Dining Features

CHEAP EATS

  Whether there is a temporary Jazz Fest-sized hole in your pocket, or you simply like a good deal, it is easy to dine rather lavishly in any neighborhood in New Orleans for $10 or less per person. Here are…

Wildthings

Baton Rouge butcher Jordan Ramirez spices things up with his first retail pepper sauce

New Butchers Putting Down Stakes

Meat lovers, rejoice. A growing number of specialty shops around town now cater to carnivores with a focus on artisanship, selection and customer service. Uptown on Baronne Street is the new Cleaver & Co., a whole-animal butcher shop that takes…

Taking a Bigger Bite

Did you know that Morning Call opened a location in City Park? If so, congratulations; if not, now you do. It is in the first floor of the casino, and it’s hard to imagine how they could have done a…

Light Recipes for New Year’s Resolutions

Here we are at diet month in the face of King Cakes and Super Bowl. My ploy? Not to eat a single chip in January. Or a cookie, or a piece of King Cake. It is the only way.  Now…

Cocktail Recipe for the New Year

The New Year is a time to remember past happiness and a chance to plan for the future. Maybe we can even make good on matters that have gone off track. A Hurricane – the drink, not the meteorological event…

DINING GUIDE

                  January at Muriel’s 801 Chartres St., 568-9795, Muriels.com January may be a quiet and cold month in other cities, but not in New Orleans. Take Muriel’s in Jackson Square for example.…

DINING GUIDE

New Deals and Dishes at Vega Tapas Café 2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007, VegaTapasCafe.com Since Vega Tapas Café introduced the idea of ‘little plates’ to New Orleans in 1996, the team has been delighting taste buds with ingenious creations that…

Innovation Within Tradition

This time of year has always been devoted to ceremony and traditions. As we all know and have experienced, “The Old” – Mr. Bingle, Celebration in the Oaks, Caroling In the Square – must also make room for “The New”…

Roots Rambles: New places, new faces

We are honoring Maximilian Ortiz in this issue for his work at Root, the restaurant he and chef Phillip Lopez operate in the Warehouse District. The two are set to open a second restaurant early next year, and it promises…

DINING GUIDE

New Chef and Kids Night at Johnny V’s 6106 Magazine St., 899-4880 Armond Jonte, the former owner and chef of Gautreau’s, has joined Johnny V’s bistro as head chef. Bringing more than 30 years experience with him, he’s cooking up…

Fall’s Fresh Finds

The holiday season is well upon us, and I’ve broken out my sweaters. For a man who lives in a sub-tropical climate, I have a lot of sweaters. Most of them were Christmas gifts, and unlike most of the gifts…

Changes: In the weather and in kitchens

What passes for fall in New Orleans is upon us, and while we can’t compete with the color show in New England, we can at least take solace in the comparatively cooler weather. The cooling temperatures, of course, don’t mean…

A Month for Diverse Spirits

If there ever was a community where diversity works, it has to be New Orleans. There are so many divergent and different viewpoints here that it’s a wonder we can ever agree on anything. But we do (sometimes). And it…

DINING GUIDE

10 Ways to Experience Football at Café B Café b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 934-4700, cafeb.com Many of us are happy when football season arrives, but finding the right venue every week to watch the game can sometimes be a…

DINING GUIDE

Dining at the Hyatt 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234, NewOrleans.Hyatt.com It is hard to be different in a city filled with famous chefs and legendary cuisine. However, John Besh and Brian Landry (formerly of Galatoire’s) have done just that with Borgne.…