Tag: New Orleans

New Orleans: 8 Top Places to Eat & Drink Now

This article was first published here at Table8 where I am national editor. My beloved New Orleans, the one US city in my adult life that has been calling to me for a decade, continues to tempt me to move there or dream about a second home in its sometimes gritty, ever-atmospheric and inspired streets. The modern wave in dining… Read more →

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Highlights of Tales of the Cocktail 2016

Going off and on since 2010, Tales of the Cocktail remains the most exhausting, exhilarating reunion of spirits and cocktail folk — many from the best restaurants, bars and brands — in the world. For some of us, the nightly parties have become too big, loud and not really a showcase for drink, while the peak of summer oppressiveness in… Read more →

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8 Best Meals in New Orleans in 2014

Back in my beloved New Orleans. During my annual visits, I am able to catch up on my many newcomers since the prior visit. I returned to spots like Sylvain and Café Adelaide, ordered sandwiches for my flight home from St. James Cheese Company, and in coffee, and went daily to my favorite Spitfire Coffee near the ideally-located Omni Royal Hotel,… Read more →

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10 Top New Orleans Bars + Interviews with Chris Hannah & Jedd Haas

My Summer 2014 feature for Distiller Magazine on New Orleans, with an 11-page print spread, my photos and three articles: My article on 10 of Nola’s great bars An interview with Chris Hannah at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar An interview with Atelier Vie‘s founder/distiller, Jedd Haas All three articles here. More of my Nola food and drink recommends here. Save… Read more →

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Eating in NEW ORLEANS, Newcomers to Classics

In one of the greatest (though far from the largest or diverse) food cities on earth, New Orleans is great first and foremost because of its truly one-of-a-kind spirit and verve. It’s sensual magic envelops me every visit, haunting me when I’m away. This translates to its cuisine – truly unique, historically formed from an array of cultures that give… Read more →

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Best Cocktails in NEW ORLEANS 2013

Back for Tales of the Cocktail in my beloved city of New Orleans, my last visit yielded these standout drinks at some new and some not-so-new spots (the latest on food and dining in Nola here). KINGFISH, French Quarter Wherever bartender Chris McMillian tends, I would go. As the consummate, lifelong bartender who showed me back in a 2008 visit… Read more →

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Best Bars in SF, the US & the World – 2013

Another year, another few hundred bar menus tasted and perused around the globe. This year was the most full yet: I visited over 25 cities in 10 different countries. Which means weeding through best tastes is even more complicated. Given the vast range, I have three 2013 lists (more for best in food/dining here): 12 Best New Bars in San… Read more →

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Another Year, Another Tales – 2013 TALES of the COCKTAIL in New Orleans

Another year, another Tales. Tales of the Cocktail was another mad frenzy of a week in oppressive heat (though not as bad as in past years), drinking while getting educated on drink with thousands of people around New Orleans. Any reason to return to my beloved New Orleans (which I’ve written about extensively) is a worthy one. Best moments this… Read more →

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