Oysters from American coasts and Canada highlight a menu at the maritime-themed Warehouse District restaurant
"American oysters differ as much as American people," author M.F.K. Fisher famously wrote in Consider the Oyster, her love letter to the bivalve mollusks. That sentiment is the driving force behind Seaworthy, a new restaurant with a maritime attitude featuring oysters from the East, West and Gulf coasts, tucked inside a historic townhouse sidling the Ace Hotel.
Simple, authentic Peruvian dishes feel like home on Freret
There are many interpretations of the Latin American cured fish dish ceviche, but a traditional Peruvian take can be hard to find. One new place to find it is Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine, a Freret Street restaurant that revels in simple and authentic Peruvian dishes.
Cuban cuisine finds a home inside a mom-and-pop corner store in Gretna
A couple of years ago, I got a lecture from an ex-Floridian who had just moved to town. The topic was Cuban sandwiches, and his sticking point was the bread.
Chef Crispin Pasia serves traditional Filipino dishes
At CK's Hot Shoppe, tucked inside a Central City corner store, chef Crispin Pasia serves the dishes of his homeland, the Philippines, to a small but steady customer base. The front of the business is a grab-and-go convenience store operation, and with the kitchen in back, it's an odd marriage that adds to the spot's ramshackle charm.
Breakfast sandwiches (and Oreo beignets) at a new neighborhood spot
Everyone seems to have an opinion on what makes the best Breakfast sandwich: the classic egg, cheese and meat combo folded into a croissant, layered on a bagel or stacked between two biscuits. It seems every new breakfast place has its own version, but for diners, there can't be too many options.
The modern Northshore restaurant focuses on regionally inspired Italian dishes
At first glance, Meribo, a new restaurant in Covington, looks like many modern Italian restaurants. There are meatballs draped in red sauce, delicate hunks of burrata perched atop heirloom tomatoes and a healthy dedication to wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes.
The restaurant masters the barbecue basics and beyond
In 2012, Ronnie Evans and Philip Moseley realized a barbecue renaissance was underway in New Orleans. They started a barbecue pop-up in the Uptown sports bar Grits and quickly moved on to the kitchen at the Mid-City music hub Chickie Wah Wah.
A sleek wine bar where vegetarian dishes vie for the spotlight
The pairing of wine and food largely has been marooned at the dinner table. But throw in a bar, and the concept gets more casual and often, more fun.
Korean fare and tabletop grilling fire up bold flavors
When Little Korea closed its location inside a former Taco Bell on Claiborne Avenue earlier this year, it was a sad moment for a city with scant Korean dining options. Fortuantely, the loss was short-lived, and Joyce Park — daughter of the owners of Little Korea — stepped in.
The bustling Maple Street restaurant replicates its wine bistro formula
When the Delachaise opened 13 years ago, it didn't take long for the crowds to come. Though there are clear distinctions between the popular St. Charles Avenue wine haunt and its new Uptown sister, Chais Delachaise, the concept is similar.
Cakes, cocktails and other treats in the Lower Garden District
Bakery Bar is fun. The board games on shelves lining the walls and the lively late-night crowd that packs the bar show that, but the spot is built around the odd marriage of cake and cocktails.
Creative comfort food on Banks Street
It has been a slow and steady trickle, but over the past few years, a small group of businesses has opened in the once beleaguered area surrounding the University Medical Center and soon-to-open Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System complex. The linchpins of this effort have been restaurants and bars, including Fharmacy, which opened on a sparse stretch of Banks Street in June.