The Dish

The Dish | Bywater Bakery

  The realization of a shared dream, Chef Chaya Conrad opened Bywater Bakery in 2017 with her husband, Alton Osborne, a native of the Seventh Ward and a clothing designer who’s a familiar face in New Orleans’ art and music…

The Dish | Finding Beauty at Trenasse

“Trenasse” is a Cajun term for a cut-through in a marsh. It leads to something. Founded in 2013 by chef and restaurateur Jim Richard, Trenasse, located inside New Orleans’ Intercontinental Hotel, is still going places, revealing inventive surprises, delighting –…

The Dish | Taco Nation

The Mexican and Central American immigrants who came to our aid in rebuilding our shattered region after the Big Bath in 2005 brought their culinary traditions and, in some cases, their taco trucks with them. In doing so they radically…

The Dish | Seeking Comfort, Oh Joy

Every January I write about healthful habits that will carry me into the new year and ready me for my childish practice of out jumping teenagers for Mardi Gras…

The Dish | Smoke & Mirrors

An informal poll conducted in my Uptown neighborhood revealed that, given the extreme polarization with which we currently live, some are relieved to have toxic Cousin…

Mosca’s

No attempt has been made to adorn the white, vinyl siding-clad building, the bottom edges of which bear telltale ragged scallops administered by a haphazardly bandied weed eater. Nothing beckons passersby from the two-lane stretch of road – not a…

The Dish | Of Shade Trees and Sandwiches

As our protracted quasi-quarantine state drags on and my own backyard, usually a resplendent, verdant sanctuary, has devolved into an overgrown, buggy bog, I’ve identified…

The Dish: Old Gretna

In these times of dueling sensibilities, when we’re eager for a change of pace yet wary of ever more uncertainty, adventures close to…

Fun Times with Fin Fish at Home

In an effort to support his suffering purveyors Michael Nelson, Executive Chef at GW Fins, recently began offering a large selection of fresh seafood as well as many of the restaurant’s signature sides, sauces and desserts – all packaged to take…

The New Canseco’s

From his open kitchen Chef Antonio Saladino presides over a culinary operation devoid of mood lighting, fine linen, courtly tableside service or soothing music. The floors of his establishment are polished to a high shine offset by megawatt overhead lighting.…

Rockrose

The menu at Rockrose, the contemporary Greek restaurant in the International House Hotel, recently unveiled a new spring menu to reflect the abundance of Gulf seafood and regional produce now coming into season while retaining the signature enhancements of bright…

Raising a Glass to Alice Weiss

“Shower the people you love with love. Show them the way that you feel.” James Taylor, “Shower the People” We saw ourselves in one another. Alice Weiss, a fierce fighter, moved to New Orleans in the 1970s to work as…

Out to Lunch

“Lunch like a queen, dine like a pauper”: that’s my motto. I relish meeting friends for a meal in the middle of the day to try new dishes and check out new places, because come evening I want to be…

Hitting Reset

I used to go on a clean eating binge at the start of every year, sickened from the excesses of the prior season while gearing up for the ultimate excess of Mardi Gras. I gave this up two years ago…

Lighten Up

Fresh and bright flavors for the hottest days of summer

Chocolate and Cheese

June is National Candy Month, but who designated it so? Perhaps the same masterminds behind National Dairy Month, also in June. While I’ve staved off osteoporosis with a daily habit of peanut butter cup ice cream for the past decade,…

Dog Days

The ubiquitous hot dog goes gourmet.

Love Canal

Enjoy the tastes of Mid-City right off the streetcar tracks.

Love Bites

These 3 eateries will add romance to your special night.

Fare Grounds

Dining in Mid-City and Lakeview has never been so tasty.