Summer is full of new menus, and The Royal Scam is in on the fun. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak last week, and I’m telling you it is something for which you should be excited. This isn’t the sort of thing they take lightly, and owner David Rasp is letting Executive Chef Jeremy Penton take us on a delicious tour.
The boudin balls were not the trashy novelties you might find near the beach. These upscale versions were good enough for Mr. Eli Gold, pre-Nappie Awards. I was partial to the tuna tacos (think their tuna martini in taco’s clothing), which was gloriously fresh and raw.
Lamb chops are always a favorite, and these approach the top of the list. Seared scallops may have been even better, but at this level it is tough to argue. When red meat and seafood melt in your mouth, you’ll do well ordering either or both. Speaking of melting in your mouth, The Royal Scam has always done an excellent job with beef. Treat it with a demi-glace that takes a better part of daylight hours to prepare and you can see why. Ever finished your meal with a chocolate crème brûlée? You should.
They don’t change a lot of things over there very often. Take that to mean there are some serious items you should seek.
Hubig Pies expected to resume production in 2020
It’s been seven years and one month since fire swept through the old-school factory of New Orleans’ Hubig’s Pies. The sweets-filled, fried hand pies have been painfully absent from my local vendor’s shelf ever since, but we are now catching glimpses of hope that the pies will be returning within the next year or so.
Several steps must be taken before production begins again, but the office of Governor John Bel Edwards has stated Hubig’s has been approved by the state for a small business loan guarantee program. The outlined plan has the company resuming production sometime in 2020 with a location to be determined somewhere in Jefferson Parish.
Up until the fire, I’d grab the occasional Hubig from the gas station next to Picker’s Paradise, so don’t get the idea the effects of this news isn’t far reaching. For seven years I have yet to find a substitute. Alert me the second you find a Hubig locally.
Tickets on sale for Dauphin Street Beer Festival
Get ready for the 22nd annual Dauphin Street Beer Festival coming to downtown Saturday, August 24. Over 25 bars and restaurants welcome participants to sample more than 80 different craft brews and imports from all over the world. Tickets are $30 per person. Visit beerfestmobile.com for a complete list of venues. Once purchased, the ticket must be registered online. I’d also update my Uber app if I were you.
Tune in next week for more menu changes, and a look at into the new venues for Mobile Tiki Week, August 12 through 17, and much more.
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