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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4:25 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A Pair Of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime

A New York-style pie at Pizza Delicious.
Ian McNulty

Two very different restaurants at opposite ends of town are giving local afficionados of the various pizza arts plenty to chew over.

A Pair of Pizzas Worth Some Facetime

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Food
4:25 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Raising A Glass To Honor An Icon

The New Orleans Wine & Food Experience is underway across the city.
Courtesy of NOWFE.

When the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience honors Leah Chase this weekend, it will be using a potent symbol of hospitality to toast one of the city's enduring examples of what hospitality is all about.

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Food
4:11 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Marvelous First Impressions At Mariza

Cured lamb at Mariza.
Ian McNulty

If New Orleans was not specifically pining for a modern coastal Italian dining experience in a refurbished industrial space at the border of the Marigny and Bywater, well, you wouldn't know it by the scene at Mariza on any given night.

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Food
4:30 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Short Order Long-Timer Endures At Leni’s

Leni's Diner is a lunch spot that doubles as a time capsule for downtown's dining past.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans restaurant culture is abuzz with different flavors, new fashions and even a new lexicon these days. Some places set the pace and others struggle to keep up. But then there are those that ignore them altogether, and in some cases stand apart, by essentially standing still. Leni's Café is one example.

Leni's Café on Where Y'Eat.

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Where Y'Eat
4:35 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Feeding the Fest in Overtime

Some of the food vendors at Jazz Fest also run standalone restaurants throughout the year, including Lil' Dizzy's, the eatery behind trout Baquet.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans, La. –
The procedure for ordering at Jazz Fest food booths is pretty straightforward: you name your dish and fork over cash. At some booths, however, it's common for festival-goers to try to make dinner reservations too.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Meals With A Mission At Nonprofit Cafés

Café Reconcile has recently finished a major overhaul of its cafe.
Courtesy of Café Reconcile

At a clutch of nonprofit restaurants, the notion of service extends far beyond waiting tables.

Meals With A Mission At Nonprofit Cafés

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Food
4:20 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Bit of Buffalo on Tulane

Buffalo shrimp po-boy at Avery's.
Ian McNulty

A family-run po-boy joint where New Orleans beef meets Buffalo shrimp.

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Food
4:21 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Parsing Peruvian Food in Kenner

Causa rellena, a traditional Peruvian dish served at Las Carnitas.
Ian McNulty

A hole-in-the-wall Peruvian cafe doesn't look like the next big thing, but it's still the spot in the New Orleans area to sample a poly-ethnic cuisine that has foodies across the country buzzing.

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Food
4:32 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Food Seasons in 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

Some deeply-ingrained food traditions follow the seasons in Louisiana, and some dentists can read those seasons by the types of injuries they see in their patients’ mouths.


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Food
4:28 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Taking the "West Bank Shortcut" for a Cajun-Style Seafood Feasts

The crawfish often seem a little bigger on the West Bank.
Ian McNulty

Taking the "West Bank shortcut" to get just a little closer to the source pays big dividends when it's time for a boiled seafood safari. 


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