Where Y'Eat

Where Y'Eat

From WWNO - New Orleans Public Radio

New Orleans writer Ian McNulty hosts Where Y'Eat, a weekly exploration and celebration of food culture in the Crescent City and south Louisiana. Ian gives listeners the low-down on the hottest new restaurants, old local favorites and hidden hole-in-the-wall joints alike, and he profiles the new trends, the cherished traditions and the people and personalities keeping America's most distinctive food scene cooking.More from Where Y'Eat »

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Where Y'Eat: Icy Treats from Around the Globe

Back in the early days for Angelo Brocato Ice Cream, back when it started in the French Quarter more than a century ago, it was common for customers to queue up on hot summer mornings toting their own pitchers.

Where Y'Eat: The Summer Salvation by Ceviche

At some point, New Orleans gets so damn hot you're ready to let someone else do the cooking. Lately one of my top candidates for that job has been citrus. That's the alchemy of ceviche, the way citric acid from lime and other fruit transforms raw seafood without going anywhere near the stove. The texture tightens, its surface whitens and the result is a bracingly bright, utterly light seafood dish that feels so in synch with the season.

Where Y'Eat: Fresh Flavors Behind Stained Glass at Vessel

It seems like any building with enough room for a kitchen hood and a few tables is liable to be drafted into the growing ranks of eateries in New Orleans these days, nevermind its original purpose or design. In Mid-City, however, one of the dining scene's newest additions has taken up residence in what has long been a distinguished New Orleans hybrid. Vessel opened recently in the old church on Iberville Street that for nearly 30 years was home to Christian's Restaurant, and which later had a stint as the restaurant Redemption.

Where Y'Eat for 2016-07-21

The meal started with a sticky cluster of peanuts spiked with chiles that temporarily numbed the tongue. There was a salad that had the crunch of fresh-cut slaw and brought a bona fide caffeinated buzz from bits of fermented tea leaves strewn throughout.

Where Y'Eat: Turning Back the Clock with a Cup of Coffee

Do you remember your first beer? How about your first sip of wine? I don't. The first brush with those pleasures must've happened casually, something introduced with a taste here or there. But, the first taste of New Orleans coffee? For me, that stands out very clearly.

Where Y'Eat: Love at Pho Sight

Vietnamese banh mi is now bar food, spring rolls are a festival snack and many neighborhoods across the city have not just their own outpost for pho but competing options. It's never been easier to find Vietnamese food in New Orleans. And yet, for the past year plus, I heard audible yearning for the return of one particular Vietnamese restaurant, Pho Tau Bay.

Where Y'Eat: On taste and time at the Pontchartrain Hotel

In New Orleans these days, some restaurants aren't just up against all the other eateries in town. Some revived historic restaurants are also up against idealized memories of themselves that live on in the city's long memory.

Where Y'Eat: Dig In at a Different Sort of Food Court

Roux Carre is a new food court in Central City, conceived and managed by the nonprofit Good Work Network as a project to help more women and minorities stake a claim in the growing New Orleans restaurant sector.

Where Y'Eat: When Po-boys Rally For One Of Their Own

Guy's Po-boys was closed for months earlier this year after a vehicle plowed through its front door late one night. Guy's is back open now, but a group of fellow po-boy purveyors decided to hold a fundraiser to support its proprietor after losing out on so much business during the repairs. It will be a street party with a purpose, powered by po-boys. See details below:

Where Y'Eat: For Tomato Lovers, A Summer Seduction Begins Anew

This time of year, if you haven't seen a Creole tomato it's probably right behind you. Summer is revving up, so these ultra-seasonal beauties are everywhere, big red orbs tumbling from bins at farmers markets and fruit stands and grocery stores.

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