Flower Power

A relative plain-Jane flavor-wise of the vegetable world, cauliflower has risen to great heights over the past several years, even surpassing that green of all revered greens, kale. According to Nielsen, sales of cauliflower has leapt 40% from over the past four years due to an increasing interest in low-carbohydrate […]

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True to Herself

Despite founding several successful restaurants, winning local and national awards, and making television appearances, Chef Susan Spicer remains down-to-earth, sincerely genial and passionate about making great food. Right up there with Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse, Susan Spicer has earned her position as one of New Orleans most notable chefs. […]

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Fresh Perks

“I’d rather take coffee than compliments just now.” -Louisa May Alcott From its provocative aroma while brewing to the moment when that first, flavorful sip hits your tongue, coffee … particularly good coffee … is equal to none. For many, it’s a morning ritual, a sacred ceremony wrapped up in […]

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Thinking Inside the Box

Like other service-oriented businesses, the restaurant industry has been slammed pretty hard due to the pandemic and resulting shut-downs. Though we inch ever closer to Phase 3, new breakouts and bad actors have business-owners struggling daily with the decision to offer dine-in, only takeout and delivery, or closing their doors […]

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Something to Beef About

Since the early 1900s, the meat packing industry has been fraught with problems. Plants’ exploitation of workers and highly unsanitary and unsafe practices – brought to light in The Jungle, a novel portraying the harsh conditions and exploitation of immigrants by Upton Sinclair — led to legislation to ensure improved […]

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LGD Eats

As the years pass, it’s fascinating to watch how commerce and development will ebb and flow, hopping from neighborhood to neighborhood. One renovation, one dream can often be a spark that sets the whole area on fire, people kindling their aspirations from another’s blaze. It was especially noticeable shortly after […]

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Served Straight Up: The Sazerac

What does one say about the Sazerac cocktail that hasn’t already been said? This historic tipple is reputed to be the first American “cocktail,” created right here in New Orleans in the 1830s by famed apothecary Antoine Amédée Peychaud, the creator of Peychaud’s Bitters, a crucial ingredient in any Sazerac […]

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