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  • In The Raw

    In The Raw

    Once again springtime has arrived, the flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, the birds are singing and everyone is feeling that oh-so natural feeling of excitement,...

  • Bowwow Brunch

    Bowwow Brunch

    Bowwow Brunch Springtime is upon us and along with blooming flowers and warmer weather, a literal multitude of festivals will be filling the city with food, music and fun. Amidst...

  • Return of the Reuben

    Return of the Reuben

    Don't start. Reubens have never actually left the New Orleans restaurant scene, it just seems like they're popping up on menus everywhere recently and not only because St....

  • Perfect Parade Fare

    Perfect Parade Fare

    Crispy crunchy, spicy and delicious whether it's hot out of the fryer or cold from being stored in your portable ice chest, everyone remembers the tasty,...

  • Breaking Bread

    Breaking Bread

    It comes to the table warm, wrapped in a cloth, piled in a basket or sliced on a plate, but is often taken for granted, devoured before the appetizers or pushed aside and...

  • Winter Padding

    Winter Padding

    While snow isn't something we normally expect in New Orleans, it can still get a bit chilly down here in the Deep South during wintertime. Anyone who’s shivered through...

  • The Ever-Evolving Po-Boy

    The Ever-Evolving Po-Boy

    Less than 10 years ago, it was not difficult to recognize an authentic New Orleans po-boy. Fillings ranged from sloppy roast beef and debris with gravy to fried shrimp, catfish,...

  • Keeping Your Options Open

    Keeping Your Options Open

    Are you stuck in a rut? Do you find yourself going to the same restaurants week after week, ordering the same dish you always order because you're afraid to try something new?...

  • Sweet Dreams

    Sweet Dreams

    What is it about the onset of cooler weather that makes one crave sweets? Perhaps it’s because this was the season your mother decided to bake like a madwoman, treating the...

  • $20 and Under, September

    Going Against the Grain

    Going against the grain Tender and juicy, gleefully falling apart with each successive bite, a good brisket is one of those meals that folks associate with comfort, home,...

  • Catching Catfish

    Catching Catfish

    Catching Catfish First and foremost, this is not a fishing article. To be perfectly honest, I have never even been fishing and the only kind of lure I’m familiar with are...

  • Lunch is Brewing

    Lunch is Brewing

    There care a lot of dads out there whose idea of the perfect Father’s Day likely consists of drinking beer on the couch in their boxer shorts, munching on pretzels and...

  • Burger Madness

    Burger Madness

    If there's one thing New Orleans just can't seem to get enough of, it's burgers; it's becoming impossible to ignore the obvious demand for this classic American...

  • Without 'Em, We're Gone Pecan!

    Without 'Em, We're Gone Pecan!

    Properly pronounced “puh-kahn,” this spectacularly delectable nut has long been a staple of Southern cuisine. Just one of these enduring trees from the hickory family...

  • Meanwhile...We Munch!

    Meanwhile...We Munch!

    One of the biggest political issues sweeping the nation these days is the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. It began in 1996 when California voters passed Proposition...

  • Frugal Festing

    Frugal Festing

    Bennachin After forking out a minimum of $55 per day for tickets to the 2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, it's likely that you'll want to...

  • Cookies for Pets and their People

    Cookies for Pets and their People

    Nola Dog Boutique - Kim Ranjbar As a distinguished, experienced canine with more than 50 (dog) years spent in the heavily-perfumed, scrap-rich city of New Orleans, I feel...

  • $15 and Under: Plethora of Pulled Pork...

    $15 and Under: Plethora of Pulled Pork...

    With Hogs for the Cause just behind us, it's difficult not to think about all that tasty pork still on our tongues. In fact, it might be so difficult that you...

  • A leaf of a (slightly) different color

    A leaf of a (slightly) different color

    In New Orleans, March is full of special events and holidays. After weeks filled with Carnival parades, the city is still raring to go with things like Super Sunday, the Tennessee...

  • Shout Out For Sandwiches

    Great Sandwiches for New Orleans' Mardi Gras

    Whether it be a sloppy, 10-napkin-needing roast beef or an overstuffed, fully dressed fried shrimp, New Orleans has a well-deserved reputation for offering outstanding po-boys....

  • All ?Pho? the Best...

    All “Pho” the Best...

    In this, the coldest month of the year, folks are wandering around in layers of clothing more suitable for tropical heat than 35ºF weather, sniffling, snuffling and seeking a...

  • Finding Doberge in New Orleans

    Finding Doberge in New Orleans

    Finding Cash for Doberge... Whether you pronounce it “doe-berj” or “dough-bash,” Doberge cake is one of the most appreciated and desired locally invented...

  • Simply Sweet Potatoes

    Simply Sweet Potatoes

    Growing up, I encountered sweet potatoes only once a year, during Thanksgiving. My mother would make her mother’s recipe for Candied Yams, which was a bit different than the...

  • A Bone to Pick

    A Bone to Pick

    Easily one of the best television shows of all time, AMC's The Walking Dead recently aired the first episode of what is likely to be a stellar fifth season. It seems folks can't...

  • Magical, Marvelous Muffins

    Magical, Marvelous Muffins

    A friend of mine has a T-shirt that reads: “Muffins are just ugly cupcakes.” Beneath the text is a prissy, pink cupcake sporting swirled icing and bright sprinkles...

  • Last BBQ of Summer, or First Tailgate

    Last BBQ of Summer or First Tailgate

    September is an odd time of year, especially in the Deep South. The weather hasn't cooled a bit and not-so-distant memories of a recent summer vacation are lingering in your soul....

  • Where to Dip Your Chip

    Where to Dip Your Chip

    Panchita's Guac - Kim Ranbar  Due to its overwhelming presence at football games, guacamole has become one of the most...

  • Steak a Place for Dad...

    Steak a Place for Dad...

    Fathers are, quite often, incredible people. They work long hours to put a roof over your head, food on the table and an Xbox hooked up to a high-definition,...

  • Cinco ceviches por favor...

    Cinco ceviches por favor...

    Mais Arepas Ceviche  When the weather heats up and the days get longer, all I can think about is relaxing outside with a pitcher...

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