Where Y'Eat

New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana.

Ian gives listeners the low-down on the hottest new restaurants, old local favorites, and hidden hole-in-the-wall joints alike, and he profiles the new trends, the cherished traditions, and the people and personalities keeping America's most distinctive food scene cooking.

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4:28 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Riding The (Roast Beef) Gravy Train

The roast beef po-boy at Bear's, only one of several possible vehicles for "debris."
Ian McNulty

Are the skills required to handle a roast beef po-boy passed down the family line? And when are New Orleans kids old enough to manage their own? These are some of the questions that come up when considering one of the city's classic sandwiches.


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4:26 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A New Approach At Vietnamese Cafés

"Bacos," or steamed buns fashioned like tacos, at Ba Chi Canteen.
Ian McNulty

As the noodle house staples of pho, spring rolls and banh mi proliferate around New Orleans, some new Vietnamese restaurants are standing apart with a more contemporary taste.


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4:23 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Crafting A Cocktail Capital

Craft cocktails, and a whole industry behind them, are shaking things up at New Orleans bars and restaurants.
Ian McNulty

It’s one of those New Orleans clichés that just happens to be true: when we get together to eat in this town, the conversation reliably steers to the last meal we had or the next one we’re already anticipating. But this week that routine might be changed up a bit to focus more on the last and next cocktail and the places to find them.

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4:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Food And Drink Light Up Lee Circle

The Hotel Modern is home to both the craft cocktail lounge Bellocq and the new restaurant Tivoli & Lee.
Credit Ian McNulty

It’s time for another look at Lee Circle, where craft cocktails and a contemporary Southern bistro are drawing new interest to the landmark uptown/downtown juncture. 

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Food
4:31 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Where Y’Eat: New School Po-Boys

A barbecue chicken po-boy with Korean kimchee and coleslaw from the Sammich.
Ian McNulty

While the classics endure, some chefs are turning their attentions to the po-boy and coming up with something altogether new between the bread.

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Food
4:23 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Getting Filipino Food At Milkfish

A preparation of milkfish (aka bangus) at the Marigny restaurant Milkfish.
Ian McNulty

New Orleanians don't have many local opportunities to try Filipino cooking. But after a chef staged a pop-up to showcase the jungly fusion of flavors from her homeland, the concept quickly blossomed into a full-fledged restaurant in the Marigny. 

Where Y'Eat: Getting Filipino Food At Milkfish

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Food
4:30 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Keep On (Food) Trucking

Vendors and customers gather for a recent food truck event in Central City.
Ian McNulty

When it comes to finding a food truck in New Orleans, social media is usually the preferred method. But lately just checking local event listings has been a pretty reliable tool, too.

Where Y'Eat: Keep On (Food) Trucking

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Food
4:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A Pair Of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime

A New York-style pie at Pizza Delicious.
Ian McNulty

Two very different restaurants at opposite ends of town are giving local afficionados of the various pizza arts plenty to chew over.

A Pair of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime

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4:25 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Raising A Glass To Honor An Icon

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is underway across the city.
Courtesy of NOWFE.

When the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience honors Leah Chase this weekend, it will be using a potent symbol of hospitality to toast one of the city's enduring examples of what hospitality is all about.

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4:11 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Marvelous First Impressions At Mariza

Cured lamb at Mariza.
Ian McNulty

If New Orleans was not specifically pining for a modern coastal Italian dining experience in a refurbished industrial space at the border of the Marigny and Bywater, well, you wouldn't know it by the scene at Mariza on any given night.

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