Helen Freund reviews Red Dog Diner this week, a Magazine Street cafe from The Rum House team: "The homey vibe extends to chef Terri Savoie's menu, with its extensive list of eclectic and creative comfort food. While most dishes have an Americana feel, there are international touches here and there, as seen in a bowl of seafood and chorizo stew topped with saffron-colored ancho pepper rice and in duck diablo soup topped with poblano-spiced polenta croutons. [Gambit]
Elsewhere: T-Fitz rounds up his best restaurant 'standards' of 2015 for City Biz (subscription required). Sarah Roahen names 15 of the best king cakes for MyNewOrleans.com. The Advocate's Suzanne Pfefferle Tafur looks at 8 soups to try now in New Orleans, all with an international twist.