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Dining Out: Banana Blossom

Banana Blossom opened at its original location in an unassuming strip mall in Gretna a decade ago. It quickly became a word-of-mouth destination dining hot spot for some of the […]

Dining Out: Brigtsen’s

The culinary experience at Brigtsen’s is living testament to the late great Chef Paul Prudhomme’s profound legacy. Chef Frank Brigtsen was an integral part of Prudhomme’s revolutionary, game-changing impact on […]

Dining Out: Palm&Pine

At the open kitchen counter at Palm&Pine, sauté pans and sizzle plates sway to a rhythmic flow as chefs Amarys and Jordan Herdon reveal their story through touch and taste—where […]

Eat New: A dozen recommendations for new restaurant dining choices

The vibrant restaurant scene in New Orleans continues to expand with some truly exciting new dining options. Here’s a little taste. Addis Nola  Ethiopian cuisine is one of the most […]

Not Fancy, Just Soulful: Deja Vieux food-truck park is a unique dining experience

Ross and Sharonda Baudy met in Katy, Texas. “I didn’t like him at first,” says Sharonda. Ross, who moved from Gentilly to Texas after Katrina, had purchased the nightclub at […]

Love Affair: Why Caribbean food works in New Orleans

Edgar Caro did not fully understand his success until he rifled through his grandmother’s cookbooks. He had taken a risk, he said, when he opened Baru 12 years ago, serving […]

Dining Out: Dian Xin

Since opening at the beginning of the year, Dian Xin has been wildly successful, and deservedly so. Created by the family that operated the beloved Little Chinatown in Kenner, Dian […]

Deanie’s Seafood: old-school New Orleans in the best way

The roots of Deanie’s Seafood go back to 1961, when John and Alma “Deanie” Livacari opened the first seafood market in Bucktown, located where the 17th Street Canal today intersects […]

Domenica redefines contemporary Italian dining in New Orleans

A decade back, Chef John Besh partnered with Chef Alon Shaya to create Domenica Restaurant in the Roosevelt Hotel, inspired by the regional cooking of Italy. (Both chefs are no longer […]

Dining Al Fresco in New Orleans: from wine bars to tapas and more

Enjoying outdoor dining in New Orleans.   In a region named in honor of the Sun King of France, it’s no surprise that locals love every opportunity to enjoy their […]