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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Food
4:20 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Edible Exotica at Root

Manchego foam tops fried oysters at Root.
Ian McNulty WWNO

High style, edible exotica and a disarmingly fun approach power a unique new restaurant in downtown New Orleans.

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Where Y'Eat
4:14 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Eating by the Numbers at Jazz Fest

The cochon de lait po-boy at Jazz Fest.
Ian McNulty

What happens when your top Jazz Fest picks are on the plate instead of on stage? One hungry fest fan finds out.

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Food
4:14 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Boiling on the Best Bank

Shrimp and crawfish share the paper at Sal's Seafood.
Ian McNulty WWNO

A visit to one West Bank seafood specialist can feel like a mini road trip out to crawfish-producing Cajun country.

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Korean Food
4:06 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Where Kimchi Is King

The Korean flavors are fresh, bold and entirely vegan at the Wandering Buddha.
Ian McNulty WWNO

The barroom setting and vegan approach is a little unorthodox, but the Korean flavors at the Wandering Buddha are easy to love.

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Food
4:08 pm
Thu April 5, 2012

Where Y'Eat: A Barbecue Neutral Ground

The sauce selection at McClure's BBQ represents the wide regional range of barbecue traditions now taking root.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As interest in barbecue billows around New Orleans, the city is seeing a a wide range of regional styles take root and meld with local traditions.

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Food
4:00 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Barbecue Boom Time

The reputation New Orleans enjoys for great food has long carried the asterisk that this just isn’t a barbecue town. But things may be starting to change.

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Where Y'Eat
4:00 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

A Forecast of Food

Long before we thought much about food culture, learned to crave complex flavors or even did our own ordering at restaurants, many of us began to fantasize about food thanks to one enduring classic of a book, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs."

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Where Y'Eat
4:10 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Learning to Eat Viet Orleanian

Yaka mein soup at C&A Seafood in the Broadmoor neighborhood of New Orleans.
Ian McNulty

A category of café I call "Viet Orleanian" are run by Vietnamese people, specialize in New Orleans staples and, increasingly, are started to weave a little of their own native flavors into the mix too.

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Where Y'Eat
8:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

The New Orleans Lenten Fish Fry

Cartons of fried fish are filled with tradition at New Orleans Lenten fish fries.
Ian McNulty

Each Friday during Lent, churches around New Orleans are transformed into bustling community cafeterias, full of people, suffused with the aroma of frying fish and driven by the pulse of deep tradition.

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4:32 pm
Thu February 23, 2012

Where Y'Eat: Turkish Turns Up in the Marigny

Fatoush makes its own gryo in-house, and serves it on pide, a crusty Turkish bread.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Traditional Turkish food finds a nontraditional setting along rejuvenating St. Claude Avenue inside the multi-modal Healing Center.

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