August 30, 2018


My friend Michael Brewer heads up the kitchen at the opening-next-week Copper Vine, a beautiful new restaurant on Poydras Street here in New Orleans. I was invited in earlier this week for a media preview, and I'm impressed. Michael is a wonderful chef (He won the title King of Louisiana Seafood in 2015 and was profiled in my magazine then) and sommelier, and has put together a beautiful menu. The most expensive item on the menu is a short rib dish priced at $22.  The appetizer selection includes his grandmother's crab meat deviled eggs — I ate two, — six flatbreads, and an extensive entreé selection.

Best of all, they've got 30 wines on tap for you to sample by the half glass, glass, carafe, or bottle. Interestingly, each barrel holds the equivalent of about 30 bottles of wine, and the mechanics ensure that each glass is as fresh as if the bottle had just been opened. The restaurant opens to the public on September 5. Click here for a preview, and peruse the menu.

In other news, if you find yourself anywhere a Spahr's Seafood location today, they're celebrating their 50-year anniversary with .50¢ Bloody Marys. Their deservedly world famous Bloody Marys.

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Brining shrimp for a few minutes before cooking them makes a tremendous difference in the final taste of the dish. Double the crab cake stuffing recipe, shape the leftovers into bite-sized crab cakes, and freeze them; you'll have a tasty appetizer on hand for a spur-of-the-moment party.

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I'm to the point I'm ready to set the thermostat to 64 and PRETEND it's cool, bean soup weather. This recipe from Chef Angelle Morgan. If you don't have access to tasso, use good smoked sausage instead - and surprisingly, spritz a little lemon juice into your bowl to add a bright lift. Don't forget to pass the pepper vinegar.

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