What Is the Difference Between Mardi Gras and Carnival?

There's one obvious answer to the question, What is the difference between Mardi Gras and Carnival? and that's where they're celebrated. Mardi Gras is synonymous with New Orleans, and Carnival is mostly...

Bywater Bakery King Cake

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

Today's Easter Sunday and I'm just getting around to looking at my photos from before Lent. I was gifted a frozen quarter of King Cake from NOLA's Bywater Bakery. For Mardi Gras breakfast out h...

For a cold, heartless robot, Sally makes a decent salad

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . Even before COVID-19 forced more than 5.9 million U.S. restaurant employees out of work in March and April, according to Restaurant Business magazine, California’s restaurant industry was f...

Deep South Road Trip

by delight64 2 years ago

Howdy Hounds I am taking my 18yo son on a road trip of the Deep South ( Austin, Memphis, various smaller cities in Mississippi and ending up in NOLA ) As we are from Melbourne Australia we wo...

American delights!

by Bellesea 2 years ago

Hey, looking to identify the popular dishes across each of the states! - What are people's favourite breakfast, lunch and dinner?! Thanks, Belle

This is not your typical which restaurant to eat at post - New Orleans

by girdev 3 years ago

I am coming to visit NOLA with my best friend who is getting married. will be there 11/1/18 to 11/4/18 Kind of like a bachelor party but for two foodies. I am looking for a special food experie...

Jamaican callaloo

by whiskygirl 3 years ago

I went to Jamaica twice last year and I tried this dish callaloo, OMG fell in love with it. I have searched high and low to try to find the amaranth leaves, no one carries it in Lafayette, LA. Is t...

Wine Shipping Redux ---> A different issue entirely

by jbl1953 3 years ago

So you would think I know the answer to this, after 40+ years in the wine trade, but laws change, court cases are decided, and I frankly don't have a freakin' clue! Most question of this ilk are...

Lafayette and Wallace: what's to eat there?

by curioussheridan 4 years ago

Visiting the Whitney Plantation then staying in Lafayette the beginning of March for a couple of days. Where can we eat local food for lunch in Wallace or thereabouts? And though Lafayette may no...

Can My Food Trailer Run off a Gas powered generator?

by chanmaran 4 years ago

My husband and I are starting a food trailer in Louisiana, and we are in the process of looking for a generator. Are we required to have a propane generator or can it be regular gas powered? I kn...

Lafayette, LA area great eats

by jackierdc 5 years ago

I am amazed that there have been no recent posts! Doing my research, I see that many of the places we used to love are gone, or have changed hands--- like Palace Café in Opelousas. Looking for...

Gourmet Walnut Gift Tin Help!

by aw1338 4 years ago

Hi! I'm trying to find these walnuts that my boyfriend was gifted once and loved. It was an assortment of different types of walnuts, some covered in chocolate, sugar, etc., in a gift tin and the o...

Anyone familiar w both Breaux Bridge AND Houma

by dwkayak 5 years ago

Going on a big long road trip that will take me through Breaux Bridge LA for some cajun food. I have a very flexible schedule, and a moderately flexible belly. Places I have noted to try include (c...

Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival?

by LorenzoGA 5 years ago

I see a few very old CH posts mentioning the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival. Information from bloggers that I have found looks generally positive, but not without complaints. Is it worth a trip?...

Lafayette, LA recs for dinner tonight PLEASE

by picklelicious 5 years ago

Doing a 3 night business ride through, last night Lake Charles, tonight Lafayette, and tomorrow night Baton Rouge. A co-worker and i would like to find some good eats in the Lafayette area tonight...

US 90 from NOLA to Lafayette

by LorenzoGA 5 years ago

As part of a larger road trip, my wife and I are planning to drive from New Orleans to Lafayette on US 90 between Christmas and New Year's. (We plan to end up in Mississippi for some New Year's Ev...

Ordering Live Crawfish in Los Angeles

by dtm323 5 years ago

I want to do a crawfish boil for Mardi Gras 2017. I live in Los Angeles. Where should I order my crawfish from? (And if you have a source for real andouille and/or tasso, that would be great, too!)

Bourbon Cream Soda by Fest Cola

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Picked up a bottle of this at Little Jewel in Los Angeles a couple weeks ago, and chilled and sipped it tonight. The vanilla bean comes through pretty directly, as well as the toasted bourbon barre...

Help with Bars & Teens? Crowds during Gay pride in FQ? Quintessential NO in 2 days on a budget?

by elizabetheatsfood 5 years ago

Hey Everyone. I am taking my Irish husband and our 15 year old for a weekend to New Orleans, and since we have so little time I really want to hit the "quintessential" places and foods. Ie. Po boy...