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...

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Where to drink, eat and lounge in the pool in New Orleans

Summer pools, outdoor bars and ice cream
Summertime in New Orleans has always been a tempting time to escape the city's heat and humidity. That's quickly changing with a number of...

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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...

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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.)....

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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...

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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...

Wine of the Week

Review: Bratz Y'all! in Bywater

The biergarten serves brats, brews and other German specialties
It's hard to resist the allure of a good biergarten. At Bratz Y'all!, rows of wooden picnic tables face lattice-lined walls, giant barrels serve as...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Lisa Nelson, chef

Queen Trini Lisa talks Trinidadian cooking
Lisa Nelson runs the Trinidadian food shop in the back of Hank's Meat Market on St. Claude Avenue, which her family purchased in 2013....

3-Course Interview

Bourree announces Sunday 'pig picking' events

There's music and whole hog roasts
Bourree (1510 S. Carrollton Ave., 504-510-4040; www.bourreenola.com) announced a new series of Sunday pig picking and live music events, set to kick off at 3...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: grapefruit drinks

Barrel Proof1201 Magazine St., (504) 299-1888www.barrelproofnola.comThe Paper Zeppelin features rye whiskey, grapefruit liqueur, lemon and amaro. Compere LapinThe Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery,535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504)...

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What's in store: Restaurant des Familles

Bryan and Brooke Zar bought the Crown Point restaurant in 2009
At Restaurant des Familles (7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 504-689-7834, www.desfamilles.com), diners can peer out over Bayou des Familles while enjoying classic Creole and Cajun...

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Oktoberfest to move to Mid-City in 2017

Deutsches Haus is building a new space on Moss Street
Wiener dog races, chicken dancing, German dishes and beers are among the highlights at Deutsches Haus' (www.deutscheshaus.org) annual Oktoberfest. The event has been held at Kenner's...

New Orleans Food News

Liberty's Kitchen celebrates second location

The nonprofit opens on Poydras Street
Liberty's Kitchen (www.libertyskitchen.org) held the opening celebration for its second location on the third floor of the Freeport-McMoRan building (1615 Poydras St.) on June 1....

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: Meet Mark Burlet

Gambit's newest beer columnist
Nora McGunnigle initiated the Beer Buzz column four years ago, and her final piece appeared in last week's Gambit. Her knowledge and insight will be...

Beer News

Review: Neyow's Creole Cafe in Mid-City

The lively neighborhood restaurant serves classic Creole dishes
From several blocks away, I could see the line snaking out the door and spilling onto the street, where groups of people huddled under awnings...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Marshall Bartlett, farmer

The fifth-generation farmer co-founded Mississippi's Home Place Pastures
A fifth-generation farmer, Marshall Bartlett is the president and co-founder of Home Place Pastures (www.homeplacepastures.com) in Como, Mississippi. His father grew crops on the same property, which has...

3-Course Interview

Wine of the week: 2016 Loveblock Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand
Retail $18-$20 Loveblock from New Zealand's Marlborough region is a project by Kim Crawford, who almost singlehandedly put New Zealand sauvignon blanc on the...

Wine of the Week

Kosher kitchen

Daniel Esses still is a partner at Three Muses, with mixologist Kimberly Patton-Bragg and singer Sophie Lee, and he is in the process of opening...

New Orleans Food News

Several New Orleans restaurants close May 31

Irish House, Three Muses and Oxalis closures follow several weeks of shuttered eateries
Three New Orleans restaurants closed May 31. Chef/owner Matt Murphy closed The Irish House (1432 St. Charles Ave.). Daniel Esses announced that he and his...

New Orleans Food News

Five internationally inspired pop-ups in New Orleans

And where to find them
New Orleans has an active pop-up Scene. At last count, there were more than 50 restaurant pop-ups in the city. Among the newest are a...

New Orleans Food News

Beer buzz: So long and thanks for all the beer

Columnist Nora McGunnigle is leaving Gambit
I wrote my first article for Gambit on Louisiana's craft beer scene in March 2013. At the time of that story's publication, Chafunkta Brewing Company...

Beer News

Wine of the week: 2013 Zisola Nero d'Avola

Sicily, Italy
Retail $22-$25 Sicily, the Mediterranean Sea's largest island, has been an important winemaking center for 2,500 years. The island's southernmost region has idyllic vine-growing...

Wine of the Week

Five in 5: high-end restaurant burgers

Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comA patty of grass-fed beef is topped with bacon, pimiento cheese and pickles and served with hand-cut fries. Compere Lapin535 Tchoupitoulas...

Five in 5

What's in store: New Orleans Brews Cruise

The brewery tour business launched in 2017
Over the past few years, native New Orleanians Brad and Amber Gunn developed a business that capitalizes on the region's booming craft beer scene. New...

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