St. Claude, New Orleans | Stuph’D, known for stuffed beignets and burgers, lands a new home on St. Claude Avenue

For a restaurant to make a big move right now takes a leap of faith considering the hardships the pandemic has brought the industry. The move Duana Lawrence just made is a leap, too, though this comes with some extra bounce thanks to her way with beignets, the following they’ve earned and the optimism that’s brought her. Her café Stuph’D Beignets & Burgers made its … Continue reading St. Claude, New Orleans | Stuph’D, known for stuffed beignets and burgers, lands a new home on St. Claude Avenue

2019 Christmas Day Menu – Tujague’s Restaurant – Historic New Orleans Restaurant

2019 Christmas Day Menu – Tujague’s Restaurant – Historic New Orleans Restaurant MENU 1st Course choice of… Cauliflower and Brie Soup Rye Croutons Christmas Salad Roasted Granny Smith Apples | Dried Cranberries | Shaved Onions | Crumbled Feta | Toasted Pumpkin Seeds | Baby Greens | Hard Cider Vinaigrette 2nd Course choice of… Pan Seared Gulf Fish Roasted Vegetables | Crab Beurre Blanc Slow Cooked … Continue reading 2019 Christmas Day Menu – Tujague’s Restaurant – Historic New Orleans Restaurant

Thanksgiving à la carte at Le Pavillon Hotel

To celebrate the holidays, Le Pavillon Hotel’s signature restaurant, Bijoux, is hosting an à la carte Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 1-10 p.m. Bijoux welcomes guests to pick and choose their Thanksgiving dining experience with dish options including butter roasted turkey, seared French chicken breast, yellow stone cheese grits, fire-roasted corn pudding, and honey chipotle-sesame glazed carrots to name a few. Holiday sweet … Continue reading Thanksgiving à la carte at Le Pavillon Hotel

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

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

NOLA Chic's Gumbo

Let’s talk New Orleans Gumbo!!! NOLA Chic Cooking Class Part #l

Join me in my New Orleans kitchen as I go through the step of making my Grandmother’s Gumbo recipe that she passed on to my Mama, who passed it on to me.  I’m excited to share a part of my family’s New Orleans cooking tradition and culture. Every Christmas, well every holiday and or special occasion in just about every New Orleans household Gumbo is … Continue reading Let’s talk New Orleans Gumbo!!! NOLA Chic Cooking Class Part #l

Take a stroll with me through the French Quarters: My stops Fiorella’s Bistro & Bar, French Market, Latrobe Park & One Love LLC

As I walked the birds sang a sweet morning melody, the flowers lifted their heads to let out a fragrant hello and the colors of my neighborhood seemed to open up to me giving me a big hug as if saying, ”Hey girl good morning, we were just talking about you, nothing bad lol. We just miss seeing that beautiful face of yours.” Continue reading Take a stroll with me through the French Quarters: My stops Fiorella’s Bistro & Bar, French Market, Latrobe Park & One Love LLC

NOLA Hot Sausage

As I came into my house I immediately discerned what was cooking in my kitchen, hot sausage! Who was cooking it didn’t matter or if it would be a po-boy or the meat to accompany a meal. All I was concerned about is if there was enough for me. I will try my best to describe what only a true New Orleans native would relate … Continue reading NOLA Hot Sausage