Why celebrate for only one day? Treat your Mom to an entire weekend of lunch, brunch, bites and sips! [Read more...]
FOOD & DINING
Clear and odorless, vodka is a highly adaptable spirit, [Read more...]
Mission: Impossible? [Read more...]
Chef Brian Landry pays a culinary tribute to the Isleños [Read more...]
St. Patrick’s Day at The Irish House
Mardi Gras krewes dish on their favorite romantic spots [Read more...]
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.
Tyler Pizzolato talks about his grandfather Tony and the birth of Louisiana Fish Fry
Mid-City pizzeria keeps it fresh and local
Commander’s Palace’s Wine Room now open [Read more...]
Quivering cubes of gelatin, juicy slices of syrup–splashed pineapple—not the usual way you’d take a Mojito, a Gin Collins, or a Piña Colada, but beginning this month, that’s how Daniel Victory will serve them at his namesake gastropub.
Chef John Besh offers a special opportunity for a special person [Read more...]
Courtesy of Chef Gason Nelson, personal chef and owner, Full of Flavor [Read more...]
Gautreau’s acclaimed young chef, Sue Zemanick, competes on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters [Read more...]
Louisiana Seafood Celebration kicks off March 9 [Read more...]
Affordable, high-quality wine is out there,
you just need to know where to look [Read more...]
Warm up with a glass of Portugal’s finest [Read more...]
60 Seconds With Chef Alex Harrell From Sylvain [Read more...]
Make the season sparkle with a glass of the good stuff [Read more...]
Vietnamese food offers many delightful dishes beyond pho and bánh mì [Read more...]
Steps to sipping and sampling your way through the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience [Read more...]
White wines are the perfect complement to sunshiny spring days [Read more...]
Sure you can learn to swirl, sniff and spit, but individual taste should guide you [Read more...]
There’s too much good food out there to consider making one of those! [Read more...]
Twenty top wine gifts to lift holiday spirits [Read more...]
Clovis Taittinger, the heir apparent to the famous Champagne house, talks about his family’s pride and joy [Read more...]
New food trends and the reappearance of old favorites [Read more...]
As the weather turns cooler, the dining scene heats up [Read more...]
Lift your mood and inspire the palate: Discover a world of exciting new foods and restaurants [Read more...]
School may be starting soon, but seasonal menus beat the heat [Read more...]
Once again, Napa Valley proved to be an enchanting destination for this wine lover [Read more...]
Through hard work and mutual respect, a Napa Valley family has created the über-successful Cakebread Cellars [Read more...]
With all these glorious eats, a trip to the beach may have to be put on the back burner [Read more...]
Red meat can be part of a healthy diet—in moderation [Read more...]
Chef John Folse is known the world over as an authority on Cajun and Creole cuisine
Argentina’s torrontés is set to rival malbec, the country’s standout red varietal
Cooking since he was a teenager, Gus Martin now uses his expertise at Muriel’s Jackson Square [Read more...]
The underappreciated potato finally gets its due [Read more...]
Bravo’s king of the cooks is enjoying celebrity status [Read more...]
With food-centric festivals and celebrations galore, there’s no shortage of amazing food to try [Read more...]
Use strawberries to add color, sweetness and flair to springtime spirits [Read more...]
Enjoy the taste and health benefits of this leafy green vegetable [Read more...]
The Irish and Italians celebrate their heritage this month with food aplenty [Read more...]
For a tarted up cocktail, try this underappreciated veggie
Cambria Winery reaches out to New Orleans through the Make It Right Foundation [Read more...]
The blood orange, that darling of the citrus family, makes for delicious crimson cocktails [Read more...]
A rash of new restaurant openings in time for Mardi Gras [Read more...]
At the helm of renowned French champagne house Veuve Clicquot is another assertive woman [Read more...]
Scott Snodgrass’ Riverbend restaurant takes the neighborhood eatery to new heights [Read more...]
From cupcakes to cochon de lait, there’s no shortage of enticing indulgences to try
Pour yourself a port and chances are you’ll instantly become a devotee [Read more...]
New eateries and familiar favorites are sure to spice up your holiday season [Read more...]
Delicate caviar can turn a ho-hum holiday party into a truly elegant affair [Read more...]
Times might be tight, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a little holiday cheer [Read more...]
Loa’s mixologist dreams up delicious fruit cocktails [Read more...]
Turkey and all the trimmings serve up delicious health benefits [Read more...]
Celebrate the end of Prohibition with a Rob Roy [Read more...]
New restaurants open their doors and fall menus get a revamp [Read more...]
Ask any local who makes the best gumbo in town and the typical answer is “my grandma,” or perhaps “my mama.” [Read more...]
Classic holiday spices offer more than just good tastes [Read more...]
Zoë chef Roberto Bustillo will enlighten your palate with his culinary artistry [Read more...]
Winemakers sing the praises of this versatile grape [Read more...]
Celebrate the bounty of fall by eating pumpkin, not just carving it [Read more...]
From pork to peppers, there’s a food festival to match any craving [Read more...]
If you want a cool summer cocktail, look no further than an herbalicious mojito [Read more...]
Refreshing frozen treats are cold comfort in the summertime heat [Read more...]
The SoFAB Museum celebrates the food and drink of the South [Read more...]
At your next backyard barbecue, pass on a cold one and reach for these smokin’ wines [Read more...]
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 Steakhouse, and he promises that if you follow his seven simple steps, you too can create your own steak masterpiece! [Read more...]
Catfish, watermelon and cocktails are a salute to summer [Read more...]
Husband-and-wife team mix up a potent cocktail event [Read more...]
The plantain—that most misunderstood fruit—finds its place in a tropical cocktail [Read more...]
Pop the cork of an inexpensive bottle and be pleasantly surprised [Read more...]
Get the party started with a picture-perfect plate of artisanal delights [Read more...]
Legendary seafood dishes are spotlighted in Kit Wohl’s fabulous new recipe book [Read more...]
It may be the smallest region in France, but what Alsace lacks in size, it more than makes up for with its breathtaking views, mouthwatering cuisine and exceptionally well-made wines. [Read more...]
Louisiana is awash in festivals all month long [Read more...]
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 crispy, golden fried chicken and smoky, saucy slabs of ribs and does ’em right. Gumbo, potato salad, barbecued beans and onion rings are also notable, presented in a laid-back, casual-style atmosphere.
874 Harrison Ave.
This comfortable, hip space boasts an eclectic menu packed with innovative specialty pizzas like the Sun Pie, topped with pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers and goat cheese. Dig into a baked brie calzone with fruit chutney or go for a refreshing salad. On Mondays and Tuesdays, enjoy $2 pitchers, and on Wednesdays, choose your favorite wine for $10 a bottle.
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd.
A great lunch and dinner place serving up a tasty menu, including stuffed catfish, Buffalo chicken salad, fried crab balls with white remoulade sauce, a firecracker po’boy with fried crawfish and melted pepper jack cheese and its most popular dish, the yummy Redfish Pontchartrain. Open for breakfast on weekends.
Russell’s Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd.
A Lakeview mainstay and one of the first restaurants to open after the storm, this diner-type eatery boasts all-day breakfast and a killer Bloody Mary. There’s absolutely something for everyone on Russell’s menu, including onion mums, club sandwiches, pancakes and white chocolate bread pudding.
Chicken Sue’s Restaurant & Catering
203 W. Harrison Ave.
Sue Tiblier and her dedicated staff fry to order some of the most amazingly moist and perfectly seasoned chicken in town. Don’t pass up the daily plates such as red beans and jambalaya or the Cuban sandwiches, roast beef po’boys and hearty muffullettas.
Tony Angello’s Ristorante
6262 Fleur de Lis Dr.
The godfather of fine Italian food, Tony Angello, is back home after completing a full renovation, serving up vats of red sauce like your Sicilian great-grandmother used to make on Sundays. The dining room looks untouched and retains its intimate, homey feel while offering up the most excellent, no-nonsense Italian
food around. Skip the menu and just ask Mr. Tony to feed you.
900 Harrison Ave.
This beautifully renovated space boasts a swanky bar that whips up imaginative cocktails such as mango mojitos and gummi bear martinis. The hip menu features items like Oysters Lago, charbroiled bivalves with stone-ground tomato grits and white cheddar cheese, and memorable desserts such as Eagle Brand Bread, an outrageous concoction of bread doused in condensed
milk, broiled crispy and topped with Steen’s Cane Syrup gelato.
139 Robert E. Lee Blvd.
This popular coffeehouse bustles with Lakeview neighbors playing catch-up and students with their noses to the grindstone, all who come for a variety of coffees and espresso drinks and great grub such as chef salads, veggie burgers and French dips.
Lakeview Deli and Catering
872 Harrison Ave.
Burgers, overstuffed sandwiches including muffullettas, po’boys and fresh salads, like the oyster Caesar, abound at this affordable Lakeview eatery, formerly known as Lovecchio’s. Consider ordering in from Lakeview’s well-rounded
menu for the next social gathering at your home.
The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
8550 Pontchartrain Blvd.
Some of the best meat in town can be had at this top-notch steakhouse, which finds itself in new digs in West End. From iceberg lettuce wedges to crabmeat au gratin to full-on porterhouse steaks, the Steak Knife demonstrates with every dish why it’s a first-class eatery in a food-appreciative town.
7224 Pontchartrain Blvd.
Lakeview’s first jazz/supper club has recently opened for business, serving up a thoughtful contemporary Creole menu that includes yellowfin tuna, wild mushroom pasta and shrimp tempura. Spend a Sunday at Beebe’s lively jazz brunch, and dine on eggs benedict, grits and grillades and fresh, satisfying salads.
This Valentine’s Day, impress the one you love with a rosé Champagne [Read more...]
More than a restaurant, Upperline is an institution and so is JoAnn Clevenger, the woman who runs it [Read more...]
The right wine can take your Thanksgiving meal from ordinary to extraordinary [Read more...]
A new cookbook highlights the best of New Orleans’ classic desserts [Read more...]
On Game Day, like any other day, New Orleanians opt for gourmet [Read more...]
Oenophiles no longer look down their noses at pink wines [Read more...]
Experience our state’s rich heritage by joining in on these food-related celebrations [Read more...]
On a recent trip to the Fancy Food Show in New York City, I learned that food manufacturing is a serious and complex business. [Read more...]
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 starting with the following outlets for some seriously nice slices, and just keep one thing in mind as you plow your way down to the crust: CARBS BE DAMNED! [Read more...]
Sicilian-born chef Sal Impastato goes nationwide with his chef-made Creole-Italian products [Read more...]
Pop open the bubbly! Champagne cocktails let you celebrate every day! [Read more...]
When full-bodied reds just won’t do, turn to crisp white wines to cool you off [Read more...]
In New Orleans, a city full of young and promising culinary talent, the face of Chef John Besh is probably the most recognizable. [Read more...]
Locals get royal treatment at these French Quarter institutions [Read more...]
There’s a lot to learn—and love— about America’s favorite libation [Read more...]
The new Cal-a-Vie cookbook lets you bring the spa home [Read more...]
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 to its powers as an aphrodisiac. It’s no wonder the Aztecs got so violent without their chocolate! [Read more...]
It’s the holidays, so go ahead and enjoy the best that the best restaurants have to offer [Read more...]
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 make my mouth water and send me into a faux-calorie-laden sensory overload. [Read more...]
When New Orleans’ own John Havens wanted a party of grand proportions, he knew Thea Pagel Productions could make it happen [Read more...]
The cockiest of cocktails gets special treatment around town [Read more...]
Wine experts Butch and Lenny, share their favorite picks of the month. [Read more...]
SW/NOL’s guide to the intimate dining you’ve been yearning for [Read more...]
Chef Erik Veney reaches for the stars at this French Quarter favorite [Read more...]
New Orleans is a city of food connoisseurs, and why shouldn’t it be? [Read more...]
Fend off disease with a diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables [Read more...]
Eating at your desk, if done correctly, can be a good way to keep up your energy [Read more...]
Eating a meal and feeding the soul
I had a hamburger. It was rubbery and overcooked, and sandwiched between a slightly stale and starchy bun, but I will never lose a bite of it, nor the feeling of its bumpy and viscous path down my dry, nervous throat. [Read more...]