Review: Pandan Teahouse in Harahan

Review: Pandan Teahouse in Harahan

Filipino sweets, banh mi and other treats at a quirky confection shop


Batture in the Riverbend closes

A poke and ramen spot will open in the space in February
Riverbend restaurant Batture (632 S. Carrollton Ave.) has closed.   The casual Creole and Italian restaurant, which moved into the building formerly occupied by O'Henry's, shuttered after...

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Clesi's takes over Treo's kitchen

A new Mid-City location will open in April
James Clesi (205-837-3103; knows a thing or two about boiling crawfish. After popping up outside bars and at tailgating parties for several years, Clesi...

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Roux Carre debuts Launch Pod pop-up series

Culinary entrepreneurs compete for a residency at the Central City food hall
When Central City food court Roux Carre (2000 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 504-875-4293; opened in 2015, it hosted five food and beverage vendors and...

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3-course interview: Julie Koo, owner of BuKoo Buns

Korean steamed buns pop up at Pal's Lounge
Julie Koo took an unconventional path to her culinary pop-up business. Following a career in the fashion industry, the Los Angeles native moved to New...

3-Course Interview

Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival is Jan. 20 at Central City BBQ

Event features reggae, brass bands, bounce, Caribbean food and more
The Marley Gras Jerk Chicken Festival ( is at Central City BBQ (1201 S. Rampart St., 504-558-4276; Jan. 20. There's a Scotch bonnet pepper-eating...

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Nina Compton to open Bywater American Bistro

Restaurant replaces Mariza in Bywater
Chef Nina Compton and husband Larry Miller, owners of Compere Lapin (535 Tchoupitoulas St., 504-599-2119; in the Warehouse District, announced they will open Bywater American Bistro...

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King Cake Festival is Jan. 28

More than 20 bakeries serve slices of their king cakes in Champions Square
King cake season is Here, and there are traditional and creative varieties available across the region. Side-by-side tasting is possible at the annual King Cake...

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Besh Restaurant Group executives form QED Hospitality

New company will run some of the group’s hotel restaurants
There are more changes at the Besh Restaurant Group ( The restaurant group created Our House Hospitality to run some of its hotel restaurants, including...

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Music lineup announced for NOLA Crawfish Festival April 30-May 2

Boil advisory The NOLA Crawfish Festival ( features three nights of concerts at Central City BBQ (1201 S. Rampart St.) April 30 to May 2, between...

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Review: The return of Gabrielle Restaurant

Greg, Mary and Gabrielle Sonniers’ restaurant is back
A couple of weeks ago, I came across a bowl of game-changing gumbo. It was beyond dark. Swampy and thick, it was more reminiscent of...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

Paloma Cafe opens in Bywater

An all-day cafe replaces Cafe Henri
Paloma Cafe (800 Louisa St., 504-304-3062) opened in mid-December in the spot formerly occupied by Cafe Henri and Booty's Street Food before that.   The casual...

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Tamale Festival is at Poor Boys Bar Jan. 6

The event features live music and tamale vendors
From fried chicken to beignets, gumbo and po-boys, New Orleans has festivals dedicated to so many indigenous dishes it can be hard to keep track....

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Pythian Market announces more vendors

Central City BBQ, 14 Parishes and Ancora join the CBD food hub
Pythian Market (234 Loyola Ave.; announced three more restaurants that will have booths in the food hub when it opens, possibly as early as...

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Review: Wah Kitchen in Kenner

Fiery and flavorful Pakistani dishes tucked inside a Kenner storefront
One of the great pleasures of exploring a suburban strip is finding new international food treasures. In Kenner, often tucked away in nondescript buildings, I've...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Ross Baudy, owner of Deja Vieux Food Park

New Orleans gets a food truck lot
New Orleans gets its first permanent food truck lot this week. Deja Vieux Food Park (1681 Religious St., 504-248-9553; is a joint venture between...

3-Course Interview

Poke-Chan opens in Marigny

A new fast casual restaurant featuring Hawaiian-style raw fish dishes
poke-Chan (2809 St. Claude Ave., 504-571-5446; is the latest New Orleans restaurant to high-light the trendy Hawaiian raw fish dish. The restaurant opened Dec. 16...

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El Patio opens in the Warehouse District

La Casita Taqueria’s owners open a new Mexican restaurant
El Patio (845 Carondelet St., 504-302-1600;, a restaurant and bar from the folks behind La Casita Taqueria (8400 Oak St., 504-826-9913;, is open...

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Wine of the week: Champagne Tribaut Schloesser

Champagne, France
Retail $37 This Champagne comes from a nearly 90-year-old family-owned winery, which originated in the Romery commune in Champagne's Marne. The family's fifth generation...

Wine of the Week

Five in 5: sparkling wine cocktails

French 75Arnaud's Restaurant, 813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433www.arnaudsrestaurant.comThe bar's signature cocktail is made with Courvoisier VS cognac, sugar, lemon and Moet & Chandon Champagne. Bar...

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New Orleans' year in food

Sandwiches, poke, scandals and more shook up New Orleans’ restaurant scene in 2017
In 2017, the toughest table to get in New Orleans wasn't at a white tablecloth place or a celebrity chef-driven restaurant. It was at a...

New Orleans Restaurant Reviews

3-course interview: Maxwell Eaton, owner of Max Well New Orleans

A new health-conscious cafe on Magazine Street
MaxWell Eaton recently opened the health-conscious cafe Max Well New Orleans (6101 Magazine St., 504-301-0510; The shop sells fresh juices, soups, snacks and build-your-own...

3-Course Interview

What's in store: Liberty Cheesesteaks

Move over, Bitcoin. Philadelphia native Mike Casey's innovative choice of currency during college eventually propelled him into a successful restaurant venture, Liberty Cheesesteaks (5041 Freret...

Food & Drink Features

Abita releases beer for New Orleans tricentennial

Maison Blanc brewed with sauvignon blanc grapes
Abita Brewing Company ( is launching a new beer this week in celebration of the city's tricentennial. Maison Blanc, brewed with malted barley, wheat and...

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Nancy Oakes replaces Mario Batali at Link Stryjewski Foundation dinner

Batali steps down from restaurant group following accusations of sexual misconduct
Celebrity chef Mario Batali no longer will be the host chef at the Link Stryjewski Foundation's ( Bal Masque Chef's Dinner Jan. 19. Batali stepped...

New Orleans Food News

Five in 5: Five cauliflower dinners

Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comFried cauliflower is served with sheep's milk cheese and olivade aioli. DTB8201 Oak St., (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comCauliflower rillettes are served with whipped...

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