Willie Mae’s Scotch House has been on my “to-try” list on the last half dozen trips to New Orleans, but business concerns haven’t aligned with the ability to get there.  I first read about it in Garden & Gun’s “100 Southern Foods You Absolutely, Positively Must Try Before You Die”, several years back and today, […]


The first nice dinner in NOLA was at Le Petite Grocery, which ended up being Jo’s favorite meal of the week.   Located Uptown, on Magazine, this restaurant opened in 2004 in a building that had housed a grocery store, under one set of owners or another, for more than a century. Executive Chef (since 2007) […]


Arriving in New Orleans, fairly late, on Monday evening, and looking for a quick dinner, Hamburger America sent us to Port of Call, a bar (there’s no other word for it) on Esplanade.   I called to check their hours, afraid they might close at nine and found that they were only open until midnight, since […]


  Over the last several months, I’ve been following the prospective opening of Le Fat in the local food press.  Earlier this week, I had seen them appear in the Easter 38 and realized that they were  open (they had opened around the first of April).  This afternoon, as we were wandering through our Saturday, […]


With an afternoon meeting in Buckhead, and a need for lunch, the stars aligned for a visit to Bones.  Bones has been a Buckhead fixture for over 35 years and is one of the places you go for a “power lunch” in the city.  On this occasion though, I wasn’t looking for a “power lunch”, […]


A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by someone who was asking permission to use  my photo of the Red Eyed Mule’s Sloppy Jake Burger (read my review here) in an article she was writing for Thrillist.  I said “sure” and thought nothing more of it.  Then two weeks ago, someone I went to […]


I had read about Pinewood Tippling Room when it opened in 2012, in the boom of cocktail bars that opened that summer.  What is a “tippling room”, you may ask?  To tipple is “to drink (liquor) especially continuously in small amounts” – making this a place to drink, slowly.  So, it’s  a bar.  A bar […]


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