What passes for fall in New Orleans is upon us, and while we can’t compete with the color show in New England, we can at least take solace in the comparatively cooler weather. The cooling temperatures, of course, don’t mean that things in the restaurant world are slowing down. Kristen Butterworth, right, a Pennsylvania native […]
All her life, my mother-in-law, Ms. Larda, woke up to the thump of The Times-Picayune on her front porch. Not no more. Now she will only hear it on certain days of the week. “I got to pick out which day to die on, Modine,” she says to me. Ms. Larda believes in being prepared. […]
My admiration for honeybees is great; I just don’t like taking showers with them. That had increasingly become a problem when a group of bees established a colony near the roof next to my kitchen and a bathroom. According to the bee removal guy, the bees likely picked that spot because it was shady and […]
DAILY recollection Re: “Picayune Memories,” Chronicles column by Carolyn Kolb. August 2012 issue. The story by Carolyn Kolb was special. I have good memories of the times about which she relates and also knew a number of people who worked at the paper. My sister-in-law Deirdre Burke Provosty and her sister in law Jacqueline Provosty […]
If there ever was a community where diversity works, it has to be New Orleans. There are so many divergent and different viewpoints here that it’s a wonder we can ever agree on anything. But we do (sometimes). And it works (often). At least it does for us (as best we can tell). Where else […]
10 Ways to Experience Football at Café B Café b, 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 934-4700, cafeb.com Many of us are happy when football season arrives, but finding the right venue every week to watch the game can sometimes be a challenge. That is why we’re happy to hear that café b in Metairie (a great […]
These are fighting words, I know, but I maintain that all beers taste alike – at least all beers of a kind. Sure, there is a big difference between Dixie Blackened Voodoo and Abita Purple Haze, but among all non-light common lager beers there’s not much difference. Several years ago I even conducted my own […]
We Welcome the City’s New Daily We never thought we would be writing these words, but here goes: “We welcome this month New Orleans’ new daily newspaper, The Advocate.” There is both joy and sadness to the announcement. We very much appreciate the eagerness that the Manship family of Baton Rouge has shown in bringing […]
I love my job,” says Mark Romig at the conclusion of our interview. And I think, why not? Romig promotes the city of New Orleans. But for those of you who think tourism is something that drives itself – I’m sure you’re pondering, “How hard is it to promote New Orleans?” – think again. Romig, President […]
A local nonprofit that helps people jumpstart their own small businesses and get ahead has opened a new hub and incubator that aims to do something similar for an entire corridor of small businesses with a long history in New Orleans. Good Work Network primarily serves minority- and women-owned enterprises, guiding them through the start-up […]
It is hard to miss the small campus of buildings marking the entrance to Grow Dat Youth Farm, which operates from a once-obscure stretch of New Orleans City Park. After all, these buildings, fashioned from recycled shipping containers, are painted bright green and stacked upon each other like giant blocks. What is less obvious to […]
Saks Fifth Avenue Key to the Cure fundraiser, which benefits the cancer research programs of the Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium, will take place this year Oct. 18-21, with a kickoff gala Oct. 17. The LCRC is a cancer research partnership between LSUHSC and Ochsner, and Tulane and Xavier universities. Over the past 11 years, Saks […]
A New Orleans skyscraper that once stood as a symbol of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation is now being praised as an example of the city’s future. The newly renovated Benson Tower, the 26-story office building adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, was recently recognized as the first high-rise in New Orleans to earn certification through Leadership in […]
CD After listening to the eponymous album by the band Louisiana Atmosphere, you’ll quickly learn that the six members of the band are proud of their love for New Orleans. With song titles including “If You Don’t Like Jazz” and “Gumbo Ya Ya,” the album is a tribute to the city and its culture. Many […]
We are looking at Top Lawyers through different eyes this year. For the first time, we’ve contracted with Professional Research Services of Royal Oak, Mich., a town near Detroit. While the listings are the sole responsibility of PRS, the results are exclusively ours to publish. You will not find them anywhere else. Using various means, […]
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What passes for fall in New Orleans is upon us, and while we can’t compete with the color show in New England, we can at least take solace in the comparatively cooler weather. The cooling temperatures, of course, don’t mean that things in the restaurant world are slowing down.
Kristen Butterworth, right, a Pennsylvania native with extensive experience in luxury resort kitchens, is the new executive chef at The Windsor Court’s Grill Room (300 Gravier St., GrillRoomNewOrleans.com). Her experience comes from serving as chef de cuisine at Lautrec in the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, and as sous chef at the Inn at Little Washington and Sea Island Resort. Butterworth is of Italian descent, and while there are indications of that on her menu, her primary focus is on “farm to table” cooking. That term has become so common that it’s almost lost its caché, but at a restaurant that’s willing to truly support sourcing ingredients locally, it can still be meaningful. From what I’ve seen, the Windsor Court is once again ready to make the Grill Room one of the finest restaurants in the city. You can call 522-1194 to make a reservation.
Maple Street has long been a locus of restaurants in the university section of Uptown, and with the addition of Satsuma Café (7901 Maple St., SatsumaCafe.com), the options for dining in that neighborhood broadened further. The original Satsuma Café opened at 3218 Dauphine St. in 2009, and as they developed a loyal customer base they gradually expanded their hours and the scope of the food they were serving. Owners Cassi and Peter Dymond had always intended to open a second restaurant, and the Maple Street location gave them the perfect opportunity. The menu at both locations is heavy on vegetarian options, but there are options for meat-eaters too. Satsuma Café is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, and you can call 309-5557 to learn more.
My friends Meghan and Jay Forman (the latter of whom you may recognize from his work for this and other publications) have opened a bakery called Gracious Bakery + Café (1000 S. Jeff Davis Parkway, GraciousBakery.com). Meghan is a talented pastry chef who has most recently been working with the talented folks at Sucré, but she and Jay decided to open their own shop in the ground floor of the Woodward Building. In addition to pastries and desserts that wouldn’t be out of place in one of Sucré’s retail outlets, Gracious offers sandwiches, such as a rosemary-crusted roast beef on a kaiser roll, tarragon chicken salad with bibb lettuce on green onion slab bread, right, and smoked ham with pecan-cheddar spread and pepper jelly on a baguette. Gracious is open Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 301-3709 to place an order or to find out what else they have on offer on a given day.
Dijon Restaurant (1379 Annunciation St., DijonNola.com) has named Daniel Causgrove, above, to replace Chris Cody as executive chef. Dijon went through some growing pains after it first opened in a former firehouse. Causgrove has most recently been cooking at La Petite Grocery, under James Beard-nominated chef Justin Devillier. Dijon is open for dinner Tuesday-Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m. and Friday-Saturday, 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sunday Brunch is 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Call 522-4712 to learn more.
Several New Orleans chefs will be participating in the Break’n Bread Food and Wine Festival in Birmingham, Ala., on Sun., Oct. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. From the press release:
“Break’n Bread will once again play host to four multi-award-winning chefs from out of the state. Chef Adolfo Garcia of La Boca and a Mano; chef Brian Landry of Borgne; and chefs Alison and Slade Rushing of MiLa will helm the VIP area, serving up Big Easy-inspired dishes with Big Easy attitude.”
Tickets for Break’n Bread and additional information are available at BirminghamOriginals.org and on the Birmingham Originals Facebook page. Prices are $35 for regular, $75 for VIP and children under 12 years old get in free. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and United Way’s Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities.