QUARTER— The always intrepid Todd Price reports that tiki hotspot Latitude 29 (which just celebrated its one-year anniversary) has promoted former sous chef and New Orleans native James Rivard to the head chef position, in the wake of opening chef Chris Shortall returning to his home state of Texas. [NOLA.com]
Rivard has already added green curry with sweet potato rice, a seafood pancake topped with a soft-shell crab and his own spin on tiki classic rumaki. More changes are planned soon.
MID CITY— In the Gambit's cover story this week, food writer Helen Freund breaks down what's where in the ever changing and growing Tulane Avenue food and drink scene. Check out the evolution from the old school pioneers like Boswell's and Anita's to the new kids on the block(s) like Namese, The Big Cheezy, and Treo. Several other restaurants will be opening in the coming months as well. [Gambit]
NOLA— With the Oak Street Poboy Festival coming up this weekend (Sunday, November 22 from 10am-6pm) Ian McNulty looks at the poboy not taken with his series of six "Unsung Po-boy Shops" in the Advocate, which includes looks at places like Sam's Po-Boys in Jefferson, Tag's Meat Market & Deli in Chalmette, and Guillory's Deli & Tamales in Metairie. [The Advocate]