Food News

Camellia Beans

  I’m going to be honest: I dreaded Mondays when I was a kid. Mondays meant red beans and I did not like red beans. I ate the sausage, but the beans were not my thing. It wasn’t until I…

The Best Reasons to Check out Larder Gourmet Market This Weekend

  Tired of your own cooking and looking for a change of pace? Longtime friends Alison Vega-Knoll and Chris Wilson recently pumped some excitement into the upscale grab-and-go and market scene with the opening of Larder (3005 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, lardergourmetmarket.com).…

King Cakes by Brennan's Now on Sale

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Celebrate the Carnival season with these three kingly newcomer cakes in Traditional, Chocolate 'Black & Gold' and 'Pink Parade' Strawberry Cream Cheese are destined to become true New Orleans royalty. Cakes are 10” X 12” and…

The Best: The Set Up for a Safe Carnival Season

  As we do in my household every year at this time, this past weekend we dismantled Christmas, stowed it in the attic, and hauled out Mardi Gras. This year more than ever we will make our home look like…

A New Year

  2020 was the sort of year that makes a dumpster fire look pretty good. As a person who writes about food and restaurants, it’s been a grim time. There have been some notable openings but a lot of closings,…

Deli Operator Opens At The St. Roch Market

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Poindexter’s Delicatessen, a fresh deli concept helmed by Kellen Poindexter, has just opened at the St. Roch Market. Poindexter’s is an ecologically responsible eatery that seeks to impact the local dining sphere with its focus…

Status Quo? and a Meal at Marjie’s

  I like Donald Link and have since I first met him. He wrote a letter to the editor that was published in The Advocate the other day, and I think he pretty effectively expressed the issue a lot of…

Preservation Hall Unveils HALLiday Gram Musical Delivery Package

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Preservation Hall today announced members of its musical collective will deliver “Preservation HALLiday Gram” merchandise packages for orders delivered in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes from Friday, Dec. 18, to Wednesday, Dec. 23. Preservation HALLiday Grams are…

A Few Christmas Takeout and Dine-In Options Around New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A handful of local restaurants announced their takeout and dine-in options available for the Christmas season.   Toups’ Meatery Dine in: Christmas Eve Chef Isaac Toups’ Mid-City dining gem Toups’ Meatery, will be open this…

New Orleans Magazine teams up with d’Livery NOLA

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This month marks the annual Best of Dining issue of New Orleans Magazine, the magazine's largest dining issue to date. From their regular food and drink columns to their Best of Dining feature, New…

Chef Maggie Scales Offers the "King" of King Cakes at La Boulangerie

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On January 6th, King’s Day, Executive Pastry Chef Maggie Scales of the Link Restaurant Group will be offering several flavors and sizes of king cakes at both Cochon Butcher and La Boulangerie on Magazine Street. Along with the traditional…

Compere Lapin Hot Fire Chicken & Biscuits Pop-up

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – James Beard award-winning Chef Nina Compton and partner/husband Larry Miller are pleased to announce the continuation of their weekly pop-up series with a Hot Fire Chicken & Biscuits To-Go Pop-up. The special will be available…

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…

Table Talk: Stoked and Smoked

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that the little things matter. Food doesn’t need to be complicated to taste good. And few things exemplify this principal more than barbeque, where it is the quality of the ingredients and…

2020 Oak Street Po-Boy "To-Go" Festival Set for Saturday, Dec. 5

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This year, the organizers of the much-loved Oak Street Po-Boy Festival will continue the tradition by offering a sampling of local food vendors' best and award-winning po-boy offerings with a revamped "to-go" event format. Po-boy…

Five Pet-Friendly Thanksgiving Foods

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Thanksgiving is a great time to give thanks and extra love to your pet, and your dog or cat will inevitably be begging to partake in the big turkey dinner. Let’s be honest, most…