Louisiana Seafood Festival lineup announced

Headliners including Village People, Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice of American Idol fame, The Romantics, Zebra, Bonerama with George Porter Jr. and others...

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Freund wins national writing award

GAMBIT food writer Helen Freund won honors at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia Awards in Austin, Texas earlier this month.   Freund's stories on blind culinary...

New Orleans Food News

Two New Orleans restaurants robbed

Two New Orleans restaurants were robbed at gunpoint last week.   Armed men held up a group of diners at Lakeview Harbor (911 Harrison Ave., 504-486-4887; www.facebook.com/lakeview.harbor) Tuesday, July...

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Wine of the week: 2015 Hernia Altes Garnatxa Negra

Catalonia, Spain Retail $10-$13 The widely planted but lesser-regarded varietal grenache — known as garnacha in Spain (or garnatxa in Catalonia) — is getting...

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Beer buzz: food trucks at New Orleans breweries

Many breweries want to offer food to visitors at their taprooms, but opening a kitchen is a big leap. Inviting food trucks to the brewery is one popular solution.   Mark Logan,...

Beer News

Five in 5: blueberry treats

Oak8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485www.oaknola.comBlueberry cobbler is served with lemon ice cream. Blue Dot Donuts4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866www.bluedotdonuts.comBlueberry cake donuts are topped...

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Review: a taste of Peru at the Catahoula Hotel

The boutique hotel offers pisco cocktails and an introduction to Peruvian cuisine
It's no secret that boutique hotels rely on more than room amenities and mini-bars stocked with premium products. Big budget restaurateurs sign on to properties,...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-Course Interview: distiller Maggie Campbell

The head distiller of Privateer Rum on craft distilling and women in the industry
Maggie Campbell got her first taste of distilling while traveling in Scotland in 2004. Twelve years later, she is head distiller and vice president of...

3-Course Interview

Carrollton Market celebrates all things gluten

Carrollton Market (8132 Hampson St., 504-252-9928; www.carrolltonmarket.com) chef-owner Jason Goodenough is making a stand for gluten on July 20. For one night, the Riverbend restaurant...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: five green smoothies in New Orleans

HiVolt Coffee1829 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 324-8818www.hivoltcoffee.comThe Green Smoothie is a blend of spinach, banana, mixed fruit and agave. Juice NOLASt. Roch Market, 2381 St....

Five in 5

Fried Chicken Festival announces food lineup

Milkfish, Company Burger, McHardy's Fried Chicken and Bayou Hot Wings are among vendors who will sling their version of the iconic Southern staple at the...

New Orleans Food News

Shogun in Metairie adds robata-style grilling

When Masako "Peggy" Kamata opened her hibachi and sushi restaurant Shogun (2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com) in 1981, she dreamed of having a...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: 2015 Arca Nova Vinho Verde rose

Minho, Portugal Retail $10-$11 In Portugal, the Douro River draws most of the wine world's attention, but the Minho — both a river and...

Wine of the Week

Beer buzz: Monroe’s craft brewing scene

The craft brewing scene is growing in northeast Louisiana. Here are updates on three breweries in the Monroe area.   CottonPort Brewing opened in Sterlington in...

Beer News

Review: Cavan

A taste of coastal America in a charming Uptown mansion
The most remarkable things about dining at Cavan are the restaurant's charm and character. While restoring the 19th-century mansion, designers highlighted the historic home's natural...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Chef departs from Josephine Estelle at the Ace Hotel

Chef Phillip Mariano has left Josephine Estelle (600 Carondelet St., 504-930-3070; www.josephineestelle.com), the Southern-leaning Italian restaurant inside the Ace Hotel.   Mariano previously served as chef...

New Orleans Food News

3-Course interview: Mason Hereford of Turkey and the Wolf

On the cocktail and sandwich spot — and what the name means
Mason Hereford and his partner Lauren Holton are opening the casual sandwich and cocktail spot Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave.; www.turkeyandthewolf.com) in the Irish...

3-Course Interview

City Greens opens in Metairie

City Greens opened a third location (600 Metairie Road, Suite E, Metairie, 504-323-2900; www.eatcitygreens.com). The local health food chain was founded in 2012 by Ben...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: five hot dogs

The American Sector945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sectorChicken sausage is topped with caramelized onions and Creole honey mustard on a brioche bun. The Backyard244 W. Harrison...

Five in 5

Wine of the week: 2015 Domaine des Masques Essentielle Chardonnay

Aix-en-Provence, France Retail $12 This 100 percent chardonnay wine is produced in southern France's Bouches–du-Rhone IGP (Indication Geographique Protegee), on the outlying edges of Provence....

Wine of the Week

Vessel opens in historic Mid-City church

The historic church at 3835 Iberville St. housed the restaurant Christian's and after that Redemption. Now, under a new team, it's home to the more modern restaurant and lounge Vessel NOLA (504-603-2775;...

New Orleans Food News

Anna’s Gastropub closes within a week of its opening

Less than a week after French gastropub Anna's opened in the Marigny, it closed. The restaurant had announced a no-tipping policy and said workers would be...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: five restaurants with interesting beer programs

New Orleans-area restaurants including Boucherie, Cochon Butcher and Pizza Delicious were ahead of the curve in curating their drinks menus to include craft beers. Here are...

Beer News

Halal Guys opens New Orleans location on St. Charles Avenue

The Halal Guys (301 St. Charles Ave., 504-302-2918; www.facebook.com/thehalalguysnola) opened its first New Orleans location June 24. The New York City-based chain (www.thehalalguys.com) is known...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Josephine Estelle at the Ace Hotel

Seasonal, light Italian fare with a southern twist inside the buzzy Ace Hotel
At Josephine Estelle, vegetables are participants, not bystanders. A delicately fried soft-shell crab is good enough on its own, but ribbons of shaved asparagus, pink...

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