Midnight Menu +1

Ray Cannata has eaten at over 750 New Orleans restaurants, so he knows a thing or two about hanging out. Margo Moss has turned Ted's Frostop from a greasy spoon into a considerably less greasy but not quite silver spoon. When the sun goes down on The NOLA Brewing Tap Room in the Irish Channel, Ray and Margo entertain members of New Orleans restaurant community. Their guests bring along a friend, a +1. Anything can happen.

Smoke My Crabs Jackie O

Smoke My Crabs Jackie O
March 21, 2018

Steve Armbruster pioneered the New Orleans pop up restaurant scene back in 1978 when he founded a kitchen in Tipitina's. Steve and 13 friends opened Tips a year earlier so they could hear R&B artists who, thanks to The Beatles, "The British Invasion" and the total demise of New Orleans music, had no other place to play. Steve had never cooked before Tipitina's and he hadn't planned on turning his Red... Read More »

Tequila Is The New Scotch

Tequila Is The New Scotch
January 2, 2018

Chef Richard Papier still remembers when Mexican food in New Orleans meant Taco Bell. And he's not that old. Chef Richard is changing how we experience Mexican dishes with authentic recipes from Mexico steeped in his fine dining training working alongside Emeril, Susan Spicer, Nathaniel Zymet, Donald Link and Guillermo Peters. Chef Richard's new Uptown restaurant on Magazine Street is a few thousand giant steps up from Nacho Mama's, the space it... Read More »

Low and Slow

Low and Slow
May 2, 2017

Bar B Q ain't what it used to be when dad threw a few ribs and chickens on the grill, pretty much forgot about it while he got loaded on crappy beer and we all had to pray mom's potato salad was edible before we were forced to accompany it with various forms of carbon which we just knew would give us all cancer. Well, we survived. And just as... Read More »

I Am The Rooster

I Am The Rooster
February 9, 2017

Many things in life are not as simple as they appear. That goes for sausage. And hogshead cheese. And hearts, bellies, snouts, stomachs and every part of an animal you could butcher that ends up in a meat product or on a smoker. Chris Roos (aka The Rooster) is a meat broker. A meat middle man whose company Holton Meats can hook you up with those fresh or frozen pork feet you've... Read More »

Fresh Peche

Fresh Peche
December 19, 2016

Chef Ryan Prewitt from Peche won't be making that amateur b.s. warm bacon vinaigrette again any time soon. Fresh food Forager for Peche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Calcasieu & Butcher Ashley Locklear has the best truck driving job on the highway. Hangin' at Ted's Frostop on a Monday night. Read More »

Food Fighters

Food Fighters
November 28, 2016

If you're the type of New Orleanian who "goes out" - meaning you spend time in bars or music clubs and tend to see the same couple of hundred faces, some of whom you know by name and some of whom you just recognize - Joe Armitage is a fellow traveler. Joe has been working in restaurants around New Orleans for, by his own reckoning, 30 years. And he's only 43.... Read More »

Based On a True Story

Based On a True Story
July 28, 2016

If you want to know what really goes on at Stein's Deli, Bouligny, Bellocq, Cellar Door, and you want the answer from a chef to the age old question "Do chefs spit in people's food?" this show might have everything you're looking for. Then again, everything in this conversation could be a total lie. It's hard to tell. When mixologist, maitre D and film maker Mike Yusko - one of our... Read More »

Allez Alon!

Allez Alon!
February 22, 2016

Before he was a James Beard Award winner, Alon Shaya was hanging out at Ted's Frostop. Chef Alon Shaya explains how an Israeli living in New Orleans fell in love with Italy and Italian food and why cooking it is a way of life. His surprise +1 is the real deal. Read More »

Your Bead Dog Ate My King Cake

Your Bead Dog Ate My King Cake
February 3, 2016

Meredith Timberlake brings along 40 pounds of Haydel's Bakery King Cake to share with Margo and Ray on Midnight Menu +1. In an "only in New Orleans" way of life, Meredith works off her day-job king cake by being a cross-fit trainer and a power weight lifter.   Meredith's +1, Cornell Landry, started out owning restaurants and cooking. When he discovered he could write children's books Cornell left the restaurant business but didn't... Read More »

Mondo Loco Tocco

Mondo Loco Tocco
January 27, 2016

Welcome to the amazing crazy world of Tony Tocco, circling the Earth at 5x the speed of life. Ray accurately describes Tony as having an influence on more hip New Orleans places than almost anybody in town. Tony was on the floor the night Bayona opened, spent a decade at Gautreau's, was the co-founder of Snake and Jake's Xmas Club Lounge, The Circle Bar, and his current super success, Atchafalya. Tony's plus one,... Read More »

Two Girls One Shuck

Two Girls One Shuck
November 19, 2015

If you're looking at the title of this show, Two Girls One Shuck and think the name of this oyster shucking duo is a play on the f-word, you're in a better place than knowing the truth. Don't, for the love of God, Google "Two Girls One Cup." Your life will never be the same. Becky Wasden and Stefani Sell met one unlikely evening in a straight bar in Salt Lake... Read More »

Rum and Folk

Rum and Folk
October 7, 2015

Phil Minissale visited New Orleans for the first time when he was 17. An impressionable age, Phil got the bug and as the years unfolded found himself visiting the city as often as he could get here. As a traveling songwriter, Phil made his way through New Orleans on extensive tours, either playing the Blue Nile or Neutral Ground Coffeehouse each year. In 2012, with nothing but a fierce impulsive desire,... Read More »

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