Restaurants

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…

Le Pavillon Hotel Offers New Saints Game Specials

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Saint Season is in full swing and Le Pavillon Hotel is pleased to welcome the devoted fans of New Orleans to its signature restaurant, Bijoux, every game day to chow down on gold-dusted chicken wings while indulging at…

New Sunday Brunch at Le Pavillon Hotel's Bijoux Restaurant

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Le Pavillon Hotel’s signature restaurant, Bijoux, will once again offer Sunday Brunch every Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Under the leadership of award-wining Executive Chef Derek McKenna and centered around a Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier, the…

Cooking for Particular Diets

I have gone through my life as a very thin fellow. I have what the medical profession calls a “nervous stomach,” which without going into a great detail means that I don’t gain a lot of weight despite what I…

Saturday In The Quarter

  The seventh annual Downriver Festival kicks off at 10 a.m. at the New Orleans Jazz Museum (400 Esplanade Ave., 568.2564, nolajazzmuseum.org). Celebrating the cultural, economic, environmental and inspirational impacts and contributions of the Mississippi River to our fair city…

Gris-Gris Announces New Sunday Brunch

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Gris-Gris is excited to launch its NEW Sunday Brunch Menu this Sunday! The menu will be available from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and feature new menu items including: Blueberry Bourbon Pain Perdu. Chicken…

Of Drag Queens and the New Orleans Saints

  Remember the drag queen moment I mentioned last week? Well, that moment is definitely continuing as we close in on Labor Day and Southern Decadence weekend in our fair city. On Saturday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. the…

September Culinary Happenings Around The City

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – A few restaurants around the city prepare for September with culinary happenings.    COMPÈRE LAPIN INTRODUCES ISLAND HOP THEMED DINNER SERIES Compère Lapin is inviting diners to embark on a culinary tour through the Caribbean…