spirits http://wwno.org en Celebrating The Frozen Daiquiri http://wwno.org/post/celebrating-frozen-daiquiri <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The annual Tales of the Cocktail event is currently underway in New Orleans, celebrating the city's contribution as birthplace of </span><a href="http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail" style="line-height: 1.5;">the American cocktail</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the culture that has grown out of it. But there is one mixed drink you can get almost anywhere in Louisiana that has spawned a very different kind of culture.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Scott Gold 64497 at http://wwno.org Make Mine A Double: The American Cocktail http://wwno.org/post/make-mine-double-american-cocktail <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite Louisiana’s scorching temperatures in July, thousands of visitors beat a path to New Orleans in search of a cold cocktail at the annual Tales of the Cocktail event. On this week’s show we’ll hear from the founder of </span><a href="http://talesofthecocktail.com/tales-of-the-cocktail-2014/2014-new-orleans-events/" target="_blank"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the conference</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, get a dose of history from</span><a href="http://www.kingcocktail.com/bitters.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> the King of Cocktails</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and hear how a smear campaign kept </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/13/dining/reviews/13wine.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">absinthe</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> out of our liquor cabinets for 100 years.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Break out the ice, the bar’s open on this week’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Eats!</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:50:17 +0000 Poppy Tooker 64243 at http://wwno.org More Movie Theaters May Soon Be Allowed To Serve Alcohol http://wwno.org/post/more-movie-theaters-may-soon-be-allowed-serve-alcohol <p>Legislation legalizing the sale of alcohol at more movie theaters won final passage Friday in the Louisiana legislature, the Times-Picayune reports.<br /><br />Senate Bill 654 narrowly passed the House. It would allow movie theaters to obtain liquor licenses as long as the alcohol sales are separate from other concessions being sold.<br /><br />It now heads to Governor Jindal for a signature to become law.</p><p>Five Louisiana movie theaters received their liquor permits prior to 1994, and already sell alcohol.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:31:28 +0000 Associated Press 61734 at http://wwno.org Need A Drink? Raise Your Glass To American Craft Beer Week http://wwno.org/post/need-drink-raise-your-glass-american-craft-beer-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's edition of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisiana Eats!</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> we raise a glass to American Craft Beer Week with brewers, bar owners, and innovators in the </span>microbrewing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> industry.</span></p><p>We were lucky enough to snag craft beer pioneer <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Craft-Beer-Revolution-Microbrewers/dp/1137278765" target="_blank">Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery</a> for a conversation about the history of craft beer and where it’s going next.</p><p>We’ll also visit a local breweries when we speak with William McGee of <a href="http://www.tinroofbeer.com/our-story/" target="_blank">Tin Roof Brewing Company</a> in Baton Rouge and Kirk Coco at <a href="http://www.tinroofbeer.com/our-story/" target="_blank">NOLA Brewing Company</a>. And we top it off with a chat at <a href="http://theavenuepub.com/beer-spirits/" target="_blank">The Avenue Pub</a> with Polly Watts about her predictions for craft brewing in Louisiana. Sat, 10 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 60483 at http://wwno.org Stylish And Debauched: A Guide To The Bars Of The French Quarter http://wwno.org/post/stylish-and-debauched-guide-bars-french-quarter <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 16px;">On this week's&nbsp;<em>Louisiana Eats!</em>&nbsp;P</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 16px;">oppy goes for a tour around the French Quarter with<a href="http://spiritedtipplers.wordpress.com/" target="_blank"> the authors of the&nbsp;<em>French Quarter Drinking Companion</em></a>, a new guide to the classy drinking establishments and debauched hole-in-the-walls in the Vieux Carré.</span></p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Poppy Tooker 50106 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Wine Tastings With More Than Wine http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-wine-tastings-more-wine <p><em>Across New Orleans, wine merchants are tapping the appeal of comfort food and street eats to promote, and possibly demystify, their product as the market gets more competitive. </em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 48111 at http://wwno.org Where Y'Eat: Crafting A Cocktail Capital http://wwno.org/post/where-yeat-crafting-cocktail-capital <p><em>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.</em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:23:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 39819 at http://wwno.org Food And Drink Light Up Lee Circle http://wwno.org/post/food-and-drink-light-lee-circle <p></p><p><em>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.&nbsp; </em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:24:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 39351 at http://wwno.org Tales Of The Cocktail Inspired By The History Of Drinking And Dining http://wwno.org/post/tales-cocktail-inspired-history-drinking-and-dining <p><a href="http://talesofthecocktailtickets2013.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank">Tales of the Cocktail</a> has been shaking up the international cocktail scene since 2002. We'll speak with founder Ann Tuennerman for a retrospective of the annual event, and find out her plans for the future.</p><p>Then, we'll continue our spirited discussion by talking with <a href="http://www.kingcocktail.com/bookreview-08.htm" target="_blank">the King of Cocktails</a>, Dale Degroff. Dale outlines his involvement in the cocktail scene and discusses its return to popularity in the past decade.</p><p>Finally, we'll hear about a new collaboration between the Leidenheimer Baking Company and Tableau,<a href="http://www.bestofneworleans.com/gambit/tableau/Content?oid=2222882" target="_blank"> a new restaurant in the French Quarter. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:02:28 +0000 Poppy Tooker 39316 at http://wwno.org Meadmaker Bottles A Taste Of Maine With Roots In South Africa http://wwno.org/post/meadmaker-bottles-taste-maine-roots-south-africa A few years ago, your best chance of tasting mead might have been <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/05/01/135818740/medieval-no-more-mead-enjoys-a-renaissance">at a Renaissance Fair</a>. We're going to wager the enduring memory is of overpowering sweetness and little desire for a second glass.<p>But a new generation of meadmakers is updating the ancient craft to produce a more drinkable product, closer to wine than a cloyingly sweet liquor. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:16:00 +0000 ELIZA BARCLAY 20669 at http://wwno.org