Bangin’ Breakfasts

It’s that time again, time for a listicle! Even though I generally hate them, every now and again I’ll get a hankering to write one of these “best of” lists. Why all the hate? Well, what is “the best,” really? It’s just an opinion, an opinion that changes quite frequently […]

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Give & Take

Over the past 10 years, I have written about hundreds of New Orleans restaurants, either here on my blog or in publications like Where Y’at Magazine, FrenchQuarterJournal.com, Louisiana Kitchen & Culture, New Orleans Living Magazine, etc. I’ve shared thousands of my amateur photos of local foodstuffs on Instagram, Facebook and […]

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Still MoPho-ing Awesome

Since Chef Michael Gulotta opened MoPho almost 7 years ago, I have written an awful lot about it. How could I not? Located near City Park, the food offered is a creative mashup numerous influences including Vietnamese, Creole, Indian, and Thai cuisines. Though I can’t go as often as would […]

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More Tacos?

Can there be too many tacos? I feel like it could be one of those philosophical, perception-related questions like, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”. For people like John, the answer to the taco question is […]

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Dining-In at Copper Vine

You may be surprised to learn that I have dined inside only two restaurants since late March 2020. I’ve braved the courtyard or patio of a few spots, but even now, fully vaccinated and lightly restricted, I am hesitant. Fear is still a factor, after all I’m fat and asthmatic, […]

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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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Venturing Out to Alma Café

Like many sane people across the globe, John and I cloistered ourselves in our apartment when the pandemic “officially” took hold back in March last year. We were, and still are, afraid of not only catching Covid-19 (and any arising strains), but also of unknowingly spreading it to someone in […]

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