New Orleans, LA – When a group of friends came down to visit not long after I moved to New Orleans, I was eager to show them some of the amazing local food I was just then beginning to discover myself. The trouble was, a few of the visitors were vegetarians.
Restaurant kitchen staff have to be on task to produce great dishes, and there's a discipline to following even basic house recipes. In the dining room, the social interactions come fast and furious, from greeting and serving customers to working with colleagues and managers.
New Orleans, LA – As proprietor of a local wine shop, Jon Smith has experience with the fruit of the vine. But lately he has been spending a good bit of his time with many other types of fruit -- plus vegetables, seafood and the occasional bag of kettle corn.
New Orleans, LA – Musicians are usually the ones praised for their ability to improv in this town, but lately local chefs and restaurant people have been showing remarkable flexibility when the tune of their career changes.