Cheryl Lemoine

In A Pinch: Crazy About Crawfish

March 07, 2022
While folks in many parts of the country anticipate the springtime for its lovely weather, here in southern Louisiana we anxiously await the arrival of spring to usher in the peak of crawfish season. While these mouthwatering mudbugs (which by the way, are the official crustacean of the state of Louisiana) can be found on menus year-round, many restaurants choose to feature them only when they are at their best, typically between March and May.

Premier Performances to Tickle Your Fancy

March 07, 2022
Spring has sprung—so have spectacular shows of all sorts. Whether you’re ready to laugh out loud or jam out, to take in classic or modern acts, there’s something to suit every live performance palate. From Broadway and ballet, to comedy, country, and crooners, we’ve got your ticket to the hottest shows in town!

Champions Square – champions-square.com

Apr. 8: Bon Iver
The GRAMMY® award-winning American indie-folk band performs live with special guest Dijon in this state-of-the-art outdoor venue.

House of Blues – houseofblues.com/neworleans

It's Showtime!

December 07, 2021
Christmas Classics, Toe-Tapping Tunes and Dramatic Dances

While cool winter days bring less sunshine, there’s no shortage of exceptional entertainment to brighten your day. Whether your show style is classic or contemporary, comical or heartfelt, you’re sure to find something to excite your senses. From timeless theatrical performances and beloved holiday traditions to symphonic spectacles, it’s the most wonderful time of the year for lights, camera, action!

Saenger Theatre – saengernola.com

CATS
December 14–19

New and Renewed Restaurants

December 07, 2021
In a city notorious for its food scene, the New Orleans culinary landscape continues to evolve. New restaurants continue to pop up—including several ethnic eateries—while other favorites have undergone a sort of renewal. Despite all of the openings, closings and reinventing that the restaurant industry has recently experienced, one thing holds true: you do not have to look very hard or far to find a delectable dining experience in the Crescent City. Bon Appétit!

Barrilleaux’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
2000 Burgundy St; neworleansburgundyhouse.com

Fall for Al Fresco Dining

September 30, 2021
As the heat and humidity give way to cool, crisp evenings, autumn is the perfect time to dine al fresco in New Orleans. Whether you’re seeking brunch, beignets or burgers, we’re bringing you the best places sip and dine outdoors. From tempting tailgate tidbits to nocturnal noshing, you’re sure to fall for these distinctly Big Easy eateries.

Café Beignet
Multiple Locations; cafebeignet.com

So New Orleans - Casual, Classic, Trendy & Fun!

January 29, 2020
Seductive whiffs of magnolia blooms fill the air, a gentle breeze keeps the humidity at bay, crawfish season is at its savory peak, and the city is abuzz with lively festivals. It’s springtime in the Crescent City and one of our favorite times of the year. As festival season kicks off, we turn our taste buds to more casual cuisine. From a beckoning bowl of richly flavored gumbo to an artfully crafted po-boy, tempting tidbits are boundless. We’ve honed in on a few scrumptious must-have’s that are well worth the indulgence.

Mahony’s Original Po-Boys & Seafood

Chef Spotlight: Chris Lusk, Chef De Cuisine At Restaurant R'evolution

July 28, 2014
Chris Lusk's career has spanned an eclectic range of culinary experiences - from an externship in an Irish hotel and time as a sous chef cooking Tex" Mex under Stephen Pyles at Star Canyon in Dallas, to creating Asian cuisine in Florida and Italian under Mario Batali at Otto Enoteca in New York.

Tastefully Done

July 28, 2014
In a city that relishes its relics and shuns change (even minute modifications are often met with disdain!), the New Orleans food culture continues to undergo a metamorphosis, much like that of other great food destinations. While many of the grande dames of the Quarter, such as Antoine's, Galatoire's and Arnaud's, continue to maintain their noble stature, others are handing over the reigns, while others are simply calling it quits. Fortunately, the old adage "when one door closes, another door opens" holds true for the culinary industry, too.

Dining Al Fresco

May 06, 2014
It's hard to explain, but sometimes food just tastes better when enjoyed outdoors. Maybe it's the faint scent of foliage that fills most French Quarter courtyards or simply the open air that makes al fresco dining so alluring. Whatever it is, you're sure to discover scattered throughout the Vieux Carre picturesque patios, beautiful balconies and quaint courtyards aptly juxtaposed to both fine dining establishments and casual eateries. So, get out, enjoy the fresh air and indulge in your favorite culinary adventure al fresco style.

Bayona 430 Dauphine St, 504.525.4455

Casual Eats

February 11, 2014
It's Carnival time and you know what that means"... Chasing floats for a coveted Zulu coconut, tossing beads from a Bourbon Street balcony, jamming to high stepping marching bands are all in a day's work. Not to mention the endless, float-sized "to go" cocktails, late night Mardi Gras balls and lack of nutritionally sound food. Let's face it, man can not survive on Lucky Dogs and King Cake alone!

Tis' The Season To Dine In Style!

November 05, 2013
In New Orleans, food always takes center stage. Where else in the world do dining companions discuss their dinner options for later that night over lunch? And, daily! But, during the holiday season our passion for scrumptious morsels is revved up like a three year old hopped up on sugar-plums. Fortunately for those of us who crave comfort and joy in the form of tempting treats, there is no shortage of enticing holiday dining options, from Thanksgiving feasts and heavenly "Reveillon" menus to indulgent New Year's repasts.