Sep 13, 201209:47 AM
Our weekly blog on the New Orleans fine dining scene
An Anniversary, A Soul-Food Pop-up and Hungry in the South
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Hopefully you kids are all recovered both from Isaac and the debacle in the Superdome last weekend? Perhaps you're in the mood for some food-related information? If not, may I recommend a Google search for “kitten playing piano”?
You are welcome.
NOLA Restaurant, Emeril's semi-casual spot in the Quarter, turns 20 in October. After his eponymous spot in the Warehouse District, NOLA was the second restaurant Emeril opened, and although it tends to fly under the radar to many local diners, it's worth checking out. To mark the occasion NOLA will be running a special menu, with starters such as boudin made in-house stewed in beer, cane syrup and onions, and served over a sweet potato bread crouton; and a salad of fried oysters over spinach with an herbsaint vinaigrette. Entrees include smoked rabbit and andouille etouffée and cedar planked-drum with a citrus-horseradish crust, Vietnamese seafood salad and lemon butter sauce. Fried apple pie with cinnamon ice cream and caramel sauce is just one of the desserts. NOLA is located at 534 St. Louis St., and you can call 522-6652 for more information.
Pop-up restaurants came late to New Orleans, but it seems like we're getting more and more of them every week. The latest of which I've heard is We've Got Soul, which operates out of Marie's bar at the corner of Burgundy and St. Roch on Friday nights from 5 until 2. The menu changes, but you can check out the website for what's on offer on a given Friday night. You can also place take-out orders by calling 206-398-9214 during business hours on Friday.
The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is putting on an event it calls Hungry in the South this weekend from Thursday to Sunday. Events include a gala held at the museum's still-under-construction-but-soon-to-be-home at 1504 Oretha C. Haley Blvd., a symposium at the museum's current location, a film festival at Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center a few steps from the museum's future home at 1618 Oretha C. Haley Blvd, and a cookbook fair with local authors on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the French Market. Hell, there's even a continuing legal education seminar being held in partnership with Tulane University Law School and the Louisiana Restaurant Association. More information on the event can be found by clicking here.
Know of anything else going on around town this weekend? By all means share in the comment section below.