Restaurants

Lundi Craw, Crawfish Boil at Seaworthy in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As you may know, it's Crawfish Season, which means we have to take advantage of this time of year, and enjoy crawfish while we can! Every Monday through the end of March, Seaworthy in New…

NOPSI Hotel Hosts Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As one of the most exciting times to visit New Orleans, NOPSI Hotel, New Orleans — known as the historic headquarters of the former New Orleans Public Service Inc. (NOPSI) — is gearing up for…

Barracuda Offers Fun To-Go Options During Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Neighborhood taco stand, Barracuda, which is just three blocks off the Uptown parade route, is offering fun to-go options during Mardi Gras. This year, Barracuda will be offering 32 oz. take-out jugs of their signature…

Lent Specials at Top New Orleans Restaurants

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Beginning Ash Wednesday, top Chefs and restaurants in New Orleans are rolling out a variety of specialty meatless dishes catering to those observing the 46 days of Lent. JACK ROSE Food: Fettucine Nero with blue…

The Best Places to Seek Shelter During Mardi Gras

  Few things are more valuable than a friend with a home and a working bathroom on a parade route. Hell, even a parade-side portable toilet with crowds bumping into its side and water sloshing about can be a blessing…

Isn’t It Romantic?

Today is the day of love – it’s Valentine’s Day. This is not everyone’s favorite holiday, but we look at it as a way to add a little romance into a couple’s life pre-wedding, post wedding or just a regular…

Wine Not?

  No matter where you end up during this year's biggest free party of the year, you are sure to find fun, festive wine and cocktail events inspired by revelry and royalty. Bacchanal Wine (600 Poland Ave.) is turning 18.…

Italian Winemaker Pairs Up With Gianna For Special Lunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Rebecca Wilcomb of Gianna will host a winemaker lunch featuring Alois wines on Friday, Feb. 21, at noon. Winemaker Massimo Alois brings his Italian wines from Campania found in…

*NEW* Menu Items Announced at Gris-Gris!

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Last month, Gris-Gris introduced new menu items to its lunch and dinners menus starting TODAY! Oyster Pie: Sautéed Leeks, Oyster Cream, Whipped Potatoes, Charred Artichokes, Tarragon. Mississippi Rabbit Fricassee: Braised Local Rabbit, Seared Trinity, Louisiana…

Brennan’s

  I had a chance to sample the new menu at Brennan’s recently. The occasion was the restaurant’s announcement of Ryan Hacker as the new executive chef, replacing Chef Slade Rushing. I loved what Slade did at Brennan’s when he…

News From the Kitchen

Dab’s Bistro Chef Duke LoCicero, best known for his now-closed French Quarter Italian restaurant, Café Giovanni, has opened Dab’s Bistro, in Metairie. It’s a “New Orleans bistro,” but long-time fans of LoCicero’s cooking will recognize many of the dishes on…

Toups Meatery Launches Wine Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Toups Meatery, Mid-City’s go-to spot for Cajun rustic cookery and handcrafted libations, has just announced the launch of Wine Wednesday. Now, guests can belly up to the bar every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 10…

Make Me Something Mister

  This is the best time of year for imbibing and enjoying the Carnival season. We have a few places that are serving up festive cocktails that are sure to get you in the mood. Toups Meatery (845 N. Carrollton…

The Best New Things to Try This Weekend

  A voyeur, I like to people watch. One of my top spots for doing so is the deep, gracious balcony off of the second floor of the triangular-shaped building that houses Gris Gris (1800 Magazine St., 272-024, grisgrisnola.com). Over…

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.…