Food News

Café Du Monde Opens in New Orleans City Park

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – New Orleans City Park is proud to announce the opening of the newest Café Du Monde in the Park’s Casino Building. They invite the public to join them for the grand opening and ribbon cutting.…

Pythian Market Announces Willie Mae Scotch House as Newest Vendor

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Today, Pythian Market announced its newest vendor, Willie Mae's Scotch House, which will be opening a location in the food hall in mid-August. Pythian Market, an urban food hall located in the Central Business District, provides…

Spice It Up

  Finding a memorable and useful wedding gift for any of the many parties surrounding a wedding can be challenging for guests. Sticking to the registry is a no-fail plan, but if you’re like us, you want to add some…

Urban South Brewery & Adoptable Pups from Take Paws!

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Join Urban South for an afternoon of puppy kisses and doggie hugs! Meet some of the dogs available for adoption and you may end up with your new best friend. A percentage of beer sales…

National Mac n' Cheese Day Celebration! Sunday, July 14

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – To prepare for the third annual NOLA Mac n’ Cheese Fest this Fall, the team is excited to announce its National Mac n’ Cheese Day Celebration on Sunday, July 14 at the Civic Theatre (12 –…

Picnic Provisions & Whiskey Grants Full Scholarship To NOCHI

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Picnic Provisions & Whiskey is living out their mission to support and mentor members of the culinary community by granting a full scholarship to the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI). Picnic Provisions &…

No Menu Tuesdays Dining Series Returns To Coquette

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Starting July 2, Coquette's "No Menu Tuesdays" summer dining series is back for its sixth year in a row. Every Tuesday July through September, the Garden District restaurant, led by co-executive chefs Michael Stoltzfus and…

Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch, June 8

NEW ORLEANS – This Saturday, June 8, SoBou Nola will host Poppy's Pop-Up Drag Brunch from 11 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. Drag queen entertainers will include Debbie With A D (Joey Bean), Laveau Contraire, Lana O’Day, Sunshine Edae and Jessica…

News From the Kitchen

Gianna Gianna, an Italian restaurant from the Link Restaurant Group, opened in late April in the CBD. Executive chef Rebecca Wilcomb, most recently of Herbsaint, heads the kitchen. Wilcomb’s menu will feature daily antipasti, house-cured meats, locally farmed produce, Gulf seafood…

FOOD & WINE Announces 2019 Best New Restaurants

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – FOOD & WINE announces its highly anticipated 2019 class of Best New Restaurants. The list of 10 is currently live on foodandwine.com, and, for the first time ever, appears as a ranked list, with Cadence…

Passing A Good Time From The West Bank To The Treme

  We were starving. It was late on a Saturday afternoon and the two of us were the only people in Hong Minh (Hong Minh, 2101 8th St., Harvey, 592.7316, hongminhharvey.com) save for three generations of the extended Vietnamese-Chinese family…

Chickpea Flour is HUGE

  Apparently chickpea flour, or more accurately things made from it, are huge in the U.S. now. This was an observation I read in an article at NPR’s website devoted to food issues, The Salt. The article I read was written…

Chef Toups Reveals New Counter Club Themes

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since launching in September 2017, Chef Isaac Toups’ Counter Club – the monthly off-menu dinner and brunch series at Toups South – has been a smashing sold-out success. Held exclusively at the restaurant’s exhibition…

46th Annual Greek Festival’s Year of the Mastiha

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The 46th Annual Greek Festival is excited to feature an exquisite, sweet treat for the first time this year! 2019 is the year of the Mastiha – a delectable, unique liqueur that can only…

News From the Kitchen

Costera Restaurant and Bar Costera Restaurant and Bar has opened in the space that for many years was occupied by La Thai. Chef Brian Burns’ menu is “coastal Spanish,” and it’s extensive. Both Burns and Reno De Ranieri, who oversees…

Pre/Post Jazz Fest Dining At Sophia

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Located in NOLA’s Warehouse District, Sofia is an Italian-inspired restaurant, featuring an elevated take on traditional cuisine in a fun and art-filled setting. Festival revelers heading home, back downtown or trying to get out of the Jazz Fest crowds can…

Copper Vine Kicks Off Wine Dinner Series

    NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since opening September 2018 at 1001 Poydras St. in New Orleans’ Central Business District, Copper Vine has offered a unique culinary and cultural experience aimed to demystify wine in a fun and relaxed…

Ethiopian

I’ve written about the revelatory experience I had when I attended the wedding ceremony of two friends, one of whom is from Eritrea. Her family prepared a feast for the reception, and it blew my mind. I thought I was…

Food, Fun And Festivals

New Orleans' Recreation Department will host an Easter Eggstravaganza on the Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. Children ages three to 12 can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, space walks, carnival games,…

Citrus Cheer

Chef Ray Gruezke shares his Drum With Orange Broth Mussels and Grapefruit Salad