Restaurants + Food

Here's to Summer Happenings at Effervescence!

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In addition to new menu items, including three new desserts (Matcha Crème Brûlée; Chocolate Caviar; Berries & Cream) and brand-new cocktails and sparkling flights, the Effervescence team has been busy planning a lineup of exciting events: Bouillabaisse and Rosé |…

Opulent Offerings

New Orleanians of a certain age may recall when local “happy” hours came in three basic forms with slight variations thereof: Three-for-one well brand specials at The Boot, Friar Tucks, Hillary’s and Shanahan’s; the Friday evening “Sippin’ into Sunset,” the…

Best Place To Take Your Dog This Weekend

  The Best Place to be with your dog this weekend? A taco pop-up. Avo Taco, with roots in Miami and New York will take over the kitchen at Port of Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St.,) this weekend (Friday-Sunday).…

New Summer Menu Items & Happy Hours at Ace Hotel New Orleans

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Ace Hotel New Orleans' eateries announce summer menu items and updated happy hour times and specials. Seaworthy: Set in a classic Creole cottage from 1832, Seaworthy is an oyster bar and seafood restaurant…

New Restaurant Ideas

  In the last several years we’ve seen a variety of restaurants open in New Orleans. There are places that serve raw or raw-adjacent fish; places that serve ironic ethnic food; places that serve sandwiches and of course places that…

Foundation Room Presents Dines Around The World: Spain

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – You don’t have to hop on a plane to try authentic food from around the globe! Foundation Room hosts the first instalment of their new monthly Dine Around the World Series, featuring Spain. Elegant flamingo…

What is “local” food?

In Jacobellis v. Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal from the owner of a movie theater in Ohio from a conviction for obscenity. There is a very famous quote from that case, by Justice Potter Stewart, who in…

New Late-Night Delicacies at Effervescence, Justine and The Franklin

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In a city known for endless culinary offerings and plentiful libations, it can feel impossible to strategize the perfect eating and drinking itinerary in New Orleans – especially if you’re in search of the perfect bite after a full evening enjoying the…

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…

Shake Shack and Poor Boys

Many years ago I had the opportunity to meet Danny Meyer. I had planned a trip to visit a client in New York, and mentioned my travel to a friend and fairly well-known food writer/blogger based in the Big Apple…

Stirring it Up in New Roads

I have driven along Hospital Road in the Pointe Coupee Parish town of New Roads many times. To me, the street is a switch-over from one highway to another on the way to and from Central Louisiana. Most often my…

A Guide to the Towns on LSU’s SEC Road Schedule

ATHENS, GA. Athens, Ga., is one of America’s great college towns. Whether or not the Tigers are in town, it is still worth a visit for its Victorian architecture, eclectic shopping, inventive Southern dining and legendary live music scene. Athens…

Why So Many New Restaurants in New Orleans?

Someone recently asked me why there are so many new restaurants in New Orleans. The simple answer is to confess that I don’t know, but why let ignorance stand in the way? Since this is our Best New Restaurants issue,…

Play On

New Orleans restaurants that aren’t afraid to play with their food.

Restaurant Updates: Premiere Places

By the time this magazine reaches you, Dickie Brennan’s newest venture, Tableau, should be open for business. The restaurant is housed next to Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carré on Jackson Square and has dining rooms and bars spread over…

DINING GUIDE

French Master Chef Reopens at Renaissance Hotel 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350 When Bistro René in the Pere Marquette closed several years ago, hearts sank throughout the city. Chef René Bajeux was always a front-runner in the now trendy “local is…