Saint Cecilia opens near French Market

Saint Lawrence owners open second restaurant.
The new restaurant and bar Saint Cecilia (91 French Market Place, 504-522-5851) is now open in the French Quarter. The owners of gastropub Saint Lawrence...

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Five in 5: steak tartare

Doris Metropolitan620 Chartres St., (504) 267-3500www.dorismetropolitan.comChateaubriand tartare is mixed with smoked paprika, shallots, capers and Dijon mustard and topped with a quail egg yolk. La...

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Church Alley Coffee Bar opens in Mid-City

Coffee spot relocates from Central City
Church Alley Coffee Bar (4201 Canal St., 504-304-6306; is now open in Mid-City after leaving its original location in Central City. The new coffee shop...

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Koreole postpones opening

St. Claude's Korean-Creole restaurant and grocery is on hold
Korean grocery and deli Koreole, scheduled to open on St. Claude Avenue, won't open for a while, says owner Kayti Chung-Williams. She says she is...

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Beer buzz: Louisiana Purchase opens, plus more local beer news

New brews at Brieux Carre, and the future of Louisiana craft beer
Taylor Pellerin, head brewer at Brieux Carre. Louisiana Purchase Brewing Company (128 W. Pine St., Ponchatoula, 225-362-7604; became fully permitted and licensed on April...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2015 Prisma Pinot Noir

Casablanca Valley, Chile
Retail $14-$15 Although Chile's Casablanca Valley is much closer to the equator than any European vineyard, the pronounced maritime influence of the ocean (less...

Wine of the Week

Review: Petit Lion at The Troubadour

Chef Phillip Lopez presents contemporary bistro fare
At Part & Parcel, chef Phillip Lopez's modern delicatessen, and at his restaurants Root and Square Root, there's no mistaking who is in charge. The...

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3-course interview: Orlando Vega of Congreso Cubano

The pop-up brings Cuban food to Jazz Fest
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival features Cuba this year in its Cultural Exchange Pavilion, where the local Cuban catering and pop-up operation Congreso...

3-Course Interview

Pulp and Grind opens in Uptown

Coffee shop and juice bar opens second location
Pulp and Grind (, the juice, coffee and pastry hub from the folks behind Satsuma Cafe (, is opening a second location in Uptown on...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: 2015 The Pass sauvignon blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand
Retail $9 New Zealand's Vavasour family released its first vintage nearly three decades ago and built its reputation with the Awatere River Wine Company....

Wine of the Week

Ikura Hibachi and Sushi opens

Japanese restaurant replaces Little Tokyo in Mid-City
After a a 10-year run in Mid-City, Little Tokyo closed last month, and a group of new owners have opened Ikura Hibachi and Sushi (310 N....

New Orleans Food News

Live Nation presents its second Food Truck Friday

Live Nation presents its second Food Truck Friday April 21 in Champions Square with an expanded lineup of trucks and live music. Participating trucks include...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: new outdoor dining spots in New Orleans

Bratz Y'all!617 B Piety St., (504) 301-3222www.bratzyall.comDine on sausages, pretzels and German beers in the beer garden, decorated with potted flowers and plants and hanging...

Five in 5

Beer buzz: Louisiana opens Pink Boots Society chapter

An organization for women in the beer industry
Louisiana now has its own local chapter of the Pink Boots Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting female beer professionals globally. Cities and states...

Beer News

Review: more than grilled cheese at Melt in Mid-City

Cheese, sandwiches and more on Banks Street
The name might imply otherwise, but Melt isn't just a grilled cheese operation. The Mid-City restaurant feels more polished and grown-up than just another place...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Beth James of Prairie Ronde Rice

On milling rice on a Louisiana farm
After farming crawfish for years with her sister at their farm in Prairie Ronde, Beth James (who is married to Dave Malone, formerly of the...

3-Course Interview

Hogs for the Cause raises $1.3 million, names winners

Top barbecue dishes and fundraisers
Nearly 30,000 people flocked to the grounds of the UNO Lakefront Arena for the ninth annual Hogs for the Cause ( The festival featured 90...

New Orleans Food News

Jason Klutts takes over at Kingfish

French Quarter bistro has a new chef
Jason Klutts has been named executive chef at French Quarter bistro Kingfish (337 Chartres St., 504-598-5005;, according to a news release from the restaurant group...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: milkshakes

The Company Burger611 O'Keefe Ave., Suite C7, (504) 309-9422; 4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320www.thecompanyburger.comButterfinger candy bar-flavored milkshakes are available through April. Creole Creamery4924 Prytania St.,...

Five in 5

Wine of the week: 2016 Chateau La Negly La Natice rose

Languedoc, France
Retail $16 This rose's pale salmon hue is so light one might think it can't have much going for it, but think again. Chateau...

Wine of the Week

Beer buzz: New tap rooms and beers

Hoppy local beers and a new brewery
Parleaux Beer Lab (634 Lesseps St.; will have a soft opening of its tap room Friday, April 14. Its hours of operation are 4 p.m....

Beer News

Nina Compton named one of the nation’s Best New Chefs

Food & Wine magazine recognizes local chef
Less than two years after moving to New Orleans to open her buzzy Warehouse District restaurant Compere Lapin (535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-599-2119;, Nina Compton...

New Orleans Food News

Review: The Country Club

A refined new approach at the Bywater restaurant, bar and pool
The Country Club always has had a certain allure. Though the days of clothing-optional revelry may have come to an end, there's still a relaxed...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Desi Vega’s Prime Burger and Shakes to open in Harahan

Eatery will replace shuttered Phil’s Grill
Less than a month after Harahan burger joint Phil's Grill closed, a new burger and shake spot is set to open in its place. Desi...

New Orleans Food News

What's in store: Nirvana on Magazine Street

Stepping into Nirvana (4308 Magazine St., 504-894-9797; is like waking up in India. Indian music plays while three televisions show Indian street food, tours...

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