Restaurants

There's No Place Like Galatoire's

There is no restaurant in the world like Galatoire’s. There are other Creole restaurants of arguably equal merit, and each of those restaurants are unique as well. That we have restaurants like Galatoire’s, Arnaud’s, Brennan’s, Tujague’s and Broussard’s is something…

Copper Vine Announces New Chef & New Eats

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Copper Vine, the stunning restaurant by Brechtel Hospitality Group (BHG) in New Orleans’ Central Business District has recently appointed Amy Mehrtens as Chef de Cuisine. In her new role, Mehrtens has unveiled an array of…

The Elysian Bar Offers A la Carte Thanksgiving Day Menu

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Alex Harrell and The Elysian Bar are excited to offer a special, à la carte Thanksgiving Day menu. This year, The Elysian Bar will lean on their family, engaging Elysian Bar and Hotel Peter…

Something Special

Whether you’re seeking time out in a festive holiday atmosphere or a means of entertaining guests without bringing the fa-la-la to your own kitchen, a bevy of New Orleans restaurants have you covered for the season. With a lush hanging…

News From the Kitchen

Em Trai Sandwich Co.  Em Trai Sandwich Co. had a very short trip from its initial location inside the St. Roch Market to its new home in the New Orleans Healing Center. The menu includes pho, bao, salads and both…

Celebrate Thanksgiving at These New Orleans Hotspots!

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – This Thanksgiving, step into one of New Orleans’ liveliest eateries for what is sure to be a memorable feast. On Thursday, Nov. 28, locals and visitors alike are invited to experience a memorable Thanksgiving meal,…

Compére Lapin to Host "Signature Dishes Dinner Series"

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Phaidon, leading publisher of the creative arts, has partnered with OpenTable to celebrate the release of Signature Dishes That Matter, a collection of unparalleled recipes and the stories behind them from the world's best-known chefs,…

Luvi Reconsidered

  I was enamored of Luvi, the restaurant Chef Hao Gong opened on Tchoupitoulas Street a few years ago, but I wasn’t entirely sure it would survive. The place is not exactly on the beaten path and I had my…

Boucherie Still Has It

  I was, for a time, as regular a customer of Boucherie as anyone. I think I ate there at least twice a month for a few years. I loved the place and I love the folks behind it. I…

Just Sip Back, and Relax

  There is no doubt we are enjoying the fall/football season. It’s the time of year when groups get together and pass a good time. Often, cocktails are involved and who doesn’t love a great drink? There are so many…

Ruby Slipper Café Celebrates Fall with Mid-City Festival

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Mid-City Fall Festival celebrates the New Orleans neighborhood where the first restaurant in the multi-location group opened in 2008. WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. WHERE: Ruby Slipper Café’s flagship location – 315 S.…

The Spanish Main

  New Orleans should have more Spanish restaurants. New Orleans was a Spanish town before the French arrived to change the street names and – to their credit – give us the civilian legal system. France obviously had an impact…

Galatoire’s celebrates National Coffee Day with Café Brûlot

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – National Coffee Day is Sunday, Sept. 29 and Galatoire’s is fired up – literally. Since opening on Bourbon Street more than 114 years ago, the fine dining establishment has been preserved with little change. Galatoire’s is…

Fresh Pasta at Bellegarde October 1!

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – October is National Pasta Month! Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 1, Bellegarde Bakery will offer freshly made pasta in a variety of shapes from its retail store. Bellegarde’s pasta is made with 100 percent freshly stone…

The Best Reasons to Visit Historic Gretna

  I recently spent some time exploring historic Gretna, a fascinating, somewhat mysterious city on the West Bank (technically east of New Orleans but that's another story).  Like Uptown New Orleans, where I live, Old Gretna is loaded with historic…

New Pop-Up at St. Roch - Chef Kelseay Dukae Introduces Kinoko

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Kelseay Dukae of vegan-forward sushi concept Kinoko will begin a three-week residency at St. Roch Market in T2’s space. Kinoko will open Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to close, starting Sept. 26 and…

Chic Eats

  There is no lack of culinary excitement around New Orleans. Each day a new restaurant is popping up offering new and tasty things for all to enjoy. Whether you’re out with your gal pals, looking for a hotspot for…

Top Ten Lists

  Bon Appétit magazine has released its annual list of the 10 best new restaurants in the country, and there is a New Orleans restaurant on the list. It is the Elysian Bar, and I want to make very certain that…