Federal workers still going unpaid as the partial government shutdown persists have a few more offers for free meals on the table in New Orleans this week.
Back in their native Budapest, the Gáti family had heard all about New Orleans food and music and art. They had not heard of Who Dat, but that changed fast.
Wayne Baquet Sr. stood inside the Rendon Inn with highlights from a big Saints win on the TVs behind him, the first Monday lunch customers trickling in and a cup of gumbo in his hand. He was tasting, and assessing.
The name says it all. The Central City Oyster Jam brings both the jams and the oysters to Central City on Sunday (Jan. 20).
With a chill in the air and their orchard popping with bright, ripe satsuma and grapefruit, Ken Savastano knows it’s prime time to get the harvest to the market.
A generation of food enthusiasts turned to Emeril Lagasse’s cookbooks and cooking shows for inspiration and insight. Now the New Orleans-based celebrity chef has started a new venture to consult other food and hospitality businesses.
With three high-profile Los Angeles restaurants, a bakery, a string of cafes, a catering company and the food concession for the historic Hollywood Bowl concert venue, Suzanne Goin has a lot on her plate.
With a lease in hand for a new location in City Park, Cafe du Monde now has a timeline to open. It also has its food truck revving up to serve beignets an cafe au lait in the interim.
The Morning Call Coffee Stand will serve its last order of beignets and café au lait in City Park next week. The final day for the historic New Orleans brand in its current home is now set for Jan. 20.
New Orleans has many examples of restaurant-hotel partnerships, with well-known chefs and restaurateurs pairing with hotel brands to expand their operations.
Good news has been scant for the federal employees going unpaid as America’s partial government shutdown drags on.
James Cullen lost his job as a chef of Upperline restaurant Sunday night, but after his last shift he was hardly done with the well-known Uptown New Orleans bistro.
Deuce McAllister's reaction last summer, on hearing that newly retired New Orleans Saints lineman Zach Strief would be his new play-by-play man for Saints games on WWL Radio, was fear.
A king cake can be a party in a box, a simple, short-term excuse to gather the gang to divvy up slices and watch for who got the baby (or who’s lying about it).
Well, you missed your chance. You promised you’d get together during the holidays, and certainly before the new year. But it got away from you. Don’t be too hard on yourself — the calendar can be a harsh master.
Restaurants close, no matter how much you love them, no matter how many good times you had there, no matter how often you told yourself you were going to visit again soon.
Metairie Road has long been a commercial strip, and restaurants have always been part of its mix of businesses. Recently, however, there has been a boom as new eateries emerge and others are transformed as new concepts. Here's a look at what's new…
From the window of Sal’s Sno-balls, Steven Bel sees just about every facet of life in his Old Metairie neighborhood. These days, that includes some unmistakable signs of the booming restaurant scene around Metairie Road.
The lunch schedule — from Monday red beans to Friday catfish — has been as reliable as clockwork at Louisiana Products, a tiny Creole deli in New Orleans' Warehouse District.
Café du Monde is the apparent winner of a closely watched contest to operate a beignet parlor in City Park. Morning Call, the current operator, has already begun looking for a new location.
There are many ways to sum up a year in New Orleans dining scene. Below, I'm giving you 52 of them, snapshot style, with tastes that contributed to the tale.
James Cruse Jr. has racked up some hefty honors in the competitive barbecue circuit, and he’s twice won the top food award in the most-watched New Orleans barbecue event, Hogs for the Cause.
The line between restaurant and bar can be hard to distinguish, but it’s easy to see why places in this category are so appealing right about now.
After the longtime Uptown restaurant La Thai closes later this month, its former space at Prytania and Robert streets will become a new Spanish restaurant called Costera.
In the landscape of modern food halls and pop-ups, Roux Carre in Central City has stood apart as a food court with a mission. While its vendors served up diverse flavors to hungry customers, behind the scenes its goal was to help level the playing…
Gracious Bakery + Café has made its name and expanded across New Orleans with a mix of classic and creative baked goods.
La Thai, the Prytania Street restaurant known for its traditional Thai cooking and Louisiana-Southeast Asian fusion, will close Dec. 29.
The Louisiana Children’s Museum is there to feed hungry young minds. Its new location, now taking shape in City Park, will also have its own café to feed their appetites, as well as those of the adults trying to keep up with them.
Breakfast is back on the table at the old Uptown spot near Touro Infirmary that has long been associated with the morning meal.
Go big or go home? Lately in the French Quarter I’ve been thinking precisely the opposite, and feeling right at home at a clutch of spots that run small to tiny.
In a Decatur Street storefront the size of a delivery truck, Small Mart serves bagels from New York and quick curries and street food inspired by Indian and Pakistani cooking.
French pastries and savory Vietnamese specialties are the two calling cards of Chez Pierre French Bakery. Soon they will have a place to call home in Lakeview.
Gabe Corchiani was a big deal for the University of New Orleans Privateers, and records he racked up as point guard for the basketball team in the 1980s still stand.
The oldest location of the New Orleans burger chain Bud's Broiler has shut down amid a court battle playing out between its franchisee and the brand's parent company.
Tales of the Cocktail was born at the bar, and the New Orleans-based organization has since held its events in drinking establishments around the world.
Between the greens and beans, the slow-cooked stews and lots of chicken, Myesha Brown saw common ground between Caribbean flavors and the soul food she grew up eating.
Boucherie will serve its last meal in its current South Carrollton Avenue location this week, before embarking on a very short move.
A new breakfast spot will always turn heads. Everyone wants a neighborhood place, and even with so many more opening around New Orleans the interest in the next has not seemed to abate.
With the holidays upon us, the calendar is filling with unique food and drink events. Some are tuned to the season, others simply provide enticing destinations for those get-togethers we promise to make happen this time of year. Here’s a quick loo…
The parent company of Bud’s Broiler, the old-school New Orleans-based burger chain, is entangled in a legal dispute with the owner of two of its south Louisiana franchises over allegations of fraud and financial mismanagement.
The New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute, a school aimed at forging new paths in the restaurant business, is about to start its own journey.
The longtime home of Feelings Café in the Marigny will soon be home to a different restaurant from an ambitious chef now making his mark in New Orleans.
A bake sale is fundraising at its most basic. If you haven’t cooked for one, you’ve probably been a beneficiary of one at some point in your life.