Restaurants

List of Locally-Owned Restaurants in St. Bernard Parish

List of Locally Owned Restaurants in St. Bernard Parish per their Facebook Pages... ARABI: Ben’s Pizza - takeout/ delivery Pirogue's Whiskey Bayou- Takeout or Delivery The Kitchen Table Café – Take out or Delivery The Palms Too- Take out Gerald’s…

LeBlanc+Smith Announces Temporary Closures Beginning March 16

NEW ORLEANS (press release) - Effective today, New Orleans-based hospitality group ​LeBLANC + SMITH​ will temporarily close its five restaurants and bars, including ​Meauxbar​, ​Sylvain​, ​Barrel Proof​, ​Cavan​, and ​Longway Tavern​. See below for a statement from the LeBLANC +…

Jewel of the South Launches Weekend Brunch

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Since opening in March 2019, Jewel of the South co-owners Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich have been busy at work realizing the vision they had for the historic Creole cottage – a multi-story dining and…

The Roosevelt New Orleans Debuts Easter Brunch Menu

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel will celebrate Easter with a decadent brunch buffet in the most elegant ballroom in the city, a beloved tradition for guests of all ages. The Easter brunch…

Corona, Corona, Cocktail

  With all the talk these days surrounding the dreaded coronavirus, we wanted to keep things a little lighter, take you to places that will offer great drinks and great specials. It’s hard to not think of the frenzy surrounding…

How To Celebrate Your Big (Birth)Day

  As most of you know, I have a birthday coming up in the next few days. As we measure these things in temporal terms I will be 51. That is a full third of the way through my expected…

The Best Meatless Specials to Try for Lent

  For Catholics, the practice of forgoing the consumption of meat during Lent (Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday) has its roots in the early days of the church and the Black Fast, when the righteous were expected to partake of…

James Beard Award Nominees

  Another year and another list of New Orleans chefs, restaurants and industry folks nominated for James Beard awards. I thought this year I’d give you the list and a few thoughts about each of our local contenders.   Gianna…

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…