A Toast to the Roast

A deceptively simple dish, the oyster pan roast is equally at home on your kitchen counter or the most heavily-white linened table at a high-end restaurant. Though its origins are far to the northeast in New York City, many local chefs have taken this cozy, winter-time dish and made it […]

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Brunch at the Commons Club

In the midst of endless packing, John and I happily took a break to enjoy a leisurely brunch at Commons Club, a restaurant that recently opened inside the brand new Virgin Hotel downtown on Baronne Street. One of my favorite cooks, Alex Harrell, landed the gig as executive chef at […]

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Pub Po-Boys

Not unlike incredible gas-station eats, New Orleans’s dive bars have long perfected the art of serving great food at affordable prices. Though one can find almost any type of cuisine at a bar these days, from burgers and tacos to pierogi and dim sum, one of the oldest and most […]

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The Illustrious KPB is Behind the Stick at Palm&Pine

One of the coolest restaurants in the French Quarter just got a whole lot cooler. Palm&Pine‘s purveyors (and chefs) Jordan and Amarys Herndon have tapped the talented Kimberly Patton-Bragg to rule the Pine Bar. Patton-Bragg, appropriately dubbed the “cocktail queen,” has reigned behind the stick at local spots like Three […]

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Bubbles or Bust

“Bubbles, bubbles everywhere, and not a drop to drink . . . yet.” -Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Is there a large concentration of trypophobic folks in Orleans Parish? Perhaps there’s an underlying mental aversion to tapioca? One theory might be that there’s a distinct line drawn between food […]

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Fall Into Brunch at SoFAB

If you’re seeking new and interesting ways to get your brunch on, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum may have the answer. All October long, the museum will be celebrating the Southern tradition of brunch, invented in the 1870’s by Madame Begue, by hosting weekly pop-ups. Each three-course brunch is […]

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No Qualms at Bearcat Cafe

Though I’ve been to Bearcat several times (and both locations), I’ve never really wanted to be a “good cat.” If you haven’t been, which you should, this California-esque restaurant appreciates many different diets and does its very best to cater to all of them. Whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or […]

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