Yet Another Vermonter

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While wondering through the French Quarter, and trying to survive the bkistering heat (when your belt is damp that’s normally a bad sign) I stepped into La Mina Sterling at 840 Royal.  After chatting with the owner, Pancho, I was amazed to discover that he’s a native Vermonter, and grew up in Barre, where we lived when we first moved up from Atlanta.  While we agreed on the pathetic nature of Yankee cooking and our mystification at the house prices in Chittenden County, he also proposed that VT and NOLA actually have a lot in common: desire to left alone that is also tied to an acceptance of whatever anybody else wants to do, and a general quirkiness.

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