NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival is Feb. 11

A new food festival debuts Feb. 11 when the NOLA Jerk Chicken Festival ( takes over the newly opened Central City BBQ (1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; www.centralcity   The inaugural festival, from the organizers...

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3-course interview: Ghost Tequila’s Richard Alexander Pomes

The New Orleans native on getting into the tequila game
Local entrepreneur Richard Alexander Pomes is co-owner and chief marketing officer of Ghost Tequila (, but before that he was a brand ambassador for Fireball...

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Johnny Sanchez celebrates Blessing of the Animals Jan. 17

John Besh and Aaron Sanchez's Mexican restaurant Johnny Sanchez (930 Poydras St., 504-304-6615; launches a dinner series highlighting Mexican holidays and celebrations with a...

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Jerusalem Cafe opens in Mid-City

Jerusalem Cafe (2132 Tulane Ave., 504-509-7729) opened in December across the street from the University Medical Center and next door to longtime diner Anita's Restaurant....

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Beer buzz: Nuit Belge returns Feb. 3

Nuit Belge, an event combining Belgian and Belgian-style beers with food from local restaurants, is Feb. 3 at Generations Hall. Nuit Belge includes 14 restaurants...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2014 Milcampos Vinas Viejas Tempranillo

Ribera del Duero, Spain
Retail $16 This rich, robust red wine is produced in the Ribera del Duero sub-region of Castilla y Leon in northern Spain. Ribera del...

Wine of the Week

Five in 5: king cake-flavored treats

Cocktail & Sonswww.cocktailandsons.comThe local company makes syrups for use in cocktails, including a king cake syrup made with cinnamon, lemon and pecan. Creole Creamery4924 Prytania...

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Black Label Icehouse is closed

Central City bar and eatery Black Label Icehouse (3000 Dryades St., 504-875-2876) has closed. Black Label opened in 2015 with pitmaster Damian Brugger serving Texas-style...

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Review: 14 Parishes in Central City

Authentic, flavorful Jamaican food on Clio Street
Westmoreland. St. Elizabeth. Trelawny. At 14 Parishes, a new Jamaican restaurant in Central City, perusing the menu can read like a map of the Caribbean...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.,...

Five in 5

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 2017 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...

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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...

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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...

Five in 5

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....

Wine of the Week

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

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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