Midnight Menu +1

Trout Manure Diet Cheater

What’s the difference between God and a Goddess? The former is everywhere and the latter is in one place at a time, right? NOLA Food Goddess Lori Gaudin comes mighty close to challenging that definition. Ray and Margo do their best to list all Lorin’s culinary exploits from blogs to cookbooks, podcasts, TV shows, social…

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Smoke My Crabs Jackie O – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Steve Armbruster pioneered the New Orleans pop up restaurant scene back in 1978 when he founded a kitchen in Tipitina’s. Steve and 13 friends opened Tips a year earlier so they could hear R&B artists who, thanks to The Beatles, “The British Invasion” and the total demise of New Orleans music, had no other place…

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Tequila Is The New Scotch – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Chef Richard Papier still remembers when Mexican food in New Orleans meant Taco Bell. And he’s not that old. Chef Richard is changing how we experience Mexican dishes with authentic recipes from Mexico steeped in his fine dining training working alongside Emeril, Susan Spicer, Nathaniel Zymet, Donald Link and Guillermo Peters. Chef Richard’s new Uptown…

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Low and Slow – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Bar B Q ain’t what it used to be when dad threw a few ribs and chickens on the grill, pretty much forgot about it while he got loaded on crappy beer and we all had to pray mom’s potato salad was edible before we were forced to accompany it with various forms of carbon…

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I Am The Rooster – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Many things in life are not as simple as they appear. That goes for sausage. And hogshead cheese. And hearts, bellies, snouts, stomachs and every part of an animal you could butcher that ends up in a meat product or on a smoker. Chris Roos (aka The Rooster) is a meat broker. A meat middle…

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Fresh Peche – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Chef Ryan Prewitt from Peche won’t be making that amateur b.s. warm bacon vinaigrette again any time soon. Fresh food Forager for Peche, Herbsaint, Cochon, Calcasieu & Butcher Ashley Locklear has the best truck driving job on the highway. Hangin’ at Ted’s Frostop on a Monday night.

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Food Fighters – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

If you’re the type of New Orleanian who “goes out” – meaning you spend time in bars or music clubs and tend to see the same couple of hundred faces, some of whom you know by name and some of whom you just recognize – Joe Armitage is a fellow traveler. Joe has been working…

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Based On a True Story – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

If you want to know what really goes on at Stein’s Deli, Bouligny, Bellocq, Cellar Door, and you want the answer from a chef to the age old question “Do chefs spit in people’s food?” this show might have everything you’re looking for. Then again, everything in this conversation could be a total lie. It’s…

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Allez Alon! – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Before he was a James Beard Award winner, Alon Shaya was hanging out at Ted’s Frostop. Chef Alon Shaya explains how an Israeli living in New Orleans fell in love with Italy and Italian food and why cooking it is a way of life. His surprise +1 is the real deal.

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Your Bead Dog Ate My King Cake – Midnight Menu +1 – It’s New Orleans

Meredith Timberlake brings along 40 pounds of Haydel’s Bakery King Cake to share with Margo and Ray on Midnight Menu +1. In an “only in New Orleans” way of life, Meredith works off her day-job king cake by being a cross-fit trainer and a power weight lifter.   Meredith’s +1, Cornell Landry, started out owning…

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