Restaurants

NOWFE Announces Continued Summer Wine Dinner Series

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced several additional wine dinners will take place in August and September; and were excited that all July dinners sold out. NOWFE will organize and promote…

There Are Restaurants Open and Serving

  Gianna is one restaurant that is still open for business to the extent that any restaurant is open for business at the moment. Here is a description of the meals they are serving on Sundays: Chef Rebecca Wilcomb of…

The Best Cheap Eats to Check Out This Weekend

  Whether you have a hole in your pocket the size of 1. The job you used to have before COVID; 2. The federally enhanced unemployment check you used to get before the system went off of the rails; 3.…

Creole Cuisine Adds 'A Tavola' To Metairie Restaurant Scene

  METAIRIE, La (press release) – Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts is excited to announce it will open a Tavola, an Italian concept in the former Bravo location, an outparcel of Lakeside Shopping Center. “In Italian, a Tavola means ‘let’s eat’…

Feed The Family With Sunday Supper At Gianna

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Chef Rebecca Wilcomb of Gianna is offering a three-course meal for Sunday Supper. The traditional Italian offerings are available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery service. The menus for Sunday Supper will change weekly, and…

Chains and the Pandemic

  I receive many things in my email inbox. Some are relevant to my business or personal life, and some are just a public relations person sending out a blast to anyone who has ever written anything about food anywhere…

Get “COOL”

  Though the city of New Orleans has put bars and restaurants under more restrictions due to the rise in cases of COVID-19, New Orleans & Co – formerly the New Orleans CVB – is going ahead with its annual…

Hold Up, Where’s Happy Hour?

  We are currently experiencing a bitter taste of COVID-Blues. Typically, in the heat of the summer, we are craving a good gathering with wonderful cocktails at some of our favorite places. My, how times have changed. COVID-19 has no…

Boucherie Offers Easy Access to "Balanced Meals" Right at Home

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Nathanial Zimet, Executive Chef of Boucherie, has announced he is partnering with Ochsner Eat Fit to provide menu items as part of the restaurant’s successful Balanced Meals program. Chef Zimet has crafted a menu…

Let’s Have A Picnic

  For months, the coronavirus has caused cancelations, postponements, massive changes and, in some cases, ruined wedding plans for couples. Venue, restaurant and bar closures and restrictions on attendees at gatherings are among some of the limitations mandated by state…

The Best...and the Worst

  In some very exciting news for New Orleans the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) has been nominated for "Best Wine Festival" by USA Today newspaper. As the final award recipient will be decided via people's choice, you…

K-Paul’s: Stories du Jour

  Yogi Berra, the great catcher of the New York Yankees, was once asked about a famous Italian restaurant in his hometown of St. Louis. Berra. who was known for his malapropisms gave one of his all-time great responses: “Nobody…

LeBLANC + SMITH Restaurants Now Offering Family Meals To-Go

  NEW ORLEANS – Announced this week, the LeBLANC + SMITH group's restaurants are now offering family meals to-go. Each restaurant's meals are available to order through D'liveryNola or UberEats and are reheatable. The meals feeds four. Current meals available…

K-Paul’s and the Anchor at Tchefuncte’s

  K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen announced it would close this week, and that is a shame. I will admit I had not been there for some time, but from most accounts it was still a very good restaurant. It was, in…

The Best Ways to Celebrate A Birthday This Weekend

  Soooo, Saturday is my birthday. I was super excited about going to check out Big Freedia's new live cooking show in the Kitchen Garden at City Park tonight with my gal pal Jennifer. Every Thursday evening in July and…

DTB Is Back Open With A New Chef In The Kitchen

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) - DTB Restaurant, known for its creative, modern coastal cuisine and craft cocktails, has announced that Chef Jonathan Klaskala has accepted the position of Executive Chef at the uptown establishment. Klaskala has crafted a small…

You Can’t Keep a Good Hot Dog Day Down

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Dat Dog and Son of a Saint are coming together on Thursday, July 23, to celebrate their sixth annual National Hot Dog Day together, including the traditional unveiling of the next “Son of a Saint…

NOWFE Announces Socially Distant Summer Wine Dinner Series

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience has announced several wine dinners will take place in July, August and September. NOWFE will organize and promote the dinners for each restaurant throughout the summer. Participating…

The Best Reasons to go to Clancy's This Weekend

  My sister, Beth, has been going through a really rough time lately, dealing with even more uncertainty and upset than the rest of us while also dealing with the same uncertainty and upset the rest of us continue to…

AVO, the Italian Tradition

Italian cuisine has always played an outsized role in the New Orleans restaurant landscape. Sicilian immigrants helped shape the mercantile history of the French Quarter in the late 19th century, contributing definitive local dishes like the Muffuletta as well as…

GW Fins Is Offering Delivery For The First Time Ever

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – From offering fresh-from-the-boat seafood direct to consumers, to providing their popular 3-course $39 Fins Feast Menu via Curbside Pick-Up, selling pints of Salty Malty Ice Cream at grocery stores across the city and now, for…

LeBLANC + SMITH Officially Reopens for Dine-In

NEW ORLEANS, LA (press release) - New Orleans-based hospitality group LeBLANC + SMITH is happy to announce the return of service to four of their restaurant properties: Sylvain, Cavan, Longway Tavern, and Meauxbar. Starting Saturday, June 27, the restaurants will…

The Best Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Old Mandeville

  Western St. Tammany Parish was first settled by Choctaw, Tchefuncte, Acolapissa and Houma Indian tribes, which were drawn to the northern shores of Lake Pontchartrain for the area's dense oxygen-rich pine forests, abundant natural beauty, and "curative" spring waters.…