a wonderful performer. We enjoyed his music and loved being able to socialize with him and his friend Debbie.
The Singing Cowboy Freddie Fuller and friend Debbie
Tonya Benson is with Songwriters Across Texas, an organization that supports and showcases musical talent in Texas. She sat with us for awhile and shared her fun and interesting work with musicians in Texas. It was a fun time with good food, good music and meeting some excellent musicians who perform all around the country.
More details will follow later as we write about some of our favorite performers.
Sher and I found a great place in New Orleans to both have a great meal and to listen to some fabulous live jazz music. We had been to the Market and another live music bar ( see that story here) and decided we wanted to get something to eat. I had seen The Maison on the web, so I recognized the sign.
Maison @508 Frenchmen
We were seated right away at a table just a few feet from the stage, which was already occupied with the Baby Giants Jazz Band! Doug, our waiter, appeared right away and showed us the drink menu. Sher ordered a “Dixie Revival” made with tequila and grapefruit juice and some other good stuff. Once I took a sip of hers, I had to have one myself. What a great drink!
Enjoying our “Dixie Revival” cocktails
We then ordered our dinners. Sher ordered the Penne Primavera, pasta with seasonal vegetables sauteed in a Creole garlic and butter sauce. I opted for the Cochon de Lait Poboy, a Cajun style slow roasted pulled pork dressed with cole slaw and drizzled with Barbeque sauce, and with a side of fries. It seemed like in no time our plates were brought to us. I actually declared “Wow” out-loud when I saw my Poboy and the huge pile of fries!
Check out that bowl of pasta and that huge Poboy and pile of fries!
The food was absolutely decadent. Sher said her vegetarian pasta was the best that she has ever had. The Poboy was my first, but I just loved the pork on that bed of coleslaw in the bun. And those fries came out almost to hot to touch, so they stayed hot and crisp throughout the meal. I don’t think either one of us could have been more pleased. Hats off to our waiter Doug who took care of us. Even when all of the tables in the room occupied he still was able to continue to serve us.
The Maison on Frenchmen Street is both a marvelous live jazz club, but also a terrific restaurant as well. The prices are very reasonable, the jazz is free with only one drink purchase per set required. When in New Orleans, make sure that you spend at least one evening at the Maison. Here is their website for your reference.