Restaurants + Food

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…