Haute Plates - March 2012

Modern Southern

Let me get this out of the way right up front: I like Mike Stoltzfus. I'm fond of his restaurant, Coquette, and I'm fond of the guy personally. But that said, If I hadn't had a good meal at his…

Judging

A few times every year I am asked to serve as a judge for one food-related competition or another. I think it's largely because of my great physical beauty, but it's also possible that it's because we have a lot…

Events on the Horizon, a Question and Quick Bites

There are a number of events coming up in the next few weeks about which you should be aware. On Friday, March 23, the New Orleans Road Food Festival will hold a kickoff party at the Royal Sonesta Hotel at…

Oh Frabjous Day!

This column will appear on Thursday, March 8, but I'm writing it on the 7th. For those of you unaware of the significance, March 7 marks the 43rd year I've graced the planet with my presence. No doubt this revelation…

Kids Today

This is the 11th year that the Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation has hosted the Louisiana ProStart Student Competition, in which juniors and seniors from 21 high schools around the state compete both for scholarship opportunities and for a chance…