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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4:36 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Wine Tastings With More Than Wine

A social wine tasting in progress at Swirl in Faubourg St. John.
Ian McNulty

Across New Orleans, wine merchants are tapping the appeal of comfort food and street eats to promote, and possibly demystify, their product as the market gets more competitive.

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Food
4:33 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Bavarian Beyond October

Traditional German flavors persist year-round at Lüke, a CBD brasserie from John Besh. Pictured, a hearty choucroute.
Ian McNulty

There is nothing seasonal about weinerschnitzel or sauerkraut. But dine around New Orleans during October and you might think otherwise as these traditional German dishes are trotted around for Oktoberfest celebrations.

However, now that it’s November, and all the costume lederhosen and plastic beer steins have been stowed for the year and the last refrains of the chicken dance song are finally receding, local diners with a taste for traditional Bavarian cooking still have options.

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Food
4:34 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Tacos The Talk Of The Town

A sampling of snacks from the Bywater's Twilight Tacos.
Ian McNulty

Fast, cheap and easy to love, tacos might be the ideal party food. These days, they're turning up all over town and in all different formats, from traditional to New Orleans hybrids. 

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Food
4:31 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Where Y’Eat: Finding New Food At Old Arabi Eats

A pulled pork sandwich at Old Arabi Eats.
Ian McNulty

Clam chowder in Arabi? A pair of young transplants have a different plan for their neighborhood restaurant, starting with the location.

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Food
4:29 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Where Y’Eat: A New Coffee Culture Perks Up

The Brigade coffee truck sets up at a festival.
Ian McNulty

There’s a new buzz in the New Orleans coffee scene today, and it’s not just the caffeine. At a string of small, independent cafés and even at pop-up stands and roving mobile vendors, New Orleanians can experience an approach that treats coffee more like fine wine than any old commodity cup of Joe.

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Food
4:28 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Where Y'Eat: How You Like 'Dem Oysters?

The "oysters and pearls" appetizer at Criollo.
Ian McNulty

Cocktail sauce and crackers are great, but New Orleans chefs are getting more creative with how they dress up raw oysters, offering new alternatives for the beloved local bivalve. 


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Food
4:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Sainte Season In The CBD

A contemporary edge runs through the design at Sainte Marie.
Ian McNulty

A stylish CBD restaurant that seemed to portend the future has finally come into its own as the neighborhood has changed around it.


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Food
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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Food
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.

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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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