Haute Plates - April 2017

Upcoming Events Not Named Jazz Fest

We are in that season in New Orleans when one day the weather is flirtatious and beautiful, and the next it’s Stanley Kowalski in a stained wife-beater yelling at you and you’re on a hot tin roof. Sometimes that’s the…

I Am Not an Uber VIP

I am sometimes mistaken for a younger man. I don’t mean that people think I am a specific younger man, only that people are sometimes surprised to learn that I am 48. I think it’s not so much my appearance…

Restaurant Reviews, Critics, and Humor

Have you seen the review that British restaurant critic Jay Rayner wrote for The Guardian recently? You should, because it’s very funny. Rayner is a very good writer. He’s got a sharp sense of humor, and more importantly he’s excellent at…