14 episodes

Coming to you from the iconic Middendorf’s Restaurant in the middle of the Manchac, Louisiana swamp. Owner Horst Pfeifer will bring you behind the scenes and introduce you to the unique people from near and far that we get to know through the restaurant.

We like to say we’re in the middle of everywhere. We’re located on I-55 (Exit 15) which travels from LaPlace, LA to Chicago, IL. We’re also just off I-10, I-12 and a short ride from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Jackson, MS and the Gulf Coast. The City of New Orleans train even passes by every day.

Join us on this Feast of Fun!

Manchac Chit Chat Middendorf's Restaurant

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Coming to you from the iconic Middendorf’s Restaurant in the middle of the Manchac, Louisiana swamp. Owner Horst Pfeifer will bring you behind the scenes and introduce you to the unique people from near and far that we get to know through the restaurant.

We like to say we’re in the middle of everywhere. We’re located on I-55 (Exit 15) which travels from LaPlace, LA to Chicago, IL. We’re also just off I-10, I-12 and a short ride from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Jackson, MS and the Gulf Coast. The City of New Orleans train even passes by every day.

Join us on this Feast of Fun!

    Chef Chit Chat

    Chef Chit Chat

    Horst Pfeifer Chit Chats with fellow European Chefs Jean-Luc Albin and Willy Coln.  Learn about their journeys in the culinary industry that took them to some interesting places, and find out how they ultimately ended-up making their mark in New Orleans. 

    • 28 min
    Poppy Tooker Chit Chat

    Poppy Tooker Chit Chat

    Horst Pfeifer Chit Chats with Cultural Ambassador Poppy Tooker.  Poppy does it all.  She's a Television Host, Radio Host, Author, Speaker, Culinary Activist, Spokesperson and Cooking Instructor (whew!).  Learn about her love of food, New Orleans and her brand new book "Drag Queen Brunch."  

    Questions/Comments: Contact us at chitchat@middendorfsrestaurant.com.

    • 44 min
    Man of the Land Chit Chat

    Man of the Land Chit Chat

    Horst Pfeifer Chit Chats with Hayden Reno... our Manchac neighbor, friend and true "Man of the Land."   Learn all about hunting, fishing and trapping in the Manchac Swamp and discover what kinds of critters you can find out here.  Plus,  get the scoop on the biggest gator that Hayden ever caught and what animal his friend thought was a small boat.  Oh yeah, there's a lot in this episode... two buddies just sitting down and chatting about swamp living.  Good times.

    Questions/Comments: Contact us at chitchat@middendorfsrestaurant.com.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Making Movies Chit Chat

    Making Movies Chit Chat

    Horst Pfeifer Chit Chats with Mike Haro, a Location Manager for the television and movie industry. Go behind-the-scenes of this fascinating world.  Find out how Mike got started in the biz... what productions he’s worked on... which stars he’s worked with... and some of the production challenges he's faced.

    Questions/Comments: Contact us at chitchat@middendorfsrestaurant.com.

    • 30 min
    Let's Chill Chit Chat

    Let's Chill Chit Chat

    Horst Pfeifer Chit Chats with three young experts -- Harley, Amelya and McKenna -- about Middendorf's new "Let's Chill" Ice Cream menu which will be available in February 2019.  Learn what's on the menu.  Hear the girls' fun taste test reactions.  And, join in on the laughs!

    Questions/Comments:

    Contact us at chitchat@middendorfsrestaurant.com.

    • 14 min
    Manchac Wetlands Chit Chat

    Manchac Wetlands Chit Chat

    Horst Pfeifer Chit Chats with Dr. Robert Moreau, Manager of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station. Learn about the history of the Manchac Swamp and Wetlands. Get the scoop on the Cypress Tree Planting and Christmas Tree Recycling programs. Plus, find out how Nutria got here and why there was an effort to rename them.

    Questions/Comments: Contact us at chitchat@middendorfsrestaurant.com.

    • 42 min

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