Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate -- or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you want to hob-nob with award winning chefs, love some hilarious dinner theater, or just want to relax with the girls at ladies' ... More >>
At Tales of the Cocktail, the five-day celebration of spirited libations in New Orleans, there is much to do. The entire French Quarter, not known for its sobriety on any given day, is turned into an open bar of sorts, with spirits companies hiring the best bartenders in the United States to shake c ... More >>
Look, we're not gonna knock procrastination: It's one of the finest art forms available. But if you're tempted to put off making your New Year's Eve plans until 4:57 p.m. on Monday, December 31, you might as well pack it in and call it a year. To avoid the danger of a dud of a NYE, check out the o ... More >>
Some things are better with age: fine wines, aged whiskeys, cougars. When it comes to food, however, it's best to keep it fresh. Sure, you have your old fine-dining establishments commemorating the past, but after a decade or so, it's usually time to hit reset. After 13 years, Athena by the Sea ... More >>
Tales of the Cocktail, the five-day long spirits convention in New Orleans, is underway. Clean Plate Charlie is on site, sacrificing liver and brain cells in an effort to keep you informed of the latest trends in the art of mixology. The event, which features spirited dinners, seminars, and tasting ... More >>
Galactic With Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale January 14, 2012Better than: Anything that doesn't include Stanton Moore showing how good he is at the drums. If all good things must end, Saturday night's funk marathon was ... More >>
Chef Emeril Lagasse is a household name. With his larger than life personality and his trademarked phrases like Bam! and Take it up a notch!, Chef Emeril is a living legend. Before Emeril's celebrity status, though, he was a chef who risked it all to open a restaurant in a questionable ... More >>
Mardi Gras is the annual celebration of beads, parades, costumes and drinking in New Orleans. Though Mardi Gras is celebrated for weeks, the main party is Fat Tuesday. If you haven't already planned your New Orleans getaway, you're probably too late to celebrate there. Luckily, th ... More >>
Laine Doss Chicken and waffles at Emeril'sThere are few people in the world who are so famous that they don't need a last name - Cher, Madonna, Gaga and.....Emeril! Known as much for his catch phrases "Bam" and "Kick it up a notch" as his food, Emeril is a television celebrity and a ... More >>
This Sunday, "Furious Pete" Czerwinski will face off against "Gentleman" Joe Menchetti and Dale "Mouth of the South" Boone at Mardi Gras Casino in a major watermelon-eating contest. The event -- which features a whopping 84 contestants -- begins at 1 p.m. According to the rules, "Each contestant ... More >>
John LinnNo, not the French Quarter in New Orleans; the French Quarter Bar & Grill in Pompano Beach. I stopped in there recently to sample their version of the iconic Crescent City sandwich, and here's what I came away with.
We all know 2009 was sort of a strange year for restaurants. On one hand, there were dozens of significant openings, places that really added to our overall scene. On the other, there was more attrition than a super-long game of Risk. Here's a comprehensive run down, from A to Z of what opened in ... More >>
Hair metal sure makes me hungry.Let's do the numbers:Regulate this: Antinori's Neprica is a blend for the ages.Vietnamese grub has arrived in Coral SpringsBash Wine Cafe gets the review treatment this week, and comes out strong with economical comfort food.Lots of new arrivals this season: Atlant ... More >>
The bons temps will roll into Pompano Beach come Monday, Dec. 7, with the opening of The French Quarter Bar & Grill, a moderately priced N'awlins-style eatery from former Tarpon Bend general manager Gene Beach and local chef about town Michael Buterbaugh. The Quarter adds to Broward's m ... More >>
John LinnWe rolled into town like birds of prey and had to be rolled out like over-stuffed roasters. Three friends and myself spent last week devouring our way through the vibrant culinary city of New Orleans. And what a trip it was: we must have ravaged whole sea beds, made scarce the supply of Fre ... More >>
Trombone Shorty invents a fresh New Orleans musical blend.
With Clematis Street sputtering, Ray's Downtown barely holds on as a beachhead of hip
How do you measure a film festival? Frame by frame.
Not even Dr. John had a cure for Katrina
The not-so-mysterious disappearance of Charley's Crab
Whether we like it or not...
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band breathes life into death
In the hallowed halls of N'awlins, a jazz family keeps it real
David/Donna Lee Parsons takes the very last train into the Mouth of the Rat
Reading something into Strummer's death
Art & Jazz on the Avenue is back
Two productions have a little fun playing with historical events
Shuck-N-Dive Cajun Sports Café