Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Katrina Survivors


Connie Crapeau, 41, owner of Pearlington's only restaurant/bar/marina, Turtle Landing. She's a smart-ass and a firecracker, and she takes shit from no one. She vowed to rebuild so my mom could again have a proper po-boy, and she extolled the virtues of being with younger men (her husband is 29, and she joked about having an 18 year-old on the side, for "backup")

We love Connie.

5 comments:

CALLIE said...

Okay, I'm from Canada so I think I am going to need an explaination as to what a Po-Boy is.
I hope she does rebuild. I would love to eat at her place.(steak & seafood are the best).

clayton cubitt said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Po-boy

Yum.

Steve said...

Callie,
Food in the gulf region is one of those things that keeps you squarely anchored in your past, no matter where you go, especially when its a good Po-Boy or bowl of homemade seafood gumbo. Go to Chuck Taggarts site, the Gumbo Pages http://www.gumbopages.com/
he has a firm hold on what I'm talking about.

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Cassandra Lewis said...

I have eaten many delicious meals at the "Turtle"! Just because they are one of the only restaurants in Pearlington doesn't mean they don't put their all into every meal. They also had an awesome dock on the back with a view of the bayou (and alligators) and some great parties and kareoke. I'm looking forward to eating there again when they get it open. I'm in Dallas, TX now, but I'll be back. I really enjoyed the authentic portraits of the people in the area.