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Martin Krusche Hits the Spot

What are you eating? I always get the Pho Tai, with the thinly sliced raw beef that’s just dropped in the hot soup. You can get big or small—small is […]

Emma Jane Kulowski at Paladar

“I love Kermit—a lot. He’s one of my top five people. He embodies everything I love about New Orleans—fun, good times. He’s a really sweet guy and I love hanging […]

Meschiya Lake hits the Spot

What are your favorites here? Definitely the Craw Rangoons [with crawfish, cream cheese and spicy honey], and the Pork Belly Buns. They’re big bao buns—I love saying that—like tiny, soft […]

Leora Pearl Madden at Pearl

“I grew up here but spent seven years in California and got spoiled with great wine bars and retailers, so that’s why I opened Pearl. We just had our four-year […]

Margie Perez: Red Beans and Rice, or Rice and Beans?

Margie Perez’s Cuban heritage has her looking perhaps extra forward to listening, playing and eating at Jazz Fest this year.   Vocalist Margie Perez is so well versed in everything […]

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 […]

Lawrence Cotton hits the Spot

What are you having? My favorite. Meatballs and spaghetti.   On a po-boy?! No, I’m getting a plate! Wednesdays at Guy’s is meatballs and spaghetti.   I know you just […]

In The Spirit: Kirk Estopinal at Cafe Henri

“I’ve been, like, in the ‘limelight’ of mixology for 12 years. But I’ve been in the service industry my entire life. I started as a busboy. Also, I was a […]

In the Spirit: Rachel Theriot at Petit Lion at the Troubadour Hotel

“I’ve worked in the service industry for over a decade now. I started in my hometown of Baton Rouge, and worked in a French bistro and fondue restaurant for a […]

Marc Paradis hits the Spot at The Ruby Slipper

Are you a regular here? I’ve been here lots of times; I live just down the road. I love the food and they make great coffee. This is a good […]