Poke Loa expands to Warehouse District in fall

Raw fish trend continues with third location of local eatery
Raw fish hub Poke Loa (www.eatpokeloa.com) will expand to a third location at 939 Girod St. in the Warehouse District in coming months.   The city's first...

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Five in 5: avocado

Carmo527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132www.cafecarmo.comAvocado tiradito is topped with aji amarillo peppers, yuzu sauce and puffed corn kernels. The Franklin2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640www.thefranklinnola.comA sashimi tostada is...

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Beer buzz: Brewsiana beer fest and summer beer

Beer event includes more than 20 Louisiana breweries
House of Blues (225 Decatur St., 504-310-4999; www.houseofblues.com/neworleans) hosts Brewsiana: Craft Beer & Music Festival at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. The event features brews from...

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Wine: 2016 Lagar de Indra Albarino

Rias Baixas, Spain
Retail $16-$19 Spain devotes more acres to viticulture than any other country and continues to develop diverse varietals and styles of wine. This albarino wine...

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Tito’s Ceviche and Pisco Bar opens in Uptown

Peruvian restaurant opens this week on Magazine Street
A new Peruvian restaurant and pisco bar, Tito's Ceviche & Pisco (5015 Magazine St., 504-267-7612; www.titoscevichepisco.com), scheduled to open Aug. 14, will specialize in traditional...

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Rimon opens at Tulane Hillel

Chef Daniel Esses opens kosher restaurant
Rimon, a new kosher restaurant from chef Daniel Esses, is open for lunch with a limited menu at Tulane University's Hillel House (912 Broadway St.,...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Spotted Cat Food & Spirits on St. Claude Avenue

A lively St. Claude spot for Southern-inspired fare
At Spotted Cat Food & Spirits, the restaurant's name, signature pale green decor and colorful logo match its Frenchmen Street predecessor, but that's where the...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Il Posto to close, change ownership

Italian cafe closes Aug. 14
Uptown Italian cafe Il Posto (4607 Dryades St., 504-895-2620; www.ilpostocafenola.com) announced it would close at 5 p.m. Aug. 14 and reopen in September under new...

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3-course interview: Antonio Molesini, wine salesman

Italian wine enthusiast hosts a tasting at Swirl Wine Aug. 29
Italian wine enthusiast and salesman for Republic National Distributing Company Antonio Molesini will host a tasting of the wines of Montalcino at Swirl Wine Bar...

3-Course Interview

Bakery and sweet shop Beth Biundo Sweets opens Uptown

Lilette pastry chef opens cafe on Baronne Street
Beth Biundo Sweets (3917 Baronne St., 504-899-0859; www.bethbiundosweets.com), a new cafe and bakery from longtime Lilette pastry chef Beth Biundo, is now open.   The bakery,...

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Dominican restaurant Mangu opens in Gretna

The family-run business opens on Belle Chasse Highway
It's a family affair at Mangu (2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 7, Gretna; 504-324-9870; www.facebook.com/lesmangu), a new Dominican restaurant now open on the West Bank....

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Two New Orleans restaurants land on Bon Appetit's best

Turkey and the Wolf and Marjie's are named among best new restaurants
Irish Channel sandwich shop Turkey and the Wolf (739 Jackson Ave., 504-218-7428; www.turkeyandthewolf.com) and Mid-City's Southeast Asian barbecue joint Marjie's Grill (320 S. Broad St.,...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: 2016 AIX Rose

Provence, France
Retail $17 This affordable French rose from the sub-region Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence, an Appellation d'Origine Protegee (AOP), has won the hearts of fans and stars...

Wine of the Week

Beer buzz: cool beer events in New Orleans in August

Plus out-of-state breweries join forces with local brewers
August is a hot month, but area breweries are attracting customers with cold brews and special events throughout the summer. Here are some of the...

Beer News

Five in 5: where to go for taco Tuesdays in New Orleans

B Mac's819 St. Louis St., (504) 252-2026Grab a drink at the bar and help yourself to the free beef taco spread every Tuesday starting at...

Five in 5

The Cheezy Cajun has closed

Bywater's quirky cheese and butcher shop closed July 30
The Cheezy Cajun (3325 St. Claude Ave.) closed July 30. The owners announced the shuttering on the restaurant's Facebook page. Owners Doug Minich and Michael...

New Orleans Food News

Coolinary specials return to New Orleans

More than 90 restaurants offer prix fixe menus through August
For the month of August, restaurants will offer discounted dining deals as part of the annual Coolinary New Orleans summer promotion. It's a chance for...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Dunbar's Creole Cuisine

The New Orleans restaurant revives the classics at its new spot on Earhart
It's been nearly 12 years since Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures forced Celestine Dunbar to close her beloved restaurant on Freret Street. Though...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Justin Fox Burks, author and chef

The author of The Chubby Vegetarian is at SoFAB Aug. 12
Chef and cookbook author Justin Fox Burks has been a vegetarian for most of his life, but that doesn't mean he always has eaten healthily....

3-Course Interview

NOPSI Hotel now open in CBD

Luxury hotel features Public Service restaurant
The NOPSI Hotel (317 Baronne St., 504-962-6500; www.nopsihotel.com) opened in the CBD July 6, and it has two bars and a restaurant. The building dates...

New Orleans Food News

Wine of the week: 2015 RouteStock 99W Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon
Retail $25 In Oregon's Willamette Valley, RouteStock pinot noir and other grapes had a great growing year in 2014. Spring was warm and minimal...

Wine of the Week

Five in 5: drinks with watermelon

The Cheezy Cajun3325 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-0045www.thecheezycajun.comWatermelon sangria is served on weekends. Mais Arepas1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247www.facebook.com/ maisarepasWatermelon margaritas are served in a salt-rimmed cocktail glass and...

Five in 5

Gabrielle to reopen in Treme

Chefs Greg and Mary Sonnier to reopen their restaurant
It's been 12 years since chefs Greg and Mary Sonnier's beloved restaurant Gabrielle closed after Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures, but the restaurant will...

New Orleans Food News

Batture opens in Riverbend

Casual restaurant serves seafood and Italian dishes
Batture (632 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-592-7771; www.facebook.com/thebatture) opened July 27 in the building formerly occupied by O'Henry's in Riverbend.   Chef Anderson West said Batture's concept...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Courtyard Brewery gets hopped up

Hoppy beers are popular at Lower Garden District nanobrewery
Courtyard Brewery (1020 Erato St.; www.courtyardbrewing.com) serves a steady rotation of house-brewed beers and offerings from other breweries and is introducing several new beers in coming...

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