Mexico meets New Orleans at new Metairie restaurant, Baja NOLA

6 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Baja NOLA is a family business. Ricky and Jazmin Bermudez, young newlyweds, are the owners of the Metairie restaurant that opened in July. And restaurants are also Ricky’s family business. His grandmother ran a meat market, and he uses her chorizo recipe at Baja NOLA. His mom used to own a restaurant on the West Read More

Saffron NOLA serving up one-of-a-kind, contemporary Indian cuisine 

7 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Saffron NOLA, an Indian restaurant that operated for a half-dozen years as a pop-up in Gretna, has opened on Magazine Street, The Advocate reported. The restaurant “started as a well-hidden, once-a-week restaurant serving a one-of-a-kind cuisine, a contemporary, boundary-bending approach to Indian cooking,” the newspaper reported. “The family behind it is pretty distinctive, too, and Read More

Coolinary New Orleans starts August 1 at participating restaurants

7 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
Have you been meaning to get back to Antoine’s restaurant? Do you love Commander’s Palace, but find it a little expensive for weeknights? Or maybe one of the new-ish spots like Maypop or Public Service at the recently opened NOPSI Hotel has been on your radar? Now is the time to make plans to visit New Read More

New Orleans Bywater restaurant Cafe Henri closing July 31

7 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
The Bywater restaurant Cafe Henri, from the team behind Cure and Cane & Table, will serve its last meal on July 31. Cafe Henri opened early last summer as a low-key, neighborhood restaurant. The menu had lasagna and steak frites, while the cocktails were no more complicated than Manhattans or rum and cokes. The owners Read More

Oak Oven opening a second location in Old Metairie

8 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
The first Oak Oven in Harahan was built in a former Popeyes. The owners managed to transform the fast food joint into a sophisticated space. The second location will open in early 2018 on Metairie Road. And the owners, chef Adam Superneau, John Matassa and Thomas Macaluso, won’t have to work hard to make this building Read More

The Big Cheezy closing its original Mid-City restaurant on Broad Street

8 months ago The Times-Picayune 0
The Big Cheezy opened in 2015 near Broad Street and Tulane Avenue with a menu of fancy grilled cheese sandwiches like mozzarella with turkey and pesto or cheddar with tomato and fried eggs. The restaurant expanded quickly, adding locations in Uptown and Kenner. Now the Big Cheezy will temporarily contract when the original Broad Street Read More