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WWL Newsroom
August 23, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An outpouring of criticism prompted the New Orleans City Council to delay a vote Thursday on a proposal to substantially change alcohol rules that have remained largely unaltered for decades. Opponents voiced their concerns at a meeting. Many critics said they haven't had time to...
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True Food Kitchen
Thomas Perumean
August 19, 2019 - 5:12 am
Media maven Oprah Winfrey has put her money where her mouth is, investing in friend and frequent guest Dr. Andrew Weil's True Food Kitchen chain. Winfrey sits on the board of directors and is actively involved in marketing the healthy food restaurant which is growing quickly. New Orleans is getting...
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Don Ames
August 16, 2019 - 7:45 am
Hot sauce sales are hot and getting hotter. According to Fortune Business Insights, the hot sauce market is expected to exceed $3.7 billion by 2026. And Louisiana is at the root of pepper sauce popularity. WWL-TV Chef Kevin Belton says hot sauce likely originated in the warm Caribbean islands where...
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Amos Morale III
July 20, 2019 - 2:02 am
Mr. B’s Bistro celebrated its 40th anniversary this week. The restaurant opened July 17, 1979 and as part of the celebration features a three-course pre-fixed lunch menu for $19.79 including a bottomless champagne option for $20.19. Mr. B’s was opened by the Brennan Family with the goal of...
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Amos Morale III
July 17, 2019 - 4:53 pm
Louisiana’s first Shake Shack will open its doors Friday. The national burger chain will begin serving New Orleans area customers at 11 a.m. on Veterans Memorial Boulevard on the corner of Severn Avenue. The first 100 people in line will receive a free Dirty Coast T-Shirt and Shake Shack swag...
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David Blake
July 02, 2019 - 1:18 pm
How about a big pot of nutria chili or smoked nutria and sausage gumbo? The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to get more people to eat the orange toothed rodent in hopes of increasing demand for the meat and decreased populations. LDWF Biologist Catherine Normand says she...
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Don Ames
July 01, 2019 - 6:13 am
Americans are now devoting more of their budget to dining out and carry-out than to grocery shopping. Data from the commercial real estate services and investment firm, CBRE, shows nearly a quarter of every retail dollar spent in the U.S. last year fell within the food and beverage segment. Food...
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Chris Miller
June 19, 2019 - 10:14 am
Tomorrow's NBA Draft will be a big night for the New Orleans Pelicans, which is expected to follow up its blockbuster trade with the L.A. Lakers by selecting Duke University phenom Zion Williamson with the #1 overall pick. And to celebrate, for one day only, in one location only, Popeyes is...
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Chris Miller
June 17, 2019 - 2:07 pm
Sucré, an upscale pastry and desserts boutique that opened on Magazine St. 13 years ago and spread to locations in the French Quarter and Metairie, unexpectedly closed its doors today. The store's web site only shows this: To Sucre fans and supporters, It is with deep sadness that we have to...
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Don Ames
June 13, 2019 - 9:18 am
A recent article in The Wall Street Journal comes as no surprise to folks here in New Orleans. The Journal says spicy sauces are on fire. And, of course, the spark started right here in south Louisiana. Tabasco sauce, from the salt dome that is Avery Island in Iberia Parish, is the earliest...
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