During the 35 years that Lawrence Pierre owned Pierre's Supper Club, a venue at 2157 Downing Street, it was one of the town's most venerated watering holes -- both for hooking some fried catfish and for hooking up with some nightlife action. But after he sold the place in 2003 -- so he could concentrate on his hot sauce business -- the club went downhill fast, and closed its doors not long after.
Fortunately, you could still get a taste of Pierre's downhome cooking at Pierre's on Madison, the storefront restaurant his son ran at 3445 East 28th Avenue. But that recently closed, too.
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Still, Pierre's rolls on in the form of Pierre's Mobile Food, a catering truck that was serving up downhome fare long before the gourmet truck trend hit town. The menu is almost as extensive as it was when Pierre's kitchen didn't move: a catfish dinner (with two sides) for $11.99, hot links, porkchop sandwiches. And always, that incredible hot sauce.
"I'll come to wherever you're at," promises Val Pierre, Lawrence's son.
Reach him at 303-861-8236 or at www.pierresmobile.com.