I have not had time or energy to blog for a while, but things are starting to settle.




RouxBDoo is a good food blogger, pay him a visit.



The other grand dames have held onto traditions and standards, and eventually this has paid off for them. The dining rooms at Galatoire’s are full, boisterous, and filled with well heeled locals. Dinner at Arnaud’s is still marked by formality and solid cooking. The various rooms at Antoine’s are largely empty and deservedly so. Antoine’s chased the buck and now all that is left is a pitiful reminder of what was once a treasure.




As one sage has said, knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in the fruit salad.






Actually, its chicken gizzards–posted on  one of my favorite food blogs: RouxBDoux‘s

RouxBDoux is back posting up a storm. Glad you are back, RouxBDoux!







Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy;
do not desire his delicacies,
for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.
(Proverbs 23:6-7)

I know, because I worked for that son-om-a-bitch!




From Nola.com is a pic of a beautiful salad.


Then this back-handed complement…

Bad restaurant concepts are like botched nose jobs and six-figure automobiles: They tend to highlight the deficiencies they are designed to hide. Le Meritage’s concept is not bad. It is merely flawed, and its biggest flaw is in giving diners the impression that wine is the star of this restaurant when that is far from the case — not as long as Michael Farrell is in the kitchen.





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