Review: Poke-chan on St. Claude Avenue

Review: Poke-chan on St. Claude Avenue

A charming Marigny spot takes its own approach to poke


Alon Shaya releases a cookbook

Book release party is March 13 at Compere Lapin
Chef Alon Shaya signs his new cookbook Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel ($35) at a happy hour 5 p.m. to...

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Bywater American Bistro opens March 15

Nina Compton opens Bywater restaurant
Chef Nina Compton's second restaurant, Bywater American Bistro (2900 Chartres St., 504-605-3827;, opens March 15.   The Chartres Street space was home to Mariza, which...

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Top Taco is March 15 in Woldenberg Park

Festival features creative tacos and tequila drinks
The taco and tequila party Top Taco ( is March 15 in Woldenberg Park, and there will be tacos from more than 50 restaurants and...

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Fireman Mike Gowland takes over Pizza NOLA

Lakeview restaurant will reopen this spring
Pizza NOLA founder Will Samuels announced "Fireman Mike" Gowland will take over the Lakeview pizza restaurant Pizza NOLA. Samuels had announced Feb. 26 that he...

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Café Ami opens in CBD

New coffeeshop serves coffee, teas and pastries
There's a new place to get a coffee buzz in the Central Business District. Cafe Bon Ami is now open at 822 Perdido St.   Sisters...

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3-course interview: Justin Nystrom, historian

On New Orleans' Italian food history
Loyola University associate professor of history and director of Loyola's Center for the Study of New Orleans Justin Nystrom writes about Italian contributions to New...

3-Course Interview

New Orleans Bourbon Festival is March 8-10

There are tastings, dinners and seminars at various locations
The second annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival ( features seminars, dinners, tastings and events at locations around the city March 8-10.   Events include tastings at...

New Orleans Food News

Auction House Market is now open in the Warehouse District

A food hub open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Warehouse District food hall Auction House Market (801 Magazine St.; is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.   The team behind St. Roch...

New Orleans Food News

Alon Shaya to open Saba at Kenton’s spot

Shaya takes over the lease to open a modern Israeli restaurant
Alon Shaya will open his new modern Israeli restaurant, Saba, in the space currently occupied by Kenton's (5757 Magazine St.), which will close March 18....

New Orleans Food News

Instacart launches in New Orleans

Make groceries online with a shopping app
Instacart, an app-based grocery delivery service arrives in New Orleans and its suburbs March 8.   Instacart is a service in which customers use the app...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Cafe Bella in Marrero

A charming cafe serving New Orleans classics and plenty of seafood
Until very recently, I had not come across the color-changing effects of butterfly pea flower tea, a Southeast Asian staple known for its anti-inflammatory and...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Pizza NOLA, Hideout Cafe and Hollygove Market close

Two restaurants and an urban farm shutter
Lakeview pizza hub Pizza NOLA (141 W. Harrison Ave., 504-872-0731; will close March 11, owner Will Samuels announced Feb. 26.   Samuels and his wife...

New Orleans Food News

3-course interview: Peggy Noe Stevens, bourbon taster

The world's first female master bourbon taster
Master bourbon taster and brand strategist Peggy Noe Stevens is participating in two panels at the second annual New Orleans Bourbon Festival (, which takes...

3-Course Interview

Alon Shaya to open two restaurants

Saba will open Uptown in spring
Chef Alon Shaya announced plans to open two Israeli restaurants this spring. Saba, which means grandfather in Hebrew, will open in Uptown and focus on...

New Orleans Food News

NOLA Brewing marks ninth anniversary March 3

New beers and music by Robert Randolph and the Family Band
NOLA Brewing Company (3001 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-896-9996; celebrates its ninth birthday with new beers, boiled crawfish and music by Robert Randolph & the Family...

New Orleans Food News

Loyola panel honors Leah Chase and Ella Brennan

Chefs discuss women in the restaurant industry
Women and their role in professional kitchens have been the subjects of a lot of talk this past year, from issues of sexual harassment to...

New Orleans Food News

Hansen’s Sno-bliz opens Feb. 28

Snowball season begins
Snowball favorite Hansen's Sno-Bliz (4801 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-891-9788; will open Tuesday, Feb. 27. The shop run by Ashley Hansen — the granddaughter of original owners...

New Orleans Food News

Review: Pressed on St. Charles Avenue

From Dirty Dishes food truck to a busy hub for creative pressed sandwiches
Panini, or pressed sandwiches, are a lunchtime staple. The sandwiches, featuring thick, crusty white bread pressed on the grill, had their heyday in the 1990s,...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Ruby Bloch, pastry chef

On competing on reality TV show and opening a baking business
After working as executive pastry chef for restaurants Meauxbar, Sylvain and Cavan, Ruby Bloch launched a solo career last year. She now runs a pastry...

3-Course Interview

Chris Hannah and Nick Detrich to open Cuban-themed bar

El Manolito will open in the French Quarter
Bartenders Nick Detrich, Chris Hannah and Konrad Kantor are teaming up to open a bar in the French Quarter. El Manolito, an El Floridita-inspired Cuban-themed...

New Orleans Food News

Landry’s Seafood House opens in Jackson Brewery building

The seafood chain returns to the French Quarter
Just in time for lent, Landry's Seafood House opened a new French Quarter location at 620 Decatur St. The seafood chain operated a restaurant at...

New Orleans Food News

Mr. Okra dies at 75

Albert Robinson was known for selling produce out of his brightly painted truck
"Mr. Okra," Arthur Robinson, the singing produce vendor who drove the streets of New Orleans for decades selling fruits and vegetables from his brightly painted...

New Orleans Food News

Avo and Toups South add brunch options

Italian brunch options and special menus at Toups South
  Restaurants Avo and Toups South are upping their brunch games.   Chef Nick Lama's Italian restaurant Avo (5908 Magazine St., 504-509-6550; is serving a brunch...

New Orleans Food News

New Orleans restaurants and chefs shortlisted for James Beard awards

Many local chefs and restaurants eligible for 2018 awards
The James Beard Foundation ( released the list of semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards, considered the Oscars of the culinary and hospitality worlds....

New Orleans Food News

Review: Cloud Nine Bistro

The Uptown restaurant specializes in Belgian liege waffles
In Belgium, the waffle options are endless, but the Liege waffle, or gaufre de Liege, stands out. Named for the Belgian city of Liege, it...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews


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