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VooDoo BBQ & Grill: Their HooDoo’s Pretty Good, Actually

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

Sadly, this restaurant has closed.

Sometime we here in Texas kid about that foreign country to our East, Louisiana. However, when it comes to food, there‚Äôs very little joking goes on, either place! Both regions can lay claim to distinctive styles and flavors, even within the realm of […]

Fish 4 Friday: Creole Tilapia, Easy Peasy Dinner

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011» , RdJ Marathon»

Tilapia comes from an African tribe’s word for fish. Simple, eh? Tilapia are warm-water fish, with a white, almost fat-free flesh that flakes nicely when baked. According to Wikipedia, tilapia are the 5th most important fish in aquaculture, behind species like salmon, […]

It's Fat Tuesday; What're Your Dining Plans?

The Carnival tradition, coordinated with the Catholic liturgical calendar, is celebrated far and wide. From India to Brazil, Europe to the Americas, lots of festivals happen (or finish) today.

Tomorrow will see us all fasting and abstaining (according to The Rules, that is). It’s Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, and you get to pick […]

Really Bad News Wednesday: Owners of Local Restaurant Found Dead

The Chile Underground recently posted a review on a local restaurant that has drawn acclaim for its outstanding Cajun and Creole food: Mama Roux. It is with great personal sadness that we report today the deaths of the owners, Yoli and Michael Amr. The couple were found dead in their home early this morning after […]

Mama Roux: So Good There's A Song About It, Sort Of...

This entry is part of a series, Restaurants»

This restaurant is closed.

I took my troubles down to Mama Roux – You know that gypsy with the gold-capped tooth – She’s got a pad down on Thirty-Fourth and Vine, Sellin’ giant dishes of Love Potion Number Nine…

This is the way Lieber and Stoller would have […]

Friday Night in the French Quarter: Deanie's Seafood

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

With the conference well and truly done, and a long road trip home planned for early the next morning, it was high time we all went out and let it all hang out. (Well, not Everything, of course.) We’d been spending some time in […]

Businessman's Lunch in New Orleans: Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

By Thursday the conference grind was beginning to grind on us a bit. I had just the pick-me-up in mind for lunch, though: A visit to Gordon Biersch, a brew pub and restaurant conveniently located across the street from the Hilton where the talks […]

Down Home Cookin' in the French Quarter

This entry is part of a series, New Orleans Scene»

Our first night in New Orleans, and we chose to see the French Quarter right away. Can you believe it? (I don’t count the previous evening, as we’d just arrived and were too tired to pub crawl explore properly.) It was a cool, dry […]