A local company that is expanding in the restaurant business now has two projects underway for properties with long histories in New Orleans dining.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Monday, January 16, 2017
At the corner of Tulane and Broad, you can get a box of chicken wings and a bottle of pills with one stop at Best Life, a pharmacy that doubles as a take-out eatery. Two blocks away, you can find boudin balls and a Chicago beef sandwich at a joint…
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Sisters Mariah Harmony and Tania Torres say no matter what they do — no matter the conversation topic, the side project or the family gathering — somehow dogs always return to the center of attention.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
On the day after New Year's Day, with recuperation still on our minds, dinner at a wine bar might not have sounded like the natural call. Our destination, however, was Bar Frances, and we were after something different than elevated pub grub.
Friday, January 06, 2017
A new multi-faceted eatery is bringing a little more buzz to one corner of the CBD to the tune of oysters and beer, beignets and coffee.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
Each year, the king cake faithful count the days to Jan. 6. It’s the Epiphany, the official start of Carnival season and the date that gives a king cake its power and meaning, raising it from a mere sugary treat to a New Orleans tradition.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
The ranks of French restaurants around New Orleans have taken another hit, with the bistro Château du Lac closing its doors in Old Metairie (2037 Metairie Rd.).
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The butcher’s craft entails breaking things down. The blueprint behind a new butcher shop now taking shape in Mid-City, however, is about combining different parts to create something bigger.
Monday, January 02, 2017
When chefs throw a party, food naturally gets the spotlight, and Bal Masqué, the gala that Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski host this week, should have plenty.
Friday, December 30, 2016
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Monday, December 26, 2016
Want to know what makes New Orleans such a great food town? Look down at your plate, then look in the mirror.
Friday, December 23, 2016
On busy afternoons this fall, Michael Gulotta and his chefs turned a circuit of Mid-City restaurant kitchens into something like an international food bazaar crossed with an R&D lab.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Great barbecue takes smoke, patience and intuition, and Rob Bechtold could draw on little else when he decided to pursue it for a living.
Monday, December 19, 2016
Some meals stay with you, and I don’t just mean around the waistline. They might be planned feasts or unexpectedly delicious dinners you found along the way, and you can't get them off your mind.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Parsing the difference between Creole and Cajun cuisine can entail a journey across Louisiana. For chef Ricky Cheramie, however, these days all it takes is a few footsteps down one block in the Warehouse District.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
The Sazerac cocktail has an honored place in New Orleans drinking culture. Soon it will have its own museum and visitor attraction in the Central Business District.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Joe and Heather Riccobono weren't just born into the restaurant business. They were born into a family restaurant tradition, one that goes back for generations. Now the two siblings have a new place, and this time it’s pitched to their own generation.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Dinner at Tony Angello’s Ristorante can seem endless as one dish after another arrives for the signature “feed me Mr. Tony” experience. Now though, the end is in sight for the beloved Lakeview restaurant itself.
Whenever the holidays draw us out or bring us home, people just start gobbling cheese. It’s the first thing set out when company comes calling, it’s part of the dessert spread and it awaits in endless cubes on catering trays for office parties eve…
Monday, December 12, 2016
Long before he got New Orleans talking about modern Israeli cuisine at his restaurant Shaya, chef Alon Shaya tapped flavors from his Jewish heritage to build an annual restaurant tradition.
Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Christmas season is a busy time for the grand Creole restaurants of the French Quarter, where families and groups of friends traditionally flock for festive lunches or Reveillon dinners.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Fried catfish cut as thin as a dime, a view of the water that ends with the sky and a regular crowd coming from the North Shore and the South Shore to meet in the middle — these are hallmarks of a trip to Middendorf's, the vintage Louisiana seafoo…
Monday, December 05, 2016
The local brunch spot the Ruby Slipper is expanding again, this time Uptown where it will take over the address recently occupied by Brick & Spoon, a competing regional breakfast concept.
I know New Orleans people who wait all year for eggnog flavor to return to rotation at their local daiquiri shop. I’ve watched others happily light the kettle for a hot toddy the moment the thermometer dips below 60 degrees. They are devoted to t…
Sometimes it can take a force of imagination to connect with the storybook images of Christmas here in New Orleans, where we’re far more likely to get a sheen of sweat than a dusting of flurries. But then, sometimes all it takes to transport us is…
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
At Legacy Kitchen’s Steak + Chop (91 Westbank Expy., 504-513-2606), the center of attention at any table will likely be the steaks, aromatic with a dapple of parsley and green onion and butter.
Before the first tables are seated for a Friday lunch at Galatoire’s, before the Sazeracs materialize, the hot French bread is cracked open or the oysters en brochette appear, gambits to get those tables have been in play for some time.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Two homegrown food concepts with different ideas for New Orleans flavor have each found a new home at a food court that was itself designed to be different.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A vintage waterfront pavilion and onetime concession stand on Lakeshore Drive is slated to become a combination boiled seafood joint and coffee shop. The plan for the open-air eatery is part of a new push to revitalize this stretch of the New Orle…
Monday, November 21, 2016
The stirrings of home and feelings of homecoming are strong this time of year. No type of restaurant dials into that for New Orleanians quite like the neighborhood joint.
Friday, November 18, 2016
The Warehouse District was full of dark corners back in 1998 when Rock-n-Sake first opened there. Soon, though, the upstart sushi joint lured a young, adventurous crowd to its Fulton Street door with a pulsing ambiance somewhere between restaurant…
The Warehouse District was full of dark corners back in 1998 when Rock-n-Sake first opened there. Soon, though, the upstart sushi joint lured a young, adventurous crowd down to its door on Fulton Street with a pulsing ambiance somewhere between re…
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tacos have taken the food world by storm, finding a place on menus well beyond the traditional taqueria or Tex-Mex joint. Now New Orleans is getting its own taco festival.
Monday, November 14, 2016
It's not hard to find a drink in New Orleans. But getting a beer straight from the source at one of the local breweries now proliferating here can mean venturing to back streets, dead ends and long-forgotten corners of town.
Friday, November 11, 2016
The charity cook-off Hogs for the Cause has helped fan the flames of barbecue appreciation in New Orleans, creating almost 100 barbecue teams that compete at the event and pursue great 'cue year round.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Each spring, the charity cook-off teams behind Hogs for the Cause build a temporary town of camps and pavilions all designed to last for one weekend of partying and fundraising. Now the work of those teams will build something more permanent.
No dish in New Orleans is more Creole than gumbo, and befitting that Creole identity, there's no single answer to how it should taste and what can go into the pot.
Monday, November 07, 2016
From booths at the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival last month, New Orleans restaurants served some head-turning po-boys, from alligator fricassee to fried lobster. But it was the wild boar from the downtown cafe Carmo that raised a few eyebrows.
Friday, November 04, 2016
If the sound of Champagne corks popping is music to your ears, the idea behind a new bar and lounge taking shape on North Rampart Street may well sound like an orchestra.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
You may never have heard the name Chaya Conrad. The pros who run our bakeries aren't often in the spotlight. But if you've lived in New Orleans for a while, there's a good chance you've sampled her work.
The natural habitat for boudin is Cajun country, and across its range, you find the delicious pork and rice sausage everywhere from butcher shops to bait shops. But for a long time, where you didn't find boudin was New Orleans.
Uber, a company that makes it easier for people to get around, is now courting the business of people who would rather stay home, or who are maybe just stuck at the office.
Monday, October 31, 2016
As redevelopment has revved up on St. Claude Avenue, some of the first new businesses to emerge were art galleries, casual eateries and bars. The latest addition here rolls all of that together.