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Music for Your Mouth: What Do Musicians Eat During Jazz Fest?

Music may feed the soul, but you still have to feed the stomach. OffBeat asked Jazz Fest musicians what they eat at the Fair Grounds: “What I usually do at […]

Dining Out: New Orleans Cake Café and Bakery

I was having a hard morning in the Marigny, and I blame it all on New Orleans Cake Café and Bakery. Mulling over the menu and the white board of […]

Do the Math

Talk to anyone old enough to remember the first Jazz Fest in 1970, and they probably have a story about a killer show by the Meters, Bois Sec or maybe […]

There’s No Taste Like Home

Sixty years ago, crawfish was cheap food for poor people. “My father would say, we’re so poor we’re going to have to eat crawfish,” says Marcelle Bienvenu, food columnist and […]

Dining Out: Whole Hog Cafe

Can you find great gumbo outside this state? I imagine that many Louisiana exiles have located passable gumbo elsewhere. When they long for home, they can order a foreign-born bowl […]

The New Farming Frontier

On a crisp Sunday afternoon, John Calhoun crouches down to tend rows of kale, carrots and collard greens. He fertilized the soil of his small farm on North Rampart Street […]

Dining Out: World’s Healthiest Pizza

World’s Healthiest Pizza, a New Orleans-based chain, is far from meek. Its Web site preaches the miracles of fiber. Customers don’t offer endorsements; they testify about reaching “dietary nirvana” through […]

Search for Tomorrow

Anyone who has visited Laurentino’s in Metairie knows the owner, Xavier Laurentino. He is a gregarious Spaniard, a self-trained chef and the unofficial ambassador of paella, Manchego cheese and patatas […]

Dining Out: Brazilian Grill Steak House

How will you celebrate your Mardi Gras? Will you follow the Buzzards down to St. Charles and then beg Zulu for coconuts? Chase after Indians in the Treme? Or stuff […]