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40 Thoughts on Turning 40

1.       Holy crap. I’m 40. 2.       We were watching “The Great Outdoors” the other night. Both my husband and I said, “Wow, John Candy and Dan Aykroyd look old in this movie. I wonder how old they were.” Look it up on IMDB; they were 38. Um, so now we are older than they were. […]

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in New Orleans

Every Friday, Eater shares its suggestions It’s the same question every weekend: where should I eat? Well, every week Eater New Orleans will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations right here to answer that very question. Here now, five places to try this weekend in New Orleans. Show More Summary

Top Taco Crowns the Best Tacos and Margaritas in New Orleans

More than 40 restaurants competed for the title The first annual Top Taco went down at Spanish Plaza last night with over 40 New Orleans restaurants competing for the Top Taco crown. Los Poboycitos, Afro-Cuban jazz and groove band Otra, and Mariachi Jalisco US provided the musical entertainment for the evening. Show More Summary

Royal Brewery Is Now Up and Running

And more top dining intel NEW ORLEANS EAST — Royal Brewery became the 33rd licensed brewery in Louisiana last week. Culicidae Ale, an American pale ale fermented with British ale yeast will roll out first. The brewery says the beer is...Show More Summary

Recipe :: Cucumber Caprese Salad

One of my favorite things to eat is Caprese salad. Which is weird because I really don’t like raw tomatoes, but I digress. This is the salad I eat frequently when I’m attempting clean eating, and it’s what I make and eat every day during our annual week at the beach when I need a […]

Sprout and Press Cafe Springs Open on Freret Street

The new cafe from Kim Nguyen of Magasin opened Wednesday Sprout and Press Cafe (4525 Freret St.) is the newest addition to the Freret Street dining corridor, reported Todd Price. Kim Nguyen, the owner of Magasin and Magasin Kitchen opened...Show More Summary

5 Chefs To Follow on Instagram

Spice up your social feed with these local Instafeeds Nathan Richard Nathan Richard, who recently took the helm at Cavan, snaps photos of what’s coming out of the kitchen that day, with some shots of where ingredients are coming from in there as well. Show More Summary

Five NOLA Restaurants on Eater’s Southern 38

The list chronicles the essential restaurants across the South Eater critic Bill Addison has published the inaugural edition of the The South’s 38 Essential Restaurants, which represents standout restaurants across the southern region. Show More Summary

3 Pre-Dinner Snacks in Under 30 Seconds

I’ve made it through the door, ditched my work shoes, and collapsed onto the couch. “Mommy, can I have a snack?” Sure! I walk into the kitchen and throw a fruit snack/cookie/dry cereal into a bowl. 5 minutes later … “Mommy, can I have a snack?” After several trips to the pantry, I quickly realized […]

Toups Takes On...Cruise Ship Food

New Bravo web series puts a New Orleans Top Chef on a boat Chef Isaac Toups of Toups Meatery and Toups South has a new web series out on Bravo. The web series, which is basically content-driven advertising for Celebrity Cruises, takes Toups to sea and pits him against the cruise ship chefs and chefs at various cruise ship destinations. Show More Summary

Station 6 Charms West End...Big Time

Plus, Heads & Tails wins with a bounty of fresh seafood Tom Fitzmorris finds Station 6 a welcome addition to the West End seafood scene: Though it is “only an illusion” that “someday the seafood houses of the past will return” to that...Show More Summary

New Orleans Ranks Second in the Nation in James Beard Nominations

No surprise - NOLA chefs are killing it. Plus, more top dining intel. NEW ORLEANS — Todd Price has done the numbers: Only New York City has more James Beard nominations than New Orleans, and only one more at that. New Orleans has 11 finalists, while New York City has 12. Show More Summary

KIDZ BOP Will Be Performing LIVE in Champions Square!

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Live Nation Entertainment.  KIDZ BOP Will Be Performing LIVE in Champions Square! The #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, has partnered with Live Nation Entertainment to announce the ALL-NEW KIDZ BOP “Best Time Ever” tour, sponsored by Juicy Juice Splashers. Show More Summary

Adventures in Sleep Training :: Crib Edition {Part One of Two}

When I became a mom, I wasn’t sure where I stood on the great sleep training debate. Of course, we all want the best for our children, but as a first-time mom I was bombarded with opinions of what was “best” and those opinions often contradicted themselves. I didn’t want my “selfish” need for a […]

Chef Chris Lynch Leaves Atchafalaya Restaurant

March 29 marks the end of his four-year term Chris Lynch is leaving Atchafalaya to work directly under Tory McPhail as chef de cuisine at Commander’s Palace, reports Todd Price. He told Price that, at 43, “I feel like I still have things to learn and do." His last day is March 29. Show More Summary

Your First Look Inside DTB on Oak Street

Carl Schaubhut’s new coastal Cajun restaurant opens Wednesday, March 29 The antique cypress sign bearing only the letters DTB hangs outside this new modern coastal Cajun restaurant on Oak Street. DTB, short for Down the Bayou, throws open its doors next Wednesday, March 29. Show More Summary

Grief: A Mourning Letter to Mothers

The Loss of a Child When a child dies, it is not possible to tell his or her mother and father that you understand unless you have experienced that loss yourself. In one week’s time, two families in my home state lost children. Even if it were not for family connections with them, these parents would be on […]

The Bourbon Fest Pre-Game Plan: Meet Master Distillers Over Dinner

Several local restaurants will host pre-fest dinners The much-anticipated Bourbon Festival announced its line-up this week. The boozey weekend event kicks off with some pre-festival dinners on Thursday, March 23 with the Legends of Bourbon...Show More Summary

Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten :: Via The Waldorf School of New Orleans

Disclosure :: This post was written as a response to a post NOMB published in January called “Thoughts on the High Expectations of Kindergarten.” The Waldorf School of New Orleans feels passionately about this topic and wrote this sponsored post to share and inform parents that there is another local option.  Thoughts on the High Expectations […]

It’s Not You, It’s Me {A Promise of Friendship}

More than once I have seen the meme that reads, “Nobody is ever too busy; if they care they’ll make time.” Lately, I have also seen several blog posts floating around about how being a mom does not give you the right to be a bad friend. I politely, but vehemently, disagree. You see, being […]

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