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Gerard Maras: Maras the Magnificent and Seven of New Orleans Most Influential Chefs

The most important chef in New Orleans history is sitting across from me. He is lithe and his silver hair is pulled back into a tight ponytail. A former cook of his describes him best as a “skinny Willie Nelson.” He is slated to teach a class to mainly tourists later in the afternoon at [...]

Dining Out: Fatoush

The New Orleans Healing Center labels itself as a provider of services, products and programs promoting physical, nutritional, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, economic, environmental, cultural and civic well-being. For those of us uninitiated in the holistic powers of yoga, or the therapeutic benefits of the healing arts, but still interested in improving our overall well-being, Fatoush [...]

Leo DeJesus Hits the Spot at Hoshun

Hoshun 1601 St. Charles Ave. (504) 302-9717 How often do you find yourself here? At least once every two weeks, if not every week. It’s usually after working a night shift when I want some good food that’s still offered; Hoshun being open late is definitely one of the main reasons I started coming here, [...]

Victory Bar Review

Recently added to the endangered species list is the post-work drinking establishment. The long drive back to the suburbs has made the idea of a pop or two before heading home not just unsavory, but criminal. Sure, there are restaurants and bars across the city offering happy hours and other enticements, but the downtown, non-hotel [...]

Matt Uhlman (DJ Matty) Hits the Spot at Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria

Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria 3125 Esplanade Ave. (504) 948-1717 What do you usually order? I like the Caprese salad, the bruschetta is really good; I really like the ice tea with the scoop of Angelo Brocato’s lemon gelato, it’s great for a nice summer day. My ex-wife and I usually come here and get [...]

Bon Appetit Grub Crawl: Restaurant Hopping Tour for Foodies

At long last, a pub crawl for the epicurean. Bon Appétit Magazine and Belvedere Vodka is hosting a Grub Crawl this weekend, featuring three days of food, cocktails and live music at different culinary hubs around the city. New Orleans is one of just three stops that the tour is making nationwide (the other two [...]

YouTube du Jour: Kermit Ruffins’ Treme Speakeasy

Kermit Ruffins’ weekly longtime weekly gigs in New Orleans are legendary: Vaughan’s in the Bywater on Thursdays, Bullet’s Sports Bar in the Seventh Ward on Tuesdays. Recently he added two new gigs to the weekly lineup: Sundays and Mondays at his new club Kermit’s Treme Speakeasy, which opened around Jazz Fest time at the corner [...]

Behind a R’evolution

“We had a blank sheet of paper,” Chef Rick Tramonto says. He and Chef John Folse are showing off R’evolution, the restaurant that they will open in the Royal Sonesta on Monday, and a restaurant they had a free hand in creating. The two announced their partnership at a press conference in the Cabildo in [...]

Dining Out: Il Posto Cafe

Weekends are rarely relaxing. You may leave the office on Friday afternoon with full intentions of spending the better part of the next 48 hours on the couch, but drinks with coworkers can quickly lead into a late night dinner followed by a Saturday full of sojourns to Bed, Bath & Beyond and Home Depot [...]

Glen David Andrews Hits the Spot at Roosevelt’s Black Pearl

Roosevelt’s Black Pearl 1001 N. Claiborne Ave. Monday – Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. How long have you been coming here? I’ve been coming here my entire life, and my grandma had a restaurant across the street. The first time I can remember coming was ‘84 or ‘85. I was five years old. My [...]