Meril Names a New Chef de Cuisine

Former pastry chef Bergen Carman has been promoted to chef de cuisine at Emeril’s Girod Street restaurant Meril. Carman has long been a valued employee within the Lagasse empire, starting as pastry cook in 2008 at Emeril’s Delmonico. She’s also been whipping it up as pastry chef at Meril since […]

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Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Goes Back-to-the-Table

In lieu of cancelling again this year due to the pandemic, the Emeril Lagasse Foundation has decided to forgo the traditional festival format and bring Boudin, Bourbon & Beer “Back-to-the-Table,” celebrating its cause and theme at individual restaurants around the city. “While our industry is still struggling, we are excited […]

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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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