Holiday Dining Guide 2019 | Where Y’at

Are you a local who wants to avoid the kitchen or maybe you’re in town for the holidays and want to know where to eat? Check out great holiday dining guide on http://www.whereyat.com/holiday-dining-guide-2019 Continue reading Holiday Dining Guide 2019 | Where Y’at

Free Lunch, Free Laundry, Free Live Music and Neighborhood Love at Melba’s

On Wednesday, June 19, the LaundryCares Foundation hosted a Free Laundry Day event in New Orleans at Melba’s and my daughter and I, along with my next door neighbor, had the pleasure to attend. Melba’sconjunction with the Clinton Foundation and Laundry Cares Foundation in the 8th Ward of New Orleans. Scott Wolfe, CEO of Melba’s and New Orleans treated the community to Free Laundry including … Continue reading Free Lunch, Free Laundry, Free Live Music and Neighborhood Love at Melba’s

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

Let’s Talk New Orleans Gumbo: Roux 101

 To thicken a gumbo with a roux isn’t difficult, however, it takes more attention as you don’t want it to burn. Basically, a roux is a mixture of equal parts flour and fat that is cooked together prior to incorporating into a stew. The fat can be butter, oil, lard, or even bacon grease. A dark roux is required to get that rich and classic taste authentic New Orleans  gumbo is known for A heavy cast … Continue reading Let’s Talk New Orleans Gumbo: Roux 101