Pizza Plate Lunch

Back in May, I wrote an article for my $20 & Under column in Where Y’at Magazine on pizza. It’s been a lot easier to get pizza by the slice and/or personal pies lately and I wanted to cover a bunch of newcomers, including NOLA Pizza Co., a pizzeria located […]

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New Breakfast Spot Opens Uptown

The mystery folks behind Secret Birria (more tacos!) on Octavia Street have launched a breakfast restaurant in the same space! On Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 2pm, Secret Birria (which is on for an evening gig) becomes a Hairy Dog. Hairy Dog, @hairydognola on Instagram, touts “food for hungry […]

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Prominent West Coast Hospitality Group to Open Kimpton Hotel Fontenot in the CBD

The Kimpton Hotel Fontenot, a new, 202-room boutique hotel on the corner of Tchoupitoulas and Poydras streets, is opening it’s doors next month on Tuesday, May 11th. Formerly the Staybridge Suites, the hotel has been completely transformed by New York architecture and design firm MARKZEFF, featuring “artful, bold and sophisticated […]

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NOWFE Angst

For almost a decade, I have had both the honor and privilege to judge the annual Fleur de Lis Awards given out at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience. It’s a day or two filled with chefs all over the Greater New Orleans Area (and sometimes Baton Rouge!) demonstrating […]

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Buttermilk Brings Fried Chicken to Market

Chef/pitmaster Shannon Bingham is making a change. His Texas-style BBQ-slinging at Emmylou’s inside St. Roch Market, a stall that opened in January 2020, was unfortunately short-lived due to the pandemic. After all, without Bingham, Blue Oak BBQ wouldn’t have the success it enjoys today. But, after a four month hiatus, […]

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