For almost a year now, Union Ramen has been open at the LGD end of Magazine Street, the brainchild of Nhat “Nate” Nguyen, the Vietnamese-born opening chef for Gert Town’s tiny, bright yellow ramen joint, Kin. That summer, it was all over the local news, hyped and hyped again, which […]
Learned My Lesson (Again) at Basin Seafood & Spirits
After 2+ years eating low carb, you’d think I’d learned my lesson. I know that if I cheat, I have to do it small. One meal of extra carbs won’t kill me, if those carbs are something like bread, pasta or potatoes. But, if I add too much sugar to […]
Japanese Cream Puff Purveyor to Open on Magazine Street
Beard Papa’s, a world-famous cream puff shop that began in Japan, is opening soon in New Orleans! The bakery will be located at 4712 Magazine Street, just a block away from La Boulangerie. Franchise or no, these are desserts to die for, whether it’s a cream puff, éclair or profiterole. […]
Holistic Design at the Sunday Shop
A pair of Baton Rouge natives offer a comprehensive approach to interiors, everything from furnishings and art to scents and textiles, with their home goods shop in the Lower Garden District. It seemed destined that Katie Logan Leblanc and Jensen Killen would one day be working together in a field […]
Was wrong about you, Salú!
First impressions can be a bitch. For example, the first time I walked into Salú on Magazine Street, I was pretty disappointed. I only stayed for a couple of beers and some French fries, but the whole restaurant and menu left a chain-restaurant taste in my mouth. There was this unmistakable aura of […]
Curd is the word: St. James Cheese Co.
It depresses me to dwell on it, but one of the most difficult decisions I had to make regarding my new eating “regime” was cutting out milk products, even more specifically cutting out cheese. That meant no more mozzarella, cheddar, jack, brie, Swiss and definitely no more American cheese slices […]