Will the spirit of James Beard smile upon New York chefs?The James Beard Foundation announced its list of semi-finalists for the annual James Beard Awards today, kicking off the food world's very own Oscar season scrum. The semi-finalists were selected from a pool of 21,000 online entries; th ... More >>
These beignets are actually only the size of silver dollars Cheeky Sandwiches, a New Orleans-style sandwich shop, opened several weeks ago on the Chinatown end of Orchard Street. The restaurant looks like a mini theme park--a white picket fence lines the front, and the windows are covered wit ... More >>
Filmmaker Leo Sacks just emailed me to describe a documentary he's doing about a New Orleans gospel-world scandal that's escaped too many people's radars. As he explained it:
The New Orleans sludge legends Eyehategod--a band of squirming, perpetual outsiders--have remained masters of miserablist metal for twenty years now. Dominated by weighty blues riffs, punctuated by bursts of hardcore, and anchored by lead singer Mike Williams' growl, the sound of the New Orle ... More >>
NolaCuisine.comCertain things about muffuletta are open to interpretation. There's its spelling: "muffuletta" versus "muffaletta." And its pronunciation: muff-a-lotta versus muff-a-letta. But its bread? Most certainly not open to interpretation.
N'awlins art comes to New York
Going through hell to get a bite of the Big Easy
Hard rain falls in this "old weird America" documentary on the disaster
New Orleans hooligans and lost Chicago r&b star team up, barely survive
Art Blakey: 'You don't have to be a musician to understand jazz. Just be able to feel.'
The tour-bus evolution of Trombone Shorty
Terence Blanchard plots New Orleans' requiem and rebirth
The fight for New Orleans' culture continues, one parade at a time
Just as Hitler and Stalin couldn't ban jazz, Hurricane Katrina can't keep it and New Orleans down
Who slept here, and where were they when the waters began to rise?
Hurricane Katrina? Throw a BBQat least we won't lose the meat in the freezer
Fred Anderson takes free jazz to Chicago's South Side, Odean Pope takes Philly to heaven
Bringing musicians back to New Orleans
Jazz Fest is on. Clubs are open. The water's receded. The stakes remain high.
Talking Mardi Gras with Poppy Z. Brite, a New Orleans novelist
FEMA can stop footing bill for hurricane evacuees
They're trying to wash us away, they're trying to wash us away
'Not in my backyard' say New Orleans residents, as local parks fill with temporary housing
Serious hurricane protection could take 30 years to build
Big Easy becomes the big 'get out'
Even destroyed, we've got 10 times the charm of your Scottsdale
New Orleans getting more white? Sure, by locking out African Americans
Relax, y'all: It's butter and bullets for big security firms in New Orleans
College students get short shrift from Katrina aid
Bush takes responsibility for hurricane foul-up, sorta. Halliburton, others, take the cash for real
President throws expensive bag of gimmicks at Katrina disaster
Stinky dead fish, sweet rotting trees, and gunfire after darkwelcome home, yall.
Media biggies ignored Times-Picayune's warnings—at everyone's peril