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.
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.