Louisiana Eats

Hosted ByPoppy Tooker

On Louisiana Eats! NOLA food icon Poppy Tooker takes us into Louisiana's wide open fields, deep waters, bustling markets, and busy kitchens. Poppy's people are carrying on the traditions of Louisiana's wholly local but universally celebrated food, from farm to table, and sometimes barroom! Poppy roams the State to find the folks whose inspiration and innovation are taking the abundant wealth of Louisiana's food culture into the future. Let's eat!

Tammany Taste Quick Bite: Pat Gallagher

In this time of coronavirus it might be hard to believe that any restauranteur could be expanding their business instead of contracting it. But that is precisely what Chef Pat Gallagher is doing.


Gallagher’s 527 Restaurant & Bar in Mandeville, Gallagher’s Grill in Covington and Gallagher’s on Front Street have been Northshore favorites for years. Plans for Rest Awhile on Mandeville’s Lakeshore Drive are ongoing—pandemic or not—and Pat and his crew are now working on opening Band’s Grocery, a brand new Mandeville lunch spot.

We sat down with Pat Gallagher to learn how hospitality, family, and home are at the center of his business plan.