Dining Features

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.…

You Really Can’t Make This Stuff Up

The HBO series “Treme” starts its third season this month and, for most locals, this production has been the most authentic depiction of our city ever seen on television or in the movies. Not only does New Orleans dance to…

Exploring the Possibilities

September is the first month when we allow for the possibility that the heat will one day subside, and we can go back to enjoying the outdoors without risking sunstroke. It is a ruse, of course, because September is damn-near…

Don’t You Know It’s Gonna Be All Right

I previewed Restaurant R’evolution (777 Bienville St., 553-2277, RevolutionNola.com) in the May edition of this column, before the partnership between chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto opened in June. Now that I’ve had a chance to check the place out,…

The French Have It Right!

Whatever else you may think of France, the people of that nation have the correct idea for August: They head for the beach or the cooler countryside en masse. I don’t know why the city in the New World entrusted…

DINING GUIDE

Martin Wine is now open for dinner Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 894-7350, MartinWine.com Slaving over a hot stove has never been an appealing image. In New Orleans’ 100-degree heat, it’s an even less attractive idea. Maybe that’s…

Let’s Do Launch

Isis Restaurant & Bar (828 Gravier St.) opened recently in the CBD. The restaurant is the first for owner John Soliman, who was born in Egypt and whose previous careers include stints in marketing and marine surveying. He named the…

A More Fitting Name Will Be Hard to Come By

I am not quite certain how New Orleanians got left off the list that includes mad dogs and Englishmen out in the mid-day sun. We  really should be an integral part of that roster. Proof that we’re ready to party…

Best New Restaurants

We suppose it’s a sign of progress that so many new restaurants have opened during the past year. The activity certainly shows confidence in the local economy and is also a tribute to tourism, which provides another level of patrons…

Spices Every New Orleanian Should Have

We asked some local professionals to share some ideas from their fields. Here they are. Our way of adding spice to the conversations, speaking of which… In the kitchen at Galatoire’s Restaurant, we focus on quality product and fine cooking…

Cocktails to Mix

Whether you’re living in or visiting New Orleans, the cocktail scene here is an amazing adventure. But there are a few critical things to pay attention to as you embrace the city’s cocktail culture. First thing to mention is the…

The Icing on the Cake

Whether your style is cute, quirky or classic (or a combination of all three), these local shops can help you customize the perfect dessert to make your wedding as sweet as possible.

Ice Up

Iced coffee might be a vice, but it’s the best way to make it through a New Orleans summer.

The Hallmark of Authentic Cajun Cooking

    In 1976, when I went out into the field to begin gathering recipes for the first cookbook Acadiana Profile would ever publish, I was on a well-focused mission to track down nothing but authentic Cajun recipes.     But the…