Haute Plates - May 2013

Rivista: Magazine Street's New Cafe and Bakery

Chefs Chris and Lisa Barbato have opened Rivista, a bakery and restaurant at 4226 Magazine St. I'm told the name translates to “magazine” in Italian, and as my budget for this column does not include translation services, I'm inclined to…

The Big Gateaux Show and More at NOWFE

The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience is holding its 21st celebration of our culinary and drinks culture this week, and tomorrow (Friday, May 24, 2013) marks the second time the party will include a pastry competition. Participants will include…

Two More Vietnamese Restaurants Come to Metairie, CBD

Vietnamese restaurants are hardly uncommon in New Orleans. Other than poor boys places or fast food outlets, there are probably more Vietnamese joints than any other kind of restaurant. That said, there are certain parts of the city where the…

Whole Foods Market and More Coming to Mid-City

A few months ago I heard that the old Schwegmann's at Broad and Bienville was going to become a Whole Foods Market. I live a dozen blocks from that location, so I was pretty excited, both because I like Whole…

Vegan in Chicago and Updates on Peche

By the time this is online, I will be back in New Orleans. I am finishing this article in the lobby of a hotel in Chicago, where I have been attending a conference on chemical products liability. I have enjoyed…