Tom Fitzmorris

Jim Hanzo
February 14, 2018 - 8:33 am
Today is Valentine's Day and it also is Ash Wednesday, and the day after Mardi Gras. It's all just a bit overwhelming as we haven't really caught our breath from the Carnival season. Restaurant and food guru Tom Fitzmorris says he's looked into it and he says those restaurants have been taking...
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SIPA USA
Jim Hanzo
February 13, 2018 - 12:51 pm
WWL's Tom Fitzmorris and Angela Hill talked with Mayor Mitch Landrieu while parades passed on St. Charles Avenue and the Mayor said he is blessed to be able to serve the people of New Orleans as their mayor. Landrieu said Mardi Gras brings people together. Mitch Landrieu talks with Angela and Tom...
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Chris Miller
January 10, 2018 - 10:35 am
What are the dining trends for 2018? Zagat's has released its annual survey. No surprise that the survey finds New Orleanians like to go out to eat. And when we travel, we seem to like to go out to eat a lot. Sixty-five percent of New Orleanians told Zagat that they might eat two or more dinners or...
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Jim Hanzo
December 28, 2017 - 8:50 am
New Orleans got a top ten ranking when it comes to exciting food cities in the country, according to a national restaurant review guide. Zagat has New Orleans ranked at number eight, behind Charleston, Washington DC, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, nad Austin, with Los Angeles at number one. That really...
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Don Ames
December 18, 2017 - 8:04 am
A much larger percentage of Americans' food budget is now going to restaurants than to the grocery store. Consumer trends have shifted in the industry's favor, with now almost $1 out of every $2 spent on food allocated to restaurants. That's up from $1 out of every $4 in 1955, according to the...
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The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris
August 03, 2017 - 7:46 pm
It’s National Watermelon Day. The National Watermelon Promotion Board seems to know nothing about this. However, they do have a wealth of information and recipes here. My old traffic reporter Don Wilbanks once gave me some slices of golden watermelon, which I’d never tasted. The color of a...
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Jim Hanzo
July 27, 2017 - 8:54 am
New Orleans received a top 10 ranking for food cities in the world. It's pretty high marks from the latest edition of Food & Wine magazine. It its August edition, the magazine has New Orleans ranked with the likes of Paris, Florence, Italy, Hong Kong, Toronto, and London. The only U.S. cities...
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Jim Hanzo
June 08, 2017 - 9:32 am
There is a new concept in New Orleans. Recycled shipping containers, turned into restaurants. There are two new eateries on North Claiborne AvenueOn Claiborne Avenue, just off Elysian Fields. The development is known as the Box Spot. WWL food expert Tom Fitzmorris says they tend to attract the...
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Jim Hanzo
May 03, 2017 - 10:31 am
There may be a secret to getting excellent service at a restaurant; dress up. Servers often judge which customers could leave better tips, according to a University of Missouri study. The thinking appears to be the well dressed leave better tips, hence the reason for better service. "Absolutely...
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