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Friday, March 24, 2017

Bratz Y'all is now open in Bywater

Posted By on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 at 1:17 PM

COURTESY BRATZ Y'ALL
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Sausage vendor Bratz Y'all (617 B Piety St.) opened its Bywater restaurant and beer garden today. Sven Vorkauf started Bratz Y'all as a food vendor at festivals and events. He and wife Jen Vorkauf's new spot serves sausages and German fare and German beers, wines and liquors, and there's indoor seating and a patio decorated like a German beer garden.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

First look at DTB, opening March 29 on Oak Street

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:04 AM

DTB's menu includes crab-boiled chips topped with popcorn creme fraiche and pickled lemon. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • DTB's menu includes crab-boiled chips topped with popcorn creme fraiche and pickled lemon.

Chef Carl Schaubhut’s Cajun-inspired restaurant DTB (8201 Oak St., Suite 1, 504-518-6899) opens March 29 in Riverbend.

Schaubhut is the chef at Bacobar and has worked at Commander's Palace. He and co-owner Jacob Naquin modeled the restaurant’s look and menu to reflect their Cajun upbringings in Des Allemands and Bayou Dularge, respectively. Together with chef de cuisine Jacob Hammel, another Commander’s veteran, the team describes the restaurant’s approach as “modern interpretations of Southern Louisiana’s coastal cuisine” with a creative twist.

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Gambit TV: Entertainment picks March 24-26

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Music critic and tacoficionado Noah Bonaparte Pais makes a stop at WWL-TV to share weekend picks: another exciting series at the Music Box Village, a new documentary about house ball culture and more.


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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Restaurant news for Cane & Table, Little Korea BBQ, St. James Cheese Co.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 10:17 AM

St. James Cheese Company in the Warehouse District now serves breakfast and brunch on Saturdays. - COURTESY ST. JAMES CHEESE CO./FACEBOOK
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  • St. James Cheese Company in the Warehouse District now serves breakfast and brunch on Saturdays.

Cane and Table’s (1113 Decatur St., (504) 581-1112) managing partner Nick Detrich is leaving his spot behind the Decatur Street bar, but will remain a partner.

The longtime Cure and Co. employee and brain behind the French Quarter proto-tiki bar made the announcement on his Facebook page Monday. His last shift behind the bar will be this Sunday.

Detrich started working on the theme for Cane and Table five years ago. He remains a managing partner, and fellow Cure and Co. staff member Matt Ray will step in as general manager of the bar, according to Eater NOLA.

Detrich says he plans on traveling to Mexico and London before returning this summer to “engage in other pursuits.”

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gogi Korean Restaurant is now open in Metairie

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Gogi Korean Restaurant opened earlier this month in Metairie. - HELEN FREUND
  • HELEN FREUND
  • Gogi Korean Restaurant opened earlier this month in Metairie.

In a city where options for a Korean meal are scant, a new restaurant offering bulgogi and bibimbap is a welcome addition. Enter Gogi Korean Restaurant (4620 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-872-9992), a Korean eatery that opened earlier this month.

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James Beard Award finalists announced

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 12:34 PM

Chef Donald Link is nominated for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef award.
  • Chef Donald Link is nominated for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef award.

The James Beard Foundation announced finalists for its prestigious annual culinary awards. There are many local nominees for national awards. They include:
- French 75 at Arnaud's Restaurant and Cure for Outstanding Bar Program
- Donald Link for Outstanding Chef
- Kelly Fields of Willa Jean for Outstanding Pastry Chef.
- JoAnn Clevinger of Upperline for Outstanding Restaurateur
- Galatoire's for Outstanding Service
- Emeril's New Orleans for Outstanding Wine Service
- Zachary Engel of Shaya for Rising Star Chef of the Year
- Nina Compton of Compere Lapin, Slade Rushing of Brennan's New Orleans and Rebecca Wilcomb of Herbsaint for Best Chef: South

In the broadcast section of the awards, Emeril Lagasse's Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse is nominated for Outstanding Personality/Host and TV Program, on Location.

The complete list of nominees is here.

The winners will be announced May 1.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Uptown butcher shop Cleaver & Co. closes

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 12:42 PM

Uptown butcher shop Cleaver and Co. has closed. - COURTESY CLEAVER AND CO/FACEBOOK
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  • Uptown butcher shop Cleaver and Co. has closed.

Uptown butcher shop Cleaver & Co. (3917 Baronne St., 504-227-3830) has closed.

The whole animal butchery and sandwich shop announced the shutter in a voicemail message to customers saying only that the store would close “effective immediately” and that business with the team’s food truck would continue at some point in the future.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Cristina Quackenbush to helm new Bywater restaurant

Posted By on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 5:54 PM


Cristina Quackenbush, who ran the Filipino restaurant Milkfish, will helm the kitchen at a new Bywater restaurant in the former Maurepas Foods space.
  • Cristina Quackenbush, who ran the Filipino restaurant Milkfish, will helm the kitchen at a new Bywater restaurant in the former Maurepas Foods space.

Chef Cristina Quackenbush will be running the kitchen at a new Bywater restaurant by early summer, but don’t expect Milkfish 2.0.

The new restaurant will take over the old Maurepas Foods space at 3200 Burgundy St. It will have “a hint of Filipino” food on the menu, but the emphasis will be on local first, says Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts’ Marviani Ammari.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

District Donuts.Sliders.Brew now open in Elmwood

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 9:54 AM

District Donuts.Sliders.Brew is now open in Elmwood. - DISTRICT.DONUTS.SLIDERS.BREW/FACEBOOK
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  • District Donuts.Sliders.Brew is now open in Elmwood.

District.Donuts.Sliders.Brew has added a Jefferson Parish location, which marks its grand opening today. The expanding doughnut chain, which debuted its flagship location at 2209 Magazine St. in 2013, opened in late February at 1126 S. Clearview Parkway in Elmwood. The new location serves beer, unlike other District spots. (The “brew” in the name refers to coffee and espresso drinks.) The company also has two Magazine Street locations and one in Lakeview, which opened last fall on Harrison Avenue.

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Chef Nathan Richard to helm kitchen at Cavan

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Chef Nathan Richard is leaving Kingfish and will take over the kitchen at Cavan on Magazine Street. - COURTESY LEBLANC + SMITH
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  • Chef Nathan Richard is leaving Kingfish and will take over the kitchen at Cavan on Magazine Street.

Chef Nathan Richard, who previously helmed the kitchen at French Quarter bistro Kingfish, will take over as executive chef at Cavan (3607 Magazine St., (504) 509-7655).

The announcement was made Tuesday in a statement from restaurant group LeBlanc + Smith, who own Cavan, French Quarter restaurants Sylvain and Meauxbar, and the Lower Garden District whiskey haunt Barrel Proof.

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