Food & Drink

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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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Don Ames
June 09, 2019 - 11:47 am
Hundreds gathered Saturday to say good-bye and honor Leah Chase's legacy at a public viewing. People from all walks of life flocked to Xavier University to honor the New Orleans icon. There'll be another public visitation Monday, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1923...
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a Mint Julep cocktail
bhofack2
May 02, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Good news: It's super easy to mix this drink.
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Don Ames
April 14, 2019 - 9:49 am
Although the forecast called for severe weather overnight, nothing occurred to interfere with the French Quarter's biggest party of the year. Festival organizers say they were ready for anything but, luckily, the storms passed and the party will proceed as planned Sunday. Hours for the final day of...
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Don Ames
March 11, 2019 - 8:26 am
Despite claims by fast food chains that they're serving healthy food, it appears their offerings have become increasingly more and more unhealthy. A new study from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says the size and calorie content of fast food items at the country's most popular restaurants...
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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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