Haute Plates - April 2011

A Heritage of Fine Dining

I never made it to Chops Bistro and Martini Bar, the restaurant in the Heritage Plaza building at the foot of Veterans Boulevard. I work downtown, and the restaurant never really caught my interest. When I heard that Ralph Brennan…

Award-Winning Pasta, Eating Locally and Benefits

The hot, humid weather is here at last. I hope those of you who were bemoaning the cold weather a few weeks ago are happy. I know that the warmer weather means good things with the discomfort. I will happily…

New at Mimi's

There are two Mimi’s in the New Orleans area, and the one you associate with the name probably says a good bit about you. Mimi’s in the Marigny serves tapas in a bohemian atmosphere until late in the evening. Dance…

Festival Time

This weekend two local festivals are on tap, starting today with the French Quarter Fest, which has added a day to the schedule. The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is also going forward this weekend in Tangipahoa Parish. The extra day for…