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Poor Boy Lloyd's Seafood Restaurant | Baton Rouge

As soon as I drop off my things at the hotel, I always ask the hotel staff where the locals eat. As I approached Poor Boy Lloyd’s, it looked old, and it has been my experience that that is a good sign. As I entered, the decor reminded me of a dining room that had seen many family dinners over the course of several decades; meaning, cozy, haphazard, and charming. The ladies that greeted me were warm and seeing that I was new, walked me through the menu, specials, and the ordering process. I chose the Shrimp Po Boy and went to find a seat. As I searched, I noticed an old man sitting in front of a large front window in an area that can only be described as a miniature convenience store. A rack next to him had candy galore, and a register, which told me he only takes cash. If there is a Lloyd, I have a feeling this is him.

As for the food; I don’t know what the standard is for Po Boy’s, but this was a good sandwich, though I found the bread to be too firm and crispy, but I’ve always been partial to soft bread. But, the breaded and fried shrimp were falling out of the sandwich there were so many, and the cajun style fries were the perfect accompaniment.

After I ate, I was given a ticket and told to pay up front. Of course! ‘Lloyd!’ I was so pleased with my meal that even with FOX News blaring I maintained my happy mood. I paid in cash, ‘Lloyd’ gave me a mint, and wished me well.

Hubert Neal Jr

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Poor Boy Lloyd’s Seafood Restaurant
201 Florida Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
poorboylloyds.com

 

an artist and his travels | Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

an artist and his travels | Brightwater Salon 02

The leadership of Brightwater: A center for the study of food and I came up with this concept of merging Food and Art, which turned into Brightwater Salon. At the first one last June, I was the first Artist paired with a Chef for a unique and lively evening of creation. Brightwater Salon is now an annual event and I was happy to be in attendance for Brightwater Salon 02 (the second edition). Here are some candids from the event.

Hubert Neal Jr

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an artist and his travels | MELD

MELD

I love food. I call it edible Art. And I love finding new restaurants, cafe's, and bars. A new addition to Bentonville, Arkansas, and just steps away from the Walmart Home Office is Meld. For the 9 - 5iver and business traveler, it is an ideal place to grab lunch, as the service is quick, and Julie, the manager is attentive to your needs.

Meld offers fresh made salads, pizzas, tacos, burgers, and along with grab and go items. They also feature local roasted coffee. 

So far, my favorite is 'The Catch'; a lightly blackened fish, provolone, lettuce, tomato folded sandwich. But I can also brag about the chicken and fish tacos, brocolli/cheddar soup, and their lovely cole slaw. 

Give MELD a visit
1120 S. Walton Blvd
Suite #152
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712

 

Hubert Neal Jr | an artist and his travels

 

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an artist and his travels | the visual poets society

the visual poets society

by Hubert Neal Jr

Photographer: Jenn Terrell

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an artist and his travels | Bentonville Living Magazine

Thank you to Bentonville Living magazine and Jenn Terrell Photography for the feature!

Hubert Neal Jr

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