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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4:28 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Where Y'Eat: The Same, But Different — Revived Restaurants After Katrina

The historic Mandina's Restaurant saw significant changes after Katrina.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans witnessed a magnitude of change overnight that it might otherwise have taken an entire generation to work upon our touchstones of home. Restaurants that seemed timeless, and maybe even permanently fixed in their ways, were part of that as well.

As we mark another Katrina anniversary, some of them vividly illustrate a dynamic we can sum up as "the same, but different."


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4:25 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Going Whole Hog For Whole Fish

Whole hog snapper at Pêche Seafood Grill.
Ian McNulty

Whole fish is showing up a whole lot more across New Orleans menus, and the new trend harkens back to a very old style and a deep vein of flavor.

Where Y’Eat: Going Whole Hog For Whole Fish

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Food
12:14 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Lakefront Restaurant Renewal

Dining on the deck at Brisbi's.
Ian McNulty

The ritual of seafood dinners by Lake Pontchartrain is getting a second wind as new restaurants find ways to open along the New Orleans waterfront. 


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4:25 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Bakeries On The Rise In New Orleans

Loaves hot from the oven at the new Uptown bakery Breads on Oak.
Ian McNulty

A surge in small bakeries around New Orleans signals a revival for local baking traditions in more ways than one.


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Food
4:28 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Riding The (Roast Beef) Gravy Train

The roast beef po-boy at Bear's, only one of several possible vehicles for "debris."
Ian McNulty

Are the skills required to handle a roast beef po-boy passed down the family line? And when are New Orleans kids old enough to manage their own? These are some of the questions that come up when considering one of the city's classic sandwiches.


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4:26 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A New Approach At Vietnamese Cafés

"Bacos," or steamed buns fashioned like tacos, at Ba Chi Canteen.
Ian McNulty

As the noodle house staples of pho, spring rolls and banh mi proliferate around New Orleans, some new Vietnamese restaurants are standing apart with a more contemporary taste.


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Food
4:23 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Crafting A Cocktail Capital

Craft cocktails, and a whole industry behind them, are shaking things up at New Orleans bars and restaurants.
Ian McNulty

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.

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4:24 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Food And Drink Light Up Lee Circle

The Hotel Modern is home to both the craft cocktail lounge Bellocq and the new restaurant Tivoli & Lee.
Credit Ian McNulty

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. 

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4:31 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Where Y’Eat: New School Po-Boys

A barbecue chicken po-boy with Korean kimchee and coleslaw from the Sammich.
Ian McNulty

While the classics endure, some chefs are turning their attentions to the po-boy and coming up with something altogether new between the bread.

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4:23 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Getting Filipino Food At Milkfish

A preparation of milkfish (aka bangus) at the Marigny restaurant Milkfish.
Ian McNulty

New Orleanians don't have many local opportunities to try Filipino cooking. But after a chef staged a pop-up to showcase the jungly fusion of flavors from her homeland, the concept quickly blossomed into a full-fledged restaurant in the Marigny. 

Where Y'Eat: Getting Filipino Food At Milkfish

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