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Gas industry brings new flavors to plates in region

April 25, 2013

PENNSDALE (AP) — The land of scrapple and chipped ham is starting to get a taste for jambalaya and boudin....

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Tedeaux

Apr-25-13 4:19 AM

Its a sort of tradition in the oilfield that when a salesman comes calling on a rig site that they bring some sort of treat for the company reps on site as an ice breaker. With potentionally millions of dollars of the business being transacted on each wellsite, its easy to understand that a hundred pound of frozen food Fedexed in from back home can open a lot of doors for you. Getting it fresh and hot, locally can make a local sausage maker filthy rich. And don't be scared to put the pepper to it! Now that I know there is a place in Pennsdale that sells boudin, I'll be there on Friday picking up 30 or 40 pounds just to try it out. We gonna need some Steen's Pure Cane syrup and five loaves of fresh Evangeline Maid bread, five pounds of cracklin and a triple by-pass when I'm done!

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biobabycj

Apr-25-13 4:54 AM

yes i got the point of this article. the new flavors part. i have a sour taste though reading the words,, influx of southerners filling jobs in PA. WHY IS IT that unemployed PA people couldnt have filled some of those jobs instead of bringing people in from another state. jobs created in PA should be offered up to PA residents, training included. yes, im sure some southerners were needed who know how to do this kind of work, to train new hires. but the point remains,, great new flavors,,, serving up people who took jobs from PA residents. sour taste, just my opinion

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Tedeaux

Apr-25-13 5:21 AM

Getting a job working 24 hour call after working an 8 to 5 union job for years and then sitting at your house drawing $574 a week unemployment for years after the plant closed and moved overseas, is definately a buzz kill!

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MrShaman

Apr-25-13 5:56 AM

"...and a triple by-pass when I'm done!" - Tedeaux

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I'd spent a year-and-a-half, in Austin, and always thought...I'd like to come-back (in a "second-Life"), as a cardiac-surgeon, in Texas!!! As-long-as we can (still) get bakery-goods, around here, WITHOUT a thick, sugary-glaze on everything (like at HEB), I can EASILY live with the rest o' new cuisine that's being imported! We could STILL use a "Chili's", though!!!!

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MrShaman

Apr-25-13 6:09 AM

"i have a sour taste though reading the words,, influx of southerners filling jobs in PA. WHY IS IT that unemployed PA people couldnt have filled some of those jobs instead of bringing people in from another state." - biobabycj

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I've been wondering how many of those "southerners" are (actually) some o' the PENNSYLVANIANS (and, there are a LOT O' THEM), who'd relocated to Texas from the Pittsburgh-area?? I almost felt like I'd met MOST of them at Showplace Lanes (THE place to watch Steelers' games, along I-35...and, we Steelers-fans OWNED the place, on Sundays), in Austin. I was even able to buy Tastykakes, at a Philly-cheese-steak place, in North Austin...something I was NEVER able to get, during my 21 years in Colorado!!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-25-13 6:11 AM

"Getting a job working 24 hour call after working an 8 to 5 union job for years"

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Nailed it.

The drilling rig runs 24/7/365. Construction crews can work 10 hr+ days and on weekends. If you want a job, you need to be able to support it.

Has anyone found a good, I mean good Mexican food restaurant when I come back and visit in a couple of months?

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nosferatu

Apr-25-13 7:24 AM

Oh, boy, new flavors! In that case, let them pollute to their hearts' content.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-25-13 7:26 AM

biobabycj:

Local workers with skills are in demand and get jobs easily.

If you have rudimentary skills, many of the companies have job-training programs for new hires.

If you don't have any of the required skills, we spend billions of taxpayer dollars on worker re-training programs via multiple, overlapping agencies.

If you don't qualify due to higher income, you can always go to Penn Tech, part-time, to learn one of the desired skills.

The key here is the worker must WANT to get a job.

That is the primary complaint of company executives....Pennsylvania has an available workforce....they just don't want to work.

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jeff33

Apr-25-13 7:56 AM

When the Land men came into this area first to get the landowners to lease a guy from New Orleans was renting apartment below me he was a retired Judge from down there and now was working as a landman you know a good ********er (lawyer)his wife would fly up every so often and she would manke gumbo boy that was good!He told me a story about putting Keith Richards in jail for the night for drugs back in the 70s when they were on tour.

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rick424

Apr-25-13 8:51 AM

"Has anyone found a good, I mean good Mexican food restaurant" There is Ozzie & Mae's Hacienda in downtown Williamspot, there is also Reba and Panchos in Lewisburg. Truthfully nothing like the ones we ate in New Mexico (Duran Central Pharmacy in Albuquerque)and southern California (Domingo's Mexican & Seafood Restaurant in Boron comes to mind). However, I dislike sweet tea.

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rsrobbins

Apr-25-13 9:02 AM

If you want to try alligator meat go to New York City. The Bourbon Street Bar & Grille restaurant sells Alligator In A Blanket.

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pinecr

Apr-25-13 9:07 AM

Hey, wait a minute...I thought jobs were being filled by locals...isn't that what the gas industry keeps telling us....more propaganda at its best.

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pinecr

Apr-25-13 9:08 AM

hey we hear from the gas indsutry cheerleader, erk....once again. YIPPEE

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megsiup

Apr-25-13 9:18 AM

ToTEXASfromPA, you need to try Abrana Marie's Norte in Williamsport. It's a small place and they do virtually no advertising. Get a reservation. It's not widely known but most who've been there think it's the best in town. We're actually going tonight. Tell them you're new to the place and you'll get a free sauce sampler to try all the homemade sauces before you choose one for your entree. And it's BYOB!

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stevenc

Apr-25-13 10:02 AM

Getting a job working 24 hour call after working an 8 to 5 union job for years and then sitting at your house drawing $574 a week unemployment for years after the plant closed and moved overseas, is definately a buzz kill!

Hit the nail on the head here. I'm a native of lycoming county that has been making a good living in the industry for just over 2 years, and Ive found that is THE key complaint from all of the out of towner's. Pepole around here don't want to work! The fat paycheck does not come with 8 hr days and winters off, but it's there for just about any skill level if you want to work for it. I love hearing how there are no jobs here, make me giggle every time. The only folks there are no jobs for are the lazy.

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billtownbabe

Apr-25-13 10:32 AM

I can empathize with the southern workers wanting a taste of home. I live in Austin now and can finally buy Tastykakes in the HEB stores, Walmarts, etc. I can even get sweet Lebanon bologna here at Central Market. Now if I could get the Lyco Bakery Italian bread here...

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jeff33

Apr-25-13 7:58 PM

I just got back walking my dog down below Floridan somewhat near the inlet, I like to say my secret place and stop in the town market and Tobey Keith was in there,and he said I wish there was a good place to get a real sub. I told him Williamsport, Pa. the sub capital of the world! (NEWBERRY!)

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jeff33

Apr-25-13 8:00 PM

*Floridana*In line at the subway in the townmarket on A1A baby

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ToTEXASfromPA

Apr-25-13 8:07 PM

megsiup and rick424,

Thanks for the leads. I'll take my mom if she is up for it.

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