Restaurants: Emeril’s, New Orleans

“Bam!” “Kick it up a notch!” With those famed catchphrases, even passive television viewers who never cook and put no thought into where they dine out know who is being referred to. Julia Child made cooking shows on television watchable. Emeril Lagasse, forgive the expression, kicked the subject of cooking shows on television up aContinue reading “Restaurants: Emeril’s, New Orleans”

Cocktails of the Week: The Bandito and The Arrow in the Gale from Cure, New Orleans

The first two nights of cocktails in New Orleans was rough. Not rough in a sick, too many hurricanes on Bourbon Street way. Rough because destination classic cocktail bar after destination classic cocktail bar that we purposely seeked out crafted some of the most lackluster cocktails I have encountered from supposedly reputable bars. We neededContinue reading “Cocktails of the Week: The Bandito and The Arrow in the Gale from Cure, New Orleans”

Beer of the Week: Hopitoulas IPA from NOLA Brewing, New Orleans

As challenging as finding a worthwhile cocktail was in New Orleans at a bar not named Cure of affiliated with Cure, finding a beer close to enjoyable was even more daunting. Every choice from Abita, the beloved Louisiana craft brewer, was an embarrassment except for the at least drinkable Restoration Pale Ale when on draft.Continue reading “Beer of the Week: Hopitoulas IPA from NOLA Brewing, New Orleans”