Food News

Island Hop This Summer At Station 6

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Alison Vega-Knoll and Drew Knoll will offer the 3rd annual island-hopping tour of six Caribbean Islands from Aug. 3 through Sept. 11 at Station 6 in Bucktown. After spending several years living and…

The Top Chef Has The Top ‘Dog on July 21

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Dat Dog and Son of a Saint come together again on Wednesday, July 21st for their 7th Annual National Hot Dog Day Celebration at Dat Dog Freret, located at 5030 Freret St., New Orleans.…

Summerade Cocktail Tasting at Seven Three Distilling Co.

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Seven Three Distillery & Shake Shack for a Summerade Cocktail Tasting. The event will place from 5-8 p.m., and will feature the newly launched Summerade trio paired with Seven Three’s local spirits. There…

Arnaud's To Host Christmas In July Luncheon, July 30

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Arnaud’s Restaurant in celebrating Christmas in July! Guests can choose from a special three-course, prix-fixe menu, featuring Pan Seared Gulf Fish, Crab Cakes, Croque Madame, Duck Confit and Grilled Pork Chop as entrée…

Mister Mao Opening July 24 in New Orleans’ Uptown Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Mister Mao, the highly-anticipated restaurant from Chef Sophina Uong and husband/partner William “Wildcat” Greenwell is set to officially open to the public in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhood on Saturday, July 24, 2021. With a bar…

NOLA Pizza Co. Unveils the NOLA Plate Lunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Today, NOLA Pizza Co., located inside the NOLA Brewing Tap Room, announced its version of a regional gastronomic icon – the NOLA Plate Lunch. A Louisiana tradition, the plate lunch is the intersection of joy,…

The Best Foods to Try This Weekend

  Seemingly forever, brothers John and Moe Thabata have run Rainbow Grocery (4837 Magazine St., 504-875-3635), the popular Uptown corner store best known for its extensive selection of everything from very cheap beers sold as singles to fine wines and…

Alton Brown Announces Tour, Stop at Saenger Theatre

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced “Alton Brown Live – Beyond The Eats” (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit the SAENGER THEATRE on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31 AT 4p.m. Brown created a new…

Taste of Louisiana: Hands-On Creole Class and Lunch

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Creole Cooking Class explores the iconic dishes of New Orleans from Jambalaya to Bananas Foster. Presented by Dee Lavigne, SoFAB's Director of Culinary Programming, the demonstration class offers an in-depth look into how…

Beignet Fest Date Announced, Sept. 25

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Beignet Fest 2021 will kick off the fall festival season Saturday, Sept. 25, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at New Orleans City Park. The team behind Beignet Fest is proud to return following a…

The Best New Sushi Experience

  It is too hot to hang in the kitchen, so I have been on a sushi kick of late. At the suggestion of a friend my daughter, Cecilia, and I hit up Yakuza House in Metairie for a late…

Sharing The Best of New Orleans Culture with the World

  Yesterday the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council (NOCDC) invited me to address an international group of NGO (a nonprofit organization that operates independently of any government, typically to address a social or political issue) managers interested in learning more…

Hogs for the Cause Raises Nearly Three Million Dollars

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Hogs for the Cause returned with sell-out crowds at its new location, and sets record of nearly Three Million Dollars raised for families fighting pediatric brain cancer (fundraising numbers include fundraising efforts from 2020…

Top Taco Returns September 23

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Top Taco presented by Cerveza Modelo returns for year 4 on Thursday, Sept. 23. This year’s all-inclusive taco and tequila throw-down will take place at Lafreniere Park in Metairie, LA. The one-night only event will…

Emeril Lagasse Foundation Announces Spring Grants & Pledges Totaling Over $290k

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Emeril Lagasse Foundation has announced it will distribute $294,000 to non-profit organizations as part of its annual spring funding allocation. The nine entities based on their shared mission to support youth through culinary, nutrition, and arts education with a focus on…

Hogs for the Cause

  I have not been dining out very much these last months. I have not been out at all for that matter and yet my garden is a mess. My strawberries are consumed by snails. My peas are suffering from…

Cafe du Monde Releases Foodwear Line with Mr Eatwell

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On June 3 at 2 p.m., New Orleans Foodwear brand MR EATWELL will release a collaboration with internationally renowned beignet bakery, Cafe du Monde. MR EATWELL, founded by lrish Channel resident Matt Rebackoff, created…

Things Going On Around Town

  There are restaurants opening around town, which is not all that unusual. One is a pizza joint that was also a pizza joint before. Another is a Haitian restaurant that, when I first ran into it, was at the…