New Orleans Wins Big at the 2024 James Beard Awards
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by Clair Lorell
5d ago
Jewel of the South. | Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA Dakar NOLA won Best New Restaurant and Jewel of the South was awarded Outstanding Bar It was a huge night for New Orleans at the 2024 James Beard Foundation Awards, announced at a ceremony in Chicago on the evening of Monday, June 10. Dakar NOLA, chef Serigne Mbaye and Effie Richardson’s widely-acclaimed Senegalese tasting menu restaurant and Eater New Orleans’s 2023 restaurant of the year won Best New Restaurant, while Jewel of the South, Chris Hannah’s refined French Quarter cocktail bar, took home the 2024 award for Outstanding Bar. The last fe ..read more
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The 6 Most Anticipated New Orleans Restaurant Openings This Summer
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by Clair Lorell
1w ago
Acamaya, Ana Castro’s upcoming restaurant, will serve oysters and other Mexican mariscos. | Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA It’s one of New Orleans’s biggest summers ever for exciting openings, restaurants like Acamaya, Tatlo, Nobu, and the Coop Summer is typically New Orleans’s season of closures and reduced hours, and not a time for big openings — but this year is different. Summer 2024 is all about the year’s most hotly anticipated restaurants opening their doors for locals to experience first, ahead of the busier fall festival and tourist seasons. Get ready for Mexican mariscos to beat the heat ..read more
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Channing Tatum’s Bourbon Street Bar Closes After 12 Years
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by Clair Lorell
1w ago
Saints and Sinners. | William A. Morgan/Shutterstock The Storyville-themed bar and restaurant Saints and Sinners closed at the end of May When actor Channing Tatum and his business partner Keith Kurtz opened the burlesque-themed bar and restaurant Saints and Sinners on Bourbon Street in 2012, it spurred endless Magic Mike jokes, a healthy bit of skepticism, and much excitement from the bachelorette party set. It made it 12 years — safe to say longer than many New Orleanians expected — before closing, somewhat abruptly, at the end of May. A message posted to the Saints and Sinners website reads ..read more
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As Summer Closes in On New Orleans, Restaurants Plan Pauses, Cut Hours
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by Clair Lorell
2w ago
Saint John’s now-closed French Quarter location. | Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA Could it become a new norm for the make-it-or-break-it season? New Orleans experienced its hottest summer on record in 2023 and is again facing a similarly hotter-than-usual few months. That spells trouble for local restaurants — at a certain point last August, several businesses were forced to shut down temporarily due to unsafe conditions caused by extreme heat. Now, some restaurants are getting ahead of the annual summer slowdown by scaling back hours or shutting down entirely for the season. Could it become a new n ..read more
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Seven of the Best Chefs in New Orleans Are Teaming Up to Celebrate Juneteenth
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by Beth D'Addono
2w ago
Serigne Mbaye, far right, of Dakar Nola. | Josh Brasted/Eater The feast over fire spotlighting Black ancestral foods is June 16 at Grow Dat Youth Farm The way Dakar Nola chef Serigne Mbaye sees it, the third annual Afro Freedom Afro Feast Juneteenth Celebration has taken on a life of its own. “This event has become bigger than me, which has always been my intention,” says Mbaye, who founded the annual celebration of Black culture and gastronomy. “Seeing it grow, seeing so many chefs doing a tremendous amount of work in the community, it’s just amazing. We are sharing our story and inspiring yo ..read more
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Could a Trader Joe’s Be Coming to Uptown New Orleans?
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by Clair Lorell
2w ago
Trader Joe’s. | Shutterstock A conditional use permit for a “small format specialty grocer” on Freret Street was approved by the City Planning Commission this week One year after the big news that Trader Joe’s was hoping to open its first store in New Orleans in Mid-City, it appears that the cult grocery chain is pursuing an additional location in the city, this one in Uptown New Orleans at the corner of Napoleon Avenue and Freret Street. During a City Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, May 28, a conditional use permit for a grocery store over 10,000 square feet that sells packaged alcoho ..read more
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Where to Find the Absolute Best Boudin in South Louisiana
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by Beth D'Addono
3w ago
Bill Addison/Eater Hot on the boudin trail in South Louisiana, from Eunice to New Orleans Stop at any mom-and-pop corner store or gas station in Cajun Country, and boudin awaits. Usually sold steamed, and sometimes on a stick, this peppery mix of pork, cooked rice, trinity (bell pepper, celery, onion) cayenne, and sometimes bits of liver is fully cooked, then stuffed into a casing like sausage, though it’s not smoked, cured, or ground like one. It’s usually eaten from hand to mouth, squeezed out of its casing morsel by morsel, a practice that takes some getting used to for non-Cajun eaters. En ..read more
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A Mother-Son Duo Is Slinging Tuscan-Style Sandwiches on Schiacciata in the Marigny
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by Clair Lorell
1M ago
A prosciutto and mozzarella sandwich from Lunch. | Merrill Stewart/Eater NOLA The pop-up, called Lunch, will become a restaurant on Dauphine Street early next year It’s safe to say schiacciata (pronounced skia-cha-ta) bread, foccacia’s thinner, crustier cousin out of Tuscany, is having a moment. That ideal sandwich bread has made it to New Orleans, courtesy of New York native Lisa Greenleaf and her son Jack Greenleaf, who are serving stuffed and square Tuscan-style sandwiches from their pop-up, called Lunch. They’re simultaneously working on a restaurant, which they expect to open in the Marig ..read more
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Look Inside Hot Stuff, Turkey and the Wolf’s New Southern-Style Meat and Three
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by Clair Lorell
1M ago
Nate Barfield serves up stewed okra and tomatoes at Hot Stuff. | Kat Kimball/Eater NOLA The hot steam table restaurant with a funky covered patio brings “south Louisiana fishing camp vibes” to New Orleans Leave it to the Turkey and the Wolf team to take an unassuming, mid-century corner store on slab and turn it into something unlike anything else in New Orleans. On Monday, May 13, that simple brick building at 7507 Maple Street opens as Hot Stuff, Mason Hereford and Nate Barfield’s new Southern-style meat and three restaurant. Barfield, a Monroeville, Alabama native, has been with Turkey and ..read more
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120 Years Later, Gelato Legend Angelo Brocato’s Still Rules Summer in New Orleans
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by Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton
1M ago
A slice of spumoni from Angelo Brocato. | Randy Schmidt/Eater NOLA How the legacy of Italian immigrants in New Orleans lives on in a romantic Mid-City ice cream parlor Generations of New Orleanians with sweet tooths have looked up at a brown and neon sign flashing the words “A. Brocato Spumone and Cassata Ice Cream” against a stark blue sky. Eventually, those visiting duck under a red-striped awning to peruse cookies, tarts, and gelato in glass display cases while waiting their turns in a line that often meanders onto Carrollton Avenue. Their chosen treat — a fresh cannoli or a wedge of the sh ..read more
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