Blue Line Sandwich Co. is opening a Warehouse District location

Metairie sandwich restaurant expands
Metairie eatery Blue Line Sandwich Co. (2023 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-309-3773; www.bluelinesandwichco.com) is opening a second location in the Central Business District. The new breakfast...

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Wine of the week: 2015 Domaine les Evigneaux

Rhone, France
Retail $18-$19 In the southern Rhone valley, the hilltop village of Rasteau is located 15 miles northeast of the renowned vintner Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Formerly, Rasteau's...

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Five in 5: Where to find Reveillon dinners in New Orleans

The Bombay Club830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237www.bombayclubneworleans.comA four-course dinner ($49) includes options such as smoked salmon rillette, rabbit and tasso gumbo with Creole potato salad,...

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Local restaurants serve Feast of the Seven Fishes

Josephine Estelle and Avo offer holiday seafood dinners
Many Italians and Italian-Americans celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes, typically held on Christmas Eve. The Southern Italian feast — also known as La...

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Flamingo A-Go-Go opens in Warehouse District

Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts opens bar and restaurant
Flashy new bar and restaurant Flamingo A-Go-Go (869 Magazine St., 504-577-2202; www.flamingo- nola.com), the latest project from Creole Cuisine Restaurant Concepts (www.creolecuisine.com), opened Dec. 1 in...

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Chef changes at Briquette in Warehouse District

Robert Vazquez departs, Hosie Bourgeois takes over
Less than two months after opening, Warehouse District restaurant Briquette (701 S. Peters St., 504-302-7496) and its opening executive chef Robert Vasquez parted ways. Restaurateurs...

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Review: Osaka Kohai

A new Uptown sushi spot honors former restaurant Kyoto
Twenty years had passed since Kanetha Chau first worked with Sara Molony at her popular Prytania Street restaurant Kyoto. Working under Molony's guidance, Chau learned...

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3-course interview: Chris Ball, Dadquiri food trailer

Eclectic food from an Airstream trailer
Early this year, Chris Ball started the pop-up Izakaya Ball with his brother Michael Ball, who has since left the city. A couple of months...

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Restaurant news for Mariza, Alma and Carmo

Bywater restaurant to close; new pop-ups and more
Mariza (2900 Chartres St., 504-598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com), the Bywater restaurant serving chef Ian Schnoebelen's take on contemporary Louisiana cooking will close at the end of the...

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Big Freedia releases signature rosé

The bounce star's Ca' Di Freedia is now available
Madonna. John Legend. Lil Jon. Mike Ditka. Big Freedia.   The New Orleans bounce star has joined the sphere of celebrity enjoyed only by artists who...

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Wine of the week: Campo Viejo Garnacha 2015

Rioja, Spain
Retail $9-$14 Garnacha is often used as a blending grape in Spanish wines, but it also stands alone, as in this easy-drinking red from...

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Five in 5: holiday cocktails

Antoine's Restaurant713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422www.antoines.comPeppermint Patty combines vodka, white creme de cacao, white creme de menthe and cream. The Columns Hotel3811 St. Charles...

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New Orleans chefs star in Cajun Aces on Food Network

Sac-a-Lait’s Cody and Carroll explore Cajun culture on TV show
New Orleans chefs and husband-and-wife team Cody and Samantha Carroll star in Cajun Aces, which premiered Dec. 2 on Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com/shows/cajun-aces).   The couple runs...

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Review: Bird is the word at Good Bird

Rotisserie roasted chicken stars on Freret Street and at St. Roch Market
There are few things more wonderful than a perfectly roasted chicken — hot from the oven with crisp, caramel-colored skin giving way to juicy, tender...

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Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29 serves holiday tiki drinks

Sippin’ Santa’s Surf Shack pop-up returns
Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29 (321 N. Peters St., 504-609-3811; www.latitude29nola.com) is again hosting a Sippin' Santa Surf Shack pop-up menu of holiday drinks served in...

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3-course interview: Caroline Richter, Medusa founder

The group organized to address sexual misconduct
In the wake of reports of sexual misconduct in the restaurant industry, a local group has been formed to address the complaints. Medusa, started by...

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Longway Tavern to open in French Quarter

A new restaurant from the team behind Sylvain and Cavan
The LeBlanc + Smith (www.leblancandsmith.com) restaurant group, which runs restaurants including Cavan (3607 Magazine St., 504-509-7655; www.cavannola.com) and whiskey bar Barrel Proof (1201 Magazine St.;...

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Auction House Market adds vendors for 2018 opening

Elysian Seafood and SOLA Deli will be in Warehouse District food hub
Auction House Market (801 Magazine St.; www.auctionhousemarket.com) announced two more vendors for its lineup of food stalls slated to open in early 2018.   Elysian Seafood...

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Bud’s Broiler location in Uptown closes

El Libre Cuban cafe will open in the space in 2018
Bud's Broiler at 3151 Calhoun St. announced it would serve its last burgers Nov. 26. It will be replaced by an Uptown location of El...

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Five in 5: satsuma season

Five places for satsuma dishes in New Orleans
Atchafalaya901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-962www.atchafalayarestaurant.comRoasted beet salad features satsuma, candied pecans, chevre, basil and whipped citrus cream. Cavan3607 Magazine St., (504) 509-7655www.cavannola.comA whole roasted fish comes...

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Trader Joe’s Grand Reserve Pinot Noir Lot 80

Santa Lucia Highlands, California
California-based Trader Joe's grocery chain stunned the wine world 15 years ago with "Two-Buck Chuck," nickname for the $1.99 bottlings from producer Bronco Wines under...

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Review: MeMe’s Bar & Grille in Chalmette

Steak and oysters with neighborhood ambience in St. Bernard Parish
From the outside, MeMe's Bar & Grille looks like many restaurants that dot the winding stretch of strip malls along Judge Perez Drive in Chalmette....

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3-course interview: Carlos Wilfredo Avelar, tortilla shop owner

How the tortillas get made at Mawi Tortillerias in Metairie
Carlos Wilfredo Avelar first came across Mawi Tortillerias (5050 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 504-644-2624; www.facebook.com/mawitortilleriamexicana) when his son, chef Will Avelar of Emeril Lagasse's Meril,...

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Wine of the week: Langlois Brut Rose Cremant de Loire

Loire Valley, France
Retail $22-$24 This award-winning rose cremant is produced by the Langlois-Chateau winery, which has long specialized in sparkling wines. Maison Bollinger acquired majority ownership in...

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Oak Street Po-boy Festival announces top sandwiches from 2017 event

Red Fish Grill and Simone’s Market made some of judges’ favorites
The annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival (www.poboyfest.com) announced the top sandwiches from its Nov. 12 event.   Thousands of people packed Oak Street off Carrollton Avenue,...

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