Sadly to say, we will not be attending the Jazz Festival in New Orleans this year. We have gone every year for the past 5 years and this year was not in the cards.
I will miss the music, I will miss the heat, I will miss the clubs at night, I will miss the food at the festival but most of all I will miss Uglesich’s.
Our tradition was to get off the plane, drop our bags at the hotel and continue onto Uglesich’s. We would stand in line and drink their heavenly bloody marys until we came to the counter where Anthony would take our order (cash only).
Then we would find a table and wait until the food started coming out. Uggi Shrimp, Voodoo Shrimp, Fried Oysters with blue cheese, Raw oysters with sauce, fried soft shell Crabs and of course the barbecued Oysters. Heavenly.
My husband wrote about it today. There is an article in the Dining section of the Times that he linked to today about Uglesich’s closing. They have had enough. He had been talking about it for years. His kids don’t want to take it over. So sad.
I will be sorry to see Uglesich’s go. One of the most memorable meals ever, 5 years in a row.
I’m with you, GG. I’m going to miss Uglesich’s as well: http://brouhaha.blogs.com/brouhaha/2005/04/say_it_aint_so_.html
The only place in New York that has lines like that is Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn. But with all due respect, it ain’t the same thing.
I guess next time in Nawlins I’ll have to make due with Acme Oyster House and whatever they’re serving where Kermit Ruffins is playing.