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HOT OFF THE PRESSES: THE FALL 2017 ISSUE OF FOOD & DINING HAS HIT THE STANDS!

Our Fall 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!

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In this issue:

(PROFILE) August Moon — Behind the Scenes with Mimi Dabbagh

(SPIRITS) Four Roses Blossoms Again

(PROFILE) Becoming The Seafood Lady

(PROFILE) Ciao Ristorante — Casual, Chic & Inviting

(COLUMN) Comings & Goings

(COLUMN) Easy Entertaining — Elegant but Easy Summer Party

(COLUMN) Cooking with Ron — The Past is a Strange Place

(HUMOR) A Short List of Things That Restaurateurs Hate

Humor— Tips and Pointers for Opening Your Own Restaurant

As hard as it might be to believe, a career spent writing humor columns did not prepare me for the rigors of restaurant ownership. Shocking, I know, but true. Yet restaurant ownership remains the dream of many a deluded soul out there in the world. So as the owner of Gracious Bakery + Café and its subsidiaries here in New Orleans, I would like to share with such interested parties my keen insights gleaned from the past three years of proprietorship. Learn from my mistakes so that you in turn do not make them. Or better yet, open up a traveling cat circus. That would be the safer bet. Continue reading Humor— Tips and Pointers for Opening Your Own Restaurant

Farmers’ Market Guide — Buy local to eat local

One of the few things that get me out of bed on Saturday mornings is knowing there are several farmers’ markets where I can go to buy freshly picked local fruits and vegetables I crave, while maybe discovering something new I haven’t tried before and getting advice on how to prepare it. But it’s equally motivating to know I’ll get to schmooze with neighbors while getting a cooked-to-order omelet, bowl of grits or biscuit-and-egg sandwich I can eat while shopping. Continue reading Farmers’ Market Guide — Buy local to eat local

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: THE SUMMER 2017 ISSUE OF FOOD & DINING HAS HIT THE STANDS!

Our Summer 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!

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In this issue:

(PROFILE) Red Hog Artisan Butcher + Restaurant

(SPIRITS) Bourbon Finds Its Distaff Side

(PROFILE) From Canton to Szechuan

(COLUMN) Comings & Goings

(COLUMN) Easy Entertaining — Bring It To the Party

(COLUMN) Cooking with Ron — Watermelon

(COLUMN) Farmer’s Market Guide

(HUMOR) My First Mardi Gras

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: THE NEW ISSUE OF FOOD & DINING HAS HIT THE STANDS!

Our Spring 2017 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!

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In this issue:

(PROFILE) Ramiro’s — A Family Affair

(SPIRITS) Mezcal Mala Idea

(PROFILE) Habana Blues Tapas

(COLUMN) Comings & Goings

(COLUMN) Staff Picks

(COLUMN) Easy Entertaining — Appetizers and Cocktails

(COLUMN) Cooking with Ron — Get on the Gravy Train

(HUMOR) 2017 Dining Trends

Easy Entertaining—Tailgating in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Tailgating is always a fun occasion to get friends together to cheer on your favorite teams. In the winter months football is still in season with the Big Game coming in February, and basketball is just getting started. We thought we’d invite some of our favorite chefs over to share what they like to serve when they’re “homegating.”

Continue reading Easy Entertaining—Tailgating in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining has hit the stands!

Our Fall 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstands and online!

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Cooking with Ron—Nashville Hot Chicken

Suddenly, Nashville-style hot chicken is popping up all over in the form of new restaurants or as menu items at others such as KFC and O’Charley’s. In Louisville, Joella’s Hot Chicken and Royals Hot Chicken both opened in the last year, and those restaurants are regularly packed. Those in the know who have long had their favorite Nashville chicken spot — Prince’s (supposedly the first), Hattie B’s, Bolton’s or others — or newbies working their way up the heat ladder to the tantalizing (or terrifying) top, may have wondered if it is possible to make hot chicken themselves, at home. I’m here to tell you that it is possible, though a bit of a challenge, and it may take some experimenting to reach the right heat level. Continue reading Cooking with Ron—Nashville Hot Chicken

Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining Magazine has hit the stands!

Our Summer 2016 issue of Food & Dining Magazine is now available on newsstand and online!

Sign up here for our free digital subscription and every new issue delivered to your inbox .

In this issue:

Comings & Goings — A summary of changes on the local restaurant scene, with openings, closings, moves and more.

Wiltshire at the Speed ProfileGreg Gapsis is wowed by the renovated museum, and well-fed by restaurateur Susan Hershberg’s café, Wiltshire at the Speed, where he also talks art and food with Chef Coby Ming

River House Restaurant and Raw Bar Profile — Michael L. Jones talks to Chef John Varanese about the 15-year struggle to open an elegant riverside restaurant. Continue reading Hot off the presses: The new issue of Food & Dining Magazine has hit the stands!

Support Kosair Kids at Oaks Eve Bash

Thurby evening, Thursday, May 5, the Third Annual Oaks Eve Bash will take place at Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Rd. This fairly new fundraiser supports the life-saving and life-changing efforts of Kosair Charities, which operate medical and rehabilitation facilities for children.

Hosts for the Bash are Steve Linebaugh, Mark Krish, Tom Mercer, Chris McClellan and Nick Clark. All proceeds will benefit Kosair Kids.

The night will feature musical performances by PC & The Final Verdict and Stilry Row Band. A cash bar will be available along with complimentary appetizers and desserts. Tickets are $30 or $50 per couple. Attire is cocktail/semi-formal.

To RSVP, call Steve Linebaugh at (502) 873-8790 or email Erin Fowler efowler@kosair.org.