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Martin Wine Cellar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

To say that the reopening of Martin Wine Cellar’s fl agship store in Uptown last winter was a long time coming would be like saying that a red Bordeaux rewards aging. Founded in 1946 and expanded over time to cover most of a block, Martin’s was a victim...Read Full Story

Meauxbar (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

During its first decade in the lower French Quarter, Meauxbar was a quiet, locally favored restaurant serving American bistro-style comfort foods. The changes since its sale last winter—a modest renovation and a new chef, Kristin Essig, in the kitchen—have been subtle but significant. Essig’s...Read Full Story

Cochon Butcher (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

With its housemade hot Cajun boudin, duck pastrami sliders, heavymetal-inspired “Pig Slayer” t-shirts, Louisiana beer selection and roughly 15-item wine list so geeky it hurts, Cochon Butcher never seemed to deny its customers anything. But a radical expansion last spring immediately rendered its original 850-square-foot space in...Read Full Story

Pizza Domenica (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

One of the greatest perks of dining in post-Katrina New Orleans is the pizza renaissance that began with the city’s repopulation and hasn’t slowed. The newest entry is Pizza Domenica, an edited version of Domenica downtown, where chef Alon Shaya vaulted to local...Read Full Story

Broussard’s (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Established in 1920 in a mansion that already had stood for more than 80 years, Broussard’s reopened under new ownership last year following a reported $1 million makeover. Now airy and more comfortable, though no less baroque, it’s still the kind of restaurant where, when chef Guy Reinholt...Read Full Story

Treo (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The neighborhood surrounding Treo—part residential, part dusty urban thoroughfare—might not have looked like it was begging for a wine bar, craft cocktail destination and art gallery, but the crowds say otherwise. People pack in at happy hour for spicy Scotch eggs, crawfish empanadas, seasonally changing cocktails and...Read Full Story

Bouligny Tavern (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

The wines by the glass at Bouligny Tavern are listed in user-friendly ascending order, lightest to fullest—from Evodia's lithe 2007 Garnacha to Brancaia's heady 2005 Toscana Tre Rosso, for example. The same could be said for the tavern's 'snacks.' The bruschetta list begins with roasted fennel with tapenade and...Read Full Story

Marigny Brasserie (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Marigny Brasserie was the dry Cafe Marigny until recently, when it moved up the street to a corner formerly occupied by a nightclub. Thanks to a long-awaited liquor license, chef/sommelier Steve Zucker now offers 130 wines, including 30 smart finds by-the-glass, like Egon Müller's '97...Read Full Story

Lilette (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Lilette has been crammed with locals since opening day three years ago. It's only lately, though, that there are enough seats to satisfy demand, since a new dining room has been added to the tight corner space. And it was just in time, now that chef-owner John...Read Full Story

Bourbon House (Restaurant/Bar/Retail Reviews)

Bourbon House is a triple entendre. The name of Dickie Brennan's latest seafood-focused project points to Bourbon Street, seen through the giant windows in one endless, often surreal, take. Second, the original Bourbon House was once a locals hang-out; the new restaurant's raw bar captures that old-time...Read Full Story

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