It was a normal day here at the international headquarters of the Gas Station Gourmet. We’re kind of a think tank, test kitchen and food news team. Mike just reiterated that he would probably not eat beef tongue. It is a popular staple at wedding receptions and funerals here in Cajun country. Mike Falgout is from New Orleans. He’s not Cajun. He is however a talented shooter and editor, but very finicky about what he eats. Just as I was about to explain ponce to him, the phone rang.
Reporter Mike Rosenwald of the Washington Post needed some information about gas station food. I was very excited to know that the premier newspaper in St. Landry Parish was interested in my thoughts. I love the big flea market there. I’ve dined at the Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant. It was great. You should try it.
He was not in St. Landry Parish, but at the other Washington, the D.C. That is way north of Washington, Louisiana. The two cities can easily be confused. They are spelled exactly the same.
After searching the nation he found that I was America’s expert on gas station food. Seriously? Does America need such an expert? Apparently, the answer is “yes.”