Author: Rebecca Friedman

Eat Like A Pro

  Chefs are a lot like the rest of us. They don’t feel much like cooking after a long day at work. They know the pain of preparing separate dinners for partners and picky kids. And when they go out,…

A Sweet Retreat

Patout feels his grandmother’s presence in the airy kitchen. Original features include a Chambers stove and porcelain sink flanked by glass-door cabinets, which Patout rescued from a family member who planned to tear them out. Heart…

Alfresco Fresh

dg New Orleans has long enjoyed a tradition of outdoor dining, from crawfish-laden picnic tables to candlelit courtyards. Over the past year, many restaurants have responded to COVID-19 concerns by adding, expanding or beautifying outside seating to give patrons and…

Financial Health Check Up

If your physical health has commanded most of the spotlight recently, it might be time for a financial checkup. That is especially true after a year filled with unanticipated shocks – economic and otherwise.  “History has shown that the unexpected…

Food Lovers Guide

New Orleans is a food town, with a dedicated population that holds on tightly to old favorite haunts, while embracing and celebrating new traditions and new faces. For our annual December list of restaurant, food and drink “bests,” our team…

A Steady Diet of Resilience

When the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) opened its doors in January 2019, the hospitality industry was booming. The nonprofit culinary school, a passion project of local restaurant titans Ti Adelaide Martin and Dickie Brennan and developer George…

Comfort Food for the Soul

In a period of unprecedented uncertainty, one thing is clear. New Orleans restaurants, which have vanquished foes ranging from storms to economic recessions to oil spills, have never confronted an enemy as dangerous as COVID-19. Even though they’re in the…

Rise and Shine

In a town where boozy brunches tend to hog the morning spotlight, breakfast often gets short-stacked. That focus is shifting, however, as a growing number of restaurants around town pay closer attention to the first meal of the day. Whether…

The Elysian Bar

After Chef Alex Harrell closed his French Quarter restaurant Angeline last June, fans of his creative Southern cuisine were eager to see him back in a kitchen. They got their wish when Harrell was tapped to run The Elysian Bar,…