Piecing It Back Together: Rebuilding Hubig’s Pies

Tray of Hubig's Pies
Hubig’s Pies

Piecing It Back Together: Drew and Kathleen Ramsey’s Unwavering Dedication to Rebuilding Hubig’s Pies

Discover the incredible story of Drew and Kathleen Ramsey as they face unimaginable challenges in their mission to revive Hubig’s Pies. From surviving Hurricane Katrina to rebuilding after a devastating fire, their determination and resilience will inspire you. But will they be able to overcome their latest obstacle and bring back the iconic dessert? Find out in this gripping podcast episode.

“We didn’t know what we didn’t know. It was a complete loss, but we salvaged what we could and rebuilt from scratch. We put in the time and effort because we wanted to preserve the legacy of our pies and the relationships we’ve built with our community, suppliers, and customers”. – Kathleen Ramsey

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Experience the raw, real journey of reconstruction following a devastating disaster.
  • Delve into the hidden adversities of weathering Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing recovery.
  • Investigate the ripple effect ignited by one event – a fire – on an entire community, mirrored by the story Hubig’s Pies.
  • Observe the determination and commitment demonstrated by the Ramsey’s story to restore a nostalgic treat.


The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. 

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space. ~hnoc.org/firstdraft~

Through November 5, 2023, check out  their exhibit about women’s right to vote. Titled, “Yet She Is Advancing”: New Orleans Women and the Right to Vote, 1878–1970 

The 19th amendment granted American women the right to vote, in 1920,  but Louisiana laws effectively disenfranchised Black women. 

As many white women began going to the polls and increasing their political participation in segregation-era New Orleans, African American women continued to fight for access to the ballot.

This exhibit tells a decades-long story through objects, images, documents, and interactive displays—and through the words of the New Orleans women who for nearly 100 years persisted in their struggle to obtain the vote.

And until October 8, 2023 you can check out the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibit American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith.

As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.

Go to HNOC.org/Visit to plan your trip.

Two Chicks Walking Tours

Long time listeners are familiar with Two Chicks Walking Tours and their small group approach to public walks through the Garden District and the French Quarter.

For those new to the topic they limit group size to half the number of guests of other companies. Frequent tour takers know that size matters.

They’re also experts at curating private tours including a variety of themes such as literature tours through the French Quarter and a Marigny highlights tour option. The team has also traversed the CBD and warehouse with groups in tow discussing the city’s unique development and characteristics. Summer specials on private tours are currently available. THey’ve organized private tours for as little as a single guest to over 200. Please check them out.

Find out more at Two Chicks Walking Tours.com. Use code Beyond and get 15% off. We’ll also put a link in the show notes.

Accidental Cajun Photography

If you own a copy of the Beyond Bourbon St travel guide, you’ve seen the work of James Cullen of Accidental Cajun Photography.

Whether it’s portraits, events, weddings or lifestyle or photojournalism, Accidental Cajun Photography provides quality and value.

James also offers photography instruction and sells his fine art prints at TheAccidentalCajun.com. For inquiries email at accidentalcajun@gmail.com.

All the Bitter

Our newest sponsor, All the Bitter, make 100% alcohol free bitters using organic ingredients. Winners of 20 awards from major spirit competitions, they can be used in both alcohol-based and alcohol free concoctions. I’ve tried them in multiple drinks, and on vanilla ice cream.

They have four main bitters now, with several experimental varieties on the way. The ones I have are the New Orleans, inspired by Peychaud’s, as well as Orange, Lavender, and Aromatic which is inspired by Angostura. Place your order at allthebitter.com and use code BBS15 to get 15% off your order or shop locally in New Orleans at Dream House Lounge.

Thank You

Thanks to Frew and Kathleen Ramsey for joining me today! Thanks also to our podcast editor Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcast Services. 

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