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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Food News – April 2024

Cornering the market . . . Since Kevin Pedeaux, owner of CR Coffee Shops, took over the management of St. Roch Market, he’s been doing things his way. Revamping the market’s image with a more personable, community-oriented vibe, the market re-launched with Slow & Pho by Chef Tung Nguyen (three […]

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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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Food News: March 2024

Por fin! … The anxiously-awaited brick and mortar version of restaurateur and chef Michael Gulotta’s Italian pop-up TANA from long, long a-Tréo opened mid-December 2023 in a newly-built, 5000 square-foot mostro on Metairie Road. The “upscale Italian” restaurant is serving dishes inspired by Gulotta’s grandmother Gaetana, like her roast chicken, […]

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Fortune Favors the Fearless

“Louisiana’s Culinary Ambassador to the World” John Folse achieved his celebrity status through a well-seasoned blend of diligence, enthusiasm, and providence. Chef, entrepreneur, food historian, author, and radio and television personality, John Folse has amassed a list of accolades and accomplishments as long as a Louisiana summer. From his successful […]

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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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