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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4:20 pm
Thu September 20, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Seafood, the Mexican Way

Chilangos Seafood in Kenner.
Ian McNulty

We have a handle on good seafood here in Louisiana, but a trip to Chilangos Seafood shows the delicious variety from a different approach, and maybe even a different accent.

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4:30 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Catfish Tradition, Through Thick or Thin

Thin-cut fried catfish at Middendorf's.
Ian McNulty

Badly damaged by Hurricane Isaac, a landmark Louisiana eatery is rebuilding once again.

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Food
4:00 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Cajun Credibility at Toups’ Meatery

Cajun charcuterie is a specialty at Toups' Meatery.
Ian McNulty

Cajun tradition meets fine-dining chops at a delicious new find in New Orleans. 

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Food
4:09 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Mexican Revolution on Canal Street

The torta -- a Mexican-style sandwich -- at Canal Street Bistro.
Ian McNulty

A chef renowned for his upscale Mexican cuisine quietly transforms a Mid-City cafe. Just don't come looking for chips and salsa.

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Food
4:19 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Dim Sum and Then Some at Royal China

The highway map-sized dim sum menu at Royal China.
Ian McNulty

A daily dim sum service and a hybrid style akin to "Louisiana fishing camp Chinese" are the specialties at a long-time suburban outpost for Cantonese cooking.

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Food
4:13 pm
Thu August 9, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Keeping Up with Kids Menus

Irish House functions as a pub, a restaurant and a family-friendly haven.
Ian McNulty

An appreciation of the restaurant kids' menu, at once training wheels for young customers and life ring for parents who want to enjoy a meal out -- with their children but without too much tabletop drama.

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Food
4:17 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Self-Serve Brazilian Bounty

Steak, sausage and sides on a typical lunch plate at Churra's.
Ian McNulty

Weighing the meats and merits of a new Brazilian churrascaria in Kenner, where all you can eat is really up to you.

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Food
4:24 pm
Thu July 26, 2012

Where Y'eat: Bywater Boom and Maurepas Foods

Another busy night at Maurepas Foods in the Bywater neighborhood.
Ian McNulty

New restaurants and cafes are opening at a furious pace throughout the Bywater, as if the long-time complaint that the neighborhood needed more food options finally fell on all the right ears all at once. One apt example is the new restaurant called Maurepas Foods.

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Food
4:21 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Where Y'Eat: The Summer Snoball Series, Part 3

Sno-ball flavors come both from tradition and wild imagination.
Ian McNulty

It’s no surprise that New Orleanians form intense loyalties to their preferred snoballs. After all, some locals were pratically weaned on them. For those who branch out to new turf, however, the diversity of stands and their flavors is enormous and grows from year to year.

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4:19 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Where Y'Eat: The Summer Snoball Series, Part 2

Hansen's Sno-Bliz in Uptown New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

Snoballs stands are such a part of the New Orleans scene it’s hard to imagine a time before they were commonplace, but really that time was not so long ago.

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