In plain view, the words "Uneeda Biscuit" are emblazoned across the wall as you walk into the John Besh Group's newest eatery, Willa Jean.
It's been a long time home-coming for the Nola bred coffee outpost Revelator Coffee. A few months ago, Revelator Nola opened in a super cosy spot on Tchoupitoulas in the heart of the Warehouse District, to a ton of well deserved fanfare. Each neighborhood around the city has it's own distinct coffee shop and it was time for the Warehouse District to get its own.
It's quite ironic that in the same city where the po-boy was invented, there has really never been a legit outpost for a real deal Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Furthermore, it's ridiculous that the closest thing to a cheesesteak could only be found in malls around the city. It's sad actually that the handful of times I had one of those poser sandwiches, I just wanted to eject myself into the river.
I'm grateful for carbs. Let's just get that out of the way. What better way to flick off Dr. Atkins than devouring copious amounts of baked goods. There are a few things I can't resist and usually they're baked, fried, or distilled, just to name a few. Gracious Bakery, is located in the bottom floor of the brand new Woodward Design building in the Xavier University area of Uptown. It's a corridor that has seen a ton of growth lately especially with the recent opening of the CostCo and the launch of the Blue Plate Art Lofts.
The word "authentic" gets thrown around like tortillas all too often. More often than not, Mexican eateries take the brunt of the over-usage of the word. To me it's so ironic. In my own experiences with Mexican restaurants, the food offered is all the same and could not be any further from "authentic". Don't get me wrong, there are some exceptions to the rule here in Nola, and you know who you are, but for the most part most my experiences are subpar to say the least.
It’s been 4 years since Emeril Lagasse and friends launched Boudin, Bourbon, and Beer in support and benefiting the Emeril Lagasse Foundation. Since it’s my first year attending, I thought it would be perfectly fitting to launch this site with BBB 2014 as the inaugural post. First and foremost, I’ll say that it’s quite possibly one of the best events I’ve attended this year, and because of it’s sheer impact, maybe ever.
It's official, Sylvain (625 Chartres St. New Orleans LA 70130 / 504.265.8123) and I are now going steady. I've found THE restaurant in which I will become a regular and here's why...
The Bywater, in my opinion exists in rarefied air. Each and every time I walk around one of Nola's most promising neighborhoods, it occurs to me that there's something special going on down there. Artists and artisans, musicians, and numerous entrepreneurs are truly making the area into something very unique. One of the coolest spots to open in the Bywater is the coffee shop Solo Espresso.
Macaroni, tossed in seven cheese sauce, bacon, panko crusted fried chicken, jalapeños, and topped with shaved parmesan couldn't be any more alluring of a description.Chef David Gotter, recently re-opened in his previous Gott Gourmet spot, GG's Dine-O-Rama to much deserved fanfare. GG's, which is a shortened version of Gott Gourmet, prides themselves on offering “refined comfort food”. Furthermore, as stated on their website "A neighborhood dining spot for food lovers who can expect fine dining detail and standards in even the most casual of dishes."
Capdeville has always been one of my favorite haunts to catch a Saints game downtown, grab a drink after a meeting in the CBD or just to pre-game it before a show. Until recently, my experience with the Mayor’s food had been limited to a post Mumford & Sons burger and a few lunches here and there. This perturbed me for sure.