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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Where Y'Eat
4:35 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Food-Minded Saints Fan

Who dat say dey gonna make a game day feast?
Ian McNulty

For players and coaches, a football game starts long before kickoff. The same holds true for the food-minded Saints fan. For such fans, it starts with choosing what to cook and devoting the hands-on work to ensure a victorious feast.

It's really no wonder. Take the enthusiasm of the Who Dat Nation, add south Louisiana's endemic passion for food and the results are predictably over the top.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Where Y'Eat: The Next Course At Arnaud's? A New One

An old world ambiance pervades Arnaud's, but some new flavors are adding options around the edge of the traditional menu.
Ian McNulty


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Food
4:35 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Roll Reversal — New Tastes At An Old Sushi Bar

Scallops with foie gras and balsamic vinegar at Shogun in Metairie.
Ian McNulty

The Japanese restaurant that introduced many in New Orleans to sushi now is showing a different approach that goes far beyond the familiar rolls.

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Food
5:28 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Keeping Seafood On The Table

A harvest of sheepshead at a recent event promoting Gulf seafood.
Ian McNulty

Chefs and restaurateurs are increasingly joining efforts to promote sustainable Gulf seafood for reasons that unite the economy, the ecology and regional culture.  

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Food
4:30 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Fresh Tastes For An Historic Market

More than 20 vendors convene for the new farmers market at the French Market each Wednesday.
Ian McNulty

A new market-within-a-market seems right in step with the renewed appreciation for locally harvested or handmade food and the burgeoning cottage industry producing it all.

Head down to the French Market early on a Wednesday afternoon these days and you can watch as about two dozen vendors set up booths for a new weekly edition of the Crescent City Farmers Market. These vendors come from all across the region, as reflected by what they’re bringing to market these days.

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Food
4:24 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Where Y'Eat: When Food Trucks Serve More Than Quick Meals

The Crepes a la Cart food truck is among the vendors taking part in the new St. Claude Food Truck Park.
Ian McNulty

A new food truck park offering an offbeat supper option and a glimpse of what’s in store for St. Claude Avenue.

It’s easy to portray food trucks as the renegades of the culinary world. Modern, highly mobile and very much in vogue, they play by different rules than brick-and-mortar restaurants. But around New Orleans lately, these food trucks are increasingly enlisted to serve a number of community causes alongside their street food.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Where Y'Eat: The Sounds Of A Season On The Plate

The sounds around the oyster bar can be "an orchestra of autumn" in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

All around New Orleans, the sounds of the season signal cooler weather ahead. Some of these speak directly to our appetites too.

If you heard a sharp snap one recent morning, it might've been the sound of New Orleans collectively switching off the air-conditioner at the start of a dramatically cooler day.

Now the odds of the A/C staying off for any extended period may be low, but that’s not the point. The sound was a harbinger of the fall, and others will follow, including some that speak directly to New Orleans appetites.            

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Where Y'Eat: A Different Selection Of Shrimp Hit The Dock, And The Tables

Royal red shrimp, a menu fixture at Peche Seafood Grill.
Ian McNulty

There is a wider variety of American shrimp turning up on New Orleans menus, presenting richer possibilities.

We order our shrimp fried or grilled, boiled, poached, marinated as ceviche or sautéed for New Orleans-style BBQ shrimp.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Beating The Clock At Brunch

Steak with eggs, Vietnamese style sizzling beef, at Mint Modern Vietnamese Bistro.
Ian McNulty

Here is a different strategy for beating the crowds and getting a good brunch before kickoff on busy football weekends. 

In the beginning there was breakfast. Then breakfast begat brunch. But then brunch went crazy, so getting some poached eggs and hollandaise for a laidback weekend meal has somehow become a half-day affair of crowd control, waiting lists and self-serve Bloody Mary stations.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Reframing Restaurant References At Meauxbar And Carrollton Market

Oysters Goodenough, a namesake dish of chef Jason Goodenough, at Carrollton Market.
Ian McNulty

A pair of familiar New Orleans restaurant spaces have been remade by creative new chefs.

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