Author: Gwendolyn Knapp

New Orleans Restaurant Bars to Try This Holiday Season

The holidays … Guests visit. Elaborate dinners are held every night. Whether you want to escape the family or you just need to improvise on some holiday cheer, saddling up to the restaurant bar downtown is always a good option,…

Fresh Eats for the Seafood Lover

The perfect dining entrée for summer, fresh caught Gulf fish can be found on the menu at many New Orleans restaurants, but two new additions are giving the competition a run for their money. From the wood-fired grill at Peche…

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New Orleans restaurants that aren’t afraid to play with their food.

New Bites and Highlights in New Orleans Restaurants

Looking for a few adventurous and fun restaurant options to add some spunk to your otherwise routine spots? These days New Orleans is bustling with places that will add the spark to your love of dining out. SoBou is located…

New Orleans Seafood Restaurants Keep it Fresh

New Orleans has so much great seafood that sometimes it’s overwhelming. In the land of chargrilled oysters and shrimp poor boys sometimes we gravitate to our usual suspects rather than finding new fish in the sea. Here are three chefs’…

Passionate Eats

February has the makings for some very special occasion moments. Between Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day (only two days, actually), you’ll probably be in need of some dining recommendations, and if chefs Kristin Butterworth and Brian McGeehee have anything to…

Street Food in New Orleans

Street food might not be a concept that you think about in New Orleans, but it’s actually a growing trend in our dining landscape, spanning way beyond Lucky Dog. With street food restaurants opening and more forthcoming, plus the possibility…

The Dish: More than Just Coffee

Has your caffeine intake naturally gone up by about 50 percent this holiday season? Yes, it’s December, time for the body to kick into proverbial yuletide gear. But before you buy another corporate mocha choca latta yadda yadda, why not…

The Dish: Noteworthy Newcomers

So many great restaurants have opened in New Orleans during 2012, and as relatives and friends come to town for the beginning of the holidays, November and December are the perfect time to find your new favorites. Here are three…

The Dish: Eat Dessert First

In the world of New Orleans food trends, we’re always hearing about burgers, hot dogs and housemade charcuterie, which is fine – fabulous even. But lately there’s also an artisanal pastry renaissance happening around town, featuring locally sourced seasonal ingredients,…

The Dish: Super Food

True pleasure cannot be found without conscience – that’s a phrase you’ll never hear from a Southerner, especially when it comes to food. Still, by the time August rolls around, the thought of eating a warm buttered biscuit is torturous. How…

The Dish: Keep it Cool

For pastry chefs in New Orleans, innovation is ever on the rise, as witnessed in the creative and risky flavor pairings showing up in many a New Orleans restaurant. While sorbet – the refreshingly light frozen treat – used to be traditionally…

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The Dish: Festival Feasting Al Fresco

April is a fail-proof testament to the glory of courtyards and sidewalk dining, although many of us tested our favorite outdoor dining during those strangely mild days we had this winter. As festival season approaches, here are a few overlooked…

The Dish: Burrata Love

It floats on the plate before you, that exquisite pillow of cheese. To the untrained eye it simply appears to be mozzarella, but think again. The faintest touch of the fork reveals a far more delicate tenacity. The mozzarella, only…

The Dish: Artful Dining

After a long season of cramped department stores, family gatherings and endless eating, you deserve a little “me time.” Why not enjoy a quiet, cultural respite and perhaps a light lunch? January is the final month to catch the artwork…