Where to eat in New Orleans 9/16/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 9 to Sept. 16:

westwego-shrimp

shrimp at the Westwego seafood market (photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA)

  • Hansen’s Snobliz
  • Commander’s Palace
  • Westwego seafood market
  • Martin Wine Cellar
  • Coffee Call (in Baton Rouge)

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egg-roll-house

Where to eat in New Orleans 9/9/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Sept. 3 – Sept. 9:

photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA

photo by Carlie Kollath Wells/New in NOLA

  • Egg Roll House
  • Midway Pizza
  • Corner Cafe

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Where to eat in New Orleans 9/2/2013

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Aug. 26 – Sept. 2:

charbroiled oysters from Drago's restaurant in the French Quarter

charbroiled oysters from Drago’s restaurant in the French Quarter

  • Cafe du Monde
  • Antoine’s
  • Sucre
  • La Boulangerie
  • Drago’s
  • GW Fins
  • Organic Banana
  • Domilise’s
  • Midway
  • St. James Cheese Co.
  • Creole Creamery

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How to make pot roast like a New Orleans native

Pot roast is equal to mac & cheese when it comes to comfort food. Summer or winter, a succulent hunk of beef with carrots, onions and potatoes is just a gift from the food gods.

Patsy R. Brumfield The Southfacin' Cook

Patsy R. Brumfield
The Southfacin’ Cook

Not only is it great for company, it’s a perfect weekend dish, which I prefer to braise in the oven over a couple of hours (which is why I make it on the weekends). Then, the leftovers are to-die-for, either reheated as the main dish or on an open-face sandwich with the gravy over the top.

Anyway you slice it, pot roast is delicious and hearty.

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Where to eat in New Orleans 8/26/13

We’re eating & drinking our way through New Orleans with the #NewinNOLA crew. Venues from Aug. 19 – 26:

chicken tinga quesadilla from Felipe's in the French Quarter (via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

chicken tinga quesadilla from Felipe’s in the French Quarter (via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

  • Felipe’s
  • Pierre Maspero’s
  • St. Lawrence
  • Bar Tonique
  • Bravo!
  • Hollygrove

See the yummy food photos here.

Follow our food adventures throughout the week on Instagram (@NewinNOLA).

What to see other great New Orleans restaurants we’ve visited? Check them out here.

How to make mac & cheese like a New Orleans native

BY PATSY R. BRUMFIELD – THE SOUTHFACIN’ COOK   

Perhaps no comfort food is more beloved than macaroni and cheese.

Patsy R. Brumfield The Southfacin' Cook

Patsy R. Brumfield
The Southfacin’ Cook

For years, I thought you could just make some pasta, throw on a little butter and cheese, run it into the oven and expect great results. Not really.

Now, here’s a real creamy, golden crusted version with Bechamel sauce and a little Creole cayenne for pop. It warms well for leftovers, too.

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New Orleans restaurants running lunch/dinner specials this week

Hope you’ve had a chance to take advantage of the “coolinary” restaurant specials this month in New Orleans. We have one week left for you to cram in a few more meals.

Coquette, at 2800 Magazine Street, is offering a $35 dinner special on weeknights. (image via http://www.coolinaryneworleans.com)

Coquette, at 2800 Magazine Street, is offering a $35 dinner special on weeknights. (image via http://www.coolinaryneworleans.com)

Reminder via CoolinaryNewOrleans.com:

During the month of August, enjoy mouth-watering 2-3 course lunch menus for $20 or less and 3 course dinner menus at $35 or less at over 50 award winning restaurants. Experience cuisine that delights your palate and is an integral part of the history, fabric and culture of New Orleans.

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Where to eat in New Orleans 8/19/13

delicious Brussels sprouts at Cochon Butcher (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

delicious Brussels sprouts at Cochon Butcher (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

We continue to explore the restaurant options in New Orleans. Venues this week include:

  • Betsy’s Pancake House
  • Casa Borrega
  • Cochon Butcher
  • Creole Creamery
  • Hollygrove Market & Farm

Check out all our food photos.

Have a place we need to check out? Let us know.

Where we ate in New Orleans last week 8/12/13

We continue to eat our way through New Orleans. This week’s restaurants include:

grape leaf platter from Mona's on Magazine Street (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

grape leaf platter from Mona’s on Magazine Street (photo via @NewinNOLA on Instagram)

  • Apolline
  • Crescent City Pie & Sausage
  • Mona’s Cafe
  • Hansen’s
  • Mikimoto
  • Felipe’s
  • The Superdome
  • Amici
  • Panera Bread

Here are all of our food pix.

Restaurants from the week before:

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How to make fish tacos like a New Orleans native

BY PATSY R. BRUMFIELD – THE SOUTHFACIN’ COOK   

Patsy R. Brumfield The Southfacin' Cook

Patsy R. Brumfield
The Southfacin’ Cook

Happy National Catfish Month! In honor of the beloved mudcat, I made fish tacos – a really fresh, tasty treat.

My son inspired the dish by taking me to a restaurant the other day where we both had some. That’s when I realized the best way to season fish is a spicy rub, not marinade. So, here, I’ve given that a whirl. It hits all the right notes, and if you want to go spicier, have at it!

My daughter-in-law made a nice veggie dish to complement the tacos – chopped zucchini, squash, garlic, black beans, cumin and a store-bought Mexican sauce cooked in an iron skillet.

This fish taco recipe does not disappoint. It’s also a fun entree for a crowd. Give it a try.

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