Martin Wine is now open for dinner Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 894-7350, MartinWine.com Slaving over a hot stove has never been an appealing image. In New Orleans’ 100-degree heat, it’s an even less attractive idea. Maybe that’s why so many of us are looking for easy dining options. If you are also […]
Isis Restaurant & Bar (828 Gravier St.) opened recently in the CBD. The restaurant is the first for owner John Soliman, who was born in Egypt and whose previous careers include stints in marketing and marine surveying. He named the restaurant Isis because that was the first Carnival parade he saw when he moved here, […]
I am not quite certain how New Orleanians got left off the list that includes mad dogs and Englishmen out in the mid-day sun. We really should be an integral part of that roster. Proof that we’re ready to party no matter what the meteorological conditions, as if any examples were needed, is the internationally […]
We suppose it’s a sign of progress that so many new restaurants have opened during the past year. The activity certainly shows confidence in the local economy and is also a tribute to tourism, which provides another level of patrons to fill tables. Here we present our choices of those among the new most worthy […]
A woman wearing a hat with plastic fruits on it stood at the corner of Lesseps and Burgundy streets pointing to a rainbow that seemed to stretch over Bywater. Those in the street were part of the overflow crowd that had gone this Saturday night to B.J.’s Lounge to celebrate Mr. Okra’s 69th birthday. Okra, […]
Over time the white-collar workforce has become increasingly and, in some cases, predominately female. No longer is there novelty in women fulfilling non-traditional roles, for most of those roles are by now traditional. One result is that there are more stories to tell, more people to highlight, so much so that this year we have […]
The wreck of a sailing vessel that has sat silently in the Gulf of Mexico for perhaps 200 years is now beginning to tell tales from its own turbulent times, thanks to a chance discovery and some advanced technology. The wreck is approximately 200 miles off the Louisiana coast, lying some 4,000 feet deep. […]
Long before any quarterback takes his first snap in the upcoming NFL season, planning for the pinnacle of that season, Super Bowl XLVII, has been well underway in New Orleans. In fact, the city’s Super Bowl Host Committee is now driving hard in its bid to recruit the 8,000 volunteers it says it needs to […]
Ochsner Health System signed a contract with King Abdulaziz University, an institution of higher education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Faculty, staff and students from the Saudi Arabian university’s college of medicine will be educated and trained at various Ochsner health care facilities throughout Louisiana. While signing the contract, Professor Osama Sadek Tayeb, the […]
We will call her Jane, even though that wasn’t her real name. From many years in news media circles she was known as the “Queen of the Freebies.” She worked for a small, totally insignificant newspaper that hardly anyone ever saw, but she was able to parlay that into getting free things around town. She […]
Most New Orleanians will instantly recognize the tunes on a newly-released album, which features such traditional numbers as “I’ll Fly Away,” “Down by the Riverside” and “When the Saints Go Marching In.” But the lyrics will likely throw some local listeners for a loop. These and eight other standards of gospel, bluegrass, and New Orleans […]
CD Jimmy Robinson’s latest album, Guitarworks, is almost all guitar, and it certainly all works. Almost all of the 15-track record are Robinson’s original compositions, although he borrows “Hurt” from Trent Reznor, “Little Wing” from Jimi Hendrix and “Eight Miles High” from Gene Clark, David Crosby and Roger McGuinn. The Bonerama Horns join Robinson on […]
Nothing is easy these days. Not even plopping over dead. I know this because Aunt Bovette from Ohio just did it. It ain’t too tragic thought, because she was 97 and charming as a meter maid with sore feet. I first met her at my own wedding. She showed up just as I was about […]
Martin Wine is now open for dinner Martin Wine Cellar, 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 894-7350, MartinWine.com
Slaving over a hot stove has never been an appealing image. In New Orleans’ 100-degree heat, it’s an even less attractive idea. Maybe that’s why so many of us are looking for easy dining options. If you are also looking for healthy and delicious, you need to know that Martin Wine Cellar in Metairie now offers its full lunch menu for dinner from its bistro/deli. You can choose from mouthwatering sandwiches and salads to delicious entrees such as wild mushroom risotto or five-spice roasted duck. In addition, find out about the changing options for quiche, salad, “healthy option,” entrée and hamburger of the day on the Daily Special Hotline. The online ordering service means a great meal is only a click a way.
Discoveries at The Creole Grille The Creole Grille & Bar, 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992, TheCreoleGrill.com
The Creole Grille might surprise some by being located on Veterans Boulevard next to a Rouse’s supermarket, but don’t let that put you off. As soon as you step inside your mind will turn to the challenge of trying to decide between the tried-and-trusted menu and the tempting daily specials. Luckily you can soak up the casual, friendly atmosphere and rely on the fact that the place trades on its reputation for excellently executed upscale cuisine at affordable prices. You might also hit the daily Early Bird specials or Happy Hour.
The Tropical Isle Hand Grenade Now Available at Home Tropical Isle at Bourbon, 721 Bourbon St.; Tropical Isle Original, 600 Bourbon St.; Tropical isle Beach Club & Music Bar, 601 Bourbon St.; Funky Pirate, 727 Bourbon St.
A place in any other city with the moniker “Home of the Hand Grenade” might be somewhere to avoid. Not in New Orleans. Tourists and locals realize its nickname of Tropical Isle, where drinking and music are serious business. Pick any of the three locations on Bourbon Street; at the Funky Pirate and Bayou Club you can hear some of the best Cajun and Trop Rock music in the city from the over 60 resident musicians. If you need to take the party home, visit their website, full of merchandise and take-home party packs.