Dining Features

Home Grown

Spring is the perfect time to sample locally sourced foods.

Catfish Court Bouillon

Chef Donald Link expands his restaurants with Calcasieu and tempts our taste buds in the process.

Dining Features

Hostel’s re-vampOn the always-bustling Decatur Street, Hostel has recently burst onto the scene as a hot spot for locals. Owned by Remi De Matteo and Michael Kenny, it originally opened as a lounge, then re-vamped itself by adding a restaurant.…

Restaurant Insider

Recently I heard a rumor that there were unicorns on the Northshore, so naturally I hit the Causeway because hey, unicorns. Unfortunately I was misled both about the unicorns and about the magic beans I bought from some guy. On…

Italian with a Northern Touch

Much of the Italian fare offered in New Orleans has been interpreted through a regional lens; typically it’s southern Italian that draws upon local ingredients such as fresh blue crab, oysters and gulf fish. Some places, such as Ristorante Da…

Smart Cookies

Girl Scout Birthday is March 12: Let’s celebrate with cookies!

Courtside Eats

Situated in the shadow of Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, on the corner of Tulane Avenue and South White Street, it’s an inconspicuous, family-owned neighborhood joint. And unless you’re paying a traffic ticket, getting out of jury duty or maybe…

Be Shellfish

Broiled Gulf Fish with Shrimp & Corn Macque Choux SauceFor the basil shrimp compound butter:1 cup shrimp stock1/4 cup diced peeled shrimp1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sweet basil1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon minced fresh garlic1/8 teaspoon white…

Morning Miracles

As a fan of eating from the moment I wake up, I never understood why breakfast has a bad rap, skipped by many or replaced with a cup of coffee and a burnt toaster strudel topped with icing from a…

Ace of Cupcakes

Zoey Devall, owner of “gourmet cupcakery” Bee Sweet Cupcakes, started her business in October 2008 and had her shop up and running just over a month later. The youngest of 13 children, Devall mixes her love of family with a…

Hostess with the Most-est

In February 1999, upon spending their first Mardi Gras at home on the St. Charles Avenue parade route, Pamela Lyles and her family christened their home “Hotel Lyles.” From that year on, houseguests from near and far seemed to flock…

Pearls of Wisdom

Many years ago, my dad — a small-town North Carolina boy studying English at Tulane — had a little too much fun on his first Lundi Gras and awoke on Mardi Gras Day feeling decidedly subpar. He was wandering through…

Restaurant Insider

The Italian Barrel (430 Barracks St.) is less than a year old, and I feel a bit foolish that I’d never heard of it until recently. It is the realization of a dream for owner Samantha Castagnetti, a native of…

Dining Features

A new chef at The Grill RoomDrew Dzejak has been introduced as the new executive chef of the Windsor Court Hotel’s Grill Room. Dzejak most recently worked at the Charleston Place (a property of the Orient-Express chain) in South Carolina,…

Recipes for Romance

Our Februarys are jammed with Carnival events, so we sometimes forget how many important days actually occur in this short month.

Stella! Meets Stanley

Scott Boswell gilds the lily in the same way that Fabergé did with his jeweled eggs: with panâche and an over-the-top style. The dishes at his flagship restaurant Stella! typically feature ornate arrangements of luxurious and unusual ingredients, many seldom…

Featured Dining

Enlightened by Nirvana’s cuisineIn 1982, Har and Anila Keswani opened their first Indian restaurant, Taj Mahal, in Metairie. Since then, the Keswani family has operated three other Indian restaurants in New Orleans: Keswani’s in Uptown Square, Shalimar in the French…

Louisiana's Best

Our readers have spoken. Our Spring and Summer issues contained self-addressed postage-paid ballots with which readers were asked to pick their Louisiana favorites in many categories. In tallying the results, we only included those places for which there was a…

Dining Editorial

Sweet retreat at SucréOn a quest to better understand the art of pastry-making, local restaurateur Joel Dondis traveled to Paris where he found inspiration, and came up with a concept for a new emporium of “artisan” sweets. Today Dondis co-owns…

Featured Dining

The Magic of Muriel’sWith a balcony that overlooks Jackson Square, Muriel’s restaurant offers a nationally recognized, Contemporary Creole menu in the heart of the French Quarter. Liz Goliwas, a marketing consultant with the restaurant, says that Muriel’s appeals to all…

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A Bistro on Metairie RoadThough it has relocated from Kenner to Metairie Road, Chateau Du Lac Bistro is still serving customers its famous French cuisine and French wine. Owned by Executive Chef Jacques Saleun and his wife, Paige Amundson-Saleun, the…