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Cajun Blue Plate Specials

“Give me a good round or seven steak with potato salad or rice dressing, that’s Cajun cooking. I got to have that blue plate!” Chef Sonny Prather, Enola Prudhomme’s Cajun […]

Pizza!

Is pizza America’s favorite food? If not, then it sure runs a close second to the hamburger. People take pizza more seriously than any other type of food. No doubt […]

Cajunized: Cajun Comes to Town

Most New Orleanians consider Laplace the end of the Big Easy and the beginning of the place where the Yat accent dies and a coon-ass accent kicks in. But true […]

Jazz Brunches

Is there any other U.S. city that brings to mind both fine music and good food as this city does? New Orleans and jazz are synonymous. New Orleans and food […]

Crescent City Brewhouse: New Brew

Finally. A brewpub will finally open in New Orleans. Serious beer drinkers who have witnessed the success of the brewpub and micro brewery phenomenon around the country can now rejoice. […]

Exotic Edibles: Ethnic Restaurants

New Orleans is unique in that it is able to offer two distinct regional cuisines, and also has enough restaurants falling under the “ethnic” categories to keep restaurant-goers both interested […]

Island Cuisine

June offers unusual opportunities for celebrating our Caribbean connection through festivals featuring reggae and related music. In order to get the full benefit of all this, June is also a […]

Feasts: Beyond the Fest

So here you are—in the food and music capital of the very deep South. And you have resources allotted for a few of those famous restaurants with solid gold names […]

Cajun Cruisin’: OffBeat’s Second Annual Insider’s Guide to Acadiana, Part Two

You can find Cajun and Creole culture in Lafayette, the “Heart of Cajun Country” as it’s referred to in tourist brochures, but you’ll find much more cultural authenticity outside the […]

Cajun Cruisin’: OffBeat’s Second Annual Insider’s Guide to Acadiana, Part One

Music, cultural experiences and good times are incessant affairs on the bayou. But the serious tourist who wants the real authentic stuff or the best Acadiana offers won’t discover it […]