@Fallon and @MardiGrasMan: I left Baker when I went off to college in 1973. It wasn't bad back then. We lived outside of town in a rural area. My dad and sister still live in Baker, so I go to visit them every few months. I used to like to drive around and relive old memories. Now, I go straight to my father's house.
Baker really changed after Katrina. FEMA put up a huge trailer park just west of town and a lot of undesirable people from New Orleans moved there. Since then, Baker has taken a nose-dive.
@Heathur, we watched that too last night. lmao, it was hilarious.
@WJO, no way on this earth can KY have food any better than LA. Just isn't possible. France and Italy have better food than LA, but that is it. And the bakeries in LA are insane. The Italian bakeries and the French bakeries. There was always a bakery you would go to for birthday cakes, then the ones you went to for King Cakes, then one for croissants, and the one for bread. Just can't beat the variety, even in a small town. And everything they had was fresh made every day. That is one thing I miss the most. And the mom and pop places to eat that just had amazing food. Not canned junk, fresh made. Ahh.....
@Fallon....if you have never been to Kentucky or Ohio then you can not relate to how good the food & sweets are. Ohio & Kentucky are separated by the Ohio River, the 2 states are well known for being a "melting pot" for different nationalities . German , Itailian , Polish , soul , etc. different areas are best known for cetain types of food . You just need to Pick up the "Cincinnati Magazine" & go to "Best Foods" section & follow up on the restaurants, bakeries , bars , etc . that are noted in the magazine . You will find the food, service & quality beyond your expectiations .....
Been to both, and just saying, there do have some really good places, actually some of the best German food I have ever had, I had in Ohio. But unless you have been to LA, and not NO but the cajun places, Lafayette, and the smaller towns around then you haven't eaten good food. That is just what it is. You can't go to France and say, oh the food just wasn't good. Same with Italy. It just isn't possible. Same goes with LA. I don't like creole like I like Cajun, but dear goodness the food is some of the best in the US. There were 3 places in Baton Rouge, that would beat most anything in any country. Mansuer's, Jubeins, and Da'Jonell's. And that was just in ol Baton Rouge.
We need just one place like that around here.
I am from NC originally, and I love that state. They have some great places to go eat. But they can't touch LA. Same when I lived in TN, CA, HI, AR, VA, SC, GA, OK, and now Texas.