Beer buzz: 2017 Louisiana Craft Brewer Week

NOLA on Tap and events at bars and restaurants
Louisiana Craft Brewer Week (LACBW) runs through Sept. 23. Here are some of the notable events remaining in this year's schedule. Tuesday, Sept. 19 • Wood...

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Wine of the week: 2017 Secateurs rose

Swartland, South Africa
Retail $14-$17 This intriguing wine is made from grapes from old bush vines grown at the Badenhorst Family Wines farm in South Africa's Swartland region,...

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David Slater promoted to Emeril’s Homebase

Chef promotions at Emeril Lagasse’s restaurants
Longtime Emeril's New Orleans chef David Slater has been promoted to director of culinary development at Emeril's Homebase (, Emeril Lagasse's corporate headquarters. Slater, who...

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Creole Cuisine Restaurants hire new chefs

New chefs at Broussard’s, Tommy’s Cuisine and NOSH
Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts ( announced the hiring of two chefs for its expanding New Orleans restaurant portfolio.   The group took over Tommy's Cuisine and...

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40 Arpent Brewing has closed

Arabi loses its brewery
40 Arpent Brewing Company closed Sept. 14. The announcement was made the same day via social media.   The closure is "related to differences between (business) partners,"...

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Paradigm Gardens announces fall dinner series

Outdoor urban garden events include food, drinks and music
Paradigm Gardens (1131 S. Rampart St., 504-344-9474; announced the schedule for its fall dining and concert series, which features a rotating cast of local...

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Oktoberfest returns to Mid-City

Duetches Haus hosts festival at new home on Moss Street
Deutsches Haus ( returns its annual Oktoberfest ( celebration to Mid-City Oct. 6.   "We're thrilled to bring Oktoberfest back to New Orleans and Mid-City; our...

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Five in 5: shrimp toast

Borgne 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860 Shrimp toast features pork belly and sweet chili sambal. Five Happiness 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 Shrimp...

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Review: Saint Cecilia in the French Quarter

Sipping craft daiquiris near the French Market
When St. Lawrence opened on North Peters Street, the restaurant was one of a handful of local eateries that followed the gastropub format, offering quality late-night...

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3-course interview: Amber Landry, cheesemonger

Pairing craft beer and cheese at St. James Cheese Company
Cheesemonger and beer enthusiast Amber Landry is running a new beer and cheese pairing program at St. James Cheese Company in the Warehouse District (641...

3-Course Interview

Bourbon, Boudin and Beer returns Nov. 3

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats headlines
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats will headline the Emeril Lagasse Foundation's ( annual Bourbon, Boudin & Beer ( fundraiser Nov. 3 in Champions Square...

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Wine of the week: 2016 Anjos Vinho Verde

Minho, Portugal
Retail $7-$8 Portugal's Vinho Verde wines are generally light, crisp, slightly spritzy and low in alcohol. Established 30 years ago, Quinta da Lixa, a...

Wine of the Week

Beer buzz: Louisiana Craft Brewers Week events

Highlights in New Orleans
Since 2013, the Louisiana Craft Brewers Guild has organized a week in September to showcase the state's growing beer industry. With many new and emerging...

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Five in 5: pisco cocktails in New Orleans

Catahoula Hotel914 Union St., (504) 603-2442www.piscobarnola.comThe hotel's Pisco Bar has a menu of pisco cocktails, including the Back Page, made with pisco, banana liqueur, dry...

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Review: Brasa Churrasqueria in Metairie

A modern South American-inspired steakhouse
There is something timeless about old-fashioned steakhouses and the predictable format they often employ. Diners can expect sultry lighting, gin martinis, wedge salads dripping with...

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3-course interview: Alice Figueroa, nutritionist

Linking nutrition and diet to health
Dietician and nutritionist Alice Figueroa was one of 10 people chosen for the James Beard Foundation National Scholars Program, which awards up to $20,000 to...

3-Course Interview

Ted Brennan’s Restaurant opens in French Quarter

Brennan family opens Decatur Street restaurant
Ted Brennan's Decatur (309 Decatur St., 504-512-9290; opened Aug. 27.   The restaurant originally was to open under the leadership of Theodore "Ted" Brennan, who...

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Beer buzz: Port Orleans Brewing Company grows

Uptown brewery introduces new styles of beer
The future is here for Port Orleans Brewing Company (4124 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-266-2332; Its 30-barrel brewing system is churning out a growing repertoire of...

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Five in 5: flatbreads

Meril424 Girod St., (504) flatbread is topped with spicy chorizo, shaved red onions, scallions and melted cheese. NOSH752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7101www.noshneworleans.comA Bianca flatbread is...

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New Orleans restaurants aid in Hurricane Harvey relief

Restaurants and Second Harvest offer assistance
While Hurricane Harvey was still dropping rain on Texas and southwestern Louisiana last week, many New Orleans restaurants and bars started collecting donations to assist...

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Zea Rotisserie & Bar to open in Mid-City

Restaurant opens in Mizado Latin Kitchen location
The Taste Buds restaurant group ( closed Mizado, its gourmet taqueria and Latin dining concept on July 1. The location (5080 Pontchartrain Blvd.; will...

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Wine of the week: 2014 Nobilo Icon pinot noir

Marlborough, New Zealand
Retail $19-$20 New Zealand's 74-year-old Nobilo winery used pinot noir grapes from 11-year-old vineyards in Wairau Valley, especially in Waihopai Valley, to make this...

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Review: Tavolino Pizza & Lounge in Algiers Point

Italian neighborhood spot keeps it simple and fresh
The inviting aroma of oregano, tomatoes and dough rising in the oven hits diners the moment they walk through the door. The sounds of glasses...

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LA Smokehouse closes

Future uncertain for restaurant after fire damage
Gert Town barbecue spot LA Smokehouse (8300 Earhart Blvd., 504-265-8905; closed following an electrical fire at the restaurant Aug. 28. According to a Facebook...

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3-course interview: David Emond with Liberty’s Kitchen on school nutrition

The nonprofit prepares meals for students from low-income families
Liberty's Kitchen ( functions as a cafe and a classroom, teaching work and life skills to young people. The nonprofit organization also runs a school...

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