California Take 1: Mission Chinese Food

January 25, 2012
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New Orleans isn’t the only city that is silly with pop-up restaurants.  Mission Chinese Food in San Francisco’s Mission district is a great example of how other food crazed cities are joining in on the trend and setting themselves apart. Set in the dingy, none too inviting Lung Shan restaurant, Mission Chinese is a revelation. Mark […]

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Piecing Together Origami

January 13, 2012

The recently opened Origami continues the trend of resurgence and rebirth on Freret Street (ten restaurants and counting!). Not only is it another bustling restaurant along a corridor that has become synonymous with food, but it marks an extreme makeover for the building that once housed the notorious Friar Tucks, which mercifully closed after a […]

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Noodle & Pie Pops Up at Coulis

October 5, 2011
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As NOLA Defender reported last week the gang over at Dante’s Kitchen is joining the pop-up restaurant parade. Because these guys clearly have way too much free time on their hands you can, for the foreseeable future, find them Sunday and Monday nights at Coulis (3625 Prytania) serving up piping hot bowls of handmade ramen […]

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Easy A (As in Asian)

July 20, 2011
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Asian food makes me happy. It’s so varied, flavorful and, despite its saturation of the US market, still a  little bit exotic. After a recent meal at the delicious Thai House South Beach I decided to try to recreate two of my favorite  and most frequently eaten Asian dishes in the comfort of my own […]

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