TDAC – Vegetable Crumble...

I enjoy savory takes on dishes that are usually created as sweets. Fruity, sweet crumbles are wonderful, but this looks like a fun side dish. They Draw And Cook is...

Little Tokyo on Veterans in #themetrys...

IZAKAYA LITTLE TOKYO RESTAURANT 4704 Veterans Blvd. Suite 101 Metairie, LA 70006 Phone. (504)885-6125 www.littletokyonola.com The owners of the Little Tokyo restaurants in New Orleans brand the location on Vets, between Clearview and Transcontinental in #themetrys as catering to “young crowds”. If the posters of Mario and Naruto on the walls aren’t a giveaway, the menu will certainly tip their hand. This isn’t your typical suburban sushi joint, but rather a place that offers a broad range of Japanese dishes. Sushi, of course! Mrs. YatPundit had chicken and fried rice from the teppan grill, but also wanted a little sushi. She’s not terribly adventurous, so a crunchy roll filled the bill. Notice that the roll is sliced into eight pieces rather than six. Thinner, and stretches a bit further when sharing, which are things important to a younger crowd. I was in a noodle mood, so Chicken Yakisoba for me. Hot off the grill, tasty, and a HUGE portion. Our server, a charming young lady, even brought a little condiment dish with Sriracha sauce, always good for a dish with a lot of veggies. I’m a beer person with Japanese food more so than a sake person (unless others prefer sake, then bring it!), so I had a Sapporo Black Label Draft. Or two. We go to Little Tokyo more than any other sushi place around. Don’t get me wrong, I like a number of other places, but this one has an atmosphere I love, lighting that’s just right, and food that’s wonderful. I’d never noticed this sign by the register, though. They’re open until 2am! That’s...

The Happy Baker with the Flashing Light!...

We grilled ribeyes last night, so I picked up a loaf of French bread at Zuppardo’s. If I ever write a scene/story involving St. Aloysius High School, I’ll be sure to include some mention of the po-boys sold at lunch time, on bread from Binder’s. That tradition continued through my time at Brother Martin High School, in Gentilly, in the...

Beer Notes – “Jefferson Stout” from @LazyMagnolia...

Jefferson Stout Lazy Magnolia Brewery Milk/Sweet Stout 4.65% ABV 22 IBUs Yeah, I know it’s summer, but me and my friend Jeff are still tight. Lazy Magnolia Brewery’s Sweet Potato Stout is a fantastic dark brew. The hints of sweet potato make it unique. 4.5 stars on Untappd...

“Coolinary” is coming – here’s @CWaddington504’s preview...

For the last ten Augusts, The New Orleans CVB has sponsored Coolinary, a summer promotion designed to lure folks out of their air-conditioned cocoons to come out and eat. As Chris mentions in the article, it’s not just about the $20 lunch and $40ish dinner specials, it’s about the fun dishes the participating restaurants offer. It’s a chance for the old-line places like Antoine’s and Commander’s to go off their century-plus old menus, and nobody is shocked/outraged. “It’s Coolinary”. It’s not the old-line places, either; Brigtsen’s, Cafe’ Degas, and even Charlie’s Steakhouse get into the game. We’ll be hitting the Coolinary restaurants. Tell us which ones look interesting to...

Beer notes – @TinRoofBeer’s Watermelon Wheat (Not Too Sweet)...

Watermelon Wheat (Not Too Sweet) Tin Roof Brewing, Baton Rouge 5% ABV 21 IBUs My 21yo has been tossing a bunch of wheat beers into the grocery basket in recent weeks (naturally, dad’s paying). Tin Roof’s Watermelon Wheat was a good one. I don’t taste watermelon in this beer, but that’s because I’m one of those people that usually puts salt on watermelon, so the taste trigger isn’t there. Still, the flavor is excellent, light, fruity. The full name of the beer is “Not too Sweet Watermelon Wheat”, and they’re right. Tin Roof were right to put that fruit-beer disclaimer on the can. There’s a solid balance between fruit sensations and wheat malt. I gave it 4.25 on...

Euphrosine Season #2

I’m going to be traveling a bit over the next weeks, so I’m offering a few thoughts on Atelier Vie’s Euphrosine Season, featuring their wonderful Euphrosine Gin #9. Here’s a hearty pour of Euphrosine Gin #9, mixed with “Honest Lemonade” from Whole Foods, a bit of strawberry juice, and garnished with a slice of strawberry. Be sure to check out the Euphrosine Season. Mix, Write, Win! Three Ways to Participate page on the distillery’s...
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