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The Food Show – October 23, 2023

Written by on October 23, 2023

Today Mary-Ann talks about: The October Fest at the Deutsches Haus on Bayou Saint John in New Orleans.

She discusses the traffic, the lines, the food, the beverages ,the beer, the costumes, and the

overall atmosphere.

She also talks about the wedding they attended at  Whiteoak Estates in Baton Rouge, owned by John

Folse, which has it’s own distillery.

They had supper at Katy’s.

She speaks of Pasta millanese from the Saint Joseph Altars ( sawdust from the floor of Saint Joseph’s

carpentry shop), which is actually baked breadcrumbs, since milk and beef are forbidden on

Saint Joseph’s Day…


Mary-Ann interviews her guests: Jerry Greenbaum of the Choup House New Orleans, the Bon Ton

as well as several other restaurants in their restaurant groups based in Atlanta…

The corporation that Gerry owns is called CentraArchy containing 14 various restaurants

throughout the South.

They talk about the Choup House of New Orleans and the Bon Ton, also located in New Orleans.

They also discuss the fact that the Bon Ton had caught fire and everything they have to do in order

to rebuild and bring it back.

Then they talk of the Tchoup House of New Orleans and his quest for a good location.

Mary-Ann luvs the potatoes the Choup House serves with their steak; however, takes issue

with Jerry over their imported shrimp… ( she also luvs the way the restaurant smells…).