Empanola opens at St. Roch Market

New vendor serves empanadas
Empanola, an empanada concept, is now open at St. Roch Market (2381 St. Claude Ave., 504-609-3813; www.strochmarket.com). Husband-and-wife team Jimena Urrutia and Marcelo Garcia opened...

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Five in 5: drinks and dishes with mint

Bakery Bar1179 Annunciation St., (504) 265-8884www.bakery.barThe Dorothy Parker cocktail combines bourbon, tea, Genepy des Alpes, mint and lemon. Cochon Butcher930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675www.cochonbutcher.comA pork belly...

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Freezy Street opens on St. Claude Avenue

Thai-style ice cream and more
Move over, soft serve, there's a new kid in town. Freezy Street (2633 St. Claude Ave.; www.freezystreet.com) a new shop specializing in Thai-style rolled ice cream, is...

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Dreamy Weenies to close July 29

French Quarter hot dog specialist closes after five years
Dreamy Weenies (740 N. Rampart St., 504-872-0157; www.dreamyweenies.com), the French Quarter hot dog shop, will close following its last day of business on Saturday, July...

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Wine of the week: 2014 Catena Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina
Retail $15-$25 Argentina's Mendoza province is home to 80 percent of the nation's wineries and prime vineyards. Malbec, which originated in France's Bordeaux region,...

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Beer buzz: Urban South Brewery debuts Quatrefoil sour IPA

The brewery also announces new dark beers
Though it only just celebrated its second year in existence, Urban South Brewery (1645 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-267-4852; www.urbansouthbrewery.com) is making waves in the local craft beer...

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Review: The Daily Beet, a health-conscious cafe in the Warehouse District

A fast-casual eatery where vegetables are the stars
In 2014, The New York Times published an article about New Orleans and its perceived lack of kale that spurred some backlash. Social media provocateurs...

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3-course interview: Jonathan Moore, cider maker

Broad Street Cider & Ale is the first cidery of its kind in New Orleans
Jonathan Moore and Diana Powell opened Broad Street Cider & Ale (2723 S. Broad St.; www.broadstreetcider.com) July 22. The couple discovered a love of cider...

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Dat Dog celebrates National Hot Dog Day on July 22

Hot dog chain supports Son of a Saint with hot dog contest
Dat Dog celebrates National Hot Dog Day at its Freret Steet location (5030 Freret St., 504-899-6883; www.datdog.com) on Saturday, July 22 with a fundraiser for...

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Beer buzz: West Bank Beer Fest and more local beer news

Plus the return of Ghost in the Machine
NOLA Brewing Company is working with Tulane University to create Green Wave Beer. The brew will be a filtered hefeweizen with traditional wheat-beer notes of...

Beer News

Wine: 2015 J.L. Quinson Rose

Cotes de Provence, France
Retail $8 Rose wine initially made its mark in southern France, but in the last decade its popularity has tripled throughout the country. One...

Wine of the Week

James Beards Taste America comes to New Orleans Oct. 6

Fundraising dinner features Beard Award winners and nominees
The James Beard Foundation's annual Taste America tour, featuring fundraising dinners in cities across the country, comes to New Orleans and the Royal Sonesta on...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: dishes with mushrooms

Bar Frances4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043www.barfrances.comGrilled and pickled mushrooms top Bellegarde Bakery country-style bread. DTB8201 Oak St., (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comMushroom boudin balls are served with smoked mayonnaise and pickled collard...

Five in 5

Review: NOSH in the Warehouse District

New Orleans Social House on Tchoupitoulas Street serves small plates and cocktails
The name NOSH is short for New Orleans Social House and refers to the dining experience the new Warehouse District spot promises its guests. But...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Vega Tapas Cafe offers Mediterranean specials

Summer specials highlight Spain, France, Italy, Egypt and more
Vega Tapas Cafe (2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com) has kicked off its summer series highlighting cuisines from around the Mediterranean. Each week, the restaurant...

New Orleans Food News

Continental Provisions closes

St. James Cheese and Bellegarde Bakery owners pull the plug on the sandwich stand
  The shop was a collaborative effort by members of St. James Cheese Co. (www.stjamescheese.com), Bellegarde Bakery (www.bellegardebakery.wordpress.com) and the since-shuttered butcher Cleaver & Co. A...

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Bastille Day events in New Orleans

Dinners at local restaurants and a festival in Faubourg St. John
In France, celebrations of Bastille Day mark the July 14, 1789 storming of the Bastille prison, liberating prisoners and kicking off the French Revolution. In...

New Orleans Food News

Orleans Coffee opens in Central City

The coffee stand opens inside Zeitgeist
Orleans Coffee (www.orleanscoffee.com) opened a second coffee shop. Located inside Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center (1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-352-1150; www.zeitgeistnola.org) in Central City, it...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Wayward Owl's radler, plus more summer brews

What to drink this summer
Just in time to fight the summer heat, Wayward Owl Brewing Company (3940 Thalia St., 504-827-1646; www.waywardowlbrewing.com) will release Dat Radler, a tart, fizzy brew made...

Beer News

Five in 5: dishes with XO sauce

Bao & Noodle2700 Chartres St., (504) 272-0004www.baoandnoodle.comLouisiana shrimp are tossed with garlic, rice wine, egg noodles and spicy house-made XO sauce made with garlic, shallots,...

Five in 5

What's in store: Kerry Irish Pub

The French Quarter bar stays true to its Irish name
Kerry Irish Pub (331 Decatur St., 504-527-5954) in the French Quarter is owned by New Orleans native Doris Bastiansen.  Kay Harris, a friend of Bastiansen's,...

Food & Drink Features

Wine of the week: 2015 Laurenz V. Singing Gruner Veltliner

Niederosterreich, Austria
Retail $16 The Austrian white wine grape gruner veltliner likely dates to Roman times, but its name first appeared in the middle 1800s. It...

Wine of the Week

Review: Champagne and more at Effervescence

The swanky French Quarter bar serves Champagne wishes and creative small dishes
It's a bubbly, swanky affair at Effervescence, the Champagne bar on Rampart Street.   At this homage to all things sparkling, a baby grand piano anchors...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Morris Richardson, farmer

On raising goats in Mississippi and selling dairy products at farmers markets
Morris and Gloria Richardson raise goats and lamb on their farm in Wiggins, Mississippi. They sell dairy products, goat and lamb meat and goat milk-based...

3-Course Interview

Meauxbar hosts seasonal dinner series

Seasonal produce featured in themed dinners
Meauxbar (942 N. Rampart St., 504-569-9979; www.meauxbar.com) chef John Bel has launched a series of six dinners highlighting seasonal local produce in four- and five-course...

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