| Aug 29, 2010
Despite its name, Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" isn't a play so much about a geographic destination — Desire Street — as a place in the heart. In the Crescent City, both perspiration and sensuality still ooze from the pores,...
| Mar 15, 2011
Even the most casual of drinkers likely has a bottle of Angostura bitters stashed somewhere in the kitchen.
But celery bitters? Blackstrap? Mexican mole? Memphis barbecue?
They're all out there, as are bitters meant to conjure specific drinks (Tiki),...
| Aug 25, 2010
America's favorite seafood? Shrimp. It's easy to see why; shrimp are available fresh or frozen, shell-on and peeled, raw and cooked. Shrimp lend themselves to countless dishes, from curries to gumbos to kebabs to stir fries.
"Mom and I loved shrimp,"...
| Mar 2, 2011
Brush aside the beads and booze, the crowds and the krewes, and what is Mardi Gras in New Orleans all about? The food, baby, the food. And it's the Crescent City's festive array of oyster dishes that can give a real kick to your Fat Tuesday party come...
| May 23, 2011
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Rick Tramonto now splits his time between Chicago and New Orleans, where his Restaurant R'evolution collaboration with legendary Louisiana chef John Folse is slated for an October opening. But Chicago might be seeing more Tramonto in the near future. He...
| Mar 8, 2011
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| Sep 5, 2010
For blocks and blocks they appeared — grids, circles, numerals: In post-Katrina New Orleans, those symbols became indelible shorthand, modern hieroglyphics set down in fluorescent paint, runny marker, even chalk embroidered on the sides of what...
| Aug 8, 2010
The Glass Rainbow
James Lee Burke
Simon & Schuster: 434 pp., $25.99
In crafting his novels, James Lee Burke has been nothing if not consistent when it comes to quality. Or to characters and plot. His repeated battles of good versus evil in the...
| Sep 9, 2011
Donald L. Taffner
Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S.
Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...
| Jun 3, 2011
Elmer G. "Geronimo" Pratt, a former Los Angeles Black Panther Party leader whose 1972 murder conviction was overturned after he spent 27 years in prison for a crime he said he did not commit, has died. He was 63.
Pratt, whose case became for many a...
| Feb 25, 2011
Harold Legaux, the longtime co-owner and operator of Harold & Belle's Creole Restaurant, a Los Angeles landmark founded by his parents more than four decades ago, has died. He was 61.
Legaux died of pancreatic cancer Monday at his home in Palm Springs,...
| Jul 18, 2011
John Mosca, proprietor of a two-room roadhouse near New Orleans famed for its Italian-style garlicky shrimp, oysters, chicken and marinated crab dishes, has died. He was 86.
Mosca died Wednesday at his home in suburban Harahan, said his daughter, Lisa...