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Yee Haw Industries

Posted in Ephemera, Words with tags , , , on 16 December, 2009 by la fille

Back before I dropped anchor here in New Orleans, I resided in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Having grown up in Appalachia, I reserve a special place in my heart for whiskey, banjos, and the kind of comfort food that warms your soul and clogs your arteries.

Sometimes I get nostalgic, and although I wouldn’t trade living in New Orleans for anything, my friends at Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress in Knoxville always remind me why part of my heart will always be in East Tennessee. Their work captures many of the things I love about the place, including– and relevant to this blog– the importance of food in the lives of Southerners.

And it had better be cast-iron.

Sausage is a vital ingredient in…

I have several friends who could say this to a woman and she’d be putty in their hands. It’s all in the accent, I think.

See above.

Prints used in advertising theĀ  local farmers’ market, but suitable as wall art.

I believe I have had this line used on me before. For real.

Part of their Jack Daniels series from last year. I might post more of these at a later date.

And, to bring everything back around to New Orleans…

Visit Yee Haw Industries and their online store to see other great art that’s not necessarily food-related.

Cocktail Ephemera

Posted in Cocktails, Ephemera, Imbibe with tags on 8 April, 2009 by la fille

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Caption: THE FAMOUS “H.C. RAMOS*GIN FIZZ SALOON”–NEW ORLEANS

From an article about the history of the gin fizz at the Chanticleer Society’s website.