Spotted Cat Food and Spirits opens inside New Orleans Healing Center

Spotted Cat Food and Spirits (2372 St. Claude Ave., 504-371-5074; www.spottedcatfoodspirits.com) officially opened inside the New Orleans Healing Center Feb. 7.   The menu offers comfort...

New Orleans Food News

3-course interview: Chaya Conrad of Bywater Bakery

On the business of baking (and king cakes)
Chaya Conrad opened Bywater Bakery (3624 Dauphine St., 504-336-3336; www.bywaterbakery.com) last month and has been selling creative king cakes. The bakery will add breakfast and...

3-Course Interview

The Station opens in Mid-City

The Station (4400 Bienville St., 504-319-4548; www.thestation.coffee), a cafe from husband-and-wife team Jonathan and Megan Walker, opened Feb. 8 in Mid-City.   The shop serves coffee...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: new canned beers to bring to parades

Beers from Urban South, Abita, Gnarly Barley and more
There are new canned beer options from Louisiana breweries for Carnival parade season and several breweries have announced events. • Gnarly Barley Brewing Company (1709 Corbin...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2012 WillaKenzie Estate Gisele Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon Retail $26-$27 WillaKenzie's Oregon wines are all about the soils, which were named for Oregon's two major rivers, the Willamette and...

Wine of the Week

The Halal Guys opens on Freret Street

Middle Eastern food chain The Halal Guys opened a location in Uptown (5001 Freret St., 504-533-9410; www.thehalalguys.com) Feb. 4.   Halal Guys' brief menu features platters or pita sandwiches with chicken,...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: ice cream sandwiches

Emeril's New Orleans800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerils-new-orleansThe s'mores ice cream sandwich includes toasted marshmallows and Fireball whiskey sauce. Fat Boy Pantry1302 Magazine St., (504) 239-9514Ice...

Five in 5

Paradigm Gardens begins dinner-concert series March 17

Central City's Paradigm Gardens (1131 S. Rampart St., 504-344-9474; www.paradigmgardensnola.com) kicks off a six-part dinner and concert series March 7. The urban farm and events...

New Orleans Food News

Review: the return of Cafe Sbisa

The restaurant serves updated French-Creole fare in the French Quarter
At Cafe Sbisa, the first thing diners notice is a mural by the late George Dureau, which looms large over the historic restaurant's dining room....

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

King Cake Festival winners announced

the King Cake Festival (www.kingcakefestival.org) announced winners of its fourth annual event.   Hundreds of people flocked to Champions Square Jan. 29 to soak up sunny...

New Orleans Food News

Gracious Bakery + Cafe opens on St. Charles Avenue

Local bread and pastry shop Gracious Bakery + Cafe opened its Uptown location (2854 St. Charles Ave., 504-301-3709; www.graciousbakery.com) Feb. 1.   The cafe takes over...

New Orleans Food News

Mary Queen of Vietnam hosts Tet celebration

Mary Queen of Vietnam Church (5069 Willowbrook Drive, 504-254-5660; www.facebook.com/maryqueenofvietnamchurch) celebrates Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 10-12. The celebration coincides with...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Wayward Owl and Valentine's Day beer events

Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St,, 504-827-1646; www.waywardowlbrewing.com) owner and head brewer Justin Boswell has announced several new beers and weekly events. A Tuesday series...

Beer News

Wine of the week: NV La Burgondie Cremant de Bourgogne Rose Brut

Bourgogne, France Retail $11 The variety of high-quality sparkling wines has never been so broad, and Americans have embraced proseccos, cavas, cremants, franciacortas, American...

Wine of the Week

Five in 5: Valentine's Day dinners in New Orleans

Caribbean RoomThe Pontchartrain Hotel, 2031 St. Charles Ave., (504) 323-1500www.thecaribbeanroom.comThe $95 five-course tasting menu includes lobster bisque with lobster toast and tarragon and tournedos of...

Five in 5

Sweet tart

Restaurant August (301 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com) pastry chef Patty Morton leads a cooking class on baking Valentine's Day sweets at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb....

New Orleans Food News

Avo announces St. Joseph Day's event

At his Sicilian-inspired restaurant Avo (5908 Magazine St., 504-509-6550; www.restaurantavo.com), chef/owner Nick Lama will offer a Sicilian feast to celebrate St. Joseph's Day. A four-course...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Cafe Aquarius gets groovy in Chalmette

The cafe serves creative, wholesome fare with a '60s vibe
Flyers advertising a yoga course hang near the front register. Peace signs, Grateful Dead posters and John Lennon quotes decorate the walls. But don't let...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Charles Poirier, sugarcane farmer and syrup distiller

On making (and drinking) cane syrup
A mechanic by trade, Charles Poirier began making cane syrup for friends and family 14 years ago using his great-great-grandfather's method at his farm in...

3-Course Interview

Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide

Your guide to New Orleans area restaurants, organized by cuisine
There's always a new dish or restaurant to try in New Orleans, and the variety may be better than ever. Recent restaurant openings include chef...

2017 winter restaurant guide

Jeremiah Tower documentary screens at SoFAB

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-569-0405; www.natfab.org) screens Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent Feb. 6 at Peoples Health New...

New Orleans Food News

Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: African

Bennachin1212 Royal St., (504) 522-1230The menu includes Central and West African dishes. Domoda is a beef and ground peanut stew served over rice. Vegetarian jama...

2017 winter restaurant guide

Beer buzz: Port Orleans Brewing Company to open on Tchoupitoulas

Drawing inspiration from New Orleans' shipping trade, Port Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St.; www.portorleansbrewingco.com) is under construction on Tchoupitoulas Street near Napoleon Avenue and will...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2015 Ranga.Ranga Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand Retail $11-$14 Sauvignon blanc may be the most versatile white grape, and it expresses itself differently depending on the terroir where...

Wine of the Week

Gambit’s 2017 winter restaurant guide: American

5Fifty5 New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., (504) 553-5555; www.marriott.comThe Angus burger is topped with smoked bacon and cheddar cheese and served with fries. The...

2017 winter restaurant guide

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