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
4:00 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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Where Y'Eat
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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Where Y'Eat
4:30 pm
Thu February 9, 2012

Frostop-Side-Up Again at Ted’s

The iconic root beer mug at Ted's Frostop is right-side-up again.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Long a symbol of post-Katrina defiance, the refurbished sign at vintage burger joint kindles the past and points to the future.

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Where Y'Eat
3:54 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Mid-City's Cuban Connection

A crisply-grilled Cuban sandwich from Regla Store.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As turkeys were prepared in countless New Orleans kitchens this past holiday season, in the Cuban kitchen at the back of the Mid-City corner grocery Regla Store, attention turned to roasted pork legs.

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Where Y'Eat
3:47 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Fish Tales at Kanno

Kanno is right at home in its Fat City strip mall.
Ian McNulty WWNO

Along the diverse, densely-packed blocks of Fat City you’ll find a creative Japanese chef crafting exquisite compositions.

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Where Y'Eat
7:34 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

The Road to Redemption

Amber light from stained glass windows fills this church-turned-restaurant.
Ian McNulty WWNO

As word got around last year that a new restaurant called Redemption would open at the Mid-City address that had for so long been Christian's, it naturally kindled expectations, and even specific food cravings. Christian's was one of the few major restaurants that didn't return after Hurricane Katrina, and its setting, inside a century-old church, gave it an ambiance like nowhere else in town.

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Where Y'Eat
12:22 am
Thu December 29, 2011

Restaurant Year in Review

If you couldn't find someplace new and different to eat around New Orleans in 2011 it's probably your own fault. Certainly, our chefs and restaurateurs did their part this year to bring new options, new flavors and whole new concepts to the scene, and if you had a highly-specific craving in mind when setting out to sample them that was all the better.

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Where Y'Eat
12:19 am
Thu December 22, 2011

In Synch with the Season at Irish House

The Irish House.
Ian McNulty WWNO

You might expect meatloaf at a pub, and the way things are going with the gastropub trend these days you might even expect a few high-brow touches along with it.

Still, I wasn't initially expecting one made of heritage cattle from a family-run ranch in New Iberia, nor that it would be slathered with foie gras butter, balanced on fried walnut bread, and served at the Irish House bar by the same guy who just took the two minutes necessary to properly draw off my Guinness pint.

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