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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4:35 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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Food
4:35 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Where Y'Eat: In New Orleans, Suddenly Oysters Are Everywhere

Always an oyster-loving town, New Orleans now has more places to persue the passion for local bivalves.
Ian McNulty

We here in Louisiana have never been bashful when expressing our feeling for oysters. We devour them fried, grilled, broiled and baked, and we ravish them raw. But look around the New Orleans restaurant scene these days and it feels like the relationship has reached a new level of affection, and even infatuation.

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Food
4:22 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Casting Out A Valentine's Lifeline

When Carnival and Valentine's Day intersect, casual ideas for dining can still dial up a special night.
Ian McNulty

It sounds so fundamentally good, so easy, so natural — it’s dinner out on the town with someone special, with your sweetheart. Well, pull your head out of the clouds, lover boy, because this is no time to be getting all mushy. This is Valentine’s Day. And this is serious business.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Salvation By Sandwich At Carnival Time

Though it lacks the flash and fanfare of some traditional Carnival time foods, the humble finger sandwich helps keep the celebration running.
Ian McNulty

Some of the city's old-guard restaurants hold heralded places in Carnival tradition, and king cakes have been glittering extra brightly lately as chefs and bakers around New Orleans put their own stamp on its form and flavors.   

But, when it comes to keeping people going through the long haul of Carnival, the heavy lifting often falls to much more humble fare from unsung suppliers. These are the grocery stores, the delis and the specialty caterers of New Orleans, businesses that work at fever pitch once the parade season reaches its prime time. 

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Fed Up With Football? TV-Free Havens From Super Bowl Hype

Cure on Freret Street is among the local spots that have traded high-def for high-style, providing TV-free atmosphere for casual outings.
Ian McNulty

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Where Y'Eat: The King Cake Extends Its Reign

King cake has become something far more pervasive than a simple Carnival time treat.
Ian McNulty


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Food
1:23 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Where Y'Eat: History And Evolution At Antoine's

Inside Antoine's Restaurant, the oldest in New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

For Antoine’s Restaurant, the oldest restaurant in New Orleans, 2015 marks its 175th birthday. And, naturally, events and promotions will unfold through the year tied to its long history and deep well of tradition. But, even as it celebrates its past, Antoine’s is also using this anniversary to introduce changes that are aimed squarely at the future, and even at its very survival.

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Food
6:30 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Where Y'Eat: Making the rounds with Turkish meze

A sampling of traditional Turkish flavors at the Uptown restaurant Mezze.
Ian McNulty

Picture some friends sharing and sampling a progression of small plates and you have a very modern portrait of casual dining. But, in another example of how new trends at the dinner table often reflect old customs, you can assemble that same scene around Turkish flavors and see a very traditional view of social dining. That’s one on display in New Orleans these days at an Uptown eatery called Mezze.

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