| 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.
| Food and Drink Board|| A Mano Wednesday Regional Dinner Series- NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 8/14/13 at 12:39 pm|
It appears the heavens are opening on our beloved town, cancelling my soccer game. I've decided to go to A Mano for the regional diner series.
Tonight is Sardinia, it's $35 for 3-4 courses.
Tonight's menu: :cheers:
Bruschetta con Abbamale
charred bread, bitter honey...
| Food and Drink Board|| Uptown Domenica?? - Oenophile Brah on 8/2/13 at 6:00 pm|
Looks like Besh & Shaya are seriously exploring the option of a Domenica Pizzeria.
| Money Talk|| Employee Payroll Tax Withholdings-Question - Oenophile Brah on 7/30/13 at 1:34 pm|
As I have stated here, I am about to purchase a double with the plan of renting out the other side.
My situation: My income will be rising due to addition of monthly rental payments. Also, my tax deductions will go up as I will begin itemized deductions. I will be leaving my current 401k cont...
| Food and Drink Board|| Coquette Summer Series Dinner tonight-Menu - Oenophile Brah on 7/30/13 at 11:02 am|
7 courses tonight, steep fare.
Snagged from FB page.
1st Melon Terrine
w/feta, sorbet, paddlefish roe
2nd Summer Vegetable Salad
w/heirloom tomato tuile, tarragon
3rd Crab Chawanmushi
old bay, crab roe, dry sherry
4th "Dirty Rice"
foie gras, pickled port. maybe pork?
| Money Talk|| Should a Landlord own a truck? - Oenophile Brah on 7/24/13 at 2:42 pm|
MB, I am about 3 weeks from purchasing my first house. It's a double that I will live in half and rent the other side.
I have a paid for camry, low mileage. Do you think a truck is a solid investment for hauling items? Something cheap but that can carry a washer/dryer, fridge, etc. The ho...
| Food and Drink Board|| Apolline Review- Pics added late - Oenophile Brah on 7/19/13 at 1:07 pm|
I went to Apolline last night to celebrate a Bday for a relative.
I've been before and this place has been reviewed here before so this is a food review.
We had an 8 top so we split a few apps to begin.
We started off with a few orders of Dirty Duck Balls.
They were pretty ta...
| Food and Drink Board|| Travel Themed dinners- NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 7/17/13 at 9:23 am|
Just saw this article on NOLA, from 7/15/13.
[quote]a Mano. The tours start Wednesday (July 17) with a three-course dinner that evokes the cuisine of Lazio: Gnocchi alla Romana, Coniglio al...
| Food and Drink Board|| Milkfish Pop-up- Link - Oenophile Brah on 7/10/13 at 11:20 am|
Has anyone ever tried this pop-up? It was being held at Who Dat Coffee Cafe(Marigny) but it's moving to A Mano(Warehouse Dist.) on Sundays. I believe the chef, Cristina Quackenbush, got her start with Adolfo at Rio Mar??
| Political Talk|| CNN broadcasts Zimmerman's SSN - Oenophile Brah on 7/1/13 at 2:58 pm|
Sorry if Germans
This is crazy...
| Food and Drink Board|| Serendipity Chef- Chris left his own restaurant-NOLA link - Oenophile Brah on 7/1/13 at 12:56 pm|
Did anyone catch this over the weekend?
Missed my chance to try it while he was there......
| Food and Drink Board|| Coquette Fried Chicken & Champagne Dinner 6/25/13-Link - Oenophile Brah on 6/24/13 at 1:23 pm|
Anyone going tomorrow?
Menu looks pretty solid.
Traditional and Smoked Fried Chicken
| Political Talk|| Why Mr. Snowden actions are out of bounds-Link - Oenophile Brah on 6/11/13 at 3:30 pm|
[link=(http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324634304578539352505500298.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_BelowLEFTSecond)]WSJ Who Voted For Mr. Snowden[/link]
Busy but this is a great read
Here is an excerpt.
"What they're doing poses an existential threat to democracy," Snowden said of the NSA ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Noodle and Pie-NOLA Looking at Early July Opening - Oenophile Brah on 6/11/13 at 1:22 pm|
Looks like this place is finally nearing opening day. I'm excited to give it a shot.
Link to [link=(http://nola.eater.com/)]EaterNOLA[/link]
| Food and Drink Board|| New tv show Freshman Class - Culinary School- Cooking Channel - Oenophile Brah on 6/10/13 at 9:33 pm|
Not sure if this is correct place but new TV show Freshman Class. It seems to follow a handful of folks entering the Louisiana Culinary School. It just started. Anyone watching???? 2 minutes in, looks like some of LA's finest.
On the Cooking Channel. FYI...