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Havana Banana: Local pop-up Congreso Cubano serves fried plantains and other Cuban goodies at Jazz Fest

When Orlando Vega moved from Miami to New Orleans five years ago, he wasn’t exactly planning on planting his Cuban roots in the Mississippi mud. But an unfortunate combination of […]

Yum City: Mapping New Orleans neighborhoods one cheap meal at a time

Carrollton/Riverbend Lebanon’s Café 1500 South Carrollton Avenue; Mon-Thur 11a-9:45p, Fri-Sat 11a-10p, Sun 12-9:30p; (504) 862-6200, lebanonscafe.com Hummus with Lamb $13.99 There are nights I wake up with hummus on my […]

Dining Out: Nine Roses Cafe

What do Cruel Intentions 2, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, and The Pauly D Project all have in common? They’re all incontrovertible proof that spinoffs and sequels rarely […]

Dining Out: Poke Loa

For most New Orleanians, the thought of Lenten “sacrifice” conjures delicious images of boiled crawfish, fried oyster po-boys and jumbo lump crabmeat. The tenets of Catholicism aside, those of us […]

Dining Out: The Delachaise

On New Orleans’ most famous avenue, at the confluence of Aline and Delachaise Streets, lies an oasis of Parisian life where the cheese boards are a-plenty and time passes slowly, […]

Dining Out: Station 6

The seafood joints of Bucktown and its across-the-canal neighbor West End are their own genre. Their hallmark is the overflowing platter of fried or boiled seafood complemented by cold beer […]

Dining Out: Shank Charcuterie

Chef Kris Doll has spent most of his New Orleans culinary career toiling away in obscurity in the depths of the back of the house. The sultan of salami spent […]

Cafe Henri

The opening of Cafe Henri signaled a change of pace for owners Neal Bodenheimer, Kirk Estopinal and Nick Detrich, the trio best known for their ambitious beverage programs at Cure […]

Bao & Noodle

When Sound Café closed in the summer of 2014, Marigny residents collectively sighed over the loss of their beloved coffee shop and book store–cum–community center. The period of mourning was […]

To the Bitter End

Chicory coffee runs in high doses through the bloodstreams of south Louisiana, and has for generations. Chicory may be considered a roadside weed in most places, but in New Orleans […]