Haute Plates - October 2009

An Alternative to Pita

I’m a sucker for good bread. It’s a detail that I never fail to notice in a fine-dining restaurant, and when I find good bread in a more casual place, it’s always a pleasant surprise. Here in New Orleans, of…

Riffs on Southern Themes

Chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing opened MiLa in the Renaissance Pere Marquette Hotel after Rene Bajeux’s eponymous Bistrot was shuttered by Katrina. The chefs, who are married, are from Mississippi (Slade) and Louisiana (Allison), and the restaurant’s name reflects…

A (Mostly) Accurate Introduction

This is my inaugural post for the Haute Plates blog, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to give you a sense of what you might expect. If you read New Orleans Magazine, you might be familiar with me from…

Pupuseria La Macarena

The Riverbend neighborhood has a pretty impressive collection of restaurants, spanning the price spectrum from fine dining to cheap college eats and spanning nationalities from Thailand to Main Street, USA. Part of this assortment is Pupuseria La Macarena, a family-owned…