Popular Louisiana Influencer Gives Us the Tour of Piccadilly We Didn’t Know We Needed
Known for his legendary RB&R Day (Red Beans & Rice Day) segments, Louisiana influencer Devin Snow decided to bless a local Piccadilly with a visit that none of us knew we needed, but all of us now cherish for its perfect blend of nostalgia and hilarity.
If you’re from Louisiana, there’s a good chance that the name 'Piccadilly' whisks you back to your childhood. Those sweet Sunday lunches with grandparents or the taste of comfort on a cold winter day. It's more than just a restaurant; it's more an archive of memories for many of us.
Not so long ago, a Piccadilly, that had stood tall for 50 years, closed its doors in central Louisiana. The news kicked up the dust on our timelines as many of my followers weren't even aware that the Lafayette Piccadilly location on Johnston Street was still open.
I actually had my first Piccadilly experience in years not long ago when I found out on a rare holiday, when the city's eateries had their shutters down, Piccadilly in Lafayette was alive and kicking, still exuding those familiar nostalgic vibes.
Everything from the food to the smells and the decor were exactly how I remembered it.
Enter Devin Snow. On his weekly red beans mission, he turned the visit into a riot of an experience. Instead of a simple food review, viewers were treated to an all-access, slightly NSFW, tour of the restaurant. The journey began at the cafeteria line, where a plate of Jello beckoned, and continued through the restaurant, accompanied by the familiar sound of forks clinking against plates.
While the red beans remained the star of the show, Snow couldn't resist the lure of a classic fried chicken from Piccadilly's menu. And as he wandered, a stray microwave made an appearance, mysteriously placed in the dining area. A relic for employees or a savior for cooling meals? That remains Piccadilly’s little secret.
But Snow wasn’t done yet. His whirlwind tour even found its way into the Piccadilly bathroom, where he humorously noted the stocked supplies, musing that one could practically "take a bath."
His final analysis? Piccadilly is a haven for all. Its expansive booths welcome groups of all sizes, and to be a part of the Piccadilly family, all you need is a heart as warm as the lighting that comfortably illuminates its dining area.
But, alas, even the best tours have their sour notes. Snow lamented the absence of the once-beloved mints and toothpicks, casualties of the Covid era.
For those who’ve followed Snow since his early days in 2020, when he shone a spotlight on local eateries serving red beans and rice, this was yet another feather in his cap. His mission has always been clear – to celebrate the underdogs, the local hubs that don’t make the 'Top 10' lists but serve plates full of soul.
With phrases like "platality" and "Respect Ya Body," Snow is more than just an influencer; he's a beacon for small businesses. His Piccadilly adventure wasn’t just a fun romp; it was an homage to a classic.
So, the next time you find yourself near a Piccadilly, step in. Maybe you’ll find that slice of nostalgia. Or better yet, maybe you’ll find Devin Snow, taking another zany tour (or taking a bath), reminding us all to cherish the classics.