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View From Your Table

St. Francisville, Louisiana

It was a busy VFYT day. Started this morning having breakfast with my mom at the Bird Man Cafe in St. Francisville. If you’re coming to town for Walker Percy Weekend this weekend, you will be thrilled to learn that Lynn Wood is now cooking sourdough biscuits!

Later in the day, I went to New Orleans with my son Matt. We met my friend Dorian Greene at Bar Marilou, where friend and I had cocktails. It’s a picturesque bar, and here’s a good VFYT, except for the fact that I bumped the table moving into position to take it, and spilled my drink (the one on the left, which involved gin, amaro, and habanero bitters):

New Orleans, Louisiana

I’m not much of a cocktail aficionado, because almost all of them are too sweet for me, but there was a lot going on in that glass.

And then Matt and I met my pal Andrew T. Walker for dinner at Herbsaint. Andrew is in town this week to teach at the New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and said he wanted to try gumbo for the first time. Well, the best place to get it is Herbsaint. Andrew said it did not disappoint. I changed the original photo here to put one of Andrew facing his first-ever bowl of gumbo. This was a Moment:

New Orleans, Louisiana

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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