When Neyow's Creole Café relocated to its new address last weekend it was a short trip but a big move.
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.
Monday, November 28, 2016
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
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…
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 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.
Bob Almeida calls his Napa Valley winery Lagniappe Peak as a nod to his time in Louisiana, to his wife Debb's family roots in New Orleans and to the unexpected good luck of being able to produce wine on his steep sloped California property.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
One New Orleans hospitality company behind a wide array of restaurants and bars is expanding again, with two new projects announced today in different parts of town.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
These are great days to be an oyster lover in New Orleans, with such variety and so many new venues around town. But an embarrassment of oyster riches is nothing new here, and a vestige of earlier good times persists in one particular niche of the…
True oyster lust does not stop — not when you're full but there are still a few oysters on the tray and not in summer, despite the adage you may have heard concerning months without the “R.” The romance of the oyster cannot be so primly constrained.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Global flavors and new concepts have increasingly diversified the New Orleans dining scene. A new program from one high-profile chef, however, is out to diversify the ranks of people who will run the city's next restaurants.
St. Bernard Parish is among the most productive place on Earth for growing oysters, though for a long time the community has not had an oyster bar to call its own.
Monday, October 24, 2016
When chef John Besh started expanding, his first few restaurants were located practically at arm’s length. Today seven of them are clustered close together in downtown New Orleans.
News of a good breakfast joint in New Orleans will always turn heads. To get to the two backstreet cafés that Cara and Evan Benson run Uptown has always required turning a few corners too.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
You can't really count on the calendar to tell you when seasons change in New Orleans. Balmy and temperate one day, you know we can still plunge right back into humidity the next.
Monday, October 17, 2016
New restaurants might spring from the latest food trends or old traditions revived, from rising stars with an itch to expand or from deals with hotel developers eager to have local chefs under their roofs.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
The growing number of outdoor New Orleans venues for dinner aren't limited to restaurants and bars. At the two urban farms below, a number of ongoing special events bring chefs, food lovers and farmers together between the crop rows.
The natural order of outdoor dining and drinking in this town was once as familiar as a postcard image of old New Orleans.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Susan Spicer’s Lakeview restaurant Mondo is built for those occasions when you want a casual, neighborhood spot but don’t necessarily want to check your culinary curiosity at the door. Flavors from the Far East, the Middle East and Latin America a…
Between the red beans and mustard greens on her menu and the aromas swirling from her oyster grill, Tanya Dubuclet has built an avid following for Neyow’s Creole Café. Now she’s also built a new home for her restaurant.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
After more than 20 years of serving sushi, the Uptown Japanese restaurant Kyoto is slated to close this weekend. Its last day of business will be Saturday, Oct. 15.
The schlachtplatte, or “slaughter platter,” is a many-splendored collection of pork, with both fat and narrow sausages, pork belly with a cracklin’ edge and a smoked pork chop all planted over a hay bale worth of sauerkraut. Traditionally, this Ba…
Monday, October 10, 2016
The Central City farm Paradigm Gardens (1131 S. Rampart St.) brings small-ag produce to the menus of its partner restaurants, the New Orleans standouts Coquette, Patois and Primitivo. Lately, their chefs and plenty of others have been bringing the…
Friday, October 07, 2016
Chefs who value fresh, seasonal foods treasure their local farmers. Sometimes the relationship goes a bit deeper, and that’s spurred some special events that bring chefs, food lovers and food producers together between the crop rows.
Thursday, October 06, 2016
A historic New Orleans restaurant is back in business with new proprietors who have some considerable history with the restaurant themselves.
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
Beignets can be a lot of things in New Orleans. They can be breakfast in a bag on the way to work, a Sunday morning treat for good children or after-hours salvation after a big night on the town.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
You've heard the joke about how at Louisiana zoos the signs don't just give the names of the animals but also recipes for them?
Monday, October 03, 2016
Throughout his life, chef Paul Prudhomme praised the dinner table as the best place to bring people together and convey shared values. That helps explain the emphasis on the pre-shift "family meal” for staff at K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Spend some time at the Crescent City Farmers Market and, between the veggies, seafood and fresh bread, you’ll likely spot some familiar chefs from local restaurants making the rounds of the vendors’ booths.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Ed McIntyre has been serving New Orleans food for a long time, taking his cues from the local palate as he’s developed different eateries over the years. For his latest project, McIntyre had a more specific inspiration.