Wine + Spirits

Be In That Number, Champagne Stroll May 11

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Magazine Street Merchants Association is proud to announce the 9th annual Magazine Street Champagne Stroll on Saturday, May 11. Locals and visitors are invited to this one night only event, with over 100 businesses providing FREE sparkling wine, and many…

Where Are You Drinking Tonight?

  It is one of our favorite times of the year when we all have fun feeling the festival spirit. If you are taking part in one of the various outdoor activities, we applaud you. Not only does New Orleans…

High Spirits

  Customized koozies, matchbooks and candies are always a hit at weddings, but some couples are opting to send guests home with a parting gift that has a personal, New Orleans-style twist — cocktail mixers. Cocktail + Creative (cocktailcreative.biz) provides…

To Like, Perchance to Love

  When you think about all of the wines and spirits you have enjoyed over the span of your life, there actually have been darn few that stick out in the memory bank. Something may still live on because of…

Sit And Sip On These Cocktail Specials

Finally, it’s festival season and time to pop into some of our favorite places for cocktails in between all of the activity in the city. We checked out some great happy hours and think you should too! Grab a friend…

Soaking Up Education

The axiom we have all heard since we were 10 years old, or thereabouts, is that learning is a lifetime experience. It never ends. Those of us who have been present for the dawn and unfolding of the Digital Age…

Happy Holidays to One and All

The calendar time between November 1 and December 31 can be a string of moments of great joy. Families and friends gather to wish each other good fortune, reflect on moments past, and celebrate the season with gifts, special events…

Comforting and Cozy Restaurants

In fall, comforting meals served in cozy environments just seem to fit the season. Scattered around Uptown are several places that satisfy this urge, among them Dick & Jenny’s and Martinique Bistro. Both are owned by business partners Kelly Barker…

November Restaurant Updates

Restaurant August is chef John Besh’s flagship restaurant and one of the best restaurants in New Orleans. It is a place where inventive, delicious food is served in an elegant setting. Until recently the brain behind most of that food…

Cocktail Recipe: Colors of the Bandera

For just about as long as anyone has been keeping score, the margarita has been America’s favorite cocktail. Despite a lot of variations in ingredients and quantities, in its essence the margarita is a pretty simple mixture of tequila, citrus…

DINING GUIDE

        One Night Only Oyster Dinner at RioMar RioMar, 800 South Peters St., 525-3474, RioMarSeafood.com On Fri., Nov. 1, RioMar, a Warehouse District Latin seafood restaurant, will be kicking off oyster season with a one-night-only oyster dinner.…

Try This Cocktail: French Quarter 75

Don’t look now, but the odometer for 2013 just flipped over into double-digits. All those things you were planning to accomplish just a few short months ago but didn’t, and now the sands in the hourglass are flowing, are barely…

DINING GUIDE

Indulge in Redemption Redemption, 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570, Redemption-Nola.com Resurrected after Katrina, Redemption lives up to its name. Originally built as a church in 1914, the building served as a restaurant for 30 years and then as a temporary place…

Oven Fresh

These bakeries are the bread and butter of Acadiana.

Wine in China: A First-Person Report

Hi everyone,   My friend, Matt Miller, lives in China and we were “conversing” a while back via email and text.   There is a great deal of discussion about the impact of China on every industry they touch, including…

Restaurants New and Revisited

In many parts of the United States, September is when you first start considering whether you should bring a sweater with you when you leave the house. If you’ve got kids, it’s also when you start getting re-acclimated to the…

DINING GUIDE

Pascal’s Manale Restaurant, Andrea’s Restaurant and Capri Blu Bar and Zea Rotisserie & Grill

The Go-Cup Controversy: Much Ado About Something... Maybe

The local food and drink blog networks have been all abuzz lately with hyperbole, rushes to judgment, uninformed opinions, emotions run amuck, and conclusions reached based on thin information and evidence. In other words, it’s all been relatively normal. One…

DINING, ENTERTAINMENT AND COCKTAILS

  Restaurant R’Evolution 777 Bienville St. | 504/553-2277 Summer specials include 25 cent Bloody Marys and Martinis. Legendary Lunch Plats du Jour entrees under $20 served Monday though Friday and complimentary parking available.       Arnaud’s 813 Bienville |…