Brunch Brag: Copper Vine

I never thought I would strike it rich being a food writer, but it is undeniably fun and I’m often afforded tasty perks. This was one of those times . . . Since it opened five years ago, Copper Vine has steadfastly remained on my rec list for diners looking […]

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Three Steps Back

After progressive legislation to permit the production and sale of hemp products, Louisiana backpedals to the detriment of burgeoning businesses and next year’s Bayou Boogaloo attendees. Louisiana is a state notorious for its love of revelry. Mardi Gras is only one of hundreds of festivals occurring annually, well outside the […]

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La Terre Farms Aflower

The Wyly family business is blossoming; from selling wreaths and garlands at farmers markets, to a sustainable, agritourism destination growing a bounty of blooms. While they were both attorneys living in New Orleans, Teri Wyly’s husband Bubba began squirreling-away plots of undeveloped land in Mississippi. Bubba, who grew up on […]

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DNR: Tableau

The acronym DNR can mean so many things; Do Not Resuscitate, Do Not Rent, Do Not Rehire, etc. Today, for me, it means “Do Not Recommend.” Since I do a lot of talking and writing about food and restaurants in New Orleans, people often ask me to offer recommendations for […]

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Food News – April 2024

Cornering the market . . . Since Kevin Pedeaux, owner of CR Coffee Shops, took over the management of St. Roch Market, he’s been doing things his way. Revamping the market’s image with a more personable, community-oriented vibe, the market re-launched with Slow & Pho by Chef Tung Nguyen (three […]

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Groovy Grub

Food and music in New Orleans are inexorably intertwined. Life in New Orleans is like a never-ending festival. We start each New Year with carnival and Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s tumble right into Hogs for the Cause, Tennessee Williams and the Congo Square Rhythms. All that (and […]

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