Beignet Fest is Oct. 8

What could be sweeter than staging a festival to raise funds for children with autism? Make the featured food item a beignet, add live music...

New Orleans Food News

3-Course interview: chef Hari Pulapaka

On farm-to-table dining
Hari Pulapaka is the executive chef and owner of Cress restaurant ( in DeLand, Florida. He's also an associate professor of mathematics and computer science...

3-Course Interview

Wine of the week: 2015 Hermann Moser Gruner Veltliner Karmeliterberg

Kremstal, Austria Retail: $16-19 Austria has been home to some of the world's oldest wine grapes, dating back as far as 2000 B.C. Gruner...

Wine of the Week

Beer buzz: beer tours in the Lower Garden District

As New Orleans' beer scene continues to grow — with three breweries, one nanobrewery, two brewpubs and an array of dedicated beer bars — one...

Beer News

Five in 5: international donuts

Avo5908 Magazine St., (504) 509-6550www.restaurantavo.comItalian zeppole are served with chocolate hazelnut sauce and banana gelato. Chais Delachaise7708 Maple St., (504) 510-4509www.chaisdelachaise.comBavarian krapfen are dusted...

Five in 5

Fat Guy running in the Lower Garden District

Fat Boy Pantry (1302 Magazine St., 504-239-9514), a new ice cream and sandwich shop from Barq's Root Beer heiress Hillary Barq, opened Aug. 4 in...

New Orleans Food News

Emeril Lagasse opens Meril in September

Emeril Lagasse opens his fourth restaurant in New Orleans, Meril, on Sept. 24. The restaurant at 424 Girod St. in the Warehouse District is a...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Tres Bon in River Ridge

Meat market, grocery and smoked meats with Louisiana soul
It hits you the moment you step out of your car, before you even can walk across the parking lot to the red storefront on...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Saveur restaurant changes concept after chef’s exit, becomes Tryst

Uptown restaurant Saveur (4128 Magazine St., 504-304-3667) is now Tryst ( Following the departure last month of chef Dominique Macquet, owner Kimble Donington-Smith changed the...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: Presqu’ile pinot noir rose

Santa Maria Valley, California Retail $20-$22 Presqu'ile is a small family-run winery in Santa Barbara County, California's Santa Maria Valley, an area increasingly recognized...

Wine of the Week

Beer buzz: hoppy new releases from Louisiana breweries

Southern Louisiana's beer scene is about to get a whole lot hoppier.   Gnarly Barley Brewing Company released its reworked Radical Rye P.A. in the New...

Beer News

Five in five: where to find Brazilian food in New Orleans

Brazilian Market & Cafe2424 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 468-3533www.brazilianmarketcafe.comSaturdays feature traditional feijoada, a stew of black beans and smoked pork, served with stewed greens, farofa...

Five in 5

Little Bird moves to Coquette

Chefs Michael Stoltzfus and Kristen Essig's Southern-style chicken pop-up Little Bird is moving to the bar at their restaurant Coquette (2800 Magazine St., 504-265-0421;

New Orleans Food News

Theodore 'Ted' Brennan dies

Longtime Brennan's proprietor Theodore "Ted" Brennan died Aug. 3. He was 68.   Brennan passed away at his home, and the cause of death has not...

New Orleans Food News

Spirit Wine opens on Magazine Street

Spirit Wine (3500 Magazine St., 504-304-8977; replaced Philippe's Wine Cellar after the shop's former manager Darrell Greiwe and his wife Emily bought the business....

New Orleans Food News

3-course interview: Leighann Smith, butcher

The pop-up chef talks sausage and craft butchering
Leighann Smith was the resident "meat mama" at Cochon Butcher where she ran the butcher and charcuterie department for five and a half years. She...

3-Course Interview

Review: NolaNica

Finding Nicaraguan food in Kenner
In recent years, Kenner has built a solid reputation as a multicultural dining destination for adventurous eaters. Joining the mix of Brazilian, Honduran, Middle...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Louisiana restaurants make Bon Appetit’s top 50

Bon Appetit announced its 50 best new restaurants in America, and three New Orleans eateries made the cut. Besh Restaurant Group's bakery and cafe Willa...

New Orleans Food News

Yuengling arrives in Louisiana

Founded in 1829, D.G. Yuengling & Son ( is the oldest continually operating brewery in the country, but its beer arrived in Louisiana just last...

New Orleans Food News

Hogs for the Cause moves to the Lakefront

Hogs for the Cause ( will leave its longstanding home at New Orleans City Park and move to the University of New Orleans Lakefront in...

New Orleans Food News

3-course interview: Matthew Holdren, carpenter

The woodworker on building out restaurants
Local carpenter and woodworker Matthew Holdren ( has worked on a number of restaurants in the city including Blue Oak BBQ, CellarDoor, Ursa Major, Booty's...

3-Course Interview

Beer buzz: the latest trends in boilermakers and shandies

The boilermaker and shandy are beer and liquor standards, and variations can be found at many New Orleans venues, including Oxalis, which offers a boilermaker...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2010 Yealands Pinot Noir

Marlborough/Central Otago, New Zealand Retail $20-$22 Pinot noir grapes have flourished in some New Zealand growing regions because of temperate climates, low humidity, diurnal...

Wine of the Week

Five in 5: shrub cocktails in New Orleans

Bakery Bar1179 Annunciation St., (504) 265-8884www.bakery.barThe Roffignac features cognac, raspberry shrub and soda water. Cure4905 Freret St., (504) 302-2357www.curenola.comThe Cloud Piercer is kiwi and...

Five in 5

Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine opens on Freret Street

Uptown's newest Latin restaurant, Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine (4714 Freret St., 504-345-2884;, is now open. The Freret Street spot opened July 23 for a brief...

New Orleans Food News


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