Recently I had a lunch that qualified simultaneously as the healthiest and trendiest meal I’d eaten in New Orleans in a long time.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Tales of the Cocktail officially began today with a toast as an assembled group hoisted French 75 cocktails on Royal Street in front of the Hotel Monteleone.
Longway Tavern opened on Toulouse Street in the French Quarter in May. That’s barely enough time to get a few scrapes on the varnish. But still, the word new doesn’t seem to fit.
Monday, July 16, 2018
The coffee shop visit is a treasured part of the daily rhythm for many, though at one downtown New Orleans café that rhythm was interrupted in dramatic fashion this week.
New Orleans has always had a place on the map for cocktail connoisseurs. Tales of the Cocktail gave this connection a spot on the calendar too, right when it's needed most.
The world of drinks pours into New Orleans each July for Tales of the Cocktail. While much of the international spirits conference is aimed at people in the industry, even casual cocktail enthusiasts can take part in public events that fill the bu…
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Over the years, Scot Craig gradually transformed his Mid-City restaurant Katie’s from a traditional Creole-Italian joint to a modern neighborhood eatery, folding in pizza, smoked meats and more original dishes.
Friday, July 13, 2018
Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar in downtown New Orleans will close next month, ending a 15-year partnership between its Brennan family proprietors and the Loews Hotel.
Friday, July 13, 2018
One of the selling points for food halls, the more stylish, next-generation kin to the food court, is the way they present different flavors next to each other.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Eight chefs from across the Gulf Coast, including Mansurs on the Boulevard executive chef Chris Motto, will compete in the "Battle of the Gulf."
Two cars collided outside the Uptown restaurant Atchafalaya on Wednesday afternoon, and caused one of them to hit the restaurant's flank. News circulated widely online.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The Lakeview address that Three B's Burger & Wine Bar (911 Harrison Ave., 504-249-8025) now calls home is practically hard-wired for burger cravings in this neighborhood. And burgers are in the full name of this new eatery.
The bar at the corner of Canal Street and Jefferson Davis Parkway saw some radical reinventions through the years before becoming the Holy Ground Irish Pub.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
In many cities, summertime means outdoor barbecues, hanging out at the pool and soaking up those precious rays of sunshine as much as the season allows for. Not so much in southeast Louisiana, where the humid days and a soaring heat index instead …
Simply put: It’s hot outside. Which would be fine if you were relaxing in some exotic locale, with any icy drink in hand.
Wednesday, July 04, 2018
“Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover’s Tour of the Global South” by Virginia Willis, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 314 pages, hardcover
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
When Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico in September, the monstrous, Category 4 storm destroyed the island’s electrical systems and infrastructure; left some locals homeless, with little access to food and water; and claimed the lives of others.
Monday, July 02, 2018
If you’ve dined at Restaurant August in the past few years, there’s a good chance Ross Dover had a hand in your meal.
I might as well make this clear up top: I usually feel better about New Orleans after I visit black-owned restaurants in this city.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Around New Orleans, Dianne Sclafani’s last name is well known from the Italian restaurant her family ran for decades. Today, as a culinary business consultant, she helps new restaurateurs get their own start.
Friday, June 29, 2018
Not everyone you meet at Finn McCool’s Irish Pub is technically Irish, though in the company of its expat regulars, the Guinness pints and the good craic, anyone might feel a little more Irish here (you might even start using words like craic).
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Each year for National Fried Chicken Day, July 6, the first family in New Orleans fried chicken hosts its Al Copeland Foundation Chicken Jam.
Brunch has been a fixture at the corner of South Cortez Street and Cleveland Avenue in Mid-City since the first Ruby Slipper opened there a decade ago.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
"Project Fire: Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling Recipes from the Caveman Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie S’mores” by Steven Raichlen, Workman, $22.95, 326 pages, paperback
A Mid-City restaurant specializing in grilled cheese has announced they'll be closing their doors after two years.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
If you come to 10 Foot Pizza (740 N. Rampart St., 504-407-3484) expecting to find a pizza actually stretching to that diameter, you’ll be disappointed.
The Lakeview address that Three B's Burger & Wine Bar now calls home is practically hard-wired for burger cravings in this neighborhood. And burgers are right in the full name of this new eatery.
The original La Casita was a popular, pocket-sized taqueria tucked into historic Julia Row with a following of downtown regulars.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Verses in many languages extol the joys of singing around a glass of beer. The Beer Choir, a new national organization with nearly 20 chapters — now including one in New Orleans — wants to revive that tradition by compiling those songs and giving …
The Morning Call Coffee Stand lost its chance to continue operating in City Park because of a technical problem with its bid. Now the long-running local beignet parlor is turning to the courts.
Shake Shack, the popular burger franchise, and Café du Monde, known worldwide for its beignets, will open locations at Louis Armstrong International Airport's new terminal, the airport announced Monday.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
When Edgar Caro was developing the Old Metairie steakhouse Brasa, the Colombian-born chef started in his own backyard. Brasa’s kitchen revolves around the wood fire grill traditions of South America. Caro was already well versed.