The Best Happy Hours in New Orleans Right Now

Gone are the days when a decent happy hour meant $1 off bottled beer or some dregs-of-the-well concoction. Today’s happy hours are a cut above, pairing classic cocktails, craft beer, and wine specials with tasty, and often upscale small plates. No telling who is to thank for this trend, but there are plenty of reasons […]

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From deep roots, chef branches out

Sicilian heritage and New Orleans cooking are so closely entwined that in some settings they’re practically one, and Nick Lama’s family roots reach deep into this tradition. But for his own first restaurant, Avo (5908 Magazine St., 504-509-6550;, the young chef is working from a different intersection than the familiar Creole-Italian. “My idea here […]

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