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Scott Hicks at 21st Amendment

“I came here from Miami. I’m a Florida boy, born in New York, lived all over Florida. I’ve been in hospitality for almost 20 years now. Started working at Subway […]

Devon Hall at Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29

“Harry Choates played the music I grew up with—Cajun music that my grandfather used to play for me, when I was a really little girl. I’m from Biloxi, but grew […]

Shaken & Stirred: Neal Bodenheimer serves up a new Tales of the Cocktail

With Tales of the Cocktail coming up July 17–22, OffBeat checks in with Neal Bodenheimer, proprietor of both Cane & Table in the French Quarter and Cure on Freret Street […]

Grape Expectations: Local wine stores pick their favorite grapes and wines

French wines are famously all about the terroir, that magical mixutre of soil, sun and slopes—and the occasional eau du pied, from traditional grape trampling by weathered human feet. On […]

Serving the Servers: Restaurant Saba’s Suzi Darré Takes Care of the People in the Kitchen and on the Floor

Before joining the team at Pomegranate Hospitality as Director of People & Culture, Suzi Darré oversaw human resources departments at several high profile hotels. OffBeat checked in with her on her new […]

Chef Frank Brigtsen on Brigtsen’s Blackened Yellowfin Tuna

Which of your dishes says the most about you?   Although we’re known for many things, the dish I have to choose is our blackened tuna with smoked corn sauce, […]

Maggie Morgan at Manolito

“I picked Jarboe, a musician who’d sing with Swans and Neurosis in the ’80s, but also does a lot of experimental rock and has released like 11 albums, still under […]

Chef Nina Compton on Compère Lapin’s Curried Goat

Which of the dishes on your menu says the most about you? The curried goat really encompasses me as a chef. Because goat is something I grew up with, it’s […]

Margot Denman at N7

“I made a cocktail for Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington because when I first moved to New Orleans I got a job at Boucherie uptown and one of my regulars was Hank […]

In The Spirit with Crystal Pavlas at Bywater American Bistro

“I picked Louis Prima to be my inspiration for this cocktail because I think he represents New Orleans and a lot of the Italian influences on our cuisine and on […]