Carnival Food – Grac...

Gracious Bakery nails it! Gracious Bakery – Great options on the Uptown route Apologies for no photos, but, let’s face it, parade food isn’t very photogenic. Gracious on the Avenue, at St. Charles Avenue and Sixth Street, is a great option for folks catching parades in the Garden District. While there are a number of great places and food trucks between Napoleon and Louisiana Avenues,...

#McKenziesMemories –...

#McKenziesMemories – Chocolate Donuts! #McKenziesMemories – Chocolate Donuts! McKenzie’s Pastry Shoppes are long “Ain’t There No More,” as we say here. There are a number of reasons why the chain remains a fond memory of many. The main reason is how ubiquitous the stores were. You could find a McKenzie’s in just about every neighborhood in the metro area....

NOLA Nica – Central ...

NOLA Nica – Nicaraguan cuisine in the ‘burbs Kenna (bra)! – NOLA Nica Full disclosure: I am an “honorary citizen” of the City of Kenner. Goes back to when I ran a Radio Shack out there.  Seriously. What that translates to with respect to food blogging is that I don’t mind going out to Kenna (bra) for lunch. So, when Jessie suggested a place out past the airport the...

YatPundit’s Pub R...

Brown Butter Mid-City (cross-posted to YatPundit) Brown Butter Mid-City for Lunch Brown Butter 231 N. Carrollton Avenue New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 609-3871 www.brownbutterrestaurant.com Reservations via OpenTable (click to the restaurant’s website above) From the restaurant’s website: Located at the corner of N Carrollton and Bienville in Mid City New Orleans, we are the city’s destination...

TDAC Sushi Feature Today

TDAC Sushi! TDAC Sushi – They Draw and Cook Today’s featured collection on They Draw and Cook is Sushi! I got started eating sushi as a student at UNO, in the late 1970s. A lot of folks do the “oh, I’m not going to eat raw fish,” but it’s easy to get into sushi for New Orleanians. That’s because we all grew up eating seafood. Start your non-sushi-eating friends...

Top Oyster Spots in New Or...

Top Oyster spots offer a great range of choices. Top Oyster spots – I’ve got a few quibbles This list of places in town to get good oysters isn’t bad. GoNOLA.com rarely puts forward a bad or controversial set of recommendations. Still, I’ve got a couple of quibbles with the list, as well as a few comments. Best raw: I’ve got no argument with Manale’s, but don’t...

Dinner at Vessel New Orlea...

Vessel New Orleans in Mid-City Vessel New Orleans is fun! I felt uninspired when it came to cooking dinner last Saturday, so we decided to go out. Vessel New Orleans was our to-try list for some time. I went to their page on Open Table, and easily booked a table. Almost too easy, in fact, to the point where I feared the place might not be so hot. I was wrong! Cocktails The place was active, in spite of...
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