restaurants

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.

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. 


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.


Eileen Fleming / WWNO

The Vieux Carré Commission is allowing a controversial restaurant proposed for the French Quarter to move forward. But there are still roadblocks.

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."


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.

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. 


Ian McNulty

A surge in small bakeries around New Orleans signals a revival for local baking traditions in more ways than one.


Ian McNulty

Are the skills required to handle a roast beef po-boy passed down the family line? And when are New Orleans kids old enough to manage their own? These are some of the questions that come up when considering one of the city's classic sandwiches.


Ian McNulty

As the noodle house staples of pho, spring rolls and banh mi proliferate around New Orleans, some new Vietnamese restaurants are standing apart with a more contemporary taste.


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