Haute Plates - August 2010

New Wine Bar Spreads Its Roots

Oak Street has changed dramatically in the past five years. Using a plan that emphasizes community involvement in revitalization of neighborhoods called the Main Street Approach, the Oak Street Association has given the street a face-lift, bringing in new businesses…

The Roosevelt Hotel’s Sazerac Restaurant

When the Roosevelt Hotel reopened after an extensive renovation in late 2009, the principal buzz involved John Besh’s Domenica restaurant, the Blue Room and the glamorous art deco Sazerac Bar. The Sazerac was named the official cocktail of New Orleans…

Rambling on Camp Street

Rambla is named after a street in Barcelona, a city famous for its tapas bars: The restaurant, which opened in October 2008 in the International House Hotel at 217 Camp St., was envisioned primarily as a tapas restaurant. Tapas are…

A Little Bucktown in Fat City

Sid-Mar’s was opened in Bucktown in 1967 by Sid and Marion Burgess, just on the Jefferson Parish side of the 17th Street Canal. It was an institution in that neighborhood until Katrina and the federal levee failures. The Burgess family…