Haute Plates - March 2013

Restaurant News: Café Reconcile and Tujague's

Earlier this month, after renovations that took almost a year, Café Reconcile re-opened. The Central City restaurant is a part of Reconcile New Orleans, Inc., a foundation formed in the mid-90's to help young people facing significant challenges gain the…

Hot Dogs and Cheesesteaks

It's been a busy year for Dat Dog. The local purveyor of hot dogs and sausages relocated across Freret Street last year, going from a tiny space at 5031 to a much larger venue at 5030. More recently owners Constantine…

Fundraisers With an Edible Angle

UPDATE: A previous version of this blog post said Hogs for the Cause is this weekend. The event is next weekend, March 22-23. We apologize for the error.   Teaching kids how to grow, harvest and cook food is a…

Make Sure You Try Desi Vega’s Steakhouse

I was always fond of Mike's on the Avenue, though I appear to have been in the minority. I had some memorable meals there during its initial run, and I appreciated that Fennelly mostly pulled off the kind of “fusion”…