Restaurants

New Summer Items at SoBou and Jack Rose

NEW ORLEANS – Summer is a time for celebration – kids are out of school, vacations are booked – and nothing goes better with summer and celebration than food. SoBou and Jack Rose are both entertaining new items on their…

Toups' Meatery Launches Happy Hour

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Mid-City New Orleans’ go-to spot for Cajun rustic cookery and killer cocktails, Toups Meatery, has just announced the launch of Happy Hour. Guests can belly up to the bar every Tuesday through Saturday, from 3 p.m.…

New Orleans Pride, And Other Culinary Events This Weekend

  This year’s New Orleans Pride celebration (togetherwenola.com) takes place Friday through Sunday with activities around the French Quarter. Voted the second most welcoming city in the U.S, and the number one festival destination for LGBT travelers, New Orleans Pride…

Galatoire's Restaurant To Host Summer Wine Dinner Series

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Galatoire’s Restaurant is pleased to announce its 2019 summer wine dinner series. The wine dinner series features the wines of Hall & Walt Vineyard and Daou Vineyard. A fine selection of Rosé concludes the series. The…

Embrace the Heat

  That bliss-inducing extended spring is over and the heat is definitely on. With the departure of cool temperatures comes the departure of most tourists leaving those of us who do not leave for the summer with a bit more…

Summer Dining Deals At Toups South And Copper Vine

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Toups South is celebrating summer with limited-time only prix fixe menus available during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, only on offer from Saturday, June 1 - Monday, Sept. 30. Diners can enjoy two courses at…

Broussard's Summer Menu Celebrates Its Founding Year

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Broussard’s Restaurant is happy to announce its summer menu will begin on June 17th. The special summer pre-fixe menu honors the restaurant’s founding year, 1920, with three course selections for $19.20 from June 17…

Link Restaurant Group Announces New Leadership

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Link Restaurant Group has recently announced new leadership is in place at Cochon Butcher. Jacob Dufreche has been promoted to the position of Chef de Cuisine and Zack Shelton has been hired as General Manager. “Jake has been a valuable part…

And The Award Goes To...

  New Orleans did not have the success we usually have at the annual James Beard Foundation Awards this year. Of the multiple chefs, restaurateurs and food service professionals up for the honor, Brett Anderson of the Times Picayune was given…

Sip Something Special

  Who doesn’t love a great cocktail? We certainly do! If you are in the mood to hop around town and enjoy what several venues are doing to help quench our thirst, we've got you covered. We have visited several…

Kentucky Derby Watch Party At Hot Tin

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Catch “the most exciting two minutes in sports” at Hot Tin’s Kentucky Derby Watch Party. The crown jewel of the Pontchartrain Hotel, the rooftop bar will host one of the best race-day soirees this side of…

The Roosevelt Hotel Announces Summer Chef Pop-Up Series

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As part of its 125th Anniversary celebration, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel is welcoming local pop-up chefs to its rooftop deck every Thursday for six weeks from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The…

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…

All Things Good On the Cheap

This being the week between Jazz Fest weekends my taste buds are heightened, making the same-old pretty undesirable, I am ready to party, and while my wallet is thinned, resulting in the Champagne Taste Beer Wallet Syndrome we all dread.…

Bridal Buzz: Restaurants and Hotels Making National News

In New Orleans, hospitality is everything. From the hotels to restaurants the city has something for everyone and everyone is welcome to celebrate. So, it’s no surprise that local establishments are popping up in the national news Recently, Justine as…

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…

Link Restaurant Group Opens Gianna

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Award-winning chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski, Ryan Prewitt, Rebecca Wilcomb and Director of Operations Heather Lolley have announced the opening of Gianna. Located at the corner of Magazine and Girod streets in the New Orleans Warehouse…

New Orleans Restaurant Recommendations

  Lots of people from out of town ask me for recommendations, and when I have the time to respond I’m happy to do so. I start by asking a few questions of my own, though. What sort of food…

SoBou Welcomes New Bar Chef

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – SoBou is thrilled to announce the arrival of our new Bar Chef, Amanda Thomas! Responsible for overseeing the entirety of SoBou’s beloved bar program, Amanda brings an adoration for creating sustainable cocktails and can’t wait to…

New Bar Chef Arrives At SoBou

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – SoBou is thrilled to welcome world traveler and cocktail enthusiast Amanda Thomas to the bar as our new Bar Chef! Before moving to the city she now calls home since 2009, Amanda spent several years traveling…

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…

Mid City Pizza

I first learned to love pizza when I was a youth and got to taste the pies that Dan put out at Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing on Metairie Road. These were New York style pizzas, and it was the 80s,…

Springing Into The Season

As I mentioned last week, when I took a recent drive through City Park on a Saturday there was not a parking spot to be found. People were out in droves, packing the park to take in the spectacular weather…