| 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...
| Food and Drink Board|| Weekend Dining Adventures in NOLA-updated - Oenophile Brah on 11/4/13 at 9:56 am|
Work in progress.
[b]Went to Mariza Friday for my first time[/b]. Place has a very comfortable feel. It was packed around 8:00, they don't take reservations but were seated in 10-15 minutes. Had a few cocktail to start the night which were all skillfully prepared.
Food: Red Sn...
| Food and Drink Board|| New Orleans Restaurant History- NOLA archived article - Oenophile Brah on 10/23/13 at 10:36 am|
Everyone here may have seen it already but I thought I would toss in for discussion and to those who missed it.
The article is from 1989 chroncling NOLA restaurant history....
| Food and Drink Board|| Mariza Bywater-recommendations - Oenophile Brah on 10/15/13 at 3:40 pm|
So I'm pretty sure I'm going to Mariza tonight. I've been drooling over the menu and wanted to see if anyone has any recs.
Thinking about trying a little of everything but may pass on pizza tonight.
| Food and Drink Board|| Top Chef -NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 10/3/13 at 2:15 pm|
Did anyone catch the new Top Chef last night?
Looks like a good crop of chef's that will make for an exciting season.
I did think the chef from Galatoire's was aggravating as frick. Hope his stay is short so he can get back dazzling everyone in his kitchen.
| Food and Drink Board|| Fat Hen closed - Oenophile Brah on 10/1/13 at 3:36 pm|
Another restaurant closing.
I really wanted to try this place but it's too late now.
Always heard it was solid.
| Food and Drink Board|| Sylvain Uptown Expansion - Oenophile Brah on 10/1/13 at 12:57 pm|
This appears to be very premature, but Sylvain is looking at an Uptown location.
[quote]The new restaurant, located on the "corner of Foucher street" and tentatively named The Manor on Magazine, would cater to nearby residents and be more polished than the downtown gastropub. [/quote]
| Food and Drink Board|| La Fin du Monde & Blue Plate Cafe are kaput! - Oenophile Brah on 9/27/13 at 1:19 pm|
The restaurant Bermuda Triangle that is the special Magazine St. spot is claiming another victim.
La Fin du Monde is gone. Anyone try it?
Looks like the chef is moving to the bywater, but it doens't mention what is next for the location.
ETA: Looks like Blue Plate Cafe is also gone. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Happy Hour Suggestions-Uptown - Oenophile Brah on 9/6/13 at 3:37 pm|
Anyone have a suggestion for a happy hour today? Uptown please.
I'm leaning towards Apolline.
| Food and Drink Board|| Ciao, A Mano. (Pics) - Oenophile Brah on 8/31/13 at 8:41 am|
I went last night to say good bye.
The meal was excellent as usual. This will be a loss to the NOLA Italian scene.
I split all these dishes. Brief review.
Had a few apps to start
First monkfish bruschetta with veal liver and citrus and jalapeño. Great bite. Fla...
| Food and Drink Board|| Super Moon Wokery, Pal's Sunday Pop-Up - Oenophile Brah on 8/29/13 at 9:58 am|
I believe a F&D'er is involved at Pal's(Midcity-NOLA) in some capacity.
Has anyone tried this Sunday Pop-up?
I love me some Asian food, and it's...
| Money Talk|| Suggestions for Managing Rental Expenses-Software? - Oenophile Brah on 8/27/13 at 10:06 am|
I finally went through closing on the double I purchased, and have already found a tenant.
Does anyone here have a good suggestion for managing operating expenses throughout the year. I found a template online I just started using but was curious if anyone here had software they prefer. I ha...
| Food and Drink Board|| Kenner Wine and Food Event-Link - Oenophile Brah on 8/26/13 at 2:39 pm|
Calling Kenner society types! :cheers:
Who is ready for the Wine and Food event of the year?
"Delicious food will be served by 12 Seasons, Austin’s, Andrea’s, Acme Oyster ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Restaurant One in NOLA, Suggestions? - Oenophile Brah on 8/20/13 at 1:01 pm|
I'm trying Restaurant One tonight for a relatives birthday. I know it's been mentioned here primarily as a Happy Hour place, but what are some good choices for dinner?
I did a search and didn't see One in the Subject line.