FOOD & DINING
With the onslaught of the holiday season comes countless get-togethers, office parties and shopping outings piled on top of everything else you normally do. It’s important to take some time out, be pampered and let someone else do some of the heavy lifting … and that includes dinner!
Celebrate the start of a new football season by eating, drinking, fantasizing about and even playing football! Whether you’re a New Orleans Saints fan, an LSU Tiger or pro-prep, there’s plenty of ways to appreciate your favorite team without going far from home.
Growing up, there was that one person who did everything for you — from making you smiley pancakes in the morning to chasing away the closet-monster at night. Isn’t she deserving of a weekend filled with indulgent eats, stellar sips and activities she’ll fondly remember forever? Of course she is!
The onset of springtime often energizes and inspires one to start anew, aim in a different direction and take chances. Why not savor the flavors of an unfamiliar culture, sip a spirit prepared in a way you’ve never imagined and break out of your comfort zone to experience a New Orleans you’ve never known before?
New Orleans is a city filled with music. It floats throughout our springtime festivals, bubbles up in weekly concerts and spills out into the streets from nearly every bar in town. The following bars are only a few notes of the vast composition that is the Crescent City.
From Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) through the end of February, the Greater New Orleans area will be celebrating all things purple, green and gold. Why not spend your weekends watching the parades, rolling down the routes and taking advantage of all they have to offer? Laissez les bon temps rouler!
September brings to mind many things, from leaves changing color to the start of a whole new school year, but, in New Orleans (and possibly all of Louisiana), this time of year can only mean one thing … another season of Saints football! Don your black and gold, and discover these sports bars where you […]
Why bother packing your bags, spending ridiculous prices on airfare and settling for less-than-superb accommodations when you can stay right here for the weekend and be a tourist in your own town? Explore our fabulous city and discover wondrous places you’ve never known existed right in your own backyard.
If your dad is the type who can build a barbecue pit in the backyard with his bare hands, repair a leaky bathroom faucet formerly believed to be unfixable and still be dressed to the nines in time for a night on the town, he’s most definitely a man’s man who deserves to relax with […]
Garden District Pub — “Three weddings have been borne out of this pub,” says Dianne Sciortino Lemons, co-owner of the Garden District Pub (along with her sister, Veronica Sciortino) — or Ms. D and Ms. V, as they are affectionately known to their customers.
After 2010 zoning changes forced the closure of bars in the Metairie triangle known as Fat City, many hoped for a revival of a different kind, and it seems that is starting to happen. Although several other restaurants are currently under construction, Fat City Franks beat everyone to the punch and opened its doors first.
In a food-rich city like New Orleans, you’re as likely to have a memorable meal at a white-linen restaurant as the neighborhood po-boy joint (and these days, your nearest gastropub as well). With an eye on what’s new – and a few classics in the mix – here’s where we’re eating.
Build a wine collection that hits the high notes. Here, two experts show you how:
In a city that resonates French food, culture and nomenclature, we often lose sight of the significant contributions, particularly within the culinary world, imparted by Spanish settlers. Luckily we have chefs like Glen Hogh of Vega Tapas Cafe who possess an unbridled passion for Spain. He has made it his mission to promote the diverse […]
Nothing is more satisfying to a carnivore than a tender, juicy, perfectly cooked prime cut of beef. But, for those of us who are not professional chefs, how can we guarantee such a succulent steak at home? Well, New Orleans Living posed that very question to steak expert executive chef Jack Martinez, of Dickie Brennan’s […]
Lakeview Harbor 911 Harrison Ave. Bring your Hungry Man–sized appetite with you to Lakeview Harbor, known for its terrific pub-style food, including juicy, mammoth hamburgers dressed how you like and enormous baked potatoes with all the fixings. It’s next to impossible to leave hungry. Dixie Chicken and Ribs 6264 Argonne Blvd. This neighborhood restaurant does […]
On a recent trip to the Fancy Food Show in New York City, I learned that food manufacturing is a serious and complex business.
It’s a fact that many people claim that their favorite type of pie is the fabulously addictive, savory pizza pie. With so many options in the New Orleans area for this delectably craveworthy food, diners can dig into an amazing array of pizzas with toppings that range from caviar to cinnamon! New Orleans Living suggests […]
In every one of its conceivably magnificent forms, from creamy bonbons to silky fondues, malted milks to the reliable solid candy bar, chocolate has the ability to elevate minds, hearts and spirits. Like no other delicacy in history, chocolate has been universally known to send shivers down spines while planting smiles on faces, supposedly due […]
One of my favorite things to do in the whole world is to curl up on my sofa and get comfortable with a mug of hot tea and a plethora of cookbooks and food magazines. Ranging from classic New Orleans-style cooking to Moroccan cuisine, serious chocolate lover’s bibles to Vegetarian Times, these books and periodicals […]