01 September 2009

Yat Nirvana.

I had a meeting today in New Orleans and found out that, yes, there is a place making McKenzie's turtles and buttermilk drops again. The turtles are not quite the same (the chocolate is not as fudgy), but the buttermilk drops are (according to my wife, the buttermilk drop expert) just like the McKenzie's of old. They also make McKenzie;s cinnamon rolls and - if you ask in advance - will make McKenzie's king cakes during Mardi Gras.

Brought home turtles and buttermilk drops, along with Bud's Broiler for dinner. And there was happiness in Villa RSR.

Now, if someone would bring back Mr. Frank's Snoballs....

3 comments:

The Underground Pewster said...

I always favored Plum St. Sno-Balls myself.

.....CLIFFORD said...

Not a bad choice, Pewster. I guess those things depend on the neighborhood where you grew up.

Here's another I miss: Manuel's Hot Tamales on N. Carrolton. They used to sell them out of a van at the corner of Canal Blvd. and Robert E. Lee. A real treat, especially when going fishing at the seawall or off The Point.

The Underground Pewster said...

I just had a mental image of a Manuel's Hot Tamale stand floating past Angelo Brocata's on a hot September day.