Pancho’s Threatens to Reopen in Ho-Hos Thursday, Jan 29 2009 


Our worst fears have been confirmed. According to a post on the Facebook group “R.I.P. Pancho’s on Veterans,” a misguided group that places their gluttonous desire for flag-raising-on demand sopapillas over any disdain for the Texas company that abandoned the city after Katrina, Panchito Metairie writes that Pancho’s is in fact opening in the old Ho Ho Super Buffet location as early as March 2009.

The best thing to come out of Hurricane Katrina next to a single assessor . . . is no more.

Panchito Metairie wrote
at 12:37pm
Yes, it’s true! We are opening in the old Ho Ho Super Buffet location, and are shooting for sometime in March. We don’t want to give a firm date yet, because we don’t want to disappoint anyone if we run into delays. We will keep you updated.

In the meantime, be thinking of what you want to wear for the Grand Opening Photos. We want to take lots of them so we can create a “Wall of Fame” to honor our fans who did not give up!

We are thinking of displaying some pictures of the old location as well, so if you have some you would like to share, let us know.


Demolishing the Old Exxon Thursday, Jan 29 2009 


The corner of St. Charles Avenue and Louisiana is coming to life with the recent opening of the Borders bookstore in the once creepy old funeral home and today, the demolition of the lousy boarded-up Exxon gas station.

The wannabe sandwich shoppe with its ridiculous processed cheese has been leveled on one corner and the Rite Aid, which took its sweet time reopening after Katrina, appears to be running full speed.

As for the old Exxon locale, must we settle for another boring bank branch? Unite people, is it too much to hope for a drive-through daiquiri shop? Don’t even get us started on the wild Pancho’s rumors.