Food & Drink

March 08, 2019 - 11:14 am
(WWL.com) - It’s the first Friday of Lent for the million plus Catholics who call Louisiana home, and for many of them, that means ditching red meat and chowing down on seafood. Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce says we’re on track for a good season, but soft shell crab lovers in...
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March 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
(WWL.com) - Fat Tuesday had come and gone and this year presented a longer carnival season. Plenty of King Cakes were consumed as part of the celebration. Bakery Director for Rouse's Markets Michelle Knight said they have seen record sales for the sugary treat. “We’re still pumping them out today...
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March 02, 2019 - 2:14 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It's a Bourbon Street battle of jumbo beers, just before Mardi Gras' climactic weekend: Huge Ass Beers vs. Giant Ass Beer. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Huge Ass Beers creator is suing another string of bars and clubs on the famous New Orleans street for marketing a...
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January 26, 2019 - 10:17 am
(WWL.com) - The Office of Alcohol and Tobacco has certified the LA Wallet app, a digital version of your driver’s license, for booze and tobacco purchases. ATC Commissioner Juana Marine Lombard says it’s up to restaurants whether or not they want to accept digital IDs, but business that are...
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January 24, 2019 - 9:33 pm
(WWL.com) - Food banks are facing a possible hunger crisis as the partial government shutdown continues. Jay Vise, spokesman for Second Harvest Food Bank, who serves hundreds of food pantries across south Louisiana, said they have seen an increased demand for help during the shutdown. “We have...
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Scoot
January 19, 2019 - 8:26 pm
Bob Hennessey, co-owner of Morning Call, tells Scoot on the eve of closing that Morning Call is “not going out of business, just relocating.”
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Don Ames
January 14, 2019 - 7:53 am
A recent article in the New York Times says the classic New Orleans dish, gumbo, is dead. The article goes on to say that gumbo is disappearing from local restaurant menus. WWL Food Show host Tom Fitzmorris begs to differ. "Every restaurant I go to, with almost no exceptions...they always have...
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Scoot
January 06, 2019 - 9:23 am
Haydel’s Bakery can crank out as many as 70,000 king cakes during Carnival. Co-owner David Haydel, Jr. takes Scoot behind the scenes of king cake magic. If you want to give this a try at home, see the official recipe below. Haydel’s Bakery Official King Cake Recipe Cream well: 1/3 cup granulated...
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Chris Miller
January 02, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Mardi Gras purists may pass on king cake until King's Day on January 6, but what about king cake ice cream? We’re kicking off 2019 with a party like no other, except maybe a Mardi Gras party! Mardi Gras King Cake is a cinnamon cake flavored ice cream combined w/tasty pastry pieces and a colorful...
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Blue Crab Ravigote/Commanders Palace Reveillon Menu
The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris
December 21, 2018 - 7:38 pm
Scott Colomb, who compiles all the web pages for the WWL radio stations, asked me to make a few short videos this morning at Commander’s Palace. Why there he didn’t say, except to note that Commander’s is celebrating its 125th anniversary. And theat restaurant is largely but not entirely booked up...
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