WEEKLY COLUMN


For the Love of Cream Cheese

This past weekend, we hosted a small gathering of friends. My wife had worked hard to prepare several dips, spreads, and hors-d’oeuvres for the group […]

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Community Tables

The first time I ever sat at a community table was in the early 1980s at Paul Prudhomme’s legendary restaurant, K-Paul’s, in New Orleans’ French […]

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MAGICAL MISSISSIPPI TOUR

The Beatles were such a huge part of my childhood that they filter through almost every aspect of my life— even as a 57-year old. […]

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Fries

A strange phenomenon occurred after I opened our first fine-dining restaurant in 1987. It’s still happening. Most people assume the chef/owner of an upscale establishment […]

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It’s All About the Food

A few years ago, I read a restaurant survey that ranked customer’s priorities when dining out. The study listed food, service, atmosphere, and location. The […]

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Six Dinner Guests

A couple of decades ago I wrote a column that posed the question, “If you could have dinner with six people throughout all of history, […]

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Mary Virginia

Over the past 30 years our company has been busy. We’ve opened fine dining restaurants, New Orleans-themed restaurants, an Italian restaurant, a live-music club, a […]

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Community Cafes

Community cafes and diners are a dying breed. Years ago, people gathered for breakfast in small cafes in downtown areas. They talked politics, sports, and […]

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Honeymoons

If someone is keeping track of honeymoons, mark me down for 23. That might be a lot of honeymoons, though only two are in the […]

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