Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017

Your guide to where to drink in New Orleans this summer
With new breweries, outdoor drinking spaces, original cocktail menus and new twists on classic drinks, there's almost too much to choose from in New Orleans....

Bar Guide

Family-style meals at Carrollton Market and Josephine Estelle

Prix fixe specials for summer
Carrollton Market and Josephine Estelle have announced specials for family-style meals this summer.   Uptown bistro Carrollton Market (8132 Hampson St., 504-252-9928; www.carrolltonmarket.com) is extending its weekend...

New Orleans Food News

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: New Bars

Bratz Y'all! Bistro Bakery & Biergarten617B Piety St., (504) 301-3222; www.bratzyall.com The vibe: Grab a bratwurst from the kitchen (formerly a bakery and a boxing...

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Five in 5: Creole tomatoes

Congregation Coffee Roasters240 Pelican Ave., (504) 265-0194www.congregationcoffee.comWhole-wheat bread is topped with sliced Creole tomatoes and mayonnaise made with pickled mustard seeds, lemon zest, tarragon and...

Five in 5

Smokehouse Grill opens in Bucktown

New restaurant serves barbecue, Creole seafood dishes and more
Smokehouse Grill (200 Metairie Hammond Highway, 504-252-4797; www.smokehousegrillla.com), a new barbecue and grill restaurant, opened in late May on the edge of Bucktown.   Owners Brandon Herty...

New Orleans Food News

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen offers burger deal

Beer and burgers at Mid-City restaurant
Mid-City's Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar (231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, 504-609-3871; www.brownbutterrestaurant.com) has launched a burger and beer special. For $15, patrons...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: What's on tap at Urban South, Wayward Owl and Courtyard

Brewery taprooms offer plenty of benefits for brewers and visitors alike. Some breweries have dozens of taps in their taprooms, offering greater variety than at...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2015 El Terrano Garnacha

Carinena, Spain
Retail $12 A popular grape from France's Rhone region, grenache, was born in northern Spain, where it goes by its original name, garnacha. The...

Wine of the Week

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Outdoor Drinking

Bacchanal Wine@Bacchanalwine600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine.com The vibe: The Bywater wine shop presents nightly live music in its spacious courtyard filled with torch-lit tables....

Bar Guide

Review: DTB on Oak Street

A Cajun-inspired restaurant with a modern spin and creative twists
When we think of what classifies as Cajun cuisine, we often think in terms of tradition: smoked andouille, catfish courtbouillon, boudin links, items smothered and...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Brewpubs, Taprooms & Beer Bars

BREWPUBS & TAPROOMS Abita Brewing Company@TheAbitaBeer166 Barber Road, Covington, (985) 893-3143; www.abita.com The vibe: Abita Brewing Company is the granddaddy of the local craft beer...

Bar Guide

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Cocktail Bars

Arnaud's / French 75 @thefrench75 813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/bars/french-75 The vibe: Chris Hannah leads a team of white-coated bartenders in the swank, dimly-lit lounge...

Bar Guide

3-course interview: Sterling Constant, waiter

Antoine's longest-serving waiter celebrates 50 years
As he marks his 50th year working at Antoine's Restaurant, Sterling Constant is its longest-serving waiter. Constant began as a prep cook when he was...

3-Course Interview

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Hotel & Wine Bars

HOTEL BARS Alto@aceneworleans Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., (504) 900-1180; www.acehotel.com/neworleans/alto The vibe: Hipsters and a young crowd convene at this Instagram-worthy rooftop bar, terrace...

Bar Guide

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Restaurant Bars

Baru@BaruBistroTapas 3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225; www.barutapas.com The vibe: The funky Colombian-inspired bistro feels intimate, though it has two floors and outdoor seating on the sidewalk...

Bar Guide

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Sports Bars

Bayou Burger & Sports Company@bayouburger, @BBSCUptown 50s Bourbon St., (504) 529-4256; 3226 Magazine St., (504) 224-6024; www.bayouburger.com The vibe: These sports bar restaurants keep it simple with...

Bar Guide

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Neighborhood & Late-Nite Bars

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS Bar Redux@BarRedux 801 Poland Ave., (504) 592-7083; www.barredux.com The vibe: This bohemian hangout on the edge of Bywater draws a young tattooed set...

Bar Guide

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: Music Spots with Bars

Bamboula's@Bamboulasnola 514 Frenchmen St., (504) 944-8461; www.bamboulasnola.com The vibe: With its exposed brick walls and tile floor, there's charm in this music hall in the...

Bar Guide

Gambit's top 100+ bars 2017: French Quarter & Bourbon Street Bars

FRENCH QUARTER BARS Backspace Bar & Kitchen@BackspaceNola139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com The vibe: Comfortable seats and a food menu with some original items (one highlight: the...

Bar Guide

Justin Devillier to open brasserie in French Quarter

Restaurant to open in Hurtwitz Mintz building
La Petite Grocery's Justin Devillier will open a new French brasserie in the historic Hurwitz Mintz building on Chartres Street, a representative for the restaurant...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: variations on negroni cocktails

Ancora4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636www.ancorapizza.comA Miller's Negroni is made with Martin Miller's Gin, Cocchi Torino and Campari. Cafe Henri800 Louisa St., (504) 302-2357www.henri.cafeThe frozen Negroni features Oryza...

Five in 5

Beer buzz: news from Port Orleans and new brew partnerships

Wayward Owl collabs with Brieux Carre, plus Urban South meets Parleaux
New breweries are a sign of the times. In 2000, there were about 1,500 microbrewers and brewpubs in the country. By 2010, the number was...

Beer News

Dustin Brien to helm Public Service at NOPSI Hotel

The boutique hotel opens in July
Chef Dustin Brien pictured will helm the kitchen at Public Service when the new restaurant opens next month inside the NOPSI Hotel (317 Baronne St.)....

New Orleans Food News

South American steakhouse opens on Metairie Road

Brasa Churrasqueria serves wood-fired meats, chimichurri and craft cocktails
South American steakhouse Brasa Churrasqueria (2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-570-6338) opened last week in the space formerly occupied by Chateau du Lac. The new restaurant...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: 2016 Fleurs de Prairie Rose

Cotes de Provence, France
Retail: $14-$22 Roses are light, bright versatile wines that can be equally accommodating whether paired with brunch, picnics, seafood boils, barbecues, desserts or an...

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