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Wildthings

Baton Rouge butcher Jordan Ramirez spices things up with his first retail pepper sauce

A More Pleasant Pheasant

Broussard’s Executive Chef Guy Rienbolt shares a recipe for Slow Roasted Pheasant with Braised Chestnut and Red Cabbage and Foie Gras Cream Sauce.

A Fall Restaurant Guide for New Orleans

Between new restaurant openings and new offerings at old local favorites, 2013 has seen many changes in the New Orleans culinary scene. As the season changes, so do the ingredients, and so does the focus of many regional chefs. Here…

Chef Al Mahfouz and his Redfish Dupuy

Al Mahfouz’s career as a chef has taken him all over Louisiana  – and beyond. A native of Lake Charles, he began his restaurant career in Baton Rouge under the guidance of Jake Staples of Bob & Jake’s and The…

Catfish is King at Spahr’s

The ruler of the universe is located on Highway 90 about 30 miles southwest of New Orleans. Spahr’s Seafood Restaurant and Lounge, “where catfish is king,” is the seat of aquatic culinary power in Des Allemands, a town declared to…

5 Creative Hors d’Oeuvres To Make

I recently went to a gathering of old college buddies. Reunions often turn out to be curious in the unexpected and unpredictable ways many of us have changed over the years. But in this case, my puzzlement was caused by…

Comforting and Cozy Restaurants

In fall, comforting meals served in cozy environments just seem to fit the season. Scattered around Uptown are several places that satisfy this urge, among them Dick & Jenny’s and Martinique Bistro. Both are owned by business partners Kelly Barker…

November Restaurant Updates

Restaurant August is chef John Besh’s flagship restaurant and one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. It is a place where inventive, delicious food is served in an elegant setting. Until recently the brain behind most of that food…

DINING GUIDE

        One Night Only Oyster Dinner at RioMar RioMar, 800 South Peters St., 525-3474, RioMarSeafood.com On Fri., Nov. 1, RioMar, a Warehouse District Latin seafood restaurant, will be kicking off oyster season with a one-night-only oyster dinner.…

Recipe: A Better Boudin

Chef de Cuisine David Slater fills us up with Boudin Sausage with Beer Braised Onions, served with Southern Cooked Greens, Coarse Grain Mustard and Emeril’s Homemade Worcestershire Sauce.   Boudin Sausage with Beer Braised Onions, served with Southern Cooked Greens,…

DINING GUIDE

Indulge in Redemption Redemption, 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570, Redemption-Nola.com Resurrected after Katrina, Redemption lives up to its name. Originally built as a church in 1914, the building served as a restaurant for 30 years and then as a temporary place…

DINING GUIDE

Pascal’s Manale Restaurant, Andrea’s Restaurant and Capri Blu Bar and Zea Rotisserie & Grill

DINING GUIDE

Coup De Chef at Creole Grille Jeff’s Creole Grille, 5241 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992 Jeff Smith, chef for three years at The Creole Grille & Bar on Veterans Boulevard, has just bought the restaurant with his family. As well as…

Acadiana’s Best Poor Boys

Connoisseurs know the necessities required for this Louisiana favorite, a poor boy sandwich: the right bread, meat done just right and toppings the way you want them. The best bread is a yin and yang sort of blissful thing. It’s…

A Guide To Events Around Louisiana

    NORTH LOUISIANA • July 13-21. Ruston Community Theatre “The King & I.” 212 N. Vienna, Ruston. (318) 255-1450. • July 13-14. Shop Til You Drop Arts, Craft & Gift Show. Bossier Civic Center, Bossier City. (318) 470-6714. •…