Back in NO: Sifting, sifting, sifting

RBRS: Leg 1 in review

RBRS: Leg 1 in review

The first official leg of the RBRS is completed, and I’m back in the familiar Faubourg Marigney coffice (coffee shop/office), considering life NOT on the move for just a little while.
The car is parked, and there’s some more moving to be done, and over the next week or so, […]

Monday Map Check: Leavin’ TN for Later…

The Ever-Changing Roadmap

The Ever-Changing Roadmap

Another Monday finds me shifting the Roadshow itinerary ever so slightly, since life on the road is all about flexibility.

I’m loading up the car today and headed from the beautiful mountains of Asheville back to sprawling Atlanta. The original plan (Maryville/Nashville/Atlanta) got tweaked a bit, but comfortably so. It’s been nearly 3 […]

Week’s End Update:: Headed West

A very confusing Carolina hot sauce at the Roast Grill, Raleigh

A very confusing Carolina hot sauce at the Roast Grill, Raleigh

It’s been a busy week in North Carolina — with plenty of cookin’ and visits with friends of MANY different eras. There’s been rhubarb Berliner Weisse beer, devilled eggs in LSU colors, and the scent of early summer gardenias wafting through the air. I’ve […]

Monday Map Check: No mo VA


The New Map: Headed due West now

So it looks like, in keeping with the show’s free-form nature, that the itinerary is going to change a bit. Buddy and former New Orleanian Chad Lavin, the reason for schlepping to fair Blacksburg VA, is being held hostage by contractors in Rochester NY and won’t be in […]

Welcome to the Road Show

If you’re showing up here today (Thursday, 6/11) , you got wind of the early launch via FaceBook or Twitter.

Annnnnnd velllkummmm to the show.

I’m a few parties in the hole (a perfect recovery day in Atlanta, Deutscheish goodbye in Charleston, a Tybee Island kick-turn), but there’s no time like the present for a launch. Look […]

Welcome to the Road Show (a brief intro)


The Red Beans Road Show is a moveable feast — an automotive culinary journey that should take up the better part of Summer 2009.

With a crate full of kitchen and a cooler packed with plenty of deep-smoked andouille, I’m currently steering my trusty Subaru wagon (the KITCHNCAR)  through the southeastern US, filling tables with family, […]