Author: Jay Forman

Best New Restaurants

Discussing food, cooking and restaurants is a part-time sport for New Orleanians. From breakfast to brunch, lunch to cocktail bites, dinner to late night eats and desserts, we’ve got a lot to talk about. Enjoy our selection of the best…

Korean Soul

If you’ve driven down St. Claude Avenue lately, chances are you’ve seen a crowd clustered around the corner of Music Street. They are waiting for seats at Morrow’s, a polished new restaurant serving classic New Orleans comfort food with a…

Café Navarre

New Orleans is a city of distinct neighborhoods each with its own personality, flavor and favorite haunts. Yet even food writers can slip into a rut of covering the same beats – Warehouse District, Magazine Street and the Quarter –…

Bright Start to the Day

Choosing a restaurant in the French Quarter can be tricky – there are all too many places geared to the tourist trade that overcharge and underdeliver. Give thanks, therefore, for French Toast – the latest outpost in a mini-chain of…

Texas Czech

The New Orleans food scene continues to diversify, spinning out a widening array of offerings that make eating out here more surprising than ever. Add to this growing list kolaches, a humble Texas pastry with Czechoslovakian roots. They fill a…

The Great Indoors

  Spring is here and with it comes thoughts of the great outdoors and festival weather. Leave it to a certain trio of restaurant pros to plant a new “destination square” on this checkered blanket of our mass consciousness. When…

A Vote For The Voice

Chances are you’ve seen New Orleans singled out in “Places to Visit” lists across the national media landscape recently, culminating with the #1 spot on the New York Times “52 Places to go in 2018.” Messaging like this doesn’t just…

Pascal’s Manale

New Orleans’ reputation as a dining destination stems in part from its legacy restaurants, a clutch of national treasures whose roots reach back well over 100 years. One place on this list which is often overlooked is Pascal’s Manale. Now…

The Munch Factory

Shrimp remoulade with fried green tomatoes. Buffalo oysters topped with Parmesan. A pasta dish bursting with crawfish, shrimp, sausage and crispy chicken in a cream sauce. If you are a fan of the big, front-loaded flavors of ‘80s Creole cuisine,…

La Thai’s Style

The sharp anise-like notes of basil and the aromatic hook of cilantro. A squeeze of lime and the umami of Golden Mountain sauce, a uniquely Thai variant of soy. Add the firepower of raw chilis and the crunch of peanuts…

Neighborhood Haunt

It can be easy to forget that the French Quarter is a neighborhood. Not a normal one, but a neighborhood nonetheless. As such, it has a neighborhood’s needs, like a place to relax without yard-long beers or novelty shirts. Leave…

Table Talk: Zocalo

Edgar Caro has made a career out of introducing New Orleans to the cuisines of South America and the Caribbean. His first restaurant, the forward-thinking Baru Tapas, brought Caribbean-inspired small plates to Magazine Street alongside its lively cocktail menu. Later…

Ya Ya’s Comfort Food

Harahan just upped its breakfast game with Ya Ya’s, a new restaurant from first-time owner and chef Conner Mullins. This is not your average spot for ham and eggs. For starters, Mullins spent the last six years honing his chops…

Eat Here: Our 2018 Best Restaurants

BEST OF THE BEST Bywater American Bistro Nina Compton’s Caribbean-inspired cuisine at Compère Lapin has been surfing a wave of accolades since it opened, and this year she won the James Beard Award for Best Chef South. So a second…

Uptown Whirl

With so much going on in the restaurant scene these days, it can be easy to overlook the kinds of places that helped make New Orleans unique in the first place. I’m talking about the neighborhood poor boy shop. Serving…

Table Talk: Gautreau's

One of the finest restaurants in New Orleans is also one of the most discrete. A spot-zoned jewel hidden in a residential neighborhood steps from Newman School, since 1983 Gautreau’s has spun out a roster of Food & Wine Magazine…

Table Talk: Cooking Korean

Looking for a way to shake up your dining experience? If so, consider Gin Korean BBQ in Fat City, where the line between kitchen and dining room blurs thanks to the tabletop grills that enable guests to experiment with ready-to-cook…

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