| Food and Drink Board|| Nola Brewery Taproom Expansion - Oenophile Brah on 7/11/14 at 1:29 pm|
I'm sure some of the mavens already know, but NOLA is expanding the taproom. Sounds like late fall or early winter.
[quote]NOLA will build its new taproom in a leased building next...
| Soccer Board|| US v Belgium TV ratings - Oenophile Brah on 7/2/14 at 7:13 pm|
Did anyone catch the TV ratings from yesterdays game? It seems the ratings for the other games came out the next day.
I haven't heard anything, but would think it scored a solid rating.
| Food and Drink Board|| Sun Ray Grill in the Warehouse Dist. Closing - Oenophile Brah on 6/30/14 at 10:30 am|
The not too often mentioned Sun Ray Grill is closing shop. I haven't been to this store in years, but the food was always solid.
I didn't realize they owned the property. They ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Maya's in NOLA closed until Fall - Oenophile Brah on 6/25/14 at 12:52 pm|
One of my favorite places is closing for the rest of Summer to do renovations. :wah: :wah:
I haven't been in a while but almost went last Saturday. I was overruled and went to Lola's which didn't disappoint.
[quote]When Mayas reopens, the interior will be completely updated. The number of sea...
| Food and Drink Board|| Chef from Le Petite Grocery to open new place - Oenophile Brah on 6/19/14 at 11:08 am|
Justin (of Top Chef fame) is opening a new restaurant at Ditcharo's current home.
[quote]Chef Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and his wife Mia entered into a long-te...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cool idea for preserving fresh herbs- pics - Oenophile Brah on 6/12/14 at 1:43 pm|
I'm not a grower of herbs(yet), but I really want to start a garden in my yard.
So, maybe this isn't a new idea, but I wanted to pass it along.
Picked this up from the Hollygrove Market.
| Political Talk|| 36k illegal alien criminals released by ICE in 2013 - Oenophile Brah on 5/14/14 at 2:21 pm|
How will the Dems spin this one????
The numbers are staggering.
[quote]Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from cu...
| Food and Drink Board|| Wayward Owl Brewery- returning to NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 5/9/14 at 9:08 am|
[quote]Boswell and his wife, Kristin, live in Seattle but are planning a return to Justin’s home state of Louisiana to open a brewery in New Orleans by next spring.
Boswell, who grew up in Lafayette, La., is one of two main brewers at Black Raven Brewing Co., a Redmond, Wash.-based craft brewery ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Singha Thai returns - Oenophile Brah on 5/7/14 at 3:51 pm|
Looks like Singha Thai is finally coming back to the CBD.
[quote]On Monday, May 19, Singha will return at a new location: 828 Gravier St.
The CBD space used to house Isis Restaurant.[/...
| Food and Drink Board|| Pizza Domenica Opens Thursday - Oenophile Brah on 4/21/14 at 8:43 am|
The long awaited Uptown Domenica opens this Thursday. [quote] The variety of pies on offer is greater than at Domenica, and they’re rounded out on the menu by selections of salads, crostinis and antipasti, which includes Shaya’s famous whole roasted cauliflower[/quote]
For the Mavens:
| Food and Drink Board|| John Besh new TV show- Hungry Investors - Oenophile Brah on 4/2/14 at 3:08 pm|
Besh is set to join Spike TV along with John Taffer(Bar Rescue) and Tiffany Derry (Top Chef Contestant) in a competition where restaurants will vie for funding.
Sounds like an unusual idea, and feel is may slightly cheapen Besh's image.
I'll still watch, how about you?
| Food and Drink Board|| Carrollton Market- Review - Oenophile Brah on 3/28/14 at 2:41 pm|
I decided to head over to the brand new Carrollton Market last night for a dinner date.
Made a last minute reservation for 7:00. It was not packed, but most of the tables were full.
I had dined at One, the previous occupant of this space, and the layout is largely the same. It does have a sl...
| Food and Drink Board|| New Managing Chef at Cure - Oenophile Brah on 3/18/14 at 3:52 pm|
Not sure how big of news this is but Cure is handing over their menu to Adam Biderman of Company Burger.
He's an excellent chef and has been with the Cure group for a while.
| Food and Drink Board|| Upperline lost another chef - Oenophile Brah on 3/10/14 at 1:53 pm|
The recent revolving door of chefs continue at Upperline.
After a long stretch(20+years) of only two chefs, JoAnn has been running them off (IMO).
ETA: I had a buddy who worked there for a brief period. He said she was an absolute tyrant.
The last report I heard from Upperline was no...
| Money Talk|| Experience Changing Brokerages? - Oenophile Brah on 2/26/14 at 2:20 pm|
I have a long standing relationship(10+yrs) with a CFA at Morgan Stanley. My time with MS has been profitable even though it has been a relatively expensive experience.
Long story, short. I have a much smaller portfolio after buying a house last year. I am now in the process of building my...
| Food and Drink Board|| Canal St. Bistro(CSB)- Mexican Dinner Review - Oenophile Brah on 2/21/14 at 9:39 am|
Had dinner at the best kept secret in NOLA. Chef Guillermo Peters is our town's best representation of the "Soup Nazi". He has hours of storys that he is more then willing to share over several tequillas from his cart.
To the review. Last night was the "Mexican Dinner Night". His menu is ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Oak Oven-Harahan Short review w/ pics - Oenophile Brah on 2/20/14 at 2:27 pm|
Tried the brand new Oak Oven today. It's across the street from the famous Kim Ahn's. They converted from a Popeye's to pizzeria.
I went for lunch today with a buddy and split a pizza and sandwich. I found the service and atmosphere were all fine. Waitress's visible hypercolored bra was mildl...
| Food and Drink Board|| Tasting Room- NOLA Mag. St. - Oenophile Brah on 2/19/14 at 3:35 pm|
Has anyone been to or heard about the old Diva Dog turning into The Tasting Room?
Sounds like a pretty bad spot for this concept(wine tastings).
I assume this is more of a half m...
| Political Talk|| James O'Keefe got them(Texas voter info theft) again - Oenophile Brah on 2/19/14 at 1:37 pm|
Looks like James is still busy uncovering wrongdoing.
I'm sure this is a one-off and will be excused. Voter fraud never happens and elections are safe!!
| Food and Drink Board|| J. Beard nominees 2014 - Oenophile Brah on 2/19/14 at 9:41 am|
New Beard nominees are out. http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2014/02/post_19.html#incart_river
[quote]In the category of "Best Chef: South," which covers Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Arkansas and Puerto Rico, the local ...
| Money Talk|| Bank recs for HELOC- New Orleans - Oenophile Brah on 2/17/14 at 12:30 pm|
So, I'm thinking about fixing the bathrooms in my double. My first option would be to get a HELOC or regular LOC to pay for the upgrades. This would also offer me some additional immediate liquidity while the majority of my emergency fund is in a Roth.
Does anyone in the New Orleans area ha...
| Food and Drink Board|| Restaurant R'evolution review-NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 2/13/14 at 8:46 am|
Brett Anderson did another review of R'evolution.
I'm curious on everyone's thoughts on the review.
It feels like he's serving two masters.
| Money Talk|| Stock Dividend question - Oenophile Brah on 1/30/14 at 2:29 pm|
So, I recently picked up a few shares of KMR. It does a quarterly dividend that is paid out in stock. This is not a dividend reinvestment plan but actual stock dividend.
My question, my purchase was very small, I have fewer shares then will net 1 single share off of stock dividend.
| Food and Drink Board|| More Pho 4NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 1/23/14 at 10:26 am|
Who said the market is already oversaturated?
Pho Cam Ly at 3816 Magazine, think that's right by Magasin.
Too bad it's not a pho/gourmet burger combo joint. :rolleyes:
| Food and Drink Board|| Lola in Covington- Any suggestions? - Oenophile Brah on 1/2/14 at 2:02 pm|
I'm going to dinner on the north shore(Lola) for a relatives birthday. I'm not familiar with this place but it has a good reputation. I believe the chef was on "Chopped" but was defeated.
Here is the [link=(2332047, Harry Santana, )]menu[/link], not sure it's my type of place so I'm looking fo...
| Money Talk|| Vanguard Windsor II Fund - Oenophile Brah on 12/28/13 at 12:37 pm|
Does anyone have any experience with this fund?
It seeks Large-Cap's that are undervalued.
$3k min. .35% exp ratio with a SEC yield of 2.13
It seems like it may be a good play going into 2014.
Just curious. TIA. :cheers: :cheers:...
| Pelicans Talk|| 2 tics available Last minute. Sec 120 - Oenophile Brah on 12/27/13 at 5:10 pm|
Hey. I have 2 tickets. Looking to unload.
Sec 120 row.
Let me know.
I'm uptown and can meet to exchange. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Frankie & Johnny's-- We're Back.... - Oenophile Brah on 11/20/13 at 2:12 pm|
Looks like a return for the long time uptown rat hole.
Will have new ownership and a new "sparkling" interior.
ETA: Opening for Thanksgiving...
| Food and Drink Board|| Basil Leaf on Carrolton changing? - Oenophile Brah on 11/19/13 at 4:48 pm|
I just drove by the Basil Leaf and noticed a sign hanging in front. It said Thai Mint coming soon.
Has anyone seen or heard anything? ...
| Political Talk|| Marco Rubio- No Bailouts for Obamacare - Oenophile Brah on 11/19/13 at 10:11 am|
This is from the WSJ today. Should be available.
Rubio states the President's "fix" to keep existing plans, revealed how the insurance industry would be bailed out on the...