| Food and Drink Board|| Brett Anderson's of nola.com top 10 Restaurants in town - Oenophile Brah on 10/22/14 at 10:24 am|
I'm sorry for this awful link. I can't stand this new format nola is going to with the way they present these lists.
| Food and Drink Board|| Johnny Sanchez----- The Review! Pics up! - Oenophile Brah on 10/10/14 at 9:01 am|
As mentioned earlier, Wise, Zealot w/+1, and I dined at the new Johnny Sanchez. Reservations at 7:30, full house as expected.
We were promptly seated to our table, and gave our drink order (2 Sanchez Margaritas, 1 house, and 1 red wine didn't catch the varietal). After our drink order, some gu...
| Food and Drink Board|| Zagat's Top 50 NOLA- Poll added page 3 How many have you tried? - Oenophile Brah on 10/9/14 at 1:46 pm|
Ok, the Top 50 is out. Get your knives out and lets destroy this list!!
This was a Voting campaign, FYI.
#2 Commander's Palace
#4 Brigtsen's Restaurant
#5 Clancy's Restau...
| Food and Drink Board|| LA- Seafood fest 10/10-12/14 Who's going? - Oenophile Brah on 10/8/14 at 8:57 am|
I just noticed the Seafood Fest is this weekend. Maybe I wasn't looking, but this is the first notice I've seen.
[link=(http://louisianaseafoodfestival.com/)]LA Seafood Fest[/link]
Sounds like some decent food and the music lineup is interesting. It looks like a where are they now music fes...
| Money Talk|| IDV- ishares International Select Dividend Opinions? - Oenophile Brah on 10/4/14 at 11:01 am|
Anyone own IDV? It's an international ETF play for dividends, mostly Europe, Canada.
Near 52 week lows, pays near a 5% quarterly dividend with a reasonable .50 exp ratio.
I'm curious about the tax treatment. Anyone have any info on this fund? Thinking about moving some Roth $ over.
| Food and Drink Board|| Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery to compete on "Knife Fight" - Oenophile Brah on 9/29/14 at 9:11 am|
[quote]On 'Top Chef: New Orleans,' Justin Devillier of La Petite Grocery and the [b]soon-to-open Balise[/b] proved he's a serious contender on the small screen. On Tuesday (Sept. 30) at 9 p.m., Devillier takes on another contender in Esquire Network's "Knife Fight."[/quote]
[quote]Devillier will ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Tacos and Tequila opens in Old Rio Mar home - Oenophile Brah on 9/26/14 at 11:54 am|
This little place opened last week to little fan fare.
[quote]Tacos and Tequila, a Warehouse District taquería, quietly opened on Sept. 16 in the former RioMar location.
Nick Bazan and ch...
| Food and Drink Board|| Velvet Coffee on Mag. to become District Hand Pie and Coffee - Oenophile Brah on 9/23/14 at 9:12 pm|
So, it appears the once great Velvet is gone pecan. :wah:
The spot is being taken over by the District Doughnut group in mid-November.
[quote]The tiny place won’t sell sliders. It won’t have...
| Food and Drink Board|| Square Root parts ways with bar manager - Oenophile Brah on 9/22/14 at 12:31 pm|
I just noticed this story on nola. [link=(http://www.nola.com/drink/index.ssf/2014/09/much-ballyhooed_bartender_fire.html)]nola[/link]
[quote]Messier, who had previously worked at Fulton Alley and bars in New York and San Francisco, oversaw the cocktails at both Square Root, where chef owner Phi...
| Food and Drink Board|| Kanno Fat City- Reopen? - Oenophile Brah on 9/18/14 at 2:53 pm|
Never been but this place gets good buzz here.
[quote]For a few, difficult weeks, the fiercely loyal regulars of Kanno California Sushi Bar suffered through lunch without their favorite rolls. But on Aug. 21, the Fat City Japanese restaurant quietly reopened around the corner from its original lo...
| Food and Drink Board|| Blaze Pizza heading to NOLA - Oenophile Brah on 9/12/14 at 3:33 pm|
In case anyone cares. I"ve not been to one of these places. Anyone been? How would it compare?
[quote]Blaze Pizza, a chain that launched two years ago in Los Angeles, will open a location i...
| Food and Drink Board|| FBD- little late, extra Krunk - Oenophile Brah on 9/7/14 at 11:05 am|
Hopsecutioner in enemy territory!
| Food and Drink Board|| 101 Best Pizzas in America by the Daily Meal - Oenophile Brah on 9/2/14 at 12:27 pm|
101 is a pretty long list and I don't care to analyse the whole thing.
2 New Orleans area pizzerias made the list, Slice's PGA Pizza (93rd) and Domenica's Calabrese Pizza(72nd).
| Food and Drink Board|| Brett Anderson's Top 10 NOLA burgers - Oenophile Brah on 8/26/14 at 9:32 am|
BA has unveiled his top 10 burger list with Company Burger being his #1. That's a solid choice as it's certainly in the discussion.
The rest of the list appears to be some...
| Food and Drink Board|| Crescent Pie closing - Oenophile Brah on 8/22/14 at 9:43 am|
Crescent Pie is closing. :wah: :wah:
I really enjoyed their pizzas and homemade sausage.
[quote]Baron and Bell will turn the Pizzicare space into Crescent Plate, a lunch-only restaurant an...
| Food and Drink Board|| Cooter Brown's Mavens Nest - Oenophile Brah on 8/18/14 at 12:37 pm|
Looks like Cooter Brown is adding a craft beer lineup.
[quote]On Saturday, Aug. 30, Cooter Brown's will open the Snooty Cooter, a new back bar devoted to craft beer. The 20 rot...
| Food and Drink Board|| Top Chef- Duels Starts tonight - Oenophile Brah on 8/6/14 at 12:10 pm|
As a non-Bravo watcher, I was surprised to learn that the Top Chef season starts tonight. It appears they are borrowing the format of Knife Fights, allowing for one on one competitions.
Will you watch?
Anyone know who's going to be competing? (Tonight is Marcel vs Richard Blais)
| Food and Drink Board|| Pizzicare closed-Link - Oenophile Brah on 8/5/14 at 3:57 pm|
The rarely mentioned Pizzicare closed last weekend.
Sadly, never tried it but heard they were decent.
Closed but not for good.
[quote]In the fall, Baron and Bell plan to reopen the Pizzic...
| Food and Drink Board|| Coolinary New Orleans-Active list w/menus - Oenophile Brah on 7/30/14 at 7:15 pm|
So the slow Summer is upon us and the restaurants are begging for your business.
It's a good time to dine at a place you haven't tried before.
[quote]During the month of August, enjoy 2-3 course lunch menus for $20 or less and 3 cour...
| Food and Drink Board|| Rio Mar closing - Oenophile Brah on 7/28/14 at 7:05 pm|
After 14 years, Rio Mar is closing shop this Saturday. Though I don't go very often anymore, I used to really enjoy Rio Mar and will miss it. I've had some truly memorable dinners there. For one family member's b-day, they allowed us to bring about 25 bottles of wine and they created an internat...