Welcome to Dr. Frederick Douglass Opie's personal website

AB, 101 Fast Food Head Shot.2jpg.jpg

New Orleans Through The Lens of Food

Key Lime Pie recipes below
Before traveling to New Orleans for the first time last April, I contacted my colleague Lolis Eric Elie, one of the writers for the  HBO series Treme and a fellow food writer, and New Orleans Native. I asked him for his take on the must see restaurants for a foodie like me near my Charles Street hotel. Lois emailed back a list of places including Willie Mae's, Dooky Chase, Loretta's, and Fay's Take-Out and Honey Whip which unlike the others, is across the Mississippi in Gretna, a suburb of New Orleans. Before I made it to any of his recommendations, on my first full day in New Orleans I did what I almost always do when traveling; I go jogging for the dual purpose of staying in shape and doing a culinary reconnaissance of the area where I am staying. Hobnobbers at 139 Carondelet Street was one of the first places I found just around the corner from my Charles Street Hotel. It was a hole in the wall restaurant tucked in an alley and attached to a sport bar. It was also like a lot of places I found in the center of New Orleans' downtown hotel tourist district--white owned and black worked especially the cooks and wait staff. The restaurants bargain prices keeps the place hopping during its hours of operation 7am to 2 pm. The place had particularly good key lime pie which I thoroughly enjoyed.

 Various Key Lime Pie Recipes: 




More New Orleans History with Related Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/search?q=New+Orleans

Louisiana History and Related Dessert Recipes: http://www.foodasalens.com/2012/02/black-history-month-through-lens-of.html

United Fruit and Wal-Mart in Latin America Part 1

A Foodies' Delusions of Graduate School Grandeur