It's long been the downtown destination for Latin-style seafood. But more recently, RioMar has also become an ongoing exploration of a nebulous question for the restaurant world — in our age of high-profile chefs, what happens to a restaurant when its name chef moves on?
Louisiana's Office of Public Health is going statewide with a plan that officials say cut past-due restaurant and retail food inspections by at least one-third during a nine-parish pilot that began in February.
Assistant Secretary J.T. Lane said Thursday that he's making other changes to fix problems noted in a highly critical state audit released last month.
The audit said his office gave permits to restaurants that failed to correct violations and didn't meet its own standards — such as inspecting restaurants four times a year.
In a city known for fine restaurants, Commander’s Palace is both a New Orleans legend and an ever-evolving enterprise, as revered behind the scenes among chefs and service industry workers as it is to the dining public.
On this edition of Out to Lunch owner/managers/cousins Lally Brennan and Ti Martin share the Commander's culture.