NOWFE Elevenses

All apologies for my two month absence! My beloved readers (all three of you?) deserve an explanation, but I’ve got nothing. Well, actually, I have been a little down and out. I severely sprained my ankle on the way to dim sum, knocking me out for three weeks. Oh! and […]

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Lettuce Eat!

Like having a tonic and lime at a bar, ordering a salad at a restaurant has long been associated with abstention and self-denial. In the 80s, salad was practically synonymous with dieting. A pile of iceberg (a nutritional nada, by the way) dotted with a few cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber […]

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Stinkin’ Delicious

There are five elements: earth, air, fire, water, and garlic.” -Louis Diat If a recipe calls for two cloves of garlic, do you triple it? Are your steaks lavished lovingly in a heavy drizzle of garlic butter? When dining at an Italian restaurant, do you load up on the garlic […]

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Currying Flavor

Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was a dearth of great Indian cuisine in the GNO. But the restaurant scene, oh boy it is a-changin’! In the past decade, pandemic and hurricanes notwithstanding, the region has seen a huge influx of Mexican restaurants (tacos a-go-go), Thai food, […]

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Two New Vendors at St. Roch Market

Marigny foodhall St. Roch Market has added not one, but two new Caribbean-influenced vendors to their roster, Hype Eatz and Tropical Cabana. New Orleans-native and Delgado graduate Brandon Robinson has launched Hype Eatz, a new stand at St. Roch. As evidenced by their singular tacos, the menu blends the flavors […]

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Brunch di Gianna

Gianna, the Italian arm of Link Restaurant Group, has just announced they’re serving brunch Saturdays and Sunday from 11am – 3pm! And this isn’t your typical brunch fare . . . self-touted as “rustic Italian,” the new menu features semolina pancakes with Louisiana strawberries and lemon mascarpone, lamb sausage gravy […]

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Getting Its Glow Back: Couvant

About four years ago, an inventive renovation combined a cluster of warehouses on Magazine Street into a fascinating hotel named after an equally fascinating woman, Eliza Jane. Inside this unique space, the developers (a.k.a. HRI Properties) also launched Couvant, a casual French brasserie with Mississippi-born chef Brad McDonald at the […]

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