| Money Talk|| Robert Benmosche formerly of AIG dies - Oenophile Brah on 2/27/15 at 3:51 pm|
The man who was tasked to save AIG finally passed away after a 5 year fight with lung cancer. RIP
[quote]The Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury had reluctantly rescued AIG, fearing its collapse would have caused widespread economic chaos. The aid reached $[b]184.6 billion [/b] at its peak, w...
| Money Talk|| Looking for a HELOC in New Orleans-recommendations - Oenophile Brah on 2/9/15 at 2:29 pm|
I'm currently looking to take a relatively small HELOC (20-30k) on my property (double: live in 1 side and rent the other).
I bank with Chase, and have spoken with Iberia so far. Does anyone have recommendations in the NOLA area? I'm obviously looking for low fees/rates.
What should I ex...
| Food and Drink Board|| Mezze Mediterranean on Magazine- Closed - Oenophile Brah on 2/9/15 at 1:29 pm|
Did anyone have February 2015 in the pool?
I don't know why anyone would open a restaurant in this place. We need a RunningTiger top 10 most failures in a single building.
I nominate this space.
[quote]small building on Magazine Street near Napoleon Avenue has housed a series a Middle E...
| Food and Drink Board|| Boucherie beginning to showcase Wings. - Oenophile Brah on 1/14/15 at 11:59 am|
As Boucherie finishes their renovations for the new home, they will change their oldhome into a wing shop.
It appears they will now begin selling some of their wings at Boucherie. You can order them in house or take them to-go.
No link, but it's on their Facebook page. Today is lemongrass ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Johnny Sanchez happy hour! - Oenophile Brah on 1/9/15 at 4:56 pm|
Sorry if I missed the thread.
Sanchez now has HH. Sunday- Friday 3-6.
$5 tacos(pair I assume)
1/2 beer, margarita pitchers, wine x glass & well cocktails.
| Food and Drink Board|| Martinique Bistro Closed - Oenophile Brah on 1/5/15 at 9:34 am|
I'm hearing Martinique is closing. Can't find it online, but I believe it.
Anyone hearing anything?
It doens't get much love here, but I've always enjoyed it. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| New City Greens in Elmwood - Oenophile Brah on 10/29/14 at 12:36 pm|
It looks like City Greens has just opened a new shop in the Elmwood area.
I've never been to the one in the CBD, so what are the board's opinion? Any items in particular?
[link=(http://eatcitygreens.com/wp-content/menus/cg_lunchmenu.pdf)]CG-Menu[/link] looks really good. Will try soon. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Sylvain loses chef who will open Angeline in Stella space - Oenophile Brah on 10/27/14 at 1:49 pm|
[quote]On Nov. 15, chef Alex Harrell will leave the French Quarter bistro Sylvain, where he has been the chef since it opened. Early in 2015, Harrell plans to be behind the stove at...
| 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!