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Tasting the Greek

Most every year at this time I venture up to Chicago to attend the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Show. For people in the food business, it is the show of […]

Feasting Beyond the Fest: The Soul (Food) of New Orleans

The best restaurants in New Orleans, be they Creole, Continental, Cajun or Down Home, all use the same pantry. They all reach into a box packed with peppers, smoked sausages […]

Fest Time: French Quarter Festival

There’s nothing in the world like springtime in New Orleans…the flowers are in bloom…the weather is ideal…and the city is alive with color. And, there’s nothing more New Orleans than […]

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 […]

Oysters

The amount of seafood, and the quality of it, that is consumed in New Orleans is staggering. In particular, the volume of certain shellfish—crabs, crawfish, shrimp and oysters, in particular—that […]

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 […]