Haute Plates - October 2016

Beer, Bratwurst and Veterans

This weekend I will be a judge at the We Heart Veterans Beer and Brat Off competition. There was a time when I would agree to do pretty much anything food-related. As I’ve grown older, and as I have accumulated children, I…

Trip Advisor Gets It Right, Sort Of

            I love GW Fin’s. It is one of the best restaurants in New Orleans, which to my mind means it is one of the best restaurants in the world. Tenney Flynn is a genius chef,…

This Is Not About The Election, This Is About Food

I hate to be the wet noodle at the pasta party, but I simply can’t compete with the news these days. I have neither grabbed nor texted anyone inappropriately in many years, and I do not know what a private…

Unfamiliar Ingredients

Six months ago I was at Hong Kong Market, and noticed they were selling plants near the entrance. There were a few citrus trees, some ornamental shrubs and a few different herbs. I recognized one from a dish I’d had…