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Tarriona “Tank” Ball hits the Spot at Zea

What makes Zea one of your favorite places? They have really good grits. I grew up on white farina grits, which are really soft grits, like baby grits or something. […]

In the Spirit: Lynn Burgett at Ten Eleven

I went to school for chemical engineering, working for a prototyping company, and my boss was also a rep for a local vineyard, so when I told him I wanted […]

Online Local Grocer Good Eggs Continues to Count its Greens

About this time last year, Good Eggs New Orleans was a bright one-year-old with 10 employees selling products from roughly a dozen Louisiana farmers and food makers. Today, the local […]

The Strangest Album Covers of 2014

2014 was a tough year for album design. Maybe we can blame the economy for that. Not enough money for musicians means not enough money to pay photographers and designers […]

In the Spirit: Tyler Chauvin of Treo

I started bartending 12 years ago at Café Banquette. I was 18 and  started as a shot girl. That was the heyday, packed with people wall to wall and they […]

Artisan Bread in New Orleans Finally Gets an Attitude

If it wasn’t for the white delivery van parked out front of the old Capt. Sal’s Seafood building on Toledano Street and for the wonderful smell wafting down Washington Avenue […]

In the Spirit: Rhiannon Enlil of Cure

I like playing with weird ingredients. I’m a huge fan of taking simple, classic and elegant drinks and flipping them inside out. This is essentially a Sazerac, but I split […]

In the Spirit: Chris Hannah of French 75

“Danny Barker is one of my heroes. I don’t think enough people talk about him. Probably my favorite compliment that I ever received living here was at the Backstreet Cultural […]

Bittermens Bitters Lives the Sweet Life in New Orleans

Avery and Janet Glasser just bought a new, shiny toy for their workshop in Harahan. It’s a custom-built bottling and labeling machine. Empty, blue bottles are loaded up (by Avery) […]

New Orleans Distillery Atelier Vie Gains Recognition

For all of its cocktail history, history-making drinking and bartender-rock stars, New Orleans has been a bit out of the loop when it comes to the production of alcoholic beverages. […]