My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe

Chitterlings are part of my childhood memories my mom and sister both taught me their recipe, my version is a combination of both. The smell reminds me of getting ready to go to my Auntie or my Momo house. Continue reading My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe

Sippin & Brunchin at Seaworthy located in The Ace Hotel New Orleans

If you’re looking for a new spin on Sunday Brunch location I highly recommend that you head to one of my favorite hotels in the city to dine at Seaworthy – the oyster bar and sustainable seafood restaurant set in a classic Creole cottage from executive chef Justin Koslowsky [previously of Michelin-awarded Atera and acclaimed Contra in NYC] at Ace Hotel New Orleans. At Seaworthy, … Continue reading Sippin & Brunchin at Seaworthy located in The Ace Hotel New Orleans

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A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice; Recipe Included

What I love about the history of cooking Red Beans and Rice is that is was about survival, making something taste good out of a little of nothing. You can feed a family of 4-6 people with one bag of red beans and the parts of meat what was known as throw away parts back in the days of slavery and segregation. Continue reading A Traditional New Orleans Monday Dinner is Red Beans & Rice; Recipe Included

Nola Chic in Chicago: Lunch at Ricobene’s

On the set of Empire today I met two wonderful ladies, both beautiful inside and out with wonderful spirits and personalities. I actually hung out with one of them after we left the set. Before I go on let me add that she is one of the coolest chics I have met, plus she reminded me of Shana, age, style, and vibe. Super fun, a … Continue reading Nola Chic in Chicago: Lunch at Ricobene’s

Let’s Reminiscence Over Brunch! Bijoux Sunday Brunch at Le Pavillon Hotel

The Le Pavillon Hotel holds a special place in my heart. My sixth grade graduation dinner was held there in the early 80s. I’m telling my age lol. I went to Allen Elementary, Uptown on Nashville Ave, the school is still there, but it has been renamed and the school took us their as part of of sixth grade graduation celebration.


I promised myself that when I “grew up,” I would return and stay as a guest in one of the best suites and order from the menu without worrying about the price. Sadly, I haven’t returned yet. I haven’t reached the level of success that allowed me to afford to stay at the Le Pavillion, but I can provide a Bijoux Brunch. Just think if I weren’t included in the email, I would have waited until I won the lottery or started writing fo r Oprah magazine to go lol. seriously, let’s reminiscence over brunch! Continue reading Let’s Reminiscence Over Brunch! Bijoux Sunday Brunch at Le Pavillon Hotel

Big Freddia dishes out Bouncing Beignets flavored Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

The Queen Diva “Big Freedia” has collaborated with ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s on the limited flavored ice cream, Big Freddia’s Bouncing Beignets! The new flavor was announced on Freddia’s Instagram page back in February when the queen diva originally posted a photo of Instagram with the cover of a point of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream featuring Freddia’s face and the words “Booty … Continue reading Big Freddia dishes out Bouncing Beignets flavored Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

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Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans

There’s not one city in America; I would say the world but, there’s no place other than New Orleans that dishes up some of the best food. My city is a big ole flavorful pot of gumbo infused by different cultures such as African American, Native American, Caribbean, French, Spaniard, and Italians. But in my eyes Everything began with a group of American Indians who … Continue reading Black-Owned Restaurants in New Orleans

Dooky Chase’s Friday All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Chef Leah Chase “Queen of Creole Cuisine” In the heart of the Treme, you’ll rediscover authentic Creole cuisine served in a vibrant, art-filled space at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant. “Chase’s original dishes would help pioneer the Creole food movement and her recipes for dishes like gumbo, jambalaya, and fried chicken have gone on to become kitchen staples” notes the James Beard Foundation. Known as the “Queen … Continue reading Dooky Chase’s Friday All-You-Can-Eat Buffet

Family Fun at the Sheriff James Pohlmann Crawfish Cookoff

James Pholmann Crawfish Cookoff is Nola Chic approved and must attend Nola event!
Let me add everyone was awesome, very friendly, fun and engaging! I hardly had to ask the guest to be in my video they jumped in and giving me great content to share with yall!
I can’t wait until next year! I hope to see you all there too! ⚜️ Continue reading Family Fun at the Sheriff James Pohlmann Crawfish Cookoff