La Casita in the Warehouse District closes

The taco nook keeps its Oak Street spot
La Casita, the Warehouse District Mexican restaurant, closed Saturday, May 20.   The restaurant was known for its happy hour margarita specials and creative tacos.   "The...

New Orleans Food News

Audubon G.U.L.F. dinner series announced

Chefs advocate for Gulf seafood and sustainable fisheries
The Audubon Nature Institute's Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) announced its second annual Summer of Sustainability dinner series, which begins June 1 with a...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Tin Roof and Great Raft redo some flagship beers

Recipes, reimagined
Trying to fix a recipe can force a brewer back to the drawing board.   Great Raft Brewing (www.great- in Shreveport had to reconsider the recipe...

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Five in 5: where to find 5 great dips in New Orleans

1000 Figs3141 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 301-0848www.1000figs.comRicotta and pumpkin seed dip is served with house-made pan bread. Lebanon's Cafe1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200www.lebanonscafe.comFoul...

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Wine of the week: 2013 Steele Cabernet Franc

Lake County, California
Retail $17 Cabernet Franc is one of the major grape varietals and one of five red grapes in Bordeaux-style blends, along with cabernet sauvignon,...

Wine of the Week

Adolfo Garcia closes Primitivo

The OC Haley restaurant closes after two years
Chef-restaurateur Adolfo Garcia' s hearth-focused restaurant Primitivo served its final meals May 20. The restaurant opened two years ago on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, one...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Shank Charcuterie on St. Claude Avenue

Kristopher Doll's butcher shop and deli offers a short menu of creative fare
Kristopher Doll knows his way around a piece of meat. The Lafayette native and local chef has plenty of experience with all things salumi, evidenced...

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Dave & Busters opens in CBD

The sports bar and arcade chain opens a New Orleans location
Dave & Buster's, a chain of hybrid sports bars and video and game arcades for adults, opened a location (1200 Poydras St., 504-226-3300; in...

New Orleans Food News

3-course interview: John T. Edge

The author discusses his latest book, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South
John T. Edge is the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance and a James Beard Award winner. He recently released The Potlikker Papers: A Food...

3-Course Interview

Mizado to close June 4

Zea Rotisserie and Grill to replace it
Mizado Latin Kitchen (5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., 504-885-5555; will close June 4 and be replaced by a Zea Rotisserie and Grill in fall 2017, according...

New Orleans Food News

Bugs and Brew for Drew

Crawfish boil raises funds to fight cancer
The seventh annual Bugs & Brew for Drew ( fundraiser features a crawfish boiling competition, food from local restaurants, craft beer and music by King...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: sausage rolls

Where to find sausage rolls in New Orleans
Five sausage rolls Bratz Y'all! 617 Piety St., (504) 301-3222 A Nurnberger is grilled pork sausage topped with caramelized onions, sauerkraut and mustard on...

Five in 5

Wine & Spirits 2017: New ideas for pairing cheese and wine (and beer)

Wine and cheesepairing is nothing new, but with the improved offerings of cheeses, wines and local beers, there's much to reconsider. Cheese buyer Rachel Perlstein...

Food & Drink Features

Drinking buddies: accessories and gift ideas for beverage fans

Safe bets Stemless wine glasses in stainless steel come in several colors with fleurs-de-lis appliques, $10.99 each; there also are silver and brass-colored versions...

Food & Drink Features

New Orleans Wine & Food Experience returns May 25-28

Culinary festival celebrates its 25th anniversary
The 25th annual New Orleans Wine & Food Experience ( is May 25-28. The culinary festival includes wine dinners at local restaurants, various tasting events,...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Local flavor at Gordon Biersch

Nicholas Anzalone brews IPAs and more
Gordon Biersch (200 Poydras St., 504-552-2739; head brewer Nicholas "Nick" Anzalone is determined to put his stamp on the Warehouse District brewpub. Anzalone was a social worker...

Beer News

Wine & Spirits 2017: Interview with Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork

Bosker studied to become a sommelier for her memoir
Part memoir, part sensory science, part wine history, part primer for wine enthusiasts of all levels, Cork Dork (Penguin) is Bianca Bosker's quest to understand the subculture...

Food & Drink Features

Review: Bywater Bakery

Decadent cakes meet creative lunch fare in a casual Bywater cafe
To say Chaya Conrad knows her way around cakes is an understatement. For several years, the owner of the new Bywater Bakery worked as the bakery director...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Wine of the week: Jean Vullien & Fils Brut NV

Vin de Savoie, France
Retail $21 The Savoie region in eastern central France backs up to the foothills of the Alps. Americans have begun to pay attention to the...

Wine of the Week

French Truck opens in French Quarter

Local coffee roaster opens another coffee shop
Local coffee roaster French Truck Coffee ( announced the opening of its coffee shop at 217 Chartres St. It serves small batch coffees and teas...

New Orleans Food News

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

The restaurant was named one of Food & Wine's best new restaurants
Chef Mason Hereford and Lauren Holton opened Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; in the Irish Channel in July 2016. Hereford was...

3-Course Interview

Wine & Spirits 2017: Nine wines to try this summer

2016 Planeta Rose Sicilia, Italy Retail $15-$16 Some rose wines miss the point. Most grapes used to make rose are not shrinking violets, and...

Food & Drink Features

Gambit's Wine & Spirits, summer 2017

Summer wines, cheese pairings, drinking buddies and more
• Nine wines to try this summer • Interview: Bianca Bosker, author of Cork Dork • New ideas for pairing cheese and wine (and...

Food & Drink Features

St. Roch Market heads to Miami

Food stall concept to open new location in Florida
St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813;, the St. Claude Avenue food hall, is expanding to Miami, owners Barre Tanguis and Will Donaldson...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Extra Special Bitter

ESB, a traditional British beer style, is popular at local breweries
Amid the hops arms race and a trend toward bold-flavored sour and barrel-aged beers, there's a small but growing British beer trend in New Orleans'...

Beer News


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