Ian McNulty

Producer

Ian is the host of Where Y’Eat and the Community Impact series at WWNO.

Each week, Ian shares his commentary on the intriguing food culture of New Orleans and south Louisiana with WWNO’s Where Y’Eat. He also shines light on the difference that innovative nonprofits are making across the New Orleans region through WWNO’s Community Impact series, interviewing nonprofit leaders and the people they serve.  Ian first became a WWNO contributor in 2009. He is a freelance journalist and a published author. A native of Rhode Island, Ian is a graduate of Rutgers University. He has lived in New Orleans since 1999.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Where Y'Eat: As Hospitals Rise, So Do Appetites

A grilled cheese with sausage and a cup of gumbo for dipping at the Big Cheezy, near Tulane and Broad in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty


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Food
4:35 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Where Y'Eat: To Celebrate Spring, Bring On The Boil

As crawfish season peaks, so do the occassions that draw people together in southeast Louisiana.
Ian McNulty

There are lots of ways to prepare crawfish, but it’s the boil that brings out their best qualities, and these are not limited to flavor. Served in massive quantities, dumped upon a table where friends and strangers feast alongside each other, crawfish are the ultimate social food. And as it happens, the annual crawfish mania across this state hits its stride just when Louisiana itself is at its most social.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Food Museum Proves Appetizing, Evocative

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum in New Orleans marks its grand opening this weekend, April 17-19.
SoFAB Institute

Some museums offer a chance to connect with the highest achievements of art and ingenuity, to gaze over priceless wonders or to better understand pivotal moments of human history.

At the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, some of what resonates most richly may be artifacts you once had in your pantry or old brand names whose jingles are still stuck in your head.

You’re less likely to swoon over some rarified treasure as to delight in the recognition of something tied up with your own traditions and ties to the region’s food culture.  

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Where Y'Eat
4:35 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Visions Of Street Food At French Quarter Fest

Cooking up a unique feast of New Orleans street food at French Quarter Festival.
Ian McNulty

Think New Orleans needs more street food? This weekend's French Quarter Festival is teeming with inspiration for new ideas.

Street food is a term that has a lot of cachet in the dining world these days. I just wish we could get our hands on it a little more.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Where Y'Eat: The Ever-Expanding Tortilla Wraps Around New Orleans

A trio of tacos from Del Fuego Taqueria in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Mention Mexican food and many people think they already know the score. They start picturing tacos and burritos, chips and salsa, gobs of sour cream and rivers of melted cheddar. These are the touchstones of Tex-Mex cooking. That’s what many of us were raised on when it came to Mexican food. And, for the record, I love that stuff still.

But consider how the differences stacked up during a meal at Del Fuego Taqueria, a Uptown eatery that is part of a wave of new Mexican restaurants arriving in New Orleans.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Pigpens Go Posh At Hogs For The Cause

Team Wild Hogs is among the Hogs for the Cause participants that build elaborate sites and camps for the charity cookoff.
Paul Cheney

A spirit of competition and creative excess is helping a local charity cook-off grow bigger and better, and in ways beyond the food offerings.

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Food
6:44 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Relighting The Tiki Torch

A modern tiki cocktail with retro roots at Latitude 29 in the French Quarter.
Ian McNulty

Food writer Ian McNulty on a new trend coming ashore in New Orleans with drinks, food and ambiance all set to the tone of tiki.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Where Y'Eat: The Intersection Of St. Patrick's Day, St. Joseph's Day, And The Dentist's Chair

Danger ahead? Even the traditional foods of a St. Joseph's Day altar have led to the dentist's chair.
Ian McNulty

At the intersection of St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day in New Orleans, food-centric celebrations abound, but so do some unique hazards for the unwary.


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Food
4:35 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Camp Cooking Comes To Town

A view of the oyster log at Trenasse in the CBD.
Ian McNulty

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Eats Along St. Claude Avenue

Red's Chinese, housed in a former store, is one of a new crop of diverse eateries to emerge lately along St. Claude Avenue.
Ian McNulty

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