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My mother was a great cook. My father loved to eat.
I am the Man from Pawtucket and this is my story. Here you will find a collection of observations, from Central Falls to Central Park, from Pawtucket to Paris, about Eating Well. Bon Appetit.

Friday, January 23, 2009


January 19, 2009

I was in Washington, DC for the inauguration of Barack Obama and managed to have only one great meal. My brother snagged a lunchtime reservation at Acadiana. We started off with a few warm, freshly baked biscuits served with red pepper jelly and Creole cream cheese. For appetizers, we had ‘charbroiled oysters’ with garlic butter, parmesan romano cheese, warm French bread and ‘fried green tomatoes’ with zatarain’s spice boiled gulf shrimp rémoulade. For the entrée, I had ‘Louisiana crawfish étouffée’with mahatma long grain rice (perfect for a bitter cold day)and my brother ordered the "Peacemaker" fried oyster po-boy’. His sandwich came with a bag of Zapp's potato chips from Louisiana. We washed this down with a few Arnold Palmers. The food was excellent as well as the service. I would definitely go back again and would love to try their ‘Big Easy Happy Hour’.

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