Major shifts to the pie-based landscape are underfoot on Banks Street, as Mid City Pizza has expanded into more spacious environs across the street.
The pizza spot officially opened for business in the former home of Crescent Pie & Sausage Company (4400 Banks St.) on New Year's Day, just a stone's throw away from its longtime digs.
While the menu will remain the same, the new space features some enticing additions, including a full bar, daiquiris and old school arcade games NBA Jam and Simpsons Arcade.
The restaurant is open for dinner this week from 4:30 p.m. until midnight, and will open for lunch beginning next week.
The steps for getting the cake are as follows:
1. Open the Uber app between 10 a.m.-4 p.m., today only
2. Choose the ‘KING CAKE’ option.
3. Meet your driver at the vehicle when he or she arrives for the king cake handoff.
The Haydel's cakes are $15 each (regular flavor) with a limit of three per order, and can be delivered anywhere in Orleans or Jefferson Parish.
That is the case at Maison Kayser, a French bakery group that bakes the trinket into its galettes in most of the dozen or so countries it operates in—but not in the U.S. and Japan.Those people should, of course, be ignored rather than humored. Local food legend Poppy Tooker, interviewed in the story, puts her finger on exactly why bakeries are dispensing with tradition:
“The tradition isn’t well known at all here,” said Julia Feydel, Maison Kayser’s U.S. manager. She said that shortly after Kayser set up shop in the U.S. in 2012, the bakery chain ran a few trials, offering galettes des rois with a favor inside to some customers. “People were like, ‘What is this thing doing in my cake?’ ”
“There’s a very simple reason you don’t find favors in king cakes anymore: We have too many lawyers in America,” said Poppy Tooker, host of “Louisiana Eats,” a radio program heard on some NPR affiliates in the South.
Sure, we're all going to hedge our bets with greens and black-eyed peas, but why not try and get a little bit luckier in 2015 with these alternative traditions? From noodles to fritters, here are four international good luck foods and where to find them in the city.
Patrick Brady wants to change the way people think about shopping for wine and spirits in New Orleans.
Opening in January 2015, Brady is fusing together his background in business with the wine expertise of General Manager Richard Ellis to create Brady's Wine Warehouse (1029 Oretha Castle Haley, Suite C), a next-generation bottle shop that is as easily accessible for first-time wine buyers as those who know their way around a glass of pinot noir.
The Bywater's hotly anticipated burger and beer joint, Junction, is now officially open in its new home at 3021 St. Claude Avenue.
The restaurant, which opened quietly Friday, has a streamlined, appropriately railroad car-style feel, with wooden booths and a classically crafted art deco bar that give the spot a sense of laid back timelessness.
The menu features railroad-themed burgers, including several that were previewed this summer at Molly's at the Market. The "Iowa Interstate" burger features a thick, medium-cooked beef patty topped with bacon, blue cheese and a finely minced corn relish. The supremely heat-packed New Mexico Rail Runner burger is topped with green chiles, cheddar and a four-alarm chipotle aioli.
Pub food classics also are featured, among them chicken wings in various styles (buffalo, Memphis, "crescent") and a throwback tavern stalwart: the pickled egg. The pickled egg (cured in-house) also makes a cameo on the pickled Cobb salad, which doubles the pickled pleasure with the addition of a tangy red wine vinaigrette.
Beer lovers will rejoice about the 40 draft beers on tap, which span Louisiana, Mississippi and the four corners of the United States. (The international draft beers on tap are primarily Irish.) In addition, an impressive number of craft bottles and cans position Junction as one of the finest up-and-coming beer hubs in the city.
Junction is open seven days a week, from 11 a.m. until late. For more information and a full menu, visit their website.
While culinary options along St. Claude Avenue continue to increase, not all dining and drinking spots are budget friendly. The arrival of Kayla's Restaurant at 3036 St. Claude Ave. may offer high-quality food for diners watching their wallets.
Everything on the menu at Kayla's (yes, everything) is under $6.
"We're just serving up great food at prices that people can really afford," says Calvin Prescott, who named the restaurant after his daughter.
The coffee scene in New Orleans is ever-expanding, with the arrival of craft coffee bars and pour-over spots from Uptown to the Bywater. Now, a new zine produced by Church Alley Coffee hopes to capture this pivotal moment in the city's coffee history.
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