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Thursday, December 29, 2011

WWL-TV: The year in restaurants, with Ian McNulty

Posted By on Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Gambit food critic Ian McNulty appeared on WWL-TV last night to discuss the state of the restaurant community at year's end. It was prompted by an article by Tom Fitzmorris in New Orleans CityBusiness (behind a pay wall, unfortunately) that also carried a few tart/cranky comments about the spate of "gourmet" burger and pizza eateries that opened in 2011. Can't link you to everything Fitzmorris had to say about pumped-up burgers and tricked-out pizzas, but the dean of New Orleans dining wrote a poem about it on his New Orleans Menu website. An excerpt:

Here's a gold mine! say chefs
Who once made us say "Wow!"
Now ask for ten dollars
For a bun and ground cow.
And don't get me started
On gourmet pizza pie!

Anyway, here's Ian in an interesting report by Scott Satchfield:

And here's Ian's take on the topic from this week's paper.

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