I'm still trying to figure out why donuts are not an official food group. Seriously, they are a universal food in which I cannot get enough of. Since their opening a little over a month ago, District Donuts/Sliders/Brew have been infiltrating the hearts and stomachs of anyone coming anywhere near Magazine and Jackson avenue in the Lower Garden District.
Veterans Memorial Blvd. from end to end runs nearly 10 miles and has always been the main thoroughfare in Metairie. Still to this day I can hear my parents arguing over where we were going to eat while we drove down Vets. Things have changed dramatically all over the city since Katrina and Metairie is constantly keeping pace with the rest of the metro area. Except for food.
One of the jewels of Uptown New Orleans is Prytania Street. Whether it's catching a flick at The Prytania Theatre, being romantic at Le Crepe Nanou, or getting your hair did at Paris Parker, there's not much you can't get on Prytania. Manhattan Jack is one of our favorite places on Prytania, and is slap dab in the middle of all the action.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in the Bywater/Marigny area for a reason. It’s quite possibly the most genuine and intriguing area of our city with just a hint of mystery. Some of my favorite people, places, and things to do are in what some people consider the next area in New Orleans to blow up. I agree with them.
To say we're obsessed with burgers would be an understatement! Chef Brack May at Cowbell has created one of our favorites ever.
Ambitious has only recently entered the new orleans food vernacular. Executive chef & owner Phillip Lopez along with gm & owner Maximilian Ortiz have generated a ravenous frenzy with their latest and ambition filled eatery, Root.
Just this year we’ve witnessed one of the culinary world’s biggest collaborations in the opening of Restaurant R’evolution (777 Bienville Street New Orleans, LA. 70130 / 504.553-2277) here in New Orleans. Louisiana native, longtime proponent of all things Southeast Louisiana, and multiple award-winning Chef John Folse and James Beard award-winning Chef Rick Tramonto open the doors to their first collaboration inside the historic Royal Sonesta Hotel. Collaborations since the dawn of time have been known to be explosive both in success and in failure. When we think of tumultuous, un-successful, and bridge done been burnt down collaborations of the past, we can’t help but to mention the following : Milli…
In just a few years and several locations later, Dat Dog has cemented their spot in Nola foodie lore. With the grand opening of their latest location on Magazine Street happening next week, Dat Dog looks to expand on its already massive following.
The moment I shuffled around the merry go round entrance to 909 Poydras, I was delighted to see the sophisticated green interior of City Greens. Being seriously directionally dysfunctional, I could tell instantly where to go.
Even before i knew how to spell "parmesan" & "garganelli", I knew Italian food would always make me happy. It truly wasn't till the storm that i finally found out red gravy is actually marinara, it isn't always made with sugar, and angel hair is actually officially called "cappellini". Recently, Domenica, inside the historic roosevelt hotel, has made it it's mission to introduce new orleans to sophisticated & pure italian dining.