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Should New Orleans Aspire To A Per Se Caliber Restaurant?

Plus, Dryades Market is hiring and more.

Inside Brennan's, as close to a 'penthouse' restaurant as Nola gets.
Inside Brennan's, as close to a 'penthouse' restaurant as Nola gets.

CENTRAL CITY— Dryades Market is holding a job fair tomorrow, January 20, to hire for positions including cashiers, cooks, deli, produce, and grocery stockers. Apply from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor the market (1307 O.C. Haley).

NOLA— Brett Anderson reflects on what lessons New Orleans can learn from New York Time's critic Pete Wells' takedown of 'penthouse' restaurant Per Se: "The question that Wells' review raises for me is whether or not New Orleanians should even aspire to acquire a restaurant of Per Se's caliber... When it comes to fine dining, we should be thankful for what we have— and careful about what we wish for." []

NOLA— Here are five options for creative king cakes, including a Mexican version from Rivista covered in candied cherries and orange zest. [Gambit]

NOLA— Gambit has just released its winter restaurant guide with hundreds of spots specializing in everything from Filipino to fondue. [Gambit]