Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
For those of you who don't know about the unfortunate events of Sunday morning, Boucherie Chef, Nathaniel Zimet, was shot three times in an attempted robbery. Go here for the full story.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
As I mentioned last week, tonight’s event at Hollygrove Market is going to be OFF THE HOOK. I just have a feeling. Check out the planned offerings and try and tell me you’re not titillated:
- Cold Asian Noodle Salad with Shitakes and Ichiban Eggplant
- Blueberry Gazpacho with Beet and Tuna Ceviche, Red Potato Chips
Blackberry Specialty Cocktail
Crescent Pie and Sausage Co.
- Corn Maque Choux (vegetarian)
- Berry Rum Punch
- Macon Fry Arugula Salad (vegan)
Hollygrove Market &Farm
- 360 Vodka with Pineapple Sage Syrup and Lime
- Spring Vegetable Soup (vegan)
La Petite Grocery
- Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritter with Herb Emulsion (vegetarian)
- Duck Liver Pate with Shiitake Confit, Watercress Salad and House Made Crackers
- Bruschetta with Ryal's Dairy Goat Cheese, Heirloom Tomato, Mint, Olive Oil (vegetarian)
- Tea Sandwiches with Herb Cream Cheese, Tomato, Cucumber (vegetarian)
Housemade Pimm's Cup Infused with Fresh Coriander
- Chickpea Panisse with Squash Marmalade (vegan)
- Papaya Mint Bruschetta with Red Onion, Jalapeno, and Cilantro on House Made Flatbread (vegan)
- Fava Bean Bruschetta with Ryal's Dairy Goat Cheese (vegetarian)
- Duck Confit with Housemade Rigatoni
The Muse (Cucumber-Infused Gin, Strawberry Puree and St. Germain)
Two Cook for You Catering
- Farm Egg Salad Crostini, Spring Onion, Easter Egg Radish, House-Smoked Bacon
Ye Old College Inn
- Watermelon Gazpacho
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Actually, it’s silent here in my cube, except of course for the constant whir of the overworked air conditioner.
Nonetheless……my new venture is out there in cyberspace for all to see.
Based on the feedback I received from you generous readers, I am keeping Eat Drink Nola (for the time being), and moving certain topics over to the newbie: Do It Yo’ Damn Self.
Here is the breakdown:
Eat Drink Nola: Local food events, restaurants, & food-related happenings.
Do It Yo Damn Self: DIY home improvement, I Love Lucy-style kitchen disasters, black thumb gardening, brat-rearing, pro bono work for the Louisiana Board of Tourism (shhh…they don’t know about it), and an announcement of my mood-altering copywriting services.
So mosey on over and check ‘er out. Go ahead – sign up for the DIYDS mailing list. I’ll pick two random people from those who sign up today to receive Food & Wine cookbooks.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Without further ado (in chronological order):
Southern Food and Beverage Museum (1 Poydras Street #169)
This Friday, 6-9 pm
Live music as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from:
· Windsor Court Hotel Grill Room and Polo Lounge
· Café Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar
· Victory Bar
· Cake Café
Hollygrove Market’s Party in the Garden
Hollygrove Market (8301 Olive Street)
Monday, 6-9 pm
Food and drink from the likes of:
· Three Muses
· La Petite Grocery
· Le Foret
· Café Amelie
· Martinique Bistro
I have been to Hollygrove’s events in the past and they are always ballin. Go here for a glimpse.
Tickets: $35 in advance from Hollygrove's website or $40 at the door.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
1) The service. These people know their shiz, and impart their knowledge without snobbery. It wouldn't necessarily come to mind as a baby-friendly setting, yet the staff has always been exceptionally cool about me bringing Lucia to lunch.
2) The tasting menu. Two courses and a dessert for $20. And this isn't your "let's make a special to use up whatever we have a surplus of and get peeps in here on the off hours" kinda thing. It's thoughtful and balanced and freaky delicious.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
What do you see?
A ribbon of fat, perhaps?
Ssshhh. Listen. This is not just any fat ribbon. This fat ribbon has a story to tell, and we must listen closely. This gelatinous leftover is the crux of a mystery that has slowly developed over the course of one long and convoluted night, effectively tying together a series of previously uncorrelated events.
This fat ribbon is the smoking gun.
Awoken by a strange mechanical rumbling.
"Is Max drying clothes? At 3:00 am?! WTF?"
Not until I heard the unmistakably annoying "beep beep beep beep" did I realize what I was hearing was actually the microwave. Still weird, but not as weird as the dryer.
Awake again, but this time the culprit is an overweight pug who has spontaneously chosen my bedroom as his place of repose and is performing his usual rooftop-lifting snores.
"How did that fat bastard hoist himself up onto the bed without waking me up?"
I sweep my feet back and forth under the covers searching for his hot, smelly body so that I can catapult him to the floor. I come up with nothing.
Annoyed, I pick up my head to look for him, and that's when I realize that the cacophonous snores are not coming from overweight pug, but from husband! Repeated prods in his back and shoulder do not rouse him. Adult tantrum including tearing the comforter from bed does not rouse him. I sleep in guest room.
And that brings us to the present. The ribbon of fat laying on my counter is my "aha" moment -- the final clue to the mystery of the night's clouded events.
"Why would Max have been eating the WEEKS OLD proscuitto? More so, why would Max be MICROWAVING proscuitto? In summary, why would Max be MICROWAVING the WEEKS OLD proscuitto at 3:00 a.m.?"
Only one conclusion can be drawn:
Tuesday, March 22, 2011