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.

BEER!

BEER!
October 21, 2014

Two guys walk into a bar. One owns a beer brewing store. The other is opening a brewery. They sit down at a bar table with the guy who owns the bar, and a guy who - despite being known as "The Man Who Ate New Orleans" - hasn't had anything to eat all day. They proceed to drink extra strong craft beer that the guy from the beer brewing... Read More »

Food of the Gods Ice Cream

Food of the Gods Ice Cream
October 14, 2014

Bryan Gilmore likes to mix it up. Blast freeze it. Thaw it. Freeze it. Serve it. That's how you make ice cream and that's what Bryan does all day on Prytania Street in the old McKenzie's Bakery, which according to the Historic Places designated red neon sign outside, is still McKenzie's but in fact is Creole Creamery, Uptown's favorite ice cream shop. Imagine if you could eat all the ice cream... Read More »

Cooking For Strippers

Cooking For Strippers
October 7, 2014

Franky Vivid is one of the most colorful characters in the New Orleans food ecosystem. Franky is the wearer of many hats, most of them related in one way or another to scantily clad or naked women.  Franky is the producer of internationally renowned burlesque shows – Superstars of Burlesque, and Burlesque Hall of Fame. He’s the co-founder of the live event and website, Naked Girls Reading, and if you’re wondering... Read More »

Chef Happy Meets Sibling Number 5

Chef Happy Meets Sibling Number 5
September 30, 2014

When you come from a New Orleans family of 10 kids it can sometimes be difficult to remember what number sibling your sister is - even if she is your business partner and closest friend. Of course you can always blame your faulty memory on the Bloody Mary that you have to drink to be sociable because they're making it with the Bloody Mary mix you and your sister (# 6?)... Read More »

The Good, The Bad, and The Fuego

The Good, The Bad, and The Fuego
September 23, 2014

When Margo's away, Ray will play, by inviting his friend and filmmaker, Dylan Field Turner.   Not ones to wait around, Ray and Dylan waste no time in welcoming our guest, Dave Wright, owner and head Chef at Del Fuego Taqueria. Dave talks about how Del Fuego serves regional food, taking the cooking styles from various parts of Mexico. He also talks about coming to New Orleans for an internship at the... Read More »

Tequila Is The New Scotch

Tequila Is The New Scotch
September 9, 2014

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 »

St Clair

St Clair
September 2, 2014

Sarah Edwards is living the lives of 3 people. By day she is a barista at Hey Cafe on Magazine Street. Then she'll go hop on her pedicab and sweat out the caffeine in the French Quarter for a few hours.    When most people would then crash out and sleep or drink the night away listening to music, Sarah is following her main love, with the man she's in love with. Sarah and Frankie... Read More »

Zen Boogie Burgers 'n Beer

Zen Boogie Burgers 'n Beer
August 26, 2014

The Zen Temple is on the 4th floor of a Camp Street building in downtown New Orleans. Okay, it doesn't look exactly like this picture. But on Camp Street, the building used to be Cosimo Matassa's legendary recording studio. Today, below the Zen temple where the music temple once stood and the greatest of New Orleans music was recorded, the Zen Boogie has been handed on to the next generation: Phil's... Read More »

The Paris of Latin America

The Paris of Latin America
August 19, 2014

Paris, of course, is not in Latin America. Nor is it in North America. To Zella Palmer (aka Zella Palmer Cuadra) the blending of cultures, food, and music in New Orleans is unlike anywhere else in the US or in Europe and the simplest description that explains the blending is in culinary terms a gumbo and in cultural terms a Latin Paris. Zella herself is something of an internationalist and a... Read More »

Beer Buddha

Beer Buddha
August 12, 2014

Jeremy Labadie is, in every sense, the Beer Buddha. Whether his Buddha-like stature is God-given or the result of consuming beer, whether his calm countenance is from a Zen like approach to life or a couple of cool brews, who really knows the truth about, well, anything? Among the many surprising Buddha enlightening moments on this show are the revelations that Abita actually makes good beer despite the beer snob community thumbing... Read More »

Manis Martinis and Wine

Manis Martinis and Wine
August 5, 2014

Leora Pearl Madden opened the Pearl Wine Co in Mid City in 2013 for no better reason than she simply loves wine. Turns out love is a pretty good guide - to a successful business and, well, love.  Leora fell in love with her (plus one guest) business broker Joel Duran and the rest is the future... Read More »

Church of Donuts

Church of Donuts
July 22, 2014

Aaron Vogel makes donuts and sliders and has chocolate milk on tap at his new unique Magazine Street eatery District Donuts Sliders Brew. But what Aaron's really doing is changing the world. An ex-pastor, Aaron is deeply committed to making the world a better place. He has a business plan that spreads love, happiness, and human decency beyond his four walls to the neighborhood, cities and nations. It's not some... Read More »

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