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4:32 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Where Y'Eat: A Breakfast Boom Gets Cracking

The Ruby Slipper Café recently opened its fourth location, this time on Canal Street.
Ian McNulty

New Orleans asked for more breakfast, and New Orleans restaurateurs listened. All over town, a new crop of breakfast specialists have appeared. Ian McNulty explores the trend. 

Sometimes it’s phrased as a question, and sometimes it’s just a complaint. But whichever form it takes, one of the refrains I hear so often about the New Orleans restaurant scene is a request for more breakfast. It is not a patient request. In fact, it seems like every time someone brings it up, they are hungry, in desperate need of coffee and not interested in mincing words.

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Food
4:30 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Tapping The Elemental Oyster Appeal

Sometimes oysters are at their best with the least done to them.
Ian McNulty

Start with a pile of fresh oysters and you don't need much more to make a party. That's part of the inspiration for a new event coming up this weekend in New Orleans.

Confronted with the crazy abundance of oysters in coastal Louisiana, we have come up with countless ways to prepare them.

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Food
4:36 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Where Y'Eat: Winter Colors On The Plate At Maurepas Foods

Chocolate and satsuma team on the Maurepas Foods dessert list.
Ian McNulty

After two years, the cooking at Maurepas Foods remains as eclectic and unorthodox as ever, and with the Louisiana winter settling in its minutely seasonal menu is at its most lush.

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Food
4:31 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Where Y'Eat: A New Day For The Beignet

The new twists for a classic New Orleans food include chocolate beignets.
Ian McNulty

The beignet, long an emblem of New Orleans food culture, is experiencing a revival across town, from classic renditions to modern interpretations.

It's easy to imagine how someone could walk into the Morning Call Coffee Stand in City Park for the first time and see the place as an act of historic preservation.

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Food
4:37 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Where Y'Eat: Act Two For Tujague's

In business since 1856, Tujague's retains a historic feel on Decatur Street.
Ian McNulty

Back from the brink, a Creole culinary landmark in the French Quarter has been revived and retooled by the next generation.

During a recent lunch at Tujague’s, a man asked his waiter if he was familiar enough with the seafood gumbo to recommend it. “Of course,” the waiter declared. “I’ve been working here for 30 years; it’s always been good.”

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Food
4:37 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Where Y'Eat: A Holiday Diet Of Nostalgia

An old-fashioned Bud's Broiler is likely on the holiday hit list for hungry New Orleans expats visiting for the holidays.
Ian McNulty

Dining trends and new concepts can be exciting, but for some New Orleans expats the food priorities are all from the past. The holiday season is their time to reconvene with familiar flavors, and that time is limited. Don't get in their way. 

For those interested in the latest from the realm of food and restaurants, these have been exciting times around New Orleans. There have been so many new eateries, new flavors and hot trends turning up, it’s been hard just to keep track of them, never mind try them all.

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Food
4:35 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Where Y'Eat: After Hours Eats For The Holiday Season

Ivy covers the exterior, and continues through the decor motiff, at a new Uptown hotspot of the same name.
Ian McNulty

A growing niche in the New Orleans dining scene splits the difference between restaurant and lounge, and they'll be in demand this season for the holiday after-party circuit.

On a recent Friday night at the new Uptown nightspot Ivy, the wait staff seemed to be in perpetual motion, whisking around tightly-spaced tables with plates of crab claws, sliced Italian meats curled on wooden platters and amber-hued Old Fashioned cocktails in rocks glasses the size of goblets.

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11:51 am
Wed December 4, 2013

NY Times: New Orleans Restaurant Scene Rises, Reflecting A Richer City

The New York Times examines the exploding number of new restaurants in New Orleans, and touches on the impacts and future implications of a service focus on the city's economy.
NEW ORLEANS - By one count there were already 65 restaurants on the three miles of Magazine Street, a major artery through this city's upscale districts. But on a recent Monday, diners were eager for No. 66. The minute the lights went on at Ivy, an autumnal little lounge with an as-seen-on-TV chef, the curious were at the door.
Food
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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