Weekend Cheat Sheet: Spoiling Mom

  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!

Libations for Locals: Game On!

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 […]

Tasting Notes: September 2013

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.

Bon Apetit September

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 […]

Seven Simple Steps to Better Grilling

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 […]

Where to dine in Lakeview

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 […]


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 […]

Chocolate in the City

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 […]

Let’s Get Cooking Again, New Orleans!

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 […]