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Dining Out: Chef Sue Zemanick returns with Zasu

In the past two years, in spite of the sense of excitement and energy the New Orleans restaurant scene has been enjoying, something’s been missing—namely, chef Sue Zemanick’s extraordinary cuisine. […]

Restaurants We Love: A Jazz Fest guide to places we like to keep to ourselves

The Jazz Fest restaurant guide is not meant to be a “best of” list, because at this point, if you haven’t made arrangements to dine at Bayona, Brigsten’s, Gautreau’s, Emeril’s, […]

Dining Out: Justine

In one of the most stunning transformations in recent memory, the 200 block of Chartres Street in the French Quarter has gone from being a gloomy ghost town of shuttered […]

Dining Out: Meril

In the ’70s, percussionist Emeril Lagasse was awarded a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music, but a stint he took at a Portuguese bakery in Fall River, Massachusetts […]

Dining Out: Brennan’s Restaurant – Michael Dominici Reviews

The New Orleans restaurant scene has experienced a spectacular rebirth in the last decade across the board, especially at the high-end grand-scale side of that spectrum with R’evolution, Couvant, Cavan, […]

Restaurant Review: Saba

Chef Alon Shaya made his mark in New Orleans by elevating regionally inspired Italian cuisine with Domenica and Pizza Domenica, then again, with Shaya, inspired by the exotic flavors of […]

Restaurant Review: Jack Rose

New Orleanians are super-survivors when it concerns man-made disasters, and it was no different for Emery Whalen and Chef Brian Landry. They ran Our House Hospitality, an arm of the […]

Rosedale Restaurant: Review

New Orleans is an incredibly serendipitous town, and the idea of Rosedale Restaurant came about when Chef Susan Spicer (Bayona, Mondo) happened upon a curious, interesting property—a former Lakeview police […]

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams, Vanished Gardens (Blue Note)

  At first glance, it might seem that pairing jazz artist Charles Lloyd with Lucinda Williams was a decidedly eclectic choice, but in many ways they have a deep, spiritual […]

Helen Gillet, Helkiase (Independent)

A Fiercely Talented Improviser   After receiving her master’s degree in music at Loyola University in 2004, Belgian-born cellist, singer, composer, and improviser Helen Gillet has continued to flourish in […]