by Steven Doyle
Originating n New Orleans, the muffuletta is a sandwich that’s made on a round, disc-like sesame bread filled with cured meats, marinated olives, and pickled vegetables. Though you can buy a muffuletta at any number of places in the city, it all began at Central Grocery in the French Quarter, where it came about as a way for Sicilians to combine the separate ingredients of their meal.
Central Grocery, a great place for fine Italian goods, sells the muffuletta by the round ($17.95) or half-round ($9.50), both of which come in their signature white paper wrappers. Two very hungry eaters may easily put away the whole round. Continue reading
by Steven Doyle
To celebrate National Tourism Week, the good people of New Orleans will be trucking it up to Dallas for a visit. The colorful and sought after “Follow Your NOLA” food truck will visit Austin, Dallas, and Houston after stopping first this weekend at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Those who visit will be treated to cooking demonstrations and food samples by Restaurant Borgne Chef Brian Landry (John Besh restaurant), authentic cultural experiences like a jazz trumpeter or a Mardi Gras Indian, gifts, giveaways, and a chance to win hotel and meals when you drive to New Orleans. Continue reading
by Farah Fleurima
On a visit last month to New Orleans’ Root restaurant, I discovered a garden-fresh oasis of seasonal, chef-crafted fare in a sea of Cajun and Creole excess (not that we dislike those excesses). Executive chef Phillip L. Lopez’s creations fondly reminded me of the earthy uniqueness that comes out of Chef Matt McCallister’s kitchen at FT33: inspired, crafty, playful fare that uses the best of local purveyors and what’s in season … and is plated fancifully.
Inside the Warehouse District eatery, I was delighted by the open airiness and bright green touches in the décor – definitely reminded me of a garden! Continue reading