Restaurants

A New Sushi Restaurant

  Where it comes to sushi, generally speaking, I am a one-shop man. My shop is Kanno, where Hide Suzuki has made me some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. But I also like to try new places and,…

Halloween Happenings: Tujague's, SoFAB and Virgin Hotel

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – In celebration of Halloween, Tujague’s will host a three-course Witches Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 29. Priced at $38 per person, excluding tax and gratuity, menu follows: First Choice of Duck & Sausage Gumbo Louisiana…

Hot Tin Relaunches With Throwback Cocktail Program

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – As circumstances change, nobody knows how to adapt better than QED Hospitality. When co-owners Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry realized they would have to close their eight food and beverage outlets in New…

BOO-rree BBQ Bash at Bourree

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Celebrate Halloween family fun at the BOO-ree BBQ Bash on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Bourree (1510 S. Carrolton Ave.). The kid’s party kicks off at 1 p.m. with music by Mr. Ed’s Music Box…

The Best Way to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

  Through Oct. 15, our nation is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced our nation and our society. In the New Orleans area, we owe a particular debt of gratitude to the…

Spooktacular Spirits

  With Halloween in a few short weeks, we are gearing up to get our spooktacular cocktail list together. To make sure you are a (g)host with the most, mixologist Lynnette Marrero has this one for you to try. It…

Revisiting Herbsaint

  Today, I am having lunch with my father at Herbsaint. It’s one of my favorite restaurants and one I haven’t visited often since I stopped working downtown. This is not going to be a review of that meal, because I…

Emeril's New Orleans To Reopen on September 28

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant – Emeril’s – will reopen its doors on Sept. 28, after being closed for over a year due to the pandemic and Hurricane Ida. David Slater, culinary director of…

Birthday Dinners and Mosca’s

  My wife had a birthday recently. We had a low-key celebration that night at Bayou Wine Garden, and I will therefore testify to the excellent cheese and charcuterie board we had with a carafe of wine. Two cured meats,…

Cocktails During Chaos

  It’s been more than a year since our fun happy hour menus in New Orleans went away. We are not surprised, of course, as all of life’s changes have shaken up the cocktail scene during the COVID-19 crisis and…

NOBU is Coming to NOLA

  LAS VEGAS (press release) – Caesars Entertainment, Inc. and Nobu Hospitality – the global lifestyle brand founded by Nobu Matsuhisa, Robert De Niro and Meir Teper – today announced the expansion of its longstanding partnership with two new Nobu…

The Best for the Weekend, Treat Yourself

  We have been through the wringer. And COVID-19 still threatens, and disturbances are swirling off the coast of Africa like a swarm of cockroaches. We deserve a break, a little R & R, a least some relief. Here are…

NOLA REOPENINGS: A Few Places to Eat & Drink Post Hurricane Ida

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Following Hurricane Ida and the many issues that followed for local businesses, there are a few restaurants announcing their openings following the hurricane.   Mister Mao, the tropical roadhouse restaurant from Chef Sophina Uong…

Nina Compton to Host Bayou Benefit Dinner Sept. 22

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Bywater American Bistro’s Chef/Restaurateur Nina Compton will host a one-night-only prix fixe dinner to raise funds for those in Southeastern Louisiana’s bayou parishes gravely impacted by Hurricane Ida. The three-course…

The Elysian Bar Officially Reopens on Wednesday, Sept. 15

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Elysian Bar will officially reopen their doors for dinner and drinks following Hurricane Ida on Wednesday, Sept. 15, with regular business hours. Starting this Wednesday, guests can enjoy dinner and drinks in the…

Twisted Waffles is coming to NOCHI

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – After 3 years of building community and perfecting the waffle game in the Saulet and an expansion to New Iberia, Twisted Waffles is excited to be relocating to a larger space at right in…

Nolavore Debuts a la Carte Market Series

  Nolavore is a catering company and commissary kitchen located in a former service station at the corner of Baronne Street and Jackson Avenue. Owner Anne Lloyd is a friend and talented, imaginative chef who has worked in the industry…

The Best Bets for a Hot, Rainy Weekend

  Sounds like gardening, sailing, sunbathing and long walks are not on the agenda this weekend, so I offer the following for your relaxation pleasure. “Top Chef Amateurs” gives talented home cooks the opportunity of a lifetime to test their…

Words to the Wise

  I have never been a canny investor. I have never actually been an investor at all, mainly because I know I’m not a canny investor. But once in a while an opportunity comes around and you feel you have…

The Best Way to Avoid COVID this Weekend

  Like so many in New Orleans, my income is largely tied to the hospitality industry, which is tied to tourism. Like so many New Orleanians, the foundation of my security has been rocked yet anew by another spate of…