Green Goddess Brunch

It had been almost 9 years since I graced the Green Goddess. The last time I dined there, Chris DeBarr was still slogging away in the kitchen with his partner (and current chef/owner) Paul Artigues. It’s surprising as well, considering the sheer proliferation of restaurants that have opened and closed […]

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Gastronomical Luck

Tapping Chef Philip Whitmarsh to head the kitchen at their French Quarter restaurant Jewel of the South was culinary kismet for business partners Nick Detrich, Chris Hannah and John Stubbs. Tucked along the edge of the French Quarter in a Creole cottage mere steps from Rampart Street lies Jewel of […]

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Served Straight Up: The Sazerac

What does one say about the Sazerac cocktail that hasn’t already been said? This historic tipple is reputed to be the first American “cocktail,” created right here in New Orleans in the 1830s by famed apothecary Antoine Amédée Peychaud, the creator of Peychaud’s Bitters, a crucial ingredient in any Sazerac […]

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Celebrating 48 Years: Palm & Pine

Though some might believe it makes me a terrible food writer, I’m notoriously bad at patronizing pop-ups. I’ll mark them on my Google calendar, get all excited about trying new dishes from daring young chefs eking their way towards their own brick & mortar. Then almost inevitably, something will prevent […]

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