Restaurants

James Beard Foundation's Taste America Returns To New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The James Beard Foundation’s Taste America presented by Capital One returns to New Orleans on Feb. 12 and 13, to celebrate America’s culinary diversity with an exciting lineup of celebrity chefs and mixologists. The New…

The Best King Cake Creations to Try this Weekend

  We are most assuredly in the Season of the King Cake. They are seemingly everywhere. Throughout Carnival Season, both Cochon Butcher (930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588.7675, cochonbutcher.com) and La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St, 269.3777, laboulangerienola.com) will offer King Cakes ranging…

The Value of Yelp and Crowd-Sourcing Generally

  My friend Ian McNulty wrote the other day about the recent Yelp “Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020.” He pointed out that there are no Louisiana restaurants on the list yet there is a restaurant in Coeur d’Alene,…

Truffle Tuesday Continues at Compère Lapin

NEW ORLEANS (After a sold-out smashing success in December 2019, Chef Nina Compton has just announced that her very special Truffle Tuesday Lunch at Compère Lapin will continue every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. until truffle season ends in…

Where to Dine in NOLA for Valentine’s Day

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Just two blocks away from the French Quarter, The Eliza Jane is an ideal romantic destination. In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Couvant – the hotel’s modern French brasserie restaurant – is offering an exclusive 3-course dining experience for $69/pp, which will include a delightful surprise from…

Jewel of the South & Chris Hannah to Host Burns Night

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Established in the United Kingdom but celebrated worldwide, Burns Night pays homage to the Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) who was known as the “Ploughman Poet” among many…

King Cake Frozen Daiquiris Now At Picnic

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Picnic Provisions & Whiskey has been treating guests to an array of colorful frozen daiquiris since they opened in Uptown New Orleans, but the most exciting flavor so far is the King Cake Daiquiri ($11),…

Let’s Get This Party Started with Carnival Cocktails

  It’s the greatest time of the year for us, Carnival season making us feel and see the magic of the city. Let’s start with what’s happening around town. Several of our favorite places are celebrating with their Carnival-inspired cocktails.…

Antoine’s Celebrates 180 Years of Culinary Excellence

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Antoine’s – an icon and a standard bearer for traditional French Creole culinary traditions in America – will commemorate its 180th anniversary this year with special events, menus and celebrations inside the walls of its…

News From the Kitchen

The Independent Caveau NOLA The Independent Caveau NOLA is a fairly new wine bar and retail operation that also serves cheese and charcuterie plates, as well as high-end tinned seafood. Operated by Joanne Close and husband Jim Yonkus, it’s a…

Bakery Bar Adventures

Looking to take a step off the beaten path? Then Bakery Bar belongs on your list of places to check out. Located in the Lower Garden District just a stone’s throw from the GNO Bridge, this savory/sweet mashup opened back…

In The Mix

New Orleans is a drinking town. After all, this is the birthplace of the cocktail and home of the once bustling Storyville. The city’s history with libations and the fun-loving attitude of the locals create a concoction that’s ripe for…

End of the Year

That’s 2019, kids. If you’re looking for a “best of” or “top ten” list then you should probably go elsewhere because I have no interest in ranking my experiences over the last 12 months, and I doubt any of you…

The Best Places to Ring in the New Year in Style

  How fortuitous for me!  Cozy, super-chic Luvi (5236 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-605-3340, luvirestaurant.com)  is located right around the corner from my house. The diminutive Asian restaurant is offering early dinner seatings at 6 and 8 p.m., at either a table…

Justine Hosts Second Annual New Year's Eve Party

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - On Dec. 31, Justine will host its second annual New Year’s Eve party in the French Quarter. Enjoy a night of libations, food, music, burlesque entertainment by Trixie Minx Productions, and more! DETAILS: Two ticket…

Ruby Slipper Celebrates National Bloody Mary Day!

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Jan. 1 isn’t just New Year’s Day it is also National Bloody Mary Day! Ruby Slipper wants the New Year’s Eve party animals to stop in to enjoy its award-winning…

2019 Réveillon Offerings at Couvant at The Eliza Jane

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Couvant, The Eliza Jane’s modern French brasserie has curated a pre-fixe Réveillon menu offering that guests will enjoy the month-long restaurant tradition. This specially crafted Réveillon menu will be offered during normal dinner hours (2…

Holiday Hops & Pops

It is the time of year when we start to enjoy the smells of the season. A deep breath may stimulate your senses with peppermint, spearmint, and berries. A quick hop around town and you’ll find several seasonal happy hours…