Bourbon House and Palace Cafe host tasting events in January

A couple of Dickie Brennan's Restaurants begin monthly tasting events this month.   Bourbon House (144 Bourbon St., 504-522-0111; is known for the wide selection...

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Gracious Bakery to open second location on St. Charles Avenue

Gracious Bakery and Cafe (1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, 504-301-3709) will open a second location at 2854 St. Charles Ave. in January. The new cafe...

New Orleans Food News

Metairie Road’s Chateau du Lac closes

Chateau du Lac Bistro (2037 Metairie Road) has closed, according to a message on its Facebook page. The French bistro originally opened in Kenner in...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: news for Wayward Owl, Second Line, Urban South and Bayou Teche

Newly opened Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St,, 504-827-1646; began the new year by distributing its Family Tree kristallweizen and Clean Slate IPA in cans...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2013 Irony Pinot Noir Small Lot Reserve

Monterey, California Retail $11-$17 This award-winning pinot noir from the family-owned Irony winery in Monterey, California (American Viticultural Area) is made from fruit sourced...

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Five in 5: creative cabbages

Balise640 Carondelet St., (504) 459-4449www.balisenola.comCornmeal-battered fried Gulf fish is served on a bed of grilled cabbage, pickled peppers and celery root remoulade. Carmo527 Julia St.,...

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Review: Isaac Toups gets bigger and bolder at Toups South

Chef Isaac Toups straddles excess and refinement at his Central City eatery
Southern cuisine often falls into one of two camps: time-honored, casual comfort food or refined and modern takes on Southern classics. The concept of elevated...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Bal Masque returns in 2016 with Dr. John, Mario Batali at the Orpheum Theater

Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski's charitable foundation joins the Carnival revelry with its second annual Carnival-themed Bal Masque gala and dinner prepared by celebrity...

New Orleans Food News

Michael Gulotta’s Maypop opens in the Warehouse District

Maypop (611 O'Keefe Ave., 504-518-6345;, Michael Gulotta's much anticipated MoPho spinoff, is now open. It occupies the former Ursa Major space and is among...

New Orleans Food News

Food and drink events in New Orleans this week (Jan. 6-12, 2017)

January 6Dong Phuong king cake party7 a.m.-9 a.m. FridayPizza NOLA, 141 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0731www.pizzanola.comPizza NOLA celebrates the kickoff to Carnival with the arrival...

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Wine of the week: 2014 Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon

Maipo Valley, Chile Retail $20-$23 The Marques de Casa Concha label is bottled by Vina Concha y Toro S.A., Latin America's largest wine producer....

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Five in 5: vegetarian curries in New Orleans

Ba Chi Canteen7900 Maple St., (504) curry tofu is available over rice, in banh mi and in "bacos," or Vietnamese-style buns, topped with fried...

Five in 5

Beer buzz: NOLA Brewing turns 8

NOLA Brewing Company (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996;, which celebrates its eighth anniversary in March, is expanding its beer selection and improving quality.   NOLA Brewing...

Beer News

Review: Meril in the Warehouse District

Emeril Lagasse’s latest restaurant serves an array of small plates
There's a lot going on at Meril, Emeril Lagasse's new restaurant in the Warehouse District.   The celebrity chef's first new restaurant in New Orleans in...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Chef Phillip Lopez’s Petit Lion opens in The Troubadour

Petit Lion (1111 Gravier St., 504-518-5500;, chef Phillip Lopez's new Parisian- style bistro in the Troubadour Hotel (, is now open.   The 64-seat restaurant has...

New Orleans Food News

3-course interview: Simone Reggie of Simone’s Market

On the recently opened local market
Simone Reggie opened the neighborhood grocery Simone's Market (8201 Oak St.; on Dec. 23. Reggie previously worked with the John Besh Foundation, where she...

3-Course Interview

Marjie’s Grill opens in Mid-City, serves Asian-inspired barbecue

Marjie's Grill (320 S. Broad St., 504-603-2235;, a restaurant inspired by Southeast Asian barbecue traditions, is now open in Mid-City.   Chef/co-owner Marcus Jacobs and...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: New Orleans beer news in 2016

Its time to raise a beer to celebrate the new year and look at New Orleans' beer scene in 2016 and 2017.   In 2016, two...

Beer News

Wine of the week: NV Champagne Charles de Marques Brut

Vallee de la Marne, France Retail $20 This bottling is from Champagne's Marne Valley, an hour's drive from Paris, near Reims and Epernay. Didier...

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Five in 5: mortadella dishes in New Orleans

Central Grocery923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620www.centralgrocery.comThe French Quarter grocery stocks imported Italian cold cuts including mortadella, which is featured in the shop's muffuletta sandwich. Domenica123...

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New Orleans and the year in food

2016 saw the rise of barbecue and expansion of casual restaurants
More than 70 restaurants opened in New Orleans over the past 12 months, making 2016 a blockbuster for the local restaurant industry. While 2015 ushered...

Food & Drink Features

The Munch Factory is moving to the Lower Garden District

Gentilly comfort food hub The Munch Factory (6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 504-324-5372; is moving to bigger digs at 1901 Sophie Wright Place in the...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: duck and noodle dishes in New Orleans

Drago's Seafood Restaurant3232 N. Arnault Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911www.dragosrestaurant.comShuckee Duckee is blackened duck breast over linguine...

Five in 5

Cafe Henri gets new chef, menu

Bywater bistro Cafe Henri (800 Louisa St., 504-302-2357; has a new executive chef and a new menu.   Alfredo Nogueira, who is from River Ridge...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: NV Jaillance Cremant de Bordeaux Cuvee de l’Abbaye Brute Rose

Bordeaux, France Retail $18 Sparkling wine has been produced in Bordeaux for more than a century. Cremants are produced in the same methode traditionnelle...

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