Brunch Brag: Copper Vine

I never thought I would strike it rich being a food writer, but it is undeniably fun and I’m often afforded tasty perks. This was one of those times . . . Since it opened five years ago, Copper Vine has steadfastly remained on my rec list for diners looking […]

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DNR: Tableau

The acronym DNR can mean so many things; Do Not Resuscitate, Do Not Rent, Do Not Rehire, etc. Today, for me, it means “Do Not Recommend.” Since I do a lot of talking and writing about food and restaurants in New Orleans, people often ask me to offer recommendations for […]

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Groovy Grub

Food and music in New Orleans are inexorably intertwined. Life in New Orleans is like a never-ending festival. We start each New Year with carnival and Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s and St. Joseph’s tumble right into Hogs for the Cause, Tennessee Williams and the Congo Square Rhythms. All that (and […]

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Ready to Roll

If you want some of New Orleans’s most-coveted Vietnamese egg rolls, you’ll have to be willing to travel. Vietnamese food has so much to offer, from piping-hot bowls of soul-satisfying pho to grilled pork with rice noodles (bún thịt nướng), washing it all down with a strong, yet sweet cafe […]

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Another Wanker Year

2023 has been an awfully strange year for me with life stresses I never expected — aren’t they always unexpected? — especially the whole becoming a crone thing which is, as they say, another story. At least the food has been good . . . well, for the most part. […]

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