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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Whole Fish Fry Fridays at Pêche

The first time I ever had the pleasure to devour an entire grilled fish was at Pêche. It was a pricey, yet oh-so glorious experience which I have been wanting to duplicate ever since. Starting this Friday, February 19th, Pêche’s skilled chefs Ryan Prewitt and Nicole Mills are offering a […]

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A Romantic Bacchus Sunday Brunch in the Garden

It has been an awfully long time since John and I “officially” celebrated Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, we are hopelessly in love and frequently do little things for each other all throughout the year from random flower bouquets and sweet texts to much-needed shoulder rubs while binge-watching something […]

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