FOOD & DRINK
Recipe: New Orleans Crawfish Bread
1 loaf Rouses French Bread, cut in half lengthwise. 1 bunch of Italian flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped. 1. Preheat oven to 250ºF. 2. In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion, bell pepper and green onions, and sauté over medium-high heat until vegetables are softened.
Augie’s Restaurant in Harahan abruptly closes, leaving brides, events in the lurch
Celebrating big birthdays this year, Kellie Zeringue and her wife Shannon decided to throw a party in June dubbed a “funeral for our youth,” complete with mock obituaries, a “tomb cake” from a local bakery and instructions for guests to wear mourning black. For a venue, they booked Augie’s Restaurant & Events, a long-running Harahan destination for Creole Italian food and private events.
Trader Joe's is coming to New Orleans, and our readers shared what they love about it
Trader Joe's could be coming to New Orleans, a source close to the development disclosed last week. And that news had many fans of the California-based grocery store chain celebrating. Trader Joe's could be coming to New Orleans. Find out where. It would be the store's first location in the...
Smiley: Yeah, one like the Sopranos had
Our crawfish boil stories brought this one from Warren Byrd, of Baton Rouge:. "My son, Matthew, and daughter-in-law, Allison, have three wonderful boys, all born in New Orleans. "Or so we thought…. "Recently, middle son Robert, age 6, gave us pause on whether he is truly a Louisianan. "The entire...
Juvenile will be at Essence Fest, after all
Essence Fest says New Orleans rapper Juvenile will be part of its lineup, ending a dayslong controversy that started when he took to social media to criticize the organizers for leaving him out. Driving the news: The artist posted on his social accounts Wednesday evening: "Hip-Hop 50 without Juvie? Not...
‘Matte’ Rife is the Perfect Parody of a Louisiana Comedy Tour That Will (Sadly) Never Happen
Matt Rife has totally dominated newsfeeds and timelines over the last few days, but a local tour that will likely never happen is currently going viral. The comedian recently announced his massive U.S. tour, including a stop in New Orleans. Tickets sold out almost immediately—which is what’s happening with just...
The 5 Most Anticipated New Orleans Restaurant Openings of Summer 2023
New Orleans has been spoiled with exciting new restaurant openings so far in 2023, a wide-ranging slew of debuts including the ’80s-themed Hungry Eyes from the Turkey and the Wolf team, a northern Italian destination Osteria Lupo from the partners behind Costera, and an Asian-American hotspot Sun Chong from Larry Morrow, among others. Still, there’s more to look forward to: In just the next few months, New Orleans diners can expect classic Italian deli sandwiches, comforting Indian street food, and upscale French-meets-American South cuisine. Here are six of the most anticipated restaurant openings in New Orleans for summer 2023.
Buddy B’s Restaurant commemorates 25-year milestone
GARYVILLE — From June 5-9, Buddy B’s will commemorate a remarkable milestone – the restaurant’s 25th anniversary! Buddy B’s Restaurant was founded by lifelong River Parish residents Gary and Fege Boe in 1998. Choosing a location along River Road in Garyville, Gary and Fege started Buddy B’s with the help of their friends and family […] The post Buddy B’s Restaurant commemorates 25-year milestone appeared first on L'Observateur.
Best Roast Beef PoBoys in New Orleans | Top Restaurants for Roast Beef PoBoys in NOLA
When people talk about the best kind of poboy to get, The Roast Beef PoBoy is at the top of the list for many people. The hearty, savory, rib-sticking roast beef is usually dripping with thick brown gravy with debris bits of even more roast beef. The bread is perfect for soaking up the gravy before it flows onto your hands, though it's not uncommon for the best Roast Beef PoBoys to get a little messy. There's nothing quite like it.
Audubon Aquarium & Insectarium to Re-Open Tomorrow After 6-Month Renovation
After a six-month closure to renovate, the Audubon Aquarium and Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans are set to re-open tomorrow. The re-imagined and state-of-the-art facility will open its doors to the general public on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at 10:00 am. For much of this week, media along with Audubon...
Lab shepard mix holds world record for the longest tongue
METAIRIE, Louisiana - Check out the tongue on this lab-shepherd mix from Metairie, Louisiana. At five inches long, Zoey now holds the world's record for the longest tongue of a living dog. Her owners, Sadie and Drew Williams said people commented on Zoey's tongue so much. They took her to...
New Orleans pools open for the summer season
New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) pools are officially open for the summer.
Editorial: A beloved local institution evolves with the times
The reopening of the revamped Aquarium of the Americas, now half of a joint attraction that includes the relocated Audubon Insectarium, marks a big bet that the Audubon Nature Institute is placing on the French Quarter’s waterfront. The combined facility, which underwent eight months of construction at a cost...
LRA head: Restaurants adjusting to worker shortages
Restaurants in the New Orleans area still down about 80,000 workers from 2019 levels. That’s forcing restaurants to change how they do business, especially as the summer festival season gets into full swing.
31 Years of Culinary Celebrations at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience
The New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) proudly marks its 31st anniversary this summer, presenting the finest regional cuisine and world-class wines through signature events like VIN NOLA and the Tournament of Roses. Over the course of five days, attendees can immerse themselves in a gastronomic wonderland with approximately 60 events, featuring wine dinners that highlight the best of local and global culinary talents.
Bugs Appetit! Eating bugs at all-new Insectarium
Bugs Appetit! Ever wanted to eat worms or crickets?
To these Louisiana sneakerheads, it's about more than just cool shoes: 'Art you get to wear'
For some people, sneakers are little more than an attractive footwear option. For others, they're an obsession. From humble beginnings in 1970s hip-hop and b-boy culture, then ballooning through Nike's Air Jordans in the 1980s, the sneaker industry is a $75 billion-plus behemoth with die-hard fans scattered throughout the world. Known colloquially as sneakerheads, fans are hooked on collecting the latest styles and rare versions and often have collections reaching into the hundreds.
Takeout soared, so this Metairie restaurant created its own market for it, adding booze
During the height of the pandemic, takeout orders kept many restaurants open even as safety protocols kept dining rooms closed. Some have seen demand for that kind of service endure long after all restrictions were lifted. That experience was the inspiration for a new addition to the Boulevard American Bistro...
Don’t Bug Out, You’ll Have A Whale of a Time at Audubon’s Revamped Aquarium & Insectarium
The Audubon Institute's Aquarium of the Americas, one of the top 10 US Aquariums rated by USA Today & Travel + Leisure, has been closed for some time to make some renovations post-pandemic, but will open to the public June 8th. A preview night was held for the media on Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th, and the numerous changes noted were certainly extremely impressive. This is the first major renovation since the Aquarium first opened in the early 90's and the Insectarium first opened 14 years ago.
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