This weekend will be the first time Keith Jenkins and his friends compete in Hogs for the Cause. But when it comes to cooking outdoors for a crowd with a huge party in the mix, they’re already well seasoned.
When the Franklin first opened in 2014, it was part of the changing pace for the Marigny and its adjacent neighborhoods. Closed since the summer, the Franklin is now back after shifting gears itself.
Evocative comes with the territory for a tavern built in a historic French Quarter cottage. Jewel of the South, however, is not just out to evoke old New Orleans.
The Praline Connection was in business on Frenchmen Street for close to 30 years before changing hands and relocating to the French Quarter late last year. The move did not go well.
From the door of Barracuda on Tchoupitoulas Street, Brett Jones sees drivers coursing down this busy Uptown stretch all day long. He’s certain many of them would like a taco.
Confession time: As someone who calls himself Irish and obsesses over food, I have long envied the relationship my Italian friends have with their culinary heritage.
There are two reasons why Venezia Restaurant rarely sells dessert. One is the size of the servings at this Creole-Italian classic.
Paradigm Gardens (1131 S. Rampart St.) got started a few years ago in Central City, transforming a castoff lot into a quarter-acre urban farm that supplies a small circuit of local restaurants.
Note: Top Taco has been postponed to May 16, 2019, due to weather forecast for its original date, March 14. Agave Week events will continue as scheduled.
People headed down the Gulf Coast later this year may see a familiar name from the Warehouse District in New Orleans staking out some new turf.
Note: Try This Dish is a periodic series on interesting dishes around the New Orleans area and the stories, restaurants and people about them.
A new cruise ship will take to the seas next year with the name Mardi Gras emblazoned on its hull and a restaurant with a famous New Orleans chef at the helm.
In the corner of Fat Boy’s Pizza stands a Zoltar fortuneteller arcade machine, like the one that grants Tom Hanks’ character his fateful wish “to be big” in the 1980s flick “Big.”
Beer is big on Bourbon Street, and never bigger than now, as Mardi Gras' climactic weekend kicks into high gear.
The James Beard Foundation today announced the semifinalists for this year’s culinary awards, and once again New Orleans has a mix of familiar local names and newer additions in the running.
Each year on the Saturday before Mardi Gras, one small Carnival krewe distills this city’s love affair with its own cuisine down to a parade around the French Quarter.
The coffee will start pouring again at a longtime café space in the American Can Apartments in Mid-City, though this time it comes with a menu of Latin dishes too.
New Orleans restaurateur Al Copeland Jr. has a new project in the works for a high-profile restaurant space on St. Charles Avenue.
She drizzles cupcakes with gleaming praline candy topping and stuffs king cakes with luscious sweet potato pie filling.
In 2014, Food Network star Aarón Sánchez and top New Orleans chef John Besh opened Johnny Sánchez together, blending their high-wattage names for a modern Mexican restaurant in the Central Business District.
For a little while, at least, it looked like the Warehouse District was turning into a bastion of beer in New Orleans as large, beer-based businesses set up shop downtown.
King cake can be a symbol of home. Just ask anyone who grew up with the Carnival treat as a natural part of their own New Orleans culture.
Cleo’s Mediterranean Cuisine brought something different to the table when it first opened in 2013, serving well-composed, inexpensive Middle Eastern dishes 24/7 in downtown New Orleans. In a late night town, it became one of the best options for …
Valentine’s Day might be our most manipulative holiday. I say it’s high time we start manipulating it back and take the day on our own terms.
If you've ever sat through the interminable progression of traffic signals that now separates Canal Boulevard from Canal Street and City Park Avenue, watching lonely streetcars swing around the curves, hoping that the light will turn or that somet…
Note: Try This Dish is a periodic series on interesting dishes around the New Orleans area and the stories, restaurants and people around them.
The local operators of the St. Roch Market food hall have new, similar projects in the works in Chicago and Houston, though when these multi-vendor food hubs open later this year the St. Roch name will be nowhere around them.
Peter Nguyen had a big idea for the little storefront next to his family’s Texaco station in Metairie, but his mother, Mary, didn’t think much of it.
Go to Spain with a good appetite and you’ll come home with great stories about the food and drink, and perhaps also about the local food culture.
If the end of the Saints season has left a bad taste in your mouth, there's now a beer specifically aimed at helping wash it down, and giving back to youth sports in New Orleans to boot.
From hushed business lunches to its rollicking parties on Saints game days, Allegro Bistro has served two different sides of New Orleans life since opening in 1992. On Wednesday, however, the CBD restaurant will hold its final happy hour and shut …
Downtown New Orleans is now teeming with restaurants from familiar local names. The next addition here comes from a few new ones.
Comfort food has taken on new meaning for New Orleans since the debacle in the Dome. Forget chips and dip, this is food with a chip on its shoulder.
Whenever you feel the need for some new flavors in your life, a drive down Williams Boulevard in Kenner usually does the trick. The strip malls here are hotbeds for restaurants from first-generation immigrants cooking delicious food from around th…