Haute Plates - June 2011

Whiskey Bites and Lipstick on a Pig

Hey kids, do you like bars? I know I do! Well, if you like bars, and you eat food, then Whiskey Blue may be for you. The bar in the lobby of the W Hotel on Poydras Street has started…

Doldrums?

This is supposed to be the time of year when the restaurant world is stagnant. The seasonal rise in temperatures ushers in a corresponding decline in convention and other tourism related business, and typically that bodes ill for even the…

First Impressions of Cafe B

Ralph Brennan’s Café B opened at 2700 Metairie Rd. a few weeks ago, in the space that was most recently Old Metairie Bistro. Chef Chris Montero helms the kitchen, and while Cafe B does not really seek to duplicate what…

Moving Pasta

I recently moved into an apartment in Mid-City. The process was stressful, and by “stressful,” I mean goddamn exhausting. I have accumulated many things in my 42 years on earth, most of them heavy. It is during times like this…